Meet Our Team at Schaumburg Dental Studio in Schaumburg, IL

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Whenever we get a new patient we always try to make you feel like you are part of our family. We make our dental office a comfortable, pleasant place to be, while we take care of any dental issues you may have. Please consider visiting us soon!

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Lizette SalinasOperations Manager

As our Operations Manager, Lizette coordinates the different teams at SDS. Lizette knows everything that goes on in our office, and makes everybody’s business her business. In addition to being a dental assistant for four years, Lizette is also certified in coronal polishing, sealant placement, orthodontics, and is our whitening expert.

Lizette is the liaison between Dr. Patel and the rest of the staff, articulating his visions for the office in a more coherent, comprehensive way. Lizette is, in many ways, Dr. Patel’s right-hand man, and proudly leads the SDS team according to his example of altruism, care, and integrity. What she likes most about her job is organizing lots of moving parts into a master plan, which is why Lizette’s favorite movie is Ocean’s 11.

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Amanda HardinLead Hygienist / Marketing Coordinator

As SDS’s Lead Hygienist, new mom Amanda is responsible for training the SDS dental hygienists, organizing the department and making sure every patient is receiving the same high-quality care that Schaumburg Dental Studio is known for. In the average day, Amanda can be found treating patients and brainstorming new ways for SDS to provide exceptional dental care to everyone in the community. Her favorite part about working at SDS is the experienced team, loyal patients and fun and friendly work environment. Amanda enjoys the occasional dramatics – as long as they are not her own – which is why her favorite show is Empire.

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Tania MorenoDental Hygienist

As a child, smiles were the first thing Tania would notice about a person. As an adult, she is passionate about helping people achieve the brightest, friendliest, healthiest smiles possible. After graduating from Harper Community College in May, Tania excited joined the hardworking team at SDS in their mission of excellent patient care. Her tenacity is exampled through her favorite show being Grey’s Anatomy which she has kept up with for all 11 seasons.

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Claudia CalderaLead Dental Assistant

Claudia graduated from Northwestern Suburban College in Dental Assisting. After three years verifying insurance at a dental office, the world of dentistry piqued Claudia’s interest so much that she decided to make a career out of it. In fact, she has learned so much from Dr. Patel that she likes to think of herself as a “mini-doctor.” But she is still a kid at heart, and can't decide whether she likes Aladdin or Lion King better.

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Dolly RodriguezFinance Coordinator

As Schaumburg Dental Studio’s chief Financial Coordinator, Dolly spends her days completing insurance verification, outlining payment plans, organizing payroll, and processing insurance payments, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Her favorite part about working at SDS is the uncompromising level of exceptional customer service they supply to all their patients and the hard-working, friendly team members. Her favorite TV show is Say Yes to the Dress because, just like how SDS customizes treatment plans for their patients, the Say Yes to the Dress Team strives to find the perfect fit for every unique bride.

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April NavaDental Assistant

A dental assistant at SDS, April assists Dr. Jig in his daily tasks. She is 100% a people person and loves to learn. Her favorite part about working at SDS is that every patient, procedure and task she is given is different – always keeping her on her toes. Her favorite tv show is Game of Thrones because of all of the surprising plot twists and new characters. She is excited to be a part of the SDS team and optimistic about where her journey in dentistry will take her.

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Maritza RomanInsurance Coordinator

Maritza, as the Insurance Coordinator, is responsible for being the patient and office point of contact with all of the dental insurance companies. With her many years at SDS she has became our resident insurance expert calling and verifying insurance benefit coverage to better help us serve the patients and maximize their dental benefits. Though she may seem sweet on the outside, her dark side comes out in her favorite TV show, American Horror Story.

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Sheyla is responsible for presenting treatment plans to our patients, going over their financial options, scheduling patients for procedures, answering any treatment plan questions and payment plans, explaining insurance benefits and coverage, and following up with patients in regards of treatment questions. She loves building relationships with the patients and actually has been in the dental field since high school where she started dental assisting with her family dentist. When she isn't at SDS she is spending time with her friends, lovely husband 2 beautiful children, or checking out the latest fashion trends! Our fashionista of the office with the cutest outfits draws her fashion sense from the runways of America's Top Model her favorite TV show. Her favorite part of being on Team SDS is gaining a lot of sisters, and looks forward to meeting new people and serving the patients of SDS for years to come!

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TimSteralization Tech

As our friendly Sterilization Technician Timothy ensures all of our instruments exceed OSHA Standards and everything is fresh for you when you come. He will greet you with a warm welcome as you pass through his work area in the heart of our office. He has been with Schaumburg Dental Studio since June 2016 and has quickly became a very great asset to team SDS with his super positive attitude and detail to customer service. He is a graduate of Elgin Community College with a degree as a Certified Dental Assistant. In his free time, he enjoys reading Joel Osteen and Goosebumps books, attending local community events, family gatherings, making new friends, bowling on my weekend league, and taking care of my immediate, extended, and Schaumburg Dental Studio family.

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AngelaRDH Dental Hygienist

Angela went into the dental field over 6 years ago when she started her journey as a dental assistant. She decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist because she really wanted a career that she could help others. Seeing people smile makes her day, and knowing that she can help contribute to a patients confidence and oral health makes her feel accomplished. Her favorite part about working at SDS is working with such a talented, hard working, and caring team. When she is not at SDS you can find her outdoors, or in the kitchen. She is an avid runner and participates in a Pink 5K Breast Cancer run every year. She also enjoys cooking and baking, growing up in an Italian household it is pretty much a requirement to know how to cook! Her favorite TV show is Fixer Upper, because she loves the idea of taking a run down house that no one wants anymore and turning it into a personalized masterpiece.

Jayaram Talks About SDS

Jayaram Shares His Experience at SDS

I did do some research online and I saw very good reviews about the doctor and I just wanted to try it out. I came here first for cleaning, and then I found that I had a couple of cavities that needed to be taken care of. Also I knew that there was a problem so that had to be filled and capped. I'd been putting it off for some time. The doctor made a crown right in front of me and I was absolutely amazed. I really liked the way he took care of me.
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