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 – 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 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
Surgical Assistant and New Patient Coordinator – Annette has been in the dental field since 1995. Her experience includes: orthodontics, restorations, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. Her passion is dentistry and educating patients in sustaining their overall health. She and her husband of 24 years have 2 daughters and enjoy their free time with their first grandchild.
Hygiene Assistant – Ruby has been working in the dental field since 2018. She is certified in IV sedation procedures, as well as coronal polishing and sealants. Her top priority is making her patients feel comfortable while in the chair. She prides herself on answering any questions patients have to help improve their oral health care and making sure they leave with a smile. Her favorite activities in her free time are to spend quality time with family and working out.
Front Desk Coordinator – Crystal has been in the dental field since 2016. She was a dental assistant for 6 years and is now a front desk coordinator. Crystal loves greeting patients with her warm welcoming smile. Crystal has 2 kids and enjoys being a soccer mom on her weekends. She also enjoys watching new Netflix series with her high school sweetheart Ivan.
Chairside Assistant – Paty has been in the dental field since 2009 and joined our team in the fall of 2022. She is certified in IV sedation, pit and fissure sealants and coronal polishing. Paty is easy going and she enjoys spending time with her friends and family having dinner, drinks and playing games.