Our Team Of Dentists & Support Staff
At Strobel Dentistry, we will work with you to obtain the treatment you need and desire. We go the distance in helping you maximize your dental benefits, and make it a priority to schedule your visit in the most convenient and timely manner possible. When you choose Strobel Dentistry, you receive our team’s complete dedication and commitment to quality care and service.
If you are ready to improve the function of your teeth and restore your beautiful smile, schedule your visit today!
Dr. Dan Strobel was born and raised in Orland Park, IL. After graduating high school at Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, he went on to earn a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. He then attended dental school, graduating from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Dan brings his knowledge of the latest in dental technology to the practice, including Invisalign, veneers, and implants. Dr. Dan lives in Riverside with his wife Missy, their sons Dylan and Tommy, and their daughters Avery Jo and Emma Rose. When away from the office, Dr. Dan spends his free time chasing his children through an endless sea of Legos®.
Dr. Isabella Terrassa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2008 from Washington University in St. Louis. She moved to Boston thereafter to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, only to return to the Midwest for her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. There she gained experience treating medically complex patients, handling dental emergencies and performing aesthetic procedures. Dr. Terrassa is also a certified Invisalign provider. Born and raised in Colombia, Dr. Isabella is fluent in Spanish and enjoys Latin dancing.
Dr. Jennifer Shango graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She continued her education at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, and went on to receive her master’s degree in Oral Sciences and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Shango served as Chief Resident in her periodontics program and has acted as an ambassador in the Dentsply Implants University Ambassador Program.
Today, Dr. Shango works as full-time private practitioner performing procedures limited to periodontics and implant dentistry. She is an Educator Leader of a Spear Study Club in Lake County and is a current member of the American Dental Society, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, Waukegan Gurnee Study Club, and the Lake County Dental Society. Dr. Shango has been published and has co-written several articles related to dental education and periodontics.
Dr. Shango is constantly motivated to improve the lives of her patients and strives to provide an environment where patients feel protected and listened to. In her private life, Dr. Shango enjoys being active, cooking, traveling, leisure reading, and spending time outdoors with her loved ones.
Our Dental Staff
We’re extremely proud of the talented professionals that make up our downtown Chicago dental team. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, credentials, and experience.
Aer started as our dental assistant for almost two years before returning to hygiene school and graduating in May 2010. She is originally from the Philippines and moved to Beach Park, Illinois in 2002. Aer received her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006.Aer is very friendly and loves to be around other people. Aer speaks Tagalog and English fluently. She excels in patient education and we are delighted to have her in our practice.
Alison, our senior hygienist, is originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa and has been with the practice since June of 2005. Alison joined our team after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Alison has lived in Chicago for eight years, has a great personality, and enjoys helping our patients achieve excellent oral health.
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. After 5 years of assisting, she returned back to school to earn her Associates 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. Bridget’s background in endodontics has provided her with the skills to calm even the most anxious of patients. Bridget currently resides in River North with her fiance and enjoys all the activities the area has to offer.
Brooke is a dental assistant and works alongside Dr. Dan. She is originally from northern Michigan and just recently moved to Chicago in the fall of 2014 with her husband. While in Michigan she got her dental assisting certificate and has been loving what she does ever since. She lives on the north side of Chicago and loves the summer!
Evette, Dr. Isabella’s dental assistant, was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Barrington High School, a graduate of 2008. She has 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 feel right at home. She lives with her boyfriend of 9 years and their beautiful daughter Juliana Marie. When her daughter and work aren’t keeping her busy, Evette loves to dance to any type of Spanish music!
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 provide a comfortable experience in a friendly environment. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, dancing and doing volunteer work.
Jess, our office manager, came to us with extensive administrative experience in the complimentary health care 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. A native of Chicago, she returned from a stint in Washington, D.C. in February 2011 and now lives in Avondale with 3 cats, 2 children, 1 dog, a husband, and a partridge in a pear tree.
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 Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Kennedy King College/UIC in 2010 and recently 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.
Kimberly, our lead dental assistant, joined our team in the summer of 2018 and has been assisting in dentistry for over 5 years. She especially enjoys assisting the doctors in the removal of teeth and root canals. She is originally from Northern Wisconsin and moved to the Chicagoland area in 2013 with her fiancé and daughter. She enjoys what the Chicago summers have to offer with her family, taking her daughter to the Chicago theater, and reading historical fiction. Kimberly is looking forward to a long working relationship with the enthusiastic team at Strobel!
Mika has been a dental assistant for 19 years and joined our team as our CEREC 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. Although dentistry is a huge part of her life, she is equally passionate about spending quality time with her two children. A free spirit at heart, she likes to turn frowns into smiles and is looking forward to building a relationship with all our patients here at Strobel Dentistry.
Michelle, one of our patient coordinators, joined our staff in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Miami, Florida, she is Cuban-American who is 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. In the summer of 2010, Michelle moved to the South Loop area and started with us that August. She is a wonderful addition and is always ready to help patients and our staff with whatever they need.
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 and is new to the dental field, bringing with him his previous experience working as a paralegal in family law. His friendly and compassionate persona has lent itself well to our administrative team. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with family and really likes to juggle!
Sharon, our hygiene coordinator, was born and raised in Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s 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.
Ruth, our continuing care coordinator, is a native Chicagoan but spent some years living and working in Europe, before returning to Chicago to settle down with her husband, Don. Ruth has been an integral part of our practice for the past 25 years.
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 in July. In his free time he enjoys cooking with his wife and watching foreign films.