Meet the Staff
Kenilworth Dental Associates – For CHICAGO, EVANSTON AND WINNETKA
Carole – Registered Dental Hygienist
Carole is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Loyola University in 1993. Current research has linked periodontal disease with many systematic diseases, so the role of oral hygiene cannot be underestimated. Carole considers this as she customizes each patient’s home care regime and supplies the knowledge and tools to best maintain excellent oral health. Carole is laser certified and participates in continuing education throughout the year.
Carole is the proud mother of three of our favorite patients. When she’s not at soccer games cheering her kids on, she enjoys running, cooking, and traveling.
Pavitra – Registered Dental Hygienist
Pavitra received her Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene from WIlliam Rainey Harper College where her education ranged from treating prophylaxis to treatment planning more advanced cases such as scaling and root planing with an emphasis on treating oral hygiene as a link to our overall physical health.
She also has a Bachelor of Graphic Arts from Art Institute of Pittsburgh. When contemplating a career change, the opportunity to build relationships with her patients attracted her to choose dental hygiene over other career options. In the quickly growing and advancing field of dentistry her open-mind attitude enables her to provide her patients with the latest evidence-based care. She strives at being genuine and nurturing, which is paired with a professional attitude. Pavitra is also licensed in administering Dental Local Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide.
Leslie – Dental Assistant
Leslie is one of Dr. Dani’s dental assistants and he’s been assisting for 14 years. Though he was born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Chicago for most of his life. Over the years, he’s received certifications in coronal polishing and sealants as well as anesthesia/IV sedations. Leslie has a passion for the dental field and enjoys helping others change their lives and smiles. Helping people has always been a rewarding experience for him; he enjoys giving more than receiving.
Leslie is a proud father of a 6-year-old princess that he adores. When he’s not in the office, he spends his time with her and his family, and especially loves attending all of his daughter’s ice skating practices. His hobbies are going to the gym and racing his Porsche with his buddies.
Mary – Dental Assistant
Mary, a native of Chicago, IL, studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned a BS in Biology. She is one of Dr. Dani’s dental assistants and has been assisting for five years. She gets excited when talking about a procedure and is a good listener. She has an absolute passion for dentistry by helping a person smile confidently and making connections with patients. She is enthusiastic about providing the highest level of care to patients.
Her hobbies are reading, volunteering, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves traveling, encountering new experiences, trying all different types of food, helping and meeting people. When she is not at the office, she teams up with a group of entrepreneurs who are working through a unique e-commerce model to create income passively.
Flerida – Dental Assistant
Flerida has experience being a dental assistance since 2014. She is native from Las Vegas. Her background includes working in high-pace and stressful environments that required her attention-to-detail while assisting the doctor in complicated treatments.
She also values the rest of the office in maintaining a safe and sanitized environment. Being bilingual, she takes great pride in reaching out, educating, and building relations both in English and Spanish.
John – Office and Financial Coordinator
John, a native of Chicago, studied at the University of Eastern Illinois and earned a BS in Sociology. He helps to provide a unique patient experience at Dr. Dani’s office and has been managing offices for several years. John has a background in Orthodontics and prides himself on leading every patient toward an amazing smile.
John enjoys meeting new people and trying new foods. He is a sports fanatic and loves rooting for our Chicago teams. His passions are learning about new technology, attending comedic arts, and he loves country music.