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.

Carole from Kenilworth Dental Associates

Candace – Clinical Coordinator

Candace is Dr. Dani’s clinical coordinator. Growing up in York Pennsylvania, she saw her grandfather practicing dentistry and has had a passion for the field ever since. She recently received her Bachelor of Arts in Polish from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and plans on attending dental school in the near future.

Having just moved to the city, Candace is excited to begin her new adventure as a Chicagoan and is looking forward to getting to know you and all the other patients!

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.  

Evita – Dental Hygienist (RDH, BSDH, MPH)

Evita, a native of Chicago, IL, studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and earned a BS in Dental Hygiene and later her Masters in Public Health. Striving to always provide her patients with the highest standard of care, Evita is licensed to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide, provide soft tissue laser therapy and is a certified Invisalign professional. In addition to private practice, Evita has worked in different capacities within the dental profession for 13 years. She has worked at Northwestern University/Feinberg Department of Preventive Medicine as a dental examiner for the Study of Latinos as well for the City of Chicago Department of Public Health’s dental sealant program. Evita believes wholeheartedly in providing care in underserved areas so she continues to be an active volunteer with Team Smile, Colgate’s Bright Smile, and The Special Olympics Special Smiles programs. She is grateful to all the patients and families she has met over the years, and endeavors to use the knowledge they have helped her gain to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Evita served as President of the Chicago component of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association in 2008-2010 and numerous times as a delegate to IDHA. She remains an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Illinois Dental Hygienist Association, Chicago Dental Hygienist Society, and the Hispanic Dental Association. Additionally, she loves spending time exploring Chicago, as well as staying active through playing tennis, taking fitness classes, gardening, and traveling with her husband, Joshua.

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.

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.

Photo of John, part of the office staff at Kenilworth Dental

Office Staff