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Meet Our Orthodontics Team – Grayslake, IL

Friendly, Fun, & Ready to Help You Smile

Our team is one of the reasons so many Lake County families love visiting Grayslake Orthodontics. They are an experienced, compassionate group who play a pivotal role in making your experience at our orthodontic office enjoyable and stress-free. Learn more below about the Grayslake Orthodontics team.

Jenny V.
Office Manager

Orthodontic office manager Jenny V

Jenny started her career in the dental field in 2001. She joined the Grayslake Orthodontics team in 2007 as an assistant and became our orthodontic office manager in 2015. Throughout her career, Jenny has dabbled in all areas of the orthodontic office. Assisting, making retainers, managing finances – you name it, she’s done it all. Jenny is known for creating a strong team and great patient experiences.

When she is not at the orthodontic office, you can find Jenny spending time with her husband and five beautiful children. She loves to plan parties, craft, and most of all, travel to new places with her family.

Jenny G.
Treatment Coordinator

Orthodontic treatment coordinator Jenny G

Jenny became a member of the Grayslake Orthodontics team in 2014. As our treatment coordinator, her top priority is patient care. She strives to ensure that our patients understand all of the details of their time here, especially their insurance benefits. She enjoys meeting all of our new patients and watching their journey to a beautiful smile from start to finish.

Outside of working hours, Jenny loves to spend time with her family.

Front Desk Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Front desk coordinator Yessenia

Yessenia received her dental assistant certification in 2012 and has been with Grayslake Orthodontics since 2017. She has experience as both an orthodontic assistant and front desk coordinator. She enjoys working with children and young adults and absolutely loves to see the beautiful smiles we create and the incredible transformations our patients go through. She’s also very passionate when it comes to educating our patients about the importance of having braces.

Outside of work, Yessenia enjoys spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter. A few of her hobbies include traveling, shopping, and watching movies. She is a huge New England Patriots fan and hopes to someday attend her first football game.

Front Desk Coordinator

Front desk coordinator Cassie

Cassie is very excited to be on the Grayslake Orthodontics team. She enjoys seeing the beautiful smiles created by Dr. Ben. She has been working in the dental field since 2016. Cassie likes being at the front desk where she can help our patients have a great day. Her goal is that all patients and parents walk out of the orthodontic office with a smile.

Outside of work, Cassie spends as much time as possible with her two kids. She loves going for walks, shopping at the mall, having cute dinner dates and organizing family movie nights.

Clinical Coordinator

Clinical coordinator Gaby

Gaby started her dental career in 2005 and has been part of the Grayslake Orthodontics team since 2009. She enjoys helping others, and as our clinical coordinator, she manages the clinical area to ensure patients are receiving the proper care and work that they need. Gaby has a gentle touch and really enjoys working with special needs patients. She is also our social media guru.

In her free time, Gaby fosters and volunteers at a dog rescue. She also enjoys playing with her dog and watching movies.

Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Technician

Orthodontic assistant Allison

Allison’s favorite part of the day is helping patients feel truly confident about their smiles. She started her orthodontic assisting career at Grayslake Orthodontics in 2015. Since then, she has been trained to be a lab technician as well. When she is not working on patients, you can find her in our in-house lab pouring impressions, making retainers, or creating other orthodontic appliances. She really loves being in the lab and feels very proud of her work.

When Allison is not working, she enjoys seeking out good finds at thrift/antique shops, crafting, or spending time at home curled up with her cat, Katniss.

Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Celi

Aracelis (known by her patients and coworkers as Celi) has been working in the orthodontics field since 2009. As a clinical assistant, the best part of her job is experiencing the journey with patients from start to finish. She loves seeing the smiles on their faces after they are all done. She enjoys working at Grayslake Orthodontics because it has enabled her to learn and grow professionally. She loves her team and often says they are like one big happy family.

Outside of work, Celi enjoys spending time with her family. Her two children keep her very busy and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Daniel

Daniel came to Grayslake Orthodontics after spending several years in the service industry. He learned a lot about customer service and working with diverse groups of people in his previous roles. One of his favorite aspects of being on the Grayslake Orthodontics team is seeing the end result and watching patients leave happier with their smiles. He’s always willing to share his experience with braces, and ultimately wants to help everyone have the best result possible.

When he’s not daydreaming about the Tooth Fairy, Daniel enjoys video games, traveling, and cooking. Ask him about his dogs or his turtle and he’s guaranteed to have a fun story!

Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Technician

Orthodontic assistant Brenda

Brenda graduated dental assisting school in early 2017 and joined the Grayslake Orthodontics team later that year. She is both a clinical assistant and lab technician. The primary reason she became an orthodontic assistant is to see how happy and confident patients are after treatment. As someone who wears SureSmile aligners herself, she does her best to educate patients about their own clear aligner treatment.

When she is not in the orthodontic office, Brenda loves to attend concerts, travel, and seek new adventures. Her Hogwarts house colors are green and silver and her Patronus is a dolphin. She goes back to Hogwarts every now and then.

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