Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.


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Front Desk

I graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Science, and work with Dr. Puri in an administrative capacity and as an advocate for our patients to their insurance companies. I truly enjoy meeting new people and making their visit to the dental office a pleasant, stress-free experience. It’s nice to know how much our patients trust us with their dental health.

I am married to Tony, our dental lab owner/technician, and we have two wonderful children. In my free time I love to travel, go to plays and sporting events, and spend time with family and friends.


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Front Desk / Dental Assistant

I graduated from Elgin Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science in 2012, and joined the Smiles Dental team in 2013. I love helping patients enjoy their smile and give them a positive and comfortable experience at the dentist. I enjoy being a part of a great team, where we all grow and work together.

I have been married for 12 years now to my wonderful husband Ryan. We have a bird and a two-year-old puppy, but no kids. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, and playing my harp, as well as spending time with my friends and family.


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Dental Assistant

I am so proud to have been a certified dental assistant for nine years. I love helping our patients and giving them the opportunity to smile again. I am also proud to offer them the most current technology in dentistry to serve our patients better. I really enjoy assisting the doctor when we perform the All-on-4® procedures. I was given a great opportunity to work with the Smiles Dental team and Dr. Puri, I love it.

In my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time with my husband. I also love going out to experience new places and meeting new people.


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Dental Assistant

I enjoy helping patients and making a difference in their smiles. I have been working in the dental field for more than nine years. I was so fortunate to become a part of a great team at Smiles Dental about a year ago. Dr. Puri gives every single patient the best care possible, and I appreciate that dedication to patient care.

I spend my free time with my two-year-old daughter and my fiancé. I also enjoy cooking, holding bonfires with friends, and playful activities for the kids.


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On-Site Certified Full Denture Technician

I achieved my certified dental certification in 2006 and have more than 30 years of experience working in the dental field. I am detail-oriented and a perfectionist when it comes to fabricating appliances or restorations that fit just right and make our patients smile. I have a heart and am truly concerned with each patient’s specific case. I have solutions and remedies to their denture or partial problem — solutions that will make a difference and improve their lives. No situation is too difficult to resolve or improve upon!

I have been happily married since 1993 and we have two children. When I’m not running my business or spending time with my family, I can be found playing the drums.


Shantal

Dental Assistant

I graduated from West Chicago Community High School back in 2005. I decided to go into the medical field because I enjoy helping others. Around 2009 I took a CNA course and worked with elderly for about 9 years. I joined Smiles Dental team back in 2016. My work experience as Dr. Puri's dental assistant has been a posititive one. I love helping patients obtain their perfect smile and heathly mouth. I could not imagine a better place to work.

In my spare time I like to spend time with the family and my dog. I enjoy hanging out with my friends.


Gina

Front Desk

Providing patient care is a rewarding profession that I am honored to be part of. I really enjoy helping patients with their scheduling and insurance needs because it helps them obtain the oral care they require. Though I have only been working in the dental field for a short while, I have already learned so much and continue to learn more each day. I am exceptionally fortunate to have discovered an office and a dental team that I cherish working with. Dr. Puri really cares about his patients and gives each of them the time and effort they deserve.

I have been with my better half for more than 8 years and we have 4 wonderful children. I have lived in the Chicago suburbs for years and enjoy being part of my community. In my spare time we like to coordinate as many family activities as resonabily possible. Otherwise my spare time is spent cooking, cleaning, and unwinding.