Meet Your Pediatric Dental Team
We’re the most spirited, most fun, and most dedicated dental team in all of Hinsdale! We love getting to meet your little one and feel privileged to take care of their oral health. We know just how to get down on their level so they can always feel safe, secure, and well looked after. And for parents, we’ll make sure you know everything you need to help take care of your child’s smile at home. We like to do things a little differently here, and that’s exactly why our patients love us!
Cathy, Business Team Coordinator
Laughing is exercise for the abs, and kids say the silliest things. Hello, my name is Cathy, and I am a mother of three from Tinley Park. I like gardening, vacationing (a lot), biking and playing with my many pets. I have been in the dental field since 2002 “big people”, but thought that it would be fun to challenge myself with “little people” at Brush Pediatric Dentistry! I needed a change, and since I have known the Alberts since 2005, I decided that it would be a great fit to work with people that are caring. They say if you have fun and you like what you do, you never WORK another day in your life—these days I sing all the way to work!
Maggie, Business Team Operations Consultant
After joining The Brush family first as a parent in 2011, I am so pleased to now be a part of the Brush Business Team. With a degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame, 8 years in corporate lending at BMO Harris Bank, and 10 years at home with my children, I am truly excited to be back in the business world and wearing a multitude of hats here at Brush. I love having my days filled with kids' laughter whether here or at home. I truly feel like I have the best of both worlds!
Trisha, Business Team
Some call me Trisha, while others call me Trish – whatever you choose is fine! I came to Brush after a few years of working at a daycare, and let me tell you, it smells a LOT better here. I never thought I would end up in the dental field, but with my love for children and my business degree, this quickly became like a second home to me. When I’m not working, you can find me whipping up new concoctions in the kitchen, snuggling with my 60lb lap dogs Chance and Sandy, or yelling “FORE” at the golf course…I mean, playing golf.
Claudia, Business Team
Hi! My name is Claudia, and I am very excited to be a part of the Brush Pediatric Dentistry team. I have been working in general dentistry and oral surgery since 2012, and I have to say that pediatric care is now my favorite specialty! Seeing our little patients overcome their fears and leave with big smiles is always an amazing feeling. What first started as a part-time job after high school has turned into a field that I genuinely love. I first started as an assistant and have gradually transitioned to the business side of the profession. I’m originally from Oak Lawn and have two sisters, an amazing nephew, and wonderful parents. In my free time, you can find me traveling, being outdoors, doing yoga, hiking, cooking, and checking out new restaurants in the city with friends.
Julie, Front Desk/Reception
Hello! My name is Julie, and I’m so excited to be one of the newest members of the Brush Pediatric Dentistry team. Working with such an amazing group of women and seeing all the cute kiddos who come in every day makes this job an amazing experience. I feel so welcome here! I have been a resident of Hinsdale since 1996, and it’s wonderful to now have a five-minute commute to work. When I’m not busy at the practice, you will probably find me on the phone with one of my three grown children. I also love going to the theatre with my daughters and binge watching one of many favorite shows in the cold Chicago winters. Once spring and summer roll around, you’ll likely find me walking with friends, playing tennis at the park down the street, having dinner in the city on the lakefront, and doing yoga. Of course, nothing makes me happier than planning travel adventures with my three children.
Briana, Clinical Team Coordinator
Hi! My name is Bri. When Brush Pediatric Dentistry first swept me off my feet nearly a decade ago, I was a confused college student trying to figure out what career path I wanted in life. Fast forward to today, and I’m now a wife, a mom, and the clinical team leader here! All it took was one day at Brush to determine that this is what I was meant to do. I’ve never been happier or more grateful in regard to my current job. It allows me to follow my passion of being a pediatric dental assistant and still have time to be a Mommy and a wife! The most rewarding part of this position is watching kiddos overcome their fears of the dentist and walk out with the biggest smiles on their faces. If I’m not fighting sugar bugs, you can often find me on walks with my husband, my children, and our crazy bulldog. I live for summer BBQ’s and laying out at the pool. Come join the crazy fun – I can’t wait to see your shining little smiles!
Karoline, Clinical Team
Hi! My name is Karoline and I'm excited to say I'm a part of the Brush Pediatric Dentistry team! As a graduate student and obtaining a B.A. in Psychology, I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I had the opportunity to join the Brush team and a couple days later, I fell in love with Brush and knew dentistry was the field I wanted to explore! Since then, I've been eager to learn more and more about dentistry and love having the opportunity to help educate all of our patients about optimal oral health. I absolutely adore kids and one of the best things about my job is that I get to hang out with them everyday and listen to all the silly stories they have while providing the best oral healthcare and providing them with the Brush experience! When I'm not at work fighting sugar bugs, I enjoy hanging out with my family, friends, spending time with my little nephew, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. I think my co-workers would I agree, I'm a foodie! haha I look forward everyday to meeting all the different little personalities that come walking through our doors, and making those smiles shine bright! :)
Nadia, Clinical Team
Hi! My name is Nadia and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing team at Brush Pediatric Dentistry. Before Brush I worked for a General Dentistry and Orthodontic practice for 7 years as well as with a Pediatric Dentist once per week. I never thought I would become a full time Pediatric Dental Assistant. It’s just so much fun being with kids all day and educating them about their teeth. I have two kids of my own and know how hard it is for parents to find a doctor let alone a dentist for your kids to feel comfortable with. I love coming to work and hearing all the funny stories our little patients have for us. Seeing how excited they are to see us makes me feel so good. When I’m not working I’m running around with my little five year old boy or shopping with my little seven year old diva daughter. I’m really looking forward to seeing your sparkly little smiles!!
Tricia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Tricia! I’ve been working in dentistry since 1995, and I’ve specialized in pediatric dentistry for my entire career. That’s because I absolutely LOVE working with children! Not only is every day different, but every special child is different too. It’s always great to help them have a fun visit and see them leave with a big smile on their face. I’m married and have a son and two daughters, as well as two German Shorthaired Pointers named Josie and Greta. In my free time, you can usually find me at one of my daughter’s sporting events, hanging out with the dogs, camping, riding ATVs, or cooking and baking. I’ve always wanted to own a cute little gourmet cupcake shop!
Kelly, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello! I’m Kelly, and I’ve been working in dentistry since 2004. I’m originally from Burbank, but I live in Lemont now. What I love most about this job is working hard to win over each and every patient! It’s an amazing feeling when a child comes in nervous or scared only to be smiling and laughing by the end of the visit. My family is loving, supportive, fun, and maybe just a little crazy! I’ve got amazing parents, great stepparents, a wonderful brother and sister-in-law, and an adorable niece and nephew. In my free time, I love listening to country music, going to country music concerts, crafting, and custom cake decorating. I can juggle too!
Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Michelle! I have worked with both adults and children throughout my career as a hygienist. I am so happy to have joined the Brush team in March 2019. I love that I have the opportunity to make each child’s visit a positive one, and provide them with simple instructions to keep the sugar bugs away! In my free time, I enjoy cooking (attempting meals from scratch are my favorite), traveling, and spending time with my daughter, Aubrey and my life partner, Rick.
Diana, Clinical Team
I was born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs. I joined Brush Pediatric Dentistry on the clinical team in 2016 have been in the dental field since 2014. I also work in general dentistry at Dr. Albert's husband's office, Esplanade Dental Care in Downers Grove. Although Pediatric and General dentistry can be different I greatly enjoy serving both adults and children. I particularly enjoy educating patients about oral hygiene and prevention. In my free time, I love spending time with my daughter, taking walks in the park, and having movie dates on cold winter days.
Kayla, Clinical Team
My name is Kayla! I am so proud to be a part of Brush Pediatric Dentistry. Not only do I get to fight sugar bugs all day and help little ones overcome their fear of the dentist, but I also get to give each and every child the ultimate “Brush Experience!” Before this job, I was still figuring out what I wanted to do in life while nannying and taking classes at the College of DuPage. When I was given the opportunity to join the practice, I fell in love with it right away. I can’t wait to meet you and see your sparkly, little smile! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, living a healthy lifestyle (I’m very big on nutrition), and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Maria, Clinical Team
Hi, I’m Maria. I first joined the practice in November of 2017 and spent a few years working in general dentistry before realizing that my true passion was working with little patients. The most rewarding part of this job is being able to make kids smile while also teaching families about good oral hygiene! Outside of work, I love spending time with my daughter Nicolle! We go on shopping sprees and watch our favorite movies: Pinocchio, Trolls, and the Toy Story series. I also enjoy running marathons, cooking, and exploring other cultures.
Sabrina, Clinical Team
Hi! I’m Sabrina. I have been at Brush Pediatric Dentistry since early 2018 and have loved every second. I’m currently studying dental hygiene and finishing my college degree (go Flyers!) all at the same time. Working at Brush has helped me learn so much about the dental field, and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a great team of professionals while I pursue my degree. I love being able to get the chance to come into the practice every day and learn new things, which will hopefully help become the best hygienist I can be. Ultimately, I love working here because not a day goes by that I don’t meet awesome kiddos who always know how to put a smile on my face. When I’m not at work, you will find me studying and playing with my two cats (Max and Whisker) who keep me very busy.
Natalie, Dental Assistant
Hi! I’m Natalie. Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to work in health care because I loved helping people. As I grew up, I found my true passion was with children. Brush Pediatric Dentistry has given me the opportunity to combine my interests and pursue what I love. I am so excited to be a part of this team and to fight against those sugar bugs! Before Brush, I received my Associates from the College of DuPage. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends, playing with my furry Border Collie Mix, Rocky, and going up to the lake to get my tan on! I can’t wait to start this journey and to meet all of your friendly faces!
Sam, Clinical Team, Surgery Coordinator
Hello! My name is Sam and I became a part of the Brush team in 2013. I do a little bit of everything here, from cleaning teeth to coordinating surgeries. You have probably seen me having a dance party in our open bay or posting behind-the-scenes pics for our social media accounts! I love getting to work with kids every day and watching them overcome their fears and obstacles in the dental setting. When I’m not at the practice, I love to craft in my spare time and run an Etsy shop. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else, and I’m so glad to be a part of this team. I can’t wait to see your little smiles!