Our Staff

Alexa

Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Alexa, our Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator, comes from a background in finance. Her financial background allows her to effectively present treatment plans to our patients. Alexa’s position of Practice Manager involves everyday practice management, as well as management of our wonderful staff. Alexa’s professionalism, strong attention to detail and ability to communicate with our patients in a friendly matter make her a wonderful asset to the practice. Alexa is originally from Carol Stream and currently resides in the Western suburbs. When she is not working, she enjoys working out and spending time with her family and dogs Oliver and Theodore

Heather

Administrative Assistant and Treatment Coordinator
Heather joined our practice in August of 2016 and is a native of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She is a licensed EMT-P with 24 years experience in the medical field! Heather has certifications in ACLS, PALS, PEPP and CPR. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, shopping, reading and most importantly, spending time with her family. Heather has been married to her husband John since 2011 and they have a fur-baby named Heathcliff.
Heather

Surgical Assistants

Our surgical assistant staff is a multifunctional/multitasking team. Their primary goal is to assist in the treatment and care of our patients. They are also the “go to” people if a patient has a general question relating to their treatment. Each surgical assistant is responsible for the operation of all treatment related activities. We are fortunate to have a wealth of experience in our surgical assistants. All combined, our surgical assistants provide 114 years of dental implant and periodontal experience.

Angie

Angie joined our staff in April of 2008 bringing 20 years of oral surgical and medical experience. Angie enjoys working chair side keeping our patients comfortable, and helping to educate them regarding their care. Angie presents herself with a very calm and kind nature to each and every patient she meets. Outside the office Angie values the time spent with her husband and two children. Her other hobbies are softball, biking, working out, and gardening.
Angie

Racquel

Racquel joined our staff in July 2009 and has been in the industry since 1997. She has experience in general, periodontics, and orthodontics fields of dentistry. She is a native of Schaumburg, IL and currently lives in the western suburbs with her husband and son.
Racquel

Christen

Christen joined our team of dental assistants in 2010, shortly after receiving her dental assistant education from Elgin Community College. Prior to this , Christen attended Northern Illinois University where she studied physical education and health sciences. Christen received her Associates of Sciences at McHenry County College. Christen has wasted no time in getting to know the needs of both doctors and patients. She extends herself without hesitation, and with a smile, in any area needed for both patients and her team. Christen is originally from Crystal Lake and currently resides with her husband Lawrence and their dog Pauley in the Western Suburbs. She enjoys spending time with her nephews, niece, family, and friends. Christen also loves playing the piano, listening to music and going to concerts.
Christen

Kelsey

Kelsey is from Moline, IL and moved to Maple Park in August with her boyfriend and her puppy Teddy. She attended Midwest Technical Institute for Dental Assisting and attended a community college in Moline a few years after. Kelsey has been working in the dental field for two years and continues to learn every day. She enjoys running and loves being around her family and friends. Kelsey also enjoys playing with her puppy Teddy.
Kelsey

Sarah

Sarah has 9 years experience working in general dentistry. She has a passion for the field and considers herself a positive person with a friendly face for patients. Sarah received her training at College of DuPage. Sarah grew up in Westmont with her parents and siblings, and currently lives with her sister and dog Missy. In her free time, Sarah enjoys getting on her bike and finding new trails with Missy, along with traveling, reading and being with her family.
Sarah

Jacqui

Jacqui was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Tufts University for dental assisting. She also attended Cordon Blue in London where she learned to become a pasty chef, got into catering, and was even a chef on a Feadship in the Mediterranean! Jacqui has a stepson and two cats, Katarina and Lorenzo. When Jacqui is not working, she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening and going to operas. Jacqui also enjoys skydiving and hopes to someday finish her pilot’s license.
Kelsey

Gina

Gina joined our practice in November of 2018. She began her career in the field of general dentistry 28 years ago. Gina lives in South Elgin, IL and has been happily married to her husband Todd for the past 30 years. They have two children, Austin and Arika. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, volleyball and spending time in her pool.
Gina

Ana

Ana received her dental assisting certification in 2010 from Elgin Community College and she is bilingual. She has worked in the dental field for 5 years in both general and pediatric offices prior to joining our team in 2018. Ana enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two daughters and two little dogs.
Ana

Geraldine

Geraldine joined our practice in 2019 and has been in the dental industry for 4 years now. She loves working with patients of all ages. She likes every dental procedure but dental surgeries are her favorite! She loves being a part of a team and is always willing to lend a hand.
Geraldine

Jeannette

Jeannette's educational background began with design school, and then subsequently made her way into the world of dentistry thereafter. She has over 20 years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery experience, including Phlebotomy training, IV Sedation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She spent her time in the operating rooms of Hinsdale Hospital as well as LaGrange Hospital, where she surgically assisted in a wide array of procedures, including Orthognathic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and facial trauma. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and staying active with yoga and strength training. Jeannette brings her passion and eye for detail in her clinical care every day.
Jeannette

Kristen

Kristen joined our practice in 2017. She has been in the industry since 2015 and has previous experience in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. In her free time Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors and discovering new places with her daughter. Kristen also enjoys cooking with her boyfriend, painting and watching history documentaries.
Kristen

Dental Hygiene

Our dental hygiene staff has many years of periodontal expertise. Each of our three hygienists is skillfully trained in the recognition and treatment of gum disease, as well as in monitoring our patients’ general well-being as it relates to the maintenance of good dental health. Our hygienists work closely with our doctors to provide the best individual care possible.

Irene

Irene graduated from Marquette University in 1979 and will be celebrating 35 years of clinical practice this year. For the past 28 years, she has enjoyed practicing hygiene in the periodontal field with Dr. Martin Kolinski and Dr. Tricia Crosby. Through the years, Irene’s natural curiosity and desire to educate her patients made her a perfect candidate to evolve into doing Lunch & Learn presentations for our referring dental practices. Irene also strives to provide painless dental anesthetic as a pre-operative clinician two days a week for our surgical patients. Irene lives in Sycamore and where she raised 3 sons. She continues to be an advocate for her son, Ross, who has high-functioning autism. She stays active bicycling, walking and enjoys reading.

Julie

Julie graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1986. She has been working in the Fox Valley area for the last 29 years. The most enjoyable part of Julie’s job is working with patients. She finds personal fulfillment from providing a valuable health care service while establishing a trusting relationship with patients. In her spare time, Julie enjoys cross training, gardening, reading and traveling.
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Terri

Terri, a graduate from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights began her career as a hygienist over 30 years ago. She joined our practice in 1984 an worked for 16 years in both our St. Charles and DeKalb offices before taking a short hiatus to have a family. We were thrilled when Terri returned working on a part-time basis as her rapport with her patients is hard to match. Terri currently lives in the Fox Valley area with her two daughters and when she isn’t working, or being a Mom she enjoys golf, weight lifting, cooking and as of late, biking!
Terri

Suzanne

Suzanne graduated from the University of Iowa in 1983 and will be celebrating 33 years of clinical practice this year. Suzanne’s major area of interest is periodontics and educating her patients to achieve optimal oral health. She is also a Professional Educator on behalf of Waterpik, Inc. Suzanne resides in Batavia with her husband Joel of 29 years. They have raised three children, and recently welcomed a daughter-in-law in August 2015. Suzanne stays active running, playing golf, tennis, gardening, and is an avid reader.
Suzanne

Implant Coordinator

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Julie joined our practice in February of 2014. She is a veteran in dentistry with 35 years of experience in the field. Her career in dentistry began in 1984 when she began working as a surgical assistant in a periodontal practice. Over the years she has held many roles in the dental field including working on the software side, training doctors and their staff how to navigate through practice management software, electronic charting and other paperless technology. Julie also managed two successful dental practices. Her unique experience helps her as our Implant Coordinator, acting as the liaison to referring dental offices. Julie enjoys going onsite and educating them on new techniques and getting to know their individual needs. Outside of the office Julie and her husband Bryant have five grown children and five grandchildren. Together they enjoy family, traveling, entertaining and spending time outdoors. Julie also enjoys weightlifting and cross training.
Julie

Sterilization Technician

Kayla

Kayla joined our practice in 2018 and brings with her 3 years of orthodontics experience. In her free time, Kayla enjoys singing, photography and spending time in nature. She is also the mother of two baby parakeets!
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Kathryn

Kathryn joined our practice in November of 2018 and is a native of St. Charles, IL. She currently resides in Lombard, IL. In her free time, Kathryn enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and watching movies. She also cares for her hamster (Norma) and two guinea pigs (Tank and Elvis). When she can, Kathryn likes to travel to Massachusetts and Switzerland to visit her brothers.
Kathryn

Insurance Coordinator

Anna

Anna joined our practice in June 2017. She is a graduate from Robert Morris College earning her Associates degree in Science. She brings with her 10 years of experience in the healthcare field, with five of those years in the dental field, including general dentistry, endodontics, and orthodontics. She is Bilingual and her expertise is in Medical/Dental billing. Anna currently resides in Aurora with her husband Miguel, their five children and puppy Canela. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Anna loves shopping, party planning and listening to country music.
Anna

Business Assistants

Suzy

Suzy joined our practice in 2002. Her past experience in the business world allows Suzy to handle just about any situation with professionalism. Suzy brings energy and organization to our front desk. She is also Dr. Kolinski's treatment coordinator and works closely with all patients to ensure a complete understanding of their treatment plans. Suzy lives in the Fox Valley area with her husband.
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Robin

Robin is originally from Michigan and holds a secondary degree in Education. She has lived in Geneva for 9 years. She likes to travel to LA to visit her daughter.
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Jamie

Jamie is a native of Schaumburg IL and started her dental career there. She now lives in South Elgin, IL. With her husband Tom, their two kids Alexis and Joey and her father. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys doing word search puzzles, walking her dog Bruno and spending time with her family.

Debbie

Debbie was raised in a navy family and grew up traveling the country. She has become comfortably settled in the Midwest, having raised two fabulous children with her husband of 35 years. She brings with her 17 years of clerical experience to the practice and enjoys helping wherever needed. In her spare time she loves to read, work in the garden and travel to visit the kids. Sharing baked goods has become her new favorite pastime.
Debbie
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