Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Mika

Dental Assistant

Mika has been a dental assistant since 1998 and joined our team as our SureSmile® and Invisalign® special assistant in 2016. Her passion is helping people and her priority here at Strobel is patient care. Making sure our patients are educated while their needs are being met means a lot to her. She takes pride in her job and works closely with our doctors to make each visit as efficient and expert as possible. A free spirit at heart, she likes to turn frowns into smiles and looks forward to building relationships with all patients here at Strobel Dentistry.

Although dentistry is a huge part of her life, Mika is equally passionate about spending quality time with her two adult children. She is a Bears fan and loves to watch games with religious fervor!

 

Leslie

Dental Hygienist

Our hygienist Leslie comes to us from Indiana where she graduated from Chicago State University with a BS in Biology in 2001. She went on to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Kennedy King College/UIC in 2010 and received a MS in Biotechnology from Rush University in 2013. Leslie enjoys working with patients and helping them to improve their oral health through education tailored to their specific needs. She is committed to keeping our patients as comfortable, informed, and happy as possible. Leslie takes great pleasure in helping others and learning more about our patients and her field.

 

Michelle

Patient Coordinator

Michelle, one of our patient coordinators, joined our staff in 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Miami, Florida, she is Cuban-American and fluent in both English and Spanish. After her first visit here in 2006, she fell in love with the vibrant energy of the city and became determined to make the move to Chicago, despite the drastic difference in weather. Michelle started with us in August 2010 and presents treatment plans for patients of Dr. Dan.

Michelle is married and loves to cook, dance, horseback ride, work out, and practice yoga. She is looking to expand her volunteer work as well.

 

Alison

Senior Hygienist

Alison, our senior hygienist, is originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa and has been with the practice since June of 2005. She joined our team after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Alison enjoys creating relationships with our patients and helping them obtain optimal dental health.

Alison and her husband Dave have three young children. Her life outside of work is full of running kids to different activities, but she finds time to spend with friends and family.

 

Ruth

Recare Coordinator

Ruth, our recare coordinator, has been an integral part of our practice for the past 25 years. She was trained on the job as the first hygiene assistant in our dental practice; years later, she moved on to the administration side of the office. Ruth enjoys the variety of people she meets every day at our bustling downtown Chicago office. She admires our team and doctors’ dedication, skill, and knowledge.

Ruth is a native Chicagoan but spent some years living and working in Europe, before returning to Chicago to settle down with her husband, Don. In her time outside the office, she loves watching and supporting public television stations and is very actively involved in her church’s ministries.

 

Jess

Office Manager

Jess, our office manager, came to us with extensive administrative experience in the complimentary healthcare field. She is thrilled to have delved into the field of dentistry and be working with the talented people at Strobel. Jess earned her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh and later studied further to become a licensed massage therapist. At our office, she does a little bit of everything, including insurance, HR, tech support, and marketing. Jess has great energy and a real dedication to our patients.

A native of Chicago, Jess returned from a stint in Washington, D.C. in February 2011 and now lives in Avondale with three cats, two children, one dog, a husband, and a partridge in a pear tree.

 

Sharon

Hygiene Coordinator

Sharon, our hygiene coordinator, was born and raised in Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Sociology, and after working in the field for several years, she returned there to pursue a Master’s of Public Affairs. She has served her community for almost two decades in many capacities and is very excited for the new challenge of working in the dental field. Sharon works to build relationships with our patients, meeting with them to discuss treatment plans and monitoring their progress from the beginning to the end. She enjoys being part of a team that recognizes that each person is valuable to the success of the entire practice.

Outside of work, Sharon enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

 

Michael

Administrative Team

Michael has been a long time resident of Chicago, having moved here after attending college at Northern Illinois University. He joined us in April 2016 as our front desk coordinator and brought with him previous experience working as a paralegal in family law. His friendly and compassionate persona has lent itself well to our administrative team, where he helps to answer patient questions and alleviates their dental anxieties.

Michael has lived in Chicago for the past 20 years and loves exploring all the city has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys reading up on the latest technology blogs and keeping up with current events. Michael also likes visiting family out in the suburbs and has recently found enjoyment in learning the basics of cooking!

 

Evette

Dental Assistant

Evette, Dr. Isabella’s dental assistant, was born and raised in Chicago. She been in the dental industry since 2010 and strives every day to improve her skills in order to guarantee her patients the best experience and highest quality treatment. Evette views our patients as family and aims to make them enjoy themselves while they are in the dental chair, while also helping them feel good about their dental hygiene.

Evette is a mother of two great kids, Juliana and Iker. She is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her family. When she has the time, she loves to travel and enjoys watching movies.

 

Jennifer

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer, one of our hygienists, came to our practice early in 2015. A native Chicagoan, she graduated from Lincoln-Way East High School and obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Kennedy King College at UIC in 2009. She enjoys getting to know her patients individually and takes pride in being gentle yet thorough. Jennifer’s passion to provide a remarkable patient experience is undeniable. Her ultimate goal is to help others reach optimally healthy teeth, gums, and overall wellness.

Jennifer is married with two kitties. She loves to travel, cook, write, and dance, as well as volunteer as a Bible teacher. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with friends and family.

 

Brooke

Dental Assistant

Brooke is a dental assistant and works alongside Dr. Dan. She is originally from northern Michigan and moved to Chicago in the fall of 2014 with her husband. While in Michigan, she got her dental assisting certificate at Northwestern Michigan College and has loved what she does ever since. Her favorite thing is interacting with patients and helping contribute to their overall joy as they get to see their oral health transformed for the better.

Brooke and her husband Galen have two pups, Mowgli and London, who are fun, furry and an overall blast to have as a part of their family. Brooke enjoys going to coffee shops and reading while drinking a good hot cup of coffee or tea. As her husband is a pastor, Brooke enjoys serving and loving people of all backgrounds.

 

Aer

Dental Hygienist

Aer started her career as a dental assistant here for almost two years before returning to hygiene school and graduating in May 2010. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006, as well as her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Aer is very friendly and loves to be around other people. She speaks Tagalog and English fluently. She excels in patient education and we are delighted to have her in our practice.

Aer is originally from the Philippines and moved to Beach Park, Illinois in 2002. She and her husband Greg have one child, Yohann Sebastian, who is two years old and one on the way due in May. They love to travel and have been to 20+ countries and twice more cities!

 

Amitoj

Patient Care Coordinator

Tojj, one of our patient coordinators, was born and raised in Kuwait. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from New Delhi, India and practiced there for a year. He earned a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University, Atlanta in May 2017 and joined our team shortly after. Tojj is here to interpret insurance and benefits to patients and explain all aspects of their treatment. He enjoys helping patients achieve their goals of being healthy and looking and feeling good.

Tojj and his wife have been together for more than ten years and got married close to a year ago. They enjoy cooking together and traveling.

 

Bridget

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridget came to us in the summer of 2018. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Bridget graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 with her Bachelors in Psychology. While attending UIC, Bridget worked as a dental assistant for an endodontist, which provided her with the skills to calm even the most anxious of patients. After five years of assisting, she returned to school to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from the College of DuPage in 2017. Bridget’s approach to dental hygiene is a gentle but effective touch. She enjoys working with patients one on one and providing the educational tools they need to obtain optimal health.

Bridget and her husband live in the city and enjoy traveling when they are able to get away. They recently went to Italy and Paris for a two-week honeymoon! Bridget loves to cook and bake, and try out all the great restaurants Chicago has to offer.

 

Kimberly

Dental Assistant

Kimberly joined our team in the summer of 2018 and has been assisting in dentistry for more than five years in the specialties of oral surgery and endodontics. She especially enjoys working with patients to help them keep their smiles healthy. She appreciates the variety of duties around the office and is constantly learning something new. Kimberly is excited to be a part of the best team in the Chicagoland area!

Kimberly has lived in the Chicago area for the past six years. In her free time, she enjoys catching up on the latest movies, eating out with friends, and getting into a good historical fiction book. She also loves spending time with her daughter Makayla and French bulldog puppy, Harley.