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 for approximately 9 years working with “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 for approximately 7 years, 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 others call me Trish, whatever you choose I came to Brush after 3 years working at a daycare and let me tell you it smells a lot better here! Never did I think I would end up in the dental field, but with my love for children and a business degree this has become a second home to me. When I am not working you can find me knee deep in wedding planning for my upcoming wedding, whipping up a new concoction in the kitchen, snuggling with my 60lb lap dog Chance or at the golf course yelling "fore"..I mean playing golf.
Samantha, Business Team
Hi! My name’s Samantha, and I’m so excited to have joined the Brush team in January of 2018! I’m a graduate of Ferris State University and previously worked with the Boy Scouts of America before my job here. I love giving children and their families a positive experience at the dentist’s office – it’s one of my biggest passions. I can’t wait to be one of the first smiling faces you see during your time here or the first friendly voice you hear over the phone. I’ve been working with children since I was 18, and this adventure into dentistry is an amazing next step for me. When I’m not busy at the office, you’ll probably find me camping, fishing, or finding a new outside trail to explore.
Briana, Clinical Team Coordinator
Hi! My name is Bri. Before Brush Pediatric Dentistry; swept me off my feet, I was a confused college student trying to figure out what career path I wanted to take. All it took was one day at Brush to determine this is what I was meant to do! I love what I do and most of all I love our little patients! The most rewarding part of my job is being able to watch the kiddos overcome their fears of the dentist and walk out of our office with the biggest smile on their face. When I am not fighting sugar bugs, I love spending time with my family and friends, and most of all, I love to shop, shop, shop! I can’t wait to see your shining smiles!
Karoline, Clinical Team & Anesthesia Coordinator
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, Clinical Team
Hi, I’m Tricia! I’ve been working in dentistry for 24 years now, 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, Clinical Team
Hello! I’m Kelly, and I’ve been working in dentistry for 13 years and counting. 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!
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
Hello! I’m Sabrina. I’m the newest addition to Brush’s Clinical team, and before this job, I was actually a sales associate. This is a great, new change for me! I’m currently in college and studying biology. I enjoy anything and everything that has to do with science (yes, even chemistry). Since starting at the practice, I’ve learned so much about oral hygiene and general dental knowledge – I can’t wait to find out more and more about this amazing field! I love working at Brush Pediatric Dentistry because every day I get to come in and see such awesome kiddos who always know how to put a smile on my face. Whenever I’m not at work, studying and my two cats (Max and Whisker) keep me plenty busy.
Sam, Clinical Team
Hello! My name is Sam and I have been a part of the Brush team for almost five years. I do a little bit of everything at Brush, from cleaning teeth to coordinating surgeries. You have probably seen me having a dance party or posting behind the scenes pictures for our social media accounts! I love getting to work with kids every day and watch them overcome their fears and obstacles in the dental setting. When I’m not working, I love to craft in my spare time and run my Etsy shop. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else and am so glad to be a part of the Brush team. I can’t wait to see your little smiles!