meet the team


Office Manager

Emily has been with the practice for over 5 years. She has been in dental administration here for two years and the clinical aspect since 2007. She enjoys working hard to make things bigger and better for all the patients and our team. She is CPR certified and certified in coronal polishing. She loves attending administrative courses to expand her knowledge. Emily enjoys reading and taking trips to the city; she has a cat named Ziggy Tucker.


Office Manager

Sandy is an integral part of our practice! She is a certified dental assistant from the state of Illinois since 2006. She joined our team in 2014 and has enjoyed being involved with all new technologies as they have developed. Her passion in dentistry allowed her gain knowledge in the administrative part of the practice and escalated herself as the Office Manager. She loves welcoming all new and current patients and goes out of her way to help with any questions or concerns that our patients may have. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and her three young kids. She also enjoys traveling, dance and exercise. She loves animals she has two small dogs and a Guinea pig.


Chief officer of opersations

Erica has been a part of the practice since 2013, providing great customer service to the patients and team. Her main focus is making sure the operations aspect of the practice runs smooth for the patients and the team. She is full of ideas to make sure patients have a pleasant experience when coming to their appointment! She is currently attending the College of Lake County working on getting her Associate degree in business.

Erica enjoys the outdoors and yoga; she grew up around pets and has a cat named Princess! She has no human children, but she enjoys her fuzzy-four-legged kid that is spoiled rotten. She is happy to be a part of this kind, caring and fun-loving team! She also loves the dental field and finds it a never-ending learning adventure!


operations manager

Shinal joined our practice in 2017 with an extensive background in the healthcare field. She is new to the dentistry field but has jumped in head first by helping out with whatever she can and has become a key component of our office. She has completed her Master’s in Business Administration at Keller University. Shinal enjoys spending time with her family (especially her nieces and nephews) and loves to cook and bake.


Patient Coordinator

Lucy has been assisting for almost 5 years. She loves for our patients to feel comfortable during their dental visit and answers all the questions they have regarding their teeth. Making sure our patients understand each procedure is essential. It makes her feel great when patients walk out with the smile they have been wanting to show off to the world. Lucy enjoys bike riding in her free time and going out to dance and eat with her boyfriend. She also loves hanging out with her family and friends, and especially summer cookouts.



Julia has been in the dental field since 2002 and has been a part of the Avid Dental team since 2011. She has a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University. She is certified in local anesthesia as well as nitrous oxide. She is known for her caring attitude and friendly personality. Outside the office, she enjoys reading a good sci-fi novel and taking weekend trips with her friends.