Staff members have been selected for their excellent skills and commitment to patient care. Together with Dr. Rice, they strive to create a positive experience at each visit.
Office Coordinator – Chandra became a member of Dr. Rice’s office team in July 2008. She truly enjoys working in a positive and comforting work environment and strives to provide everyone with an amazing experience in our office. Chandra is certified in patient monitoring for nitrous and IV sedation procedures, specializes in medical and dental insurance cross-coding, billing and overturning appeals. Chandra is proficient in marketing and social media along with overall office/patient communication. She currently lives in South Elgin with her husband, two adult children, and three dogs. In her free time, Chandra travels as often as she can.
Dental Assistant – Shannon started as an assistant in Dr. Rice’s office in May 1999. Through extensive on–the-job training and continuing education courses, she has qualifications and experience to better service patients. She is an expanded duty assistant with certifications in sealant placement, coronal polishing (children and adults), and patient monitoring for nitrous and IV sedation procedures. Shannon prides herself in her relationships with her patients. Outside of the office she enjoys traveling with her husband Bryan, and spending time with family and friends.
Dental Assistant – Teresa became a member of Dr. Rice’s team in February of 2020. She loves to be around her team helping one another out makes work a fun environment to be in. Teresa is certified in patient monitoring for nitrous and IV sedation procedures, applying pit and fissure sealants and achieved her Dental Assisting Certificate from Elgin Community College.
Dental Assistant – Sara became a team member of Dr. Rice’s office in March 2021. She enjoys working in an environment that is fun and exciting. She loves how this office has become her family. She is certified in sterile processing and is currently enrolled at Elgin Community College for surgical technology. She enjoys spending time up in Wisconsin with her family and playing soccer during the warmer months.
Dental Hygienist – Eva has been in the dental field for over 30 years and still finds it very exciting! She was working as a dental technologist and dental assistant while attending Triton College. Graduated in 1987 with diploma in Dental Technology. Eva has been a Dental Hygienist for 27 years. Graduated in 1998 from Harper College Dental Hygiene program in Palatine. Her favorite thing is helping people meet their overall dental health goals. She is gentle, patient and loves working with group of talented, kind and synergetic staff that are committed to providing high level of dentistry on daily basis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and kayaking