Wood Dale Team

Our 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.


Dr. Mohindra

Dr. Deepali Mohindra

Associate

Dr. Deepali Mohindra moved from her hometown in Southern California to Illinois in 2012. She attended undergraduate school at the University of California Irvine, where she majored in Biological Sciences, before heading across the globe to attend dental school at Danylo Halytsky Medical University in Lviv, Ukraine.

Upon completion of her education abroad she returned to the United States and relocated with her husband to Chicago, Illinois. She continued to develop her dental education and obtain her US dental degree at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. She returned to Illinois following graduation and began practicing in the Northwest Suburbs in 2015. As a Chicagoland resident she is committed to serving the health care needs of her local community.

Dr. Mohindra believes strongly in the value of continuing education, and routinely attends various CE courses and participates in the Chicago Dental Society's annual meeting and training courses.

"Being an active member of organized dentistry allows me to provide my patients with a level of care that aims to exceed the standard of care". Dr. Mohindra says “Dentistry is constantly evolving, and a practitioner needs to keep up with new techniques to ensure patient satisfaction”.

Dr. Mohindra prides herself in being able to provide quality dental care to all of her patients while educating and growing their dental knowledge. She enjoys working with both children and adults and believes that lifelong dental health can be achieved when the right guidance on cavity prevention is provided. Providing parents with the tools and information to keep themselves and their children at peak oral health is part of that mission.

"A commitment to excellence, understanding patient needs and surpassing their expectations in a relationship-based practice is what I strive for as a practitioner". Dr. Mohindra says.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Mohindra resides in Schaumburg, Illinois with her husband Abhishek and two young children. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, crafting, dancing, and making informational YouTube videos.


Tina

Tina

Patient Coordinator

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.


Gina

Gina

Patient Coordinator

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.


Shantal

Shantal

Lead 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.


Andy

Andy

Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 12 years and counting. I went to school for medical assisting and ended up in the dental field and I love it! Watching patients smile after a procedure that changes the way they look at themselves, a boost of confidence if you say, makes me happy. I like to help patients make their dental appointment as comfortable as possible. As a new member of the team, working for Smiles Dental Center has been amazing, the staff and Dr. Puri are the best!

I was raised in Texas then moved to Illinois about 18 years ago. I love the Midwest, deep dish pizza and Da Bears! My spouse and I have been together for 17 years and have two beautiful kids. Family is everything to me. In my spare time I like to hangout with family, have cookouts, watch sports and enjoy the great outdoors.


Andy

Tony

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.