We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Maggie is one of our dental assistants who also works at our front desk when needed. She loves interacting with our patients and families and is glad to be part of creating amazing smiles. Click for More
SamanthaLee joined us in 2014 and loves getting to work with and meet lots of new people. She enjoys seeing the change in each patient’s smile, attitude, and confidence as the smile develops. Click for More
Janet started here in 1996 as an orthodontic assistant, and then moved to working at our front desk. She’s our patient coordinator so she handles a little bit of everything, but is always focused on each patient’s needs. Click for More
Linda works at our front desk: welcoming patients, answering the phones, and scheduling visits. She’s also our referral coordinator, compiling and updating all the necessary information for our referring dentists. Click for More
Our Orthodontic and Dental Assistants
Our friendly and experienced assistants will help you during your visit. They’ll bring you into the treatment area, explain what’s going to happen, and prepare you to see Dr. Girgis.
Then they’ll sit chairside, and assist him while keeping you updated on what’s happening. They help with changing wires, bonding and debonding, and taking impressions, as well as re-ties.
At the end of your visit, they’ll make sure you understand any home-care instructions. They’ll also answer questions and ensure you leave with a big smile on your face!
Alex has been part of our team since 2011. She loves how each patient is different and enjoys getting to know them. Seeing the finished, beautiful smiles on the faces of her friends is the best part of her work. Alex is married and has one child, Marco. The family also has two dogs, Lilah and Pete. During her time off, Alex enjoys long family walks to the park.
Alyssa has been working in the dental field since 2010 and joined us in 2014. She enjoys working with our younger patients and learning new things. Alyssa shares her life with her young son, Landon, and two dogs, Roxy and Drama. She loves time outdoors, especially during family camping trips. Alyssa is also an avid reader and swimmer.
Betty began working in the dental field in 1989. She joined our team in 2004 and loves being part of making great smiles happen for our patients. Seeing those finished smiles always makes Betty happy; she’s thrilled that our patient, her friend, is going to have a beautiful and healthy smile for the rest of his or her life.
Kelley loves spending her day talking with people and learning about their lives. She enjoys the diversity of our patients and learning from each of them. She joined our team in 2007 and loves how everyone works together to make sure patients are smiling throughout their visits. Kelley loves her husband, her baby girl, and playing video games. She’s also addicted to Monster, Chapstick, and The Walking Dead.
Maggie is one of our dental assistants who also works at our front desk when needed. She loves interacting with our patients and families and is glad to be part of creating amazing smiles. Having joined our team in 2003, Maggie is thankful for the friendships she’s made. Maggie’s married and has two sons. The family also has three dogs, a cat, and two birds. During her time off, Maggie enjoys the outdoors, especially when it’s warm enough to hike, camp, and kayak.
Natasha started working in the general dental field in 2010, but once exposed to the magic of orthodontics, she was hooked and joined us in 2013. She loves watching the progress each patient makes from visit to visit, and seeing the final smile. Natasha’s married and has three kids along with two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and refurbishing old furniture. Mostly, though, she enjoys time with her family.
Samantha started working with us in 2010 as an intern, and never left! She enjoys meeting new people and talking with the kids in our practice. She loves hearing about what’s “in” these days and what’s no longer “cool.” Samantha and her husband have a young son and a baby due in the spring of 2016. A self-identified bookworm, Samantha loves to read. She’s very much a homebody; her ideal weekend is spending time with her boys.
SamanthaLee joined us in 2014 and loves getting to work with and meet lots of new people. She enjoys seeing the change in each patient’s smile, attitude, and confidence as the smile develops. Outside the office, SamanthaLee loves spending time with her son and family. She enjoys cooking, baking, and doing crafts with her son. She’s also a major fan of reality TV.
Velemira joined us in 2015. She enjoys helping patients achieve their perfect smile while building friendships. Velemira and her husband have two beautiful children, Ivan and Andrey, who are in constant search of the next adventure and keep their parents on their toes. The family dog, Cho-Cho, is regarded as their oldest son; he only understands Bulgarian! Velemira enjoys providing the best environment for her family and is an exceptional cook. She also enjoys exercising, biking, and hiking. Traveling with her family, though, is her favorite pastime.
Our warm and welcoming front desk staff members are here to help! They’ll greet you by name, check you in, and update your information. They also accept payments, will schedule your future visits, and answer questions about finances, insurance, treatment, and anything else.
You’ll hear their friendly voices when you call the office, too. Like the rest of our team, they’re all about customer service: They want you to look forward to your visits and will look forward to seeing your smiling faces coming through the door!
Amy is our office manager and also works at our front desk. She’s been part of our team since 2001 and treasures the friendships she’s made. Amy and her husband Eric, as well as their two Great Danes, Clifford and Edith, live in Bartlett. When they’re not working, the family spends as much time as they can at their cottage in Northern Wisconsin. She and Eric love being aunt and uncle to their niece and soon-to-be nephew.
Janet started here in 1996 as an orthodontic assistant, and then moved to working at our front desk. She’s our patient coordinator so she handles a little bit of everything, but is always focused on each patient’s needs. She reviews contracts with patients and parents, and accepts payments. She spends a lot of time explaining treatment options and answering questions, too. Janet has been happily married for almost 40 years. She’s Mom to three great boys and Grandma to her wonderful grandson. Gardening, reading, and family activities keep Janet busy when she’s not at work.
Linda works at our front desk: welcoming patients, answering the phones, and scheduling visits. She’s also our referral coordinator, compiling and updating all the necessary information for our referring dentists. She’s been part of the team since 1998 and was initially trained as a clinical technician. Linda enjoys talking with and getting to know our patients and families. She also enjoys meeting new dentists in the area. She delivers gifts to referring dentists and plans their holiday gifts, too. Linda’s happily married and has three sons, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She also has a dog, Charlie, who is like another child. Linda loves time with her family.
Renee came to us in 1998, having started in the dental field in 1977. She enjoys talking with and building relationships with our patients and families. Renee lives in Lisle with her son and a dog, Casper. Her son will be going off to college soon, and then she’ll be an empty nester. Renee enjoys decorating and entertaining friends and family in her home. She also volunteers with various activities.
Cathy first started working in dentistry in 2004. She found her home with us in 2006. Cathy enjoys chatting with and getting to know our patients. She loves sharing in their happiness when she takes their “finished” photos at the end of treatment. As our records coordinator, Cathy oversees all of the practice’s i-CAT scans and photos for the patient’s records. Cathy and her husband live in Woodridge. She has two children. A self-professed “foodie,” she can often be found in the kitchen, creating new tasty treats for her family and friends.
Kathy has been part of our team since 1995. As our treatment coordinator, she assists with all new patient exams. Kathy enjoys helping each patient and the family feel comfortable, and loves introducing people to orthodontic care. She reviews treatment plans, explains options, and makes sure every patient has a clear understanding of what treatment will involve. When she’s not working, Kathy enjoys time with her wonderful husband of more than 35 years, along with her two adult sons and daughter-in-law. She loves to walk, quilt, and ride motorcycles with her husband.
Stacy is our onsite lab technician. She joined the dental field in 1999 and became an integral part of our team in 2003. Working closely with Dr. Girgis, she makes all the appliances for our patients. These include custom retainers, palatal expanders, mouthguards, and bleaching trays. She loves how each patient has different needs, because that keeps her days filled with new challenges. When she’s not at work, Stacy is usually spending time with her husband Matt, and their three children: Ashley, JJ, and Will. The family also has three dogs, a bird, and several chickens. Stacy’s hobbies include archery, hunting, hiking, camping, and swimming.