About Us

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Jason A Monroe, DDS
Growing Up In Illinois
Dr. Jason grew up with two siblings in Park Ridge and went to Maine South High School. His character is infectious – always highly motivated and fun loving.
Philosophy
Since receiving his degree at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in 2001, Dr. Jason's philosophy is to treat patients with great respect. He especially enjoys volunteering at schools to teach kids how to take care of their teeth so that they understand the direct connection to their overall health and so that their great smiles last a lifetime – beautifully and pain-free. He dedicates most of his working hours ensuring everything we do at Village Green creates positive and memorable experiences for the patients we serve.
Away From The Practice
Dr. Jason spends most of his free time with his family – his wife Catrina and their two children, Mason and Matthew.

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Kimberly A. Spielman, DDS
Education
Dr. Kimberly earned an honors BS in biology at the University of Illinois, and in 1992, graduated from its School of Dentistry.
Community Connection
Dr. Kimberly was raised in Naperville and went to Waubonsie Valley High School just 5 minutes away from our practice. It’s always exciting to welcome Warriors and alumni to Village Green Dental Center!
Proud Moment
Winning the prestigious Highest Score Award on the National Dental Board Exam.

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Thomas Adams, DDS FICD
Education
When he graduated from the Clinical Honors Program at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas ranked top in his class in clinical performance. As a Dental Officer in the US Navy, he completed many advanced courses and became a life member of the Association of Military Surgeons.
Awards & Memberships
Among numerous dental organization memberships and specialty courses, Dr. Thomas’ primary focus has been on dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry. Since 2005, year over year, he’s received America’s Top Dentists Award for Cosmetic & Implant Reconstructive Dental Surgeon. If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Aurora, know that Dr. Thomas would find great joy in helping you improve your life through a beautiful well-functioning smile.
Leadership
As one of the founders and faculty members of The Institute for Advanced Dental Education Inc., Dr. Thomas teaches the art and science behind his specialty – dental implants and oral reconstruction. Drawing on his expertise, professionals from all over the world know him as the go-to consultant for laboratories, biomedical companies, and dental continuing education focus groups.

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Tasneem Lakha, DDS
Education
Dr. Tasneem loved the urban experience of DePaul University during her BS (biology) undergrad and was excited to transfer to the University of Illinois for her dental degree, graduating in 1997.
Focus
With a focus on family dentistry, Dr. Tasneem is known for her gentle touch and friendly and compassionate chairside manner.
Interests
Dr. Tasneem is the movie buff at Village Green. Her dedication to health and fitness is a result of her passionate interest in a wholistic life view … which is reflected in the dentistry she provides.

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Dr. Brian Cho, DMD
Education
Dr. Brian Cho grew up in Naperville and graduated with a BS in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then went on to earn his doctorate from the College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University – Illinois.
Practice Philosophy
Dr. Cho believes in patient-centered care and places his focus on making his family of patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout their appointments. He does this by connecting with his patients to create positive experiences.
Home Life
Dr. Cho is an avid sports enthusiast as a Chicago Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox fan. He played basketball and volleyball throughout high school and college, and currently enjoys playing golf. He also loves traveling with his wife and spending time with their two dogs.

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Ahmed Hany, BDS, DMD
Education
Dr. Hany earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery in 2010 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree through the advanced standing DMD program at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2019. He was an honor student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In dental school, Dr. Hany served as both Class President and Vice President of the Student Council.
Awards
Certificate of appreciation from the UIC Student Council. UIC Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award (CSSLA) Certificate of service award from New York Cares Certificate of recognition from the board of ESOI in dental implants
Focus & Interests

Dr. Hany focuses on family dentistry, serving adult and pediatric patients. He has worked in hospitals and dental offices with a variety of patients with different needs and managing complex cases – something he quite enjoys. With an interest in extractions, root canal treatment, and dental implants, Dr. Hany has training in all types of dentistry so he can bring the best evidence-based techniques to your family’s dental care.

Dr. Hany loves playing intramural soccer, cooking, and spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling and taking spontaneous weekend trips.

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Jason A Monroe, DDS
Growing Up In Illinois
Another one of our Illinoisian doctors, Dr. Jason grew up with two siblings in Park Ridge and went to Maine South High School. His character is infectious – always highly motivated and funloving.
Philosophy
Since receiving his degree at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in 2001, Dr. Jason's philosophy is to treat patients with great respect. He especially enjoys volunteering at schools to teach kids how to take care of their teeth so that they understand the direct connection to their overall health and so that their great smiles last a lifetime – beautifully and pain-free. He dedicates most of his working hours ensuring everything we do at Village Green creates positive and memorable experiences for the patients we serve.
Away From The Practice
Dr. Jason spends most of his free time with his family – his wife Catrina and their two children, Mason and Matthew.

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Kimberly A. Spielman, DDS
Education
Dr. Kimberly earned an honors BS in biology at the University of Illinois, and in 1992, graduated from its School of Dentistry.
Community Connection
Dr. Kimberly was raised in Naperville and went to Waubonsie Valley High School just 5 minutes away from our practice. It’s always exciting to welcome Warriors and alumni to Village Green Dental Center!
Proud Moment
Winning the prestigious Highest Score Award on the National Dental Board Exam.

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Thomas Adams, DDS FICD
Education
When he graduated from the Clinical Honors Program at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas ranked top in his class in clinical performance. As a Dental Officer in the US Navy, he completed many advanced courses and became a life member of the Association of Military Surgeons.
Awards & Memberships
Among numerous dental organization memberships and specialty courses, Dr. Thomas’ primary focus has been on dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry. Since 2005, year over year, he’s received America’s Top Dentists Award for Cosmetic & Implant Reconstructive Dental Surgeon. If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Aurora, know that Dr. Thomas would find great joy in helping you improve your life through a beautiful well-functioning smile.
Leadership
As one of the founders and faculty members of The Institute for Advanced Dental Education Inc., Dr. Thomas teaches the art and science behind his specialty – dental implants and oral reconstruction. Drawing on his expertise, professionals from all over the world know him as the go-to consultant for laboratories, biomedical companies, and dental continuing education focus groups.

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Tasneem Lakha, DDS
Education
Dr. Tasneem loved the urban experience of DePaul University during her BS (biology) undergrad and was excited to transfer to the University of Illinois for her dental degree, graduating in 1997.
Focus
With a focus on family dentistry, Dr. Tasneem is known for her gentle touch and friendly and compassionate chairside manner.
Interests
Dr. Tasneem is the movie buff at Village Green. Her dedication to health and fitness is a result of her passionate interest in a wholistic life view … which is reflected in the dentistry she provides.

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Dr. Brian Cho, DMD
Education
Dr. Brian Cho grew up in Naperville and graduated with a BS in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then went on to earn his doctorate from the College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University – Illinois.
Practice Philosophy
Dr. Cho believes in patient-centered care and places his focus on making his family of patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout their appointments. He does this by connecting with his patients to create positive experiences.
Home Life
Dr. Cho is an avid sports enthusiast as a Chicago Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox fan. He played basketball and volleyball throughout high school and college, and currently enjoys playing golf. He also loves traveling with his wife and spending time with their two dogs.

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Ahmed Hany, BDS, DMD
Education
Dr. Hany earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery in 2010 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree through the advanced standing DMD program at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2019. He was an honor student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In dental school, Dr. Hany served as both Class President and Vice President of the Student Council.
Awards
Certificate of appreciation from the UIC Student Council. UIC Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award (CSSLA) Certificate of service award from New York Cares Certificate of recognition from the board of ESOI in dental implants
Focus & Interests
Dr. Hany focuses on family dentistry, serving adult and pediatric patients. He has worked in hospitals and dental offices with a variety of patients with different needs and managing complex cases – something he quite enjoys. With an interest in extractions, root canal treatment, and dental implants, Dr. Hany has training in all types of dentistry so he can bring the best evidence-based techniques to your family’s dental care. Dr. Hany loves playing intramural soccer, cooking, and spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling and taking spontaneous weekend trips.
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Jason A Monroe, DDS
Growing Up In Illinois
Another one of our Illinoisian doctors, Dr. Jason grew up with two siblings in Park Ridge and went to Maine South High School. His character is infectious – always highly motivated and funloving.
Philosophy
Since receiving his degree at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in 2001, Dr. Jason's philosophy is to treat patients with great respect. He especially enjoys volunteering at schools to teach kids how to take care of their teeth so that they understand the direct connection to their overall health and so that their great smiles last a lifetime – beautifully and pain-free. He dedicates most of his working hours ensuring everything we do at Village Green creates positive and memorable experiences for the patients we serve.
Away From The Practice
Dr. Jason spends most of his free time with his family – his wife Catrina and their two children, Mason and Matthew.

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Kimberly A. Spielman, DDS
Education
Dr. Kimberly earned an honors BS in biology at the University of Illinois, and in 1992, graduated from its School of Dentistry.
Community Connection
Dr. Kimberly was raised in Naperville and went to Waubonsie Valley High School just 5 minutes away from our practice. It’s always exciting to welcome Warriors and alumni to Village Green Dental Center!
Proud Moment
Winning the prestigious Highest Score Award on the National Dental Board Exam.

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Thomas Adams, DDS FICD
Education
When he graduated from the Clinical Honors Program at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas ranked top in his class in clinical performance. As a Dental Officer in the US Navy, he completed many advanced courses and became a life member of the Association of Military Surgeons.
Awards & Memberships
Among numerous dental organization memberships and specialty courses, Dr. Thomas’ primary focus has been on dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry. Since 2005, year over year, he’s received America’s Top Dentists Award for Cosmetic & Implant Reconstructive Dental Surgeon. If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Aurora, know that Dr. Thomas would find great joy in helping you improve your life through a beautiful well-functioning smile.
Leadership
As one of the founders and faculty members of The Institute for Advanced Dental Education Inc., Dr. Thomas teaches the art and science behind his specialty – dental implants and oral reconstruction. Drawing on his expertise, professionals from all over the world know him as the go-to consultant for laboratories, biomedical companies, and dental continuing education focus groups.

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Tasneem Lakha, DDS
Education
Dr. Tasneem loved the urban experience of DePaul University during her BS (biology) undergrad and was excited to transfer to the University of Illinois for her dental degree, graduating in 1997.
Focus
With a focus on family dentistry, Dr. Tasneem is known for her gentle touch and friendly and compassionate chairside manner.
Interests
Dr. Tasneem is the movie buff at Village Green. Her dedication to health and fitness is a result of her passionate interest in a wholistic life view … which is reflected in the dentistry she provides.

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Dr. Brian Cho, DMD
Education
Dr. Brian Cho grew up in Naperville and graduated with a BS in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then went on to earn his doctorate from the College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University – Illinois.
Practice Philosophy
Dr. Cho believes in patient-centered care and places his focus on making his family of patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout their appointments. He does this by connecting with his patients to create positive experiences.
Home Life
Dr. Cho is an avid sports enthusiast as a Chicago Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and White Sox fan. He played basketball and volleyball throughout high school and college, and currently enjoys playing golf. He also loves traveling with his wife and spending time with their two dogs.

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Ahmed Hany, BDS, DMD
Education
Dr. Hany earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery in 2010 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree through the advanced standing DMD program at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2019. He was an honor student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In dental school, Dr. Hany served as both Class President and Vice President of the Student Council.
Awards
Certificate of appreciation from the UIC Student Council. UIC Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award (CSSLA) Certificate of service award from New York Cares Certificate of recognition from the board of ESOI in dental implants
Focus & Interests
Dr. Hany focuses on family dentistry, serving adult and pediatric patients. He has worked in hospitals and dental offices with a variety of patients with different needs and managing complex cases – something he quite enjoys. With an interest in extractions, root canal treatment, and dental implants, Dr. Hany has training in all types of dentistry so he can bring the best evidence-based techniques to your family’s dental care. Dr. Hany loves playing intramural soccer, cooking, and spending time with his family. He enjoys traveling and taking spontaneous weekend trips.

Meet Our Team

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Chief Operations Director

Greta Kudirkaite

In 2014, when Greta joined Village Green Dental, she had over 13 years of experience in both medical and dental practices. With certification in dental/medical billing and coding, Greta is an extremely detailed person and her number-one priority is to help you receive your dental treatment in a timely and convenient manner while ensuring accurate accounting with clear communication. Away from work, Greta spends most of her time with her children. She also enjoys the outdoors and ballroom dancing.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at Village Green Dental. I enjoy coming to work and helping patients with their financial needs to get what they deserve. It is great to work with an amazing team!”

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy Garcia

A Loyola University grad, Amy pursued her RDH degree from Harper College. She has over 20 years of experience and with that, shares a wealth of knowledge. In 2013, we were really lucky to welcome Amy to our dental family where she’s known for her gentle touch and passion for helping her patients achieve optimum oral health. When not at the practice, Amy is driven by her endless energy. She scuba dives and love to be outdoors … and of course, spending time with her husband, three children, and two dogs is top of her list.
“I’m full of energy and will try not to race you down the hall to the hygiene room! I always thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and can’t wait to meet you!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Theresa Johnson

With an associate degree in applied science and her dental hygiene degree from Parkland College, we welcomed Theresa to Village Green back in 1995. Her focus is on ensuring all her patients receive exceptional care with compassion. Off hours, Theresa likes to spend time with her husband and their two kids.
“The Village runs through my blood and is a part of me. I’m convinced you will love this place too!”

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Loni Ortiz

When Loni was little, we always thought she’d be a lawyer, but happily, she had the opportunity to enter the dental field as an assistant … and she fell in love with it! Since 2005, she has had many opportunities to excel in both clerical and clinical roles.
“It doesn’t seem like work when you love what you do! Educating patients so they become enthusiastic about staying healthy and happy is reason enough for me to smile.”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Eliana Torres

A Chicagoen, Eliana is a graduate of City College. Her focus on family extends to our Village Dental family, and we’re lucky to have her! Eliana’s free time is spent outdoors with her husband and two kids … and pool time is a must!

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Dina Rudenya

Dina is focused on providing gentle care to her patients, ensuring she relays information about your oral health so that you know how best to care for it, maintain it, and improve it. When she’s relaxing after work, you’ll find her reading or playing guitar. Cooking with new recipes brings her joy too!


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Assistant Team Leader

Colleen Thiele

A “Villager” here at Village Green Dental Center since 2015, Colleen has been building her skills over 15 years. With extended duty training, she assists in general dentistry, root canal treatment, oral surgery, same-day crowns, dental implant placement, full-mouth restorations, and more! She’s passionate about helping patients achieve the function and appearance they desire and working with our assisting team to ensure each and every person under our care receives confidence-inspiring care. In her spare time, Colleen loves watching her daughter grow and learn, spending time with her husband and family and friends, camping, and golfing.
“Thank you Village for truly being there for our patients and our team!”

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Assistant Lead

Garret Olson

When he was in the Air Force, Garret received a great dental career foundation and we were thrilled that he has not only joined our team but has also excelled. As a result of accelerated training, a strong work ethic, and a passion for his work, Garret brought many skills to his role of dental assistant before taking on the role of our assistant lead! When he’s relaxing at home, Garret loves time outdoors and enjoying many different cultural cuisines.


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Dental Assistant

Ali Al-Qudsi

Ali enjoys meeting new patients, nurturing relationships, and learning about his patients’ lives. He’s now finishing up at dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and we can’t wait until he’s graduated and back with us in his new role! When Ali’s not at Village or at school, he likes to hike and enjoy good music. His favorite saying is, “Road Trip!”

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Dental Assistant

Brenda Rios

Brenda joined us in 2015 as an assistant. She’s fluent in Spanish and English and it’s important to her, and rewarding, to help her patients achieve their health and smile goals. Outside of the practice, Brenda spends most of her time with her daughter, listening to music, and traveling.
“I am very happy to be a part of an amazing team – one who cares and values their patients and team members. It’s a wonderful feeling!”


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Dental Assistant

Alyssa Bulich

Alyssa has been a dental assistant for almost three years now and has a passion for helping patients achieve their dental goals. She has certificates in both Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants. Alyssa’s long-term goal is to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a part-time student at College of Dupage and plans to attend dental hygiene school soon! Alyssa enjoys going to the gym and traveling to different countries. She has a passion for working with children and helping them overcome their fear at the dental office!

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Dental Assistant

Susan Wang

Since 1999, Susan has been a part of our team. She’s fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and welcomes you to request treatment in either language. Her experience, knowledge, and tenure are reassuring to her patients, and her joy of her work shines through every day. Her favorite part of her day is engaging with patients. When not at work, Susan loves music, cooking, and traveling.
“Being a part of the Village is a rewarding experience!”


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Dental Assistant

Megan Anderson

Megan has always had a passion for helping others and has found her niche in dentistry! Coming to us in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Illinois University, Megan is currently enrolled in dental assisting school. She takes such enormous satisfaction from assisting in the restoring of smiles and confidence that it’s her dream to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. Away from the Village, Megan enjoys running, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

“As a member of the the Village Green team, I enjoy working alongside a team that is driven to enhance the quality of life for our family of patients.”

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Dental Assistant

Tori DeFily

Tori became a “Villager” in 2019 with 10 years’ experience working as a dental assistant. Dentistry has fascinated Tori since she was young, and it’s her dream to first achieve her Associates Degree in Biology and then attend dental hygiene school. In time she plans to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. When not helping others at the Village, Tori enjoys spending time with her boys … riding bikes, going to the park and museums, and taking weekend trips to different zoos and aquariums.

“Village Green Dental has been the home away from home I’ve been looking for. From the patients to my coworkers, I have found everything I’m looking for in a dental practice!”


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Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie is one of the treatment coordinators at Village Green Dental Center. Working with you to ensure that your treatment appointments not only suit your busy schedule but are also scheduled in the most affordable way is her top priority. Away from the Village, Stephanie enjoys spending her free time with friends.
“My goal is to help our patients achieve the healthiest and nicest smile possible!”

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Treatment Coordinator

Alex Chavez

Alex’s passion is helping people. She’s in the perfect position at Village Dental … ensuring you are comfortable as you move forward with your care. Whether you’re online looking for “Invisalign Naperville” or “sleep apnea dentist near me,” Alex is happy to help! In her free time, Alex spends time with her family and loves to cook.
“If you think about it … we are like super heroes … saving one tooth at a time.


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Master Call Coordinator

Alyssa Mikula

Alyssa is thrilled to be the voice behind the phone when you call us at Village Green Dental Center. Ensuring that each phone call is handled with great care is her number one priority. When not at the Village, Alyssa enjoys going camping and spending quality time with her family and friends.
“I couldn't be more pleased to work for such a wonderful practice. The heartfelt energy of our team fills the air with such joy, welcoming every patient with open arms!”

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Call Coordinator

Lupe

Hello! My name is Guadalupe Vallejo but I like to be called Lupe (plus it helps to make it shorter). I’m happy to be part of the Village Green dental family and I am looking forward to learning and growing while working here. I am bilingual, speaking fluently English and Spanish, which makes me very proud because it lets me welcome you to our office in both languages!
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple:  Know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.   


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Master Appointment Coordinator

Deysi Ruiz

When you come in to Village Green Dental Center, one of the first people you’ll meet is Deysi. Right away, Deysi will ensure you feel welcomed and well cared for. Deysi enjoys family and friends in her spare time.

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Senior Appointmet Coordinator

Kamile Kudirkaite

Kamile’s focus is welcoming you and helping you to feel comfortable at Village Green Dental Center. When not at work, Kamile enjoys school and spending time with her brother and her friends.
“I love being part of such a wonderful team and a practice that takes special care of their patients.”


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Hector Martinez

Hector loves being the first person you meet when you come to visit us at Village Green Dental and enjoys creating a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone he meets. In his free time Hector enjoys traveling to new places around the world and spending time with his family.

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Senior Call Coordinator

Nancy Nocelo

Nancy was born in Mexico and grew up right in our neighborhood in Aurora. With her partner and two kids, Nancy enjoys going to the park (for ice cream!), going on road trips, and just having the opportunity to spend time together. “I love my job because I enjoy welcoming great patients to our wonderful office and making them feel at home. When you come, I’ll help you with anything I can to make sure you’re happy and comfortable.”


 
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Greeter

Jiovanni Leon

Jiovanni is the newest member of the Village team! He enjoys being a part of the front desk team and meeting all the patients that come in through the door. He is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene and enjoys his off time playing sports and spending time with friends and family. 

 

Meet Our Team

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Chief Operations Director

Greta Kudirkaite

In 2014, when Greta joined Village Green Dental, she had over 13 years of experience in both medical and dental practices. With certification in dental/medical billing and coding, Greta is an extremely detailed person and her number-one priority is to help you receive your dental treatment in a timely and convenient manner while ensuring accurate accounting with clear communication. Away from work, Greta spends most of her time with her children. She also enjoys the outdoors and ballroom dancing.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at Village Green Dental. I enjoy coming to work and helping patients with their financial needs to get what they deserve. It is great to work with an amazing team!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy Garcia

A Loyola University grad, Amy pursued her RDH degree from Harper College. She has over 20 years of experience and with that, shares a wealth of knowledge. In 2013, we were really lucky to welcome Amy to our dental family where she’s known for her gentle touch and passion for helping her patients achieve optimum oral health. When not at the practice, Amy is driven by her endless energy. She scuba dives and love to be outdoors … and of course, spending time with her husband, three children, and two dogs is top of her list.
“I’m full of energy and will try not to race you down the hall to the hygiene room! I always thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and can’t wait to meet you!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Theresa Johnson

With an associate degree in applied science and her dental hygiene degree from Parkland College, we welcomed Theresa to Village Green back in 1995. Her focus is on ensuring all her patients receive exceptional care with compassion. Off hours, Theresa likes to spend time with her husband and their two kids.
“The Village runs through my blood and is a part of me. I’m convinced you will love this place too!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Loni Ortiz

When Loni was little, we always thought she’d be a lawyer, but happily, she had the opportunity to enter the dental field as an assistant … and she fell in love with it! Since 2005, she has had many opportunities to excel in both clerical and clinical roles.
“It doesn’t seem like work when you love what you do! Educating patients so they become enthusiastic about staying healthy and happy is reason enough for me to smile.”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Eliana Torres

A Chicagoen, Eliana is a graduate of City College. Her focus on family extends to our Village Dental family, and we’re lucky to have her! Eliana’s free time is spent outdoors with her husband and two kids … and pool time is a must!


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Dina Rudenya

Dina is focused on providing gentle care to her patients, ensuring she relays information about your oral health so that you know how best to care for it, maintain it, and improve it. When she’s relaxing after work, you’ll find her reading or playing guitar. Cooking with new recipes brings her joy too!


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Dental Assistant

Ali Al-Qudsi

Ali enjoys meeting new patients, nurturing relationships, and learning about his patients’ lives. He’s now finishing up at dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and we can’t wait until he’s graduated and back with us in his new role! When Ali’s not at Village or at school, he likes to hike and enjoy good music. His favorite saying is, “Road Trip!”


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Dental Assistant

Alyssa Bulich

Alyssa has been a dental assistant for almost three years now and has a passion for helping patients achieve their dental goals. She has certificates in both Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants. Alyssa’s long-term goal is to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a part-time student at College of Dupage and plans to attend dental hygiene school soon! Alyssa enjoys going to the gym and traveling to different countries. She has a passion for working with children and helping them overcome their fear at the dental office!


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Dental Assistant

Brenda Rios

Brenda joined us in 2015 as an assistant. She’s fluent in Spanish and English and it’s important to her, and rewarding, to help her patients achieve their health and smile goals. Outside of the practice, Brenda spends most of her time with her daughter, listening to music, and traveling.
“I am very happy to be a part of an amazing team – one who cares and values their patients and team members. It’s a wonderful feeling!”


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Assistant Team Leader

Colleen Thiele

A “Villager” here at Village Green Dental Center since 2015, Colleen has been building her skills over 15 years. With extended duty training, she assists in general dentistry, root canal treatment, oral surgery, same-day crowns, dental implant placement, full-mouth restorations, and more! She’s passionate about helping patients achieve the function and appearance they desire and working with our assisting team to ensure each and every person under our care receives confidence-inspiring care. In her spare time, Colleen loves watching her daughter grow and learn, spending time with her husband and family and friends, camping, and golfing.
“Thank you Village for truly being there for our patients and our team!”


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Assistant Lead

Garret Olson

When he was in the Air Force, Garret received a great dental career foundation and we were thrilled that he joined our team. He brought many skills learned as a result of accelerated training, demanding hours, and multi-tasking, all which complement his personality and work ethic. When he’s relaxing at home, Garret loves time outdoors and enjoying many different cultural cuisines.


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Dental Assistant

Susan Wang

Since 1999, Susan has been a part of our team. She’s fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and welcomes you to request treatment in either language. Her experience, knowledge, and tenure are reassuring to her patients, and her joy of her work shines through every day. Her favorite part of her day is engaging with patients. When not at work, Susan loves music, cooking, and traveling.
“Being a part of the Village is a rewarding experience!”


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Dental Assistant

Megan Anderson

Megan has always had a passion for helping others and has found her niche in dentistry! Coming to us in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Illinois University, Megan is currently enrolled in dental assisting school. She takes such enormous satisfaction from assisting in the restoring of smiles and confidence that it’s her dream to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. Away from the Village, Megan enjoys running, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

“As a member of the the Village Green team, I enjoy working alongside a team that is driven to enhance the quality of life for our family of patients.”


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Dental Assistant

Tori DeFily

Tori became a “Villager” in 2019 with 10 years’ experience working as a dental assistant. Dentistry has fascinated Tori since she was young, and it’s her dream to first achieve her Associates Degree in Biology and then attend dental hygiene school. In time she plans to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. When not helping others at the Village, Tori enjoys spending time with her boys … riding bikes, going to the park and museums, and taking weekend trips to different zoos and aquariums.

“Village Green Dental has been the home away from home I’ve been looking for. From the patients to my coworkers, I have found everything I’m looking for in a dental practice!”


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Treatment Coordinator

Alex Chavez

Alex’s passion is helping people. She’s in the perfect position at Village Dental … ensuring you are comfortable as you move forward with your care. Whether you’re online looking for “Invisalign Naperville” or “sleep apnea dentist near me,” Alex is happy to help! In her free time, Alex spends time with her family and loves to cook.
“If you think about it … we are like super heroes … saving one tooth at a time.


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Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie is one of the treatment coordinators at Village Green Dental Center. Working with you to ensure that your treatment appointments not only suit your busy schedule but are also scheduled in the most affordable way is her top priority. Away from the Village, Stephanie enjoys spending her free time with friends.
“My goal is to help our patients achieve the healthiest and nicest smile possible!”


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Call Coordinator

Alyssa Mikula

Alyssa is thrilled to be the voice behind the phone when you call us at Village Green Dental Center. Ensuring that each phone call is handled with great care is her number one priority. When not at the Village, Alyssa enjoys going camping and spending quality time with her family and friends.
“I couldn't be more pleased to work for such a wonderful practice. The heartfelt energy of our team fills the air with such joy, welcoming every patient with open arms!”


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Call Coordinator

Lupe

Hello! My name is Guadalupe Vallejo but I like to be called Lupe (plus it helps to make it shorter). I’m happy to be part of the Village Green dental family and I am looking forward to learning and growing while working here. I am bilingual, speaking fluently English and Spanish, which makes me very proud because it lets me welcome you to our office in both languages!


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Senior Greeter/Patient Experience Coordinator

Deysi Ruiz

When you come in to Village Green Dental Center, one of the first people you’ll meet is Deysi. Right away, Deysi will ensure you feel welcomed and well cared for. Deysi enjoys family and friends in her spare time.


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Greeter

Nancy Nocelo

Nancy was born in Mexico and grew up right in our neighborhood in Aurora. With her partner and two kids, Nancy enjoys going to the park (for ice cream!), going on road trips, and just having the opportunity to spend time together.
“I love my job because I enjoy welcoming great patients to our wonderful office and making them feel at home. When you come, I’ll help you with anything I can to make sure you’re happy and comfortable.”


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Greeter

Kamile Kudirkaite

Kamile’s focus is welcoming you and helping you to feel comfortable at Village Green Dental Center. When not at work, Kamile enjoys school and spending time with her brother and her friends.
“I love being part of such a wonderful team and a practice that takes special care of their patients.”


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Greeter

Hector Martinez

Hector loves being the first person you meet when you come to visit us at Village Green Dental and enjoys creating a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone he meets. In his free time Hector enjoys traveling to new places around the world and spending time with his family.


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Greeter

Jiovanni Leon

Jiovanni is the newest member of the Village team! He enjoys being a part of the front desk team and meeting all the patients that come in through the door. He is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene and enjoys his off time playing sports and spending time with friends and family. 

Meet Our Team

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Chief Operations Director

Greta Kudirkaite

In 2014, when Greta joined Village Green Dental, she had over 13 years of experience in both medical and dental practices. With certification in dental/medical billing and coding, Greta is an extremely detailed person and her number-one priority is to help you receive your dental treatment in a timely and convenient manner while ensuring accurate accounting with clear communication. Away from work, Greta spends most of her time with her children. She also enjoys the outdoors and ballroom dancing.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at Village Green Dental. I enjoy coming to work and helping patients with their financial needs to get what they deserve. It is great to work with an amazing team!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy Garcia

A Loyola University grad, Amy pursued her RDH degree from Harper College. She has over 20 years of experience and with that, shares a wealth of knowledge. In 2013, we were really lucky to welcome Amy to our dental family where she’s known for her gentle touch and passion for helping her patients achieve optimum oral health. When not at the practice, Amy is driven by her endless energy. She scuba dives and love to be outdoors … and of course, spending time with her husband, three children, and two dogs is top of her list.
“I’m full of energy and will try not to race you down the hall to the hygiene room! I always thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and can’t wait to meet you!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Theresa Johnson

With an associate degree in applied science and her dental hygiene degree from Parkland College, we welcomed Theresa to Village Green back in 1995. Her focus is on ensuring all her patients receive exceptional care with compassion. Off hours, Theresa likes to spend time with her husband and their two kids.
“The Village runs through my blood and is a part of me. I’m convinced you will love this place too!”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Loni Ortiz

When Loni was little, we always thought she’d be a lawyer, but happily, she had the opportunity to enter the dental field as an assistant … and she fell in love with it! Since 2005, she has had many opportunities to excel in both clerical and clinical roles.
“It doesn’t seem like work when you love what you do! Educating patients so they become enthusiastic about staying healthy and happy is reason enough for me to smile.”


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Eliana Torres

A Chicagoen, Eliana is a graduate of City College. Her focus on family extends to our Village Dental family, and we’re lucky to have her! Eliana’s free time is spent outdoors with her husband and two kids … and pool time is a must!


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Registered Dental Hygienist

Dina Rudenya

Dina is focused on providing gentle care to her patients, ensuring she relays information about your oral health so that you know how best to care for it, maintain it, and improve it. When she’s relaxing after work, you’ll find her reading or playing guitar. Cooking with new recipes brings her joy too!


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Dental Assistant

Ali Al-Qudsi

Ali enjoys meeting new patients, nurturing relationships, and learning about his patients’ lives. He’s now finishing up at dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and we can’t wait until he’s graduated and back with us in his new role! When Ali’s not at Village or at school, he likes to hike and enjoy good music. His favorite saying is, “Road Trip!”


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Dental Assistant

Alyssa Bulich

Alyssa has been a dental assistant for almost three years now and has a passion for helping patients achieve their dental goals. She has certificates in both Coronal Polishing and Dental Sealants. Alyssa’s long-term goal is to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a part-time student at College of Dupage and plans to attend dental hygiene school soon! Alyssa enjoys going to the gym and traveling to different countries. She has a passion for working with children and helping them overcome their fear at the dental office!


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Dental Assistant

Brenda Rios

Brenda joined us in 2015 as an assistant. She’s fluent in Spanish and English and it’s important to her, and rewarding, to help her patients achieve their health and smile goals. Outside of the practice, Brenda spends most of her time with her daughter, listening to music, and traveling.
“I am very happy to be a part of an amazing team – one who cares and values their patients and team members. It’s a wonderful feeling!”


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Assistant Team Leader

Colleen Thiele

A “Villager” here at Village Green Dental Center since 2015, Colleen has been building her skills over 15 years. With extended duty training, she assists in general dentistry, root canal treatment, oral surgery, same-day crowns, dental implant placement, full-mouth restorations, and more! She’s passionate about helping patients achieve the function and appearance they desire and working with our assisting team to ensure each and every person under our care receives confidence-inspiring care. In her spare time, Colleen loves watching her daughter grow and learn, spending time with her husband and family and friends, camping, and golfing.
“Thank you Village for truly being there for our patients and our team!”


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Dental Assistant

Susan Wang

Since 1999, Susan has been a part of our team. She’s fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and welcomes you to request treatment in either language. Her experience, knowledge, and tenure are reassuring to her patients, and her joy of her work shines through every day. Her favorite part of her day is engaging with patients. When not at work, Susan loves music, cooking, and traveling.
“Being a part of the Village is a rewarding experience!”


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Dental Assistant

Megan Anderson

Megan has always had a passion for helping others and has found her niche in dentistry! Coming to us in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Illinois University, Megan is currently enrolled in dental assisting school. She takes such enormous satisfaction from assisting in the restoring of smiles and confidence that it’s her dream to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. Away from the Village, Megan enjoys running, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

“As a member of the the Village Green team, I enjoy working alongside a team that is driven to enhance the quality of life for our family of patients.”


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Dental Assistant

Tori DeFily

Tori became a “Villager” in 2019 with 10 years’ experience working as a dental assistant. Dentistry has fascinated Tori since she was young, and it’s her dream to first achieve her Associates Degree in Biology and then attend dental hygiene school. In time she plans to attend dental school to earn her DDS degree. When not helping others at the Village, Tori enjoys spending time with her boys … riding bikes, going to the park and museums, and taking weekend trips to different zoos and aquariums.

“Village Green Dental has been the home away from home I’ve been looking for. From the patients to my coworkers, I have found everything I’m looking for in a dental practice!”


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Assistant Lead

Garret Olson

When he was in the Air Force, Garret received a great dental career foundation and we were thrilled that he joined our team. He brought many skills learned as a result of accelerated training, demanding hours, and multi-tasking, all which complement his personality and work ethic. When he’s relaxing at home, Garret loves time outdoors and enjoying many different cultural cuisines.


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Treatment Coordinator

Alex Chavez

Alex’s passion is helping people. She’s in the perfect position at Village Dental … ensuring you are comfortable as you move forward with your care. Whether you’re online looking for “Invisalign Naperville” or “sleep apnea dentist near me,” Alex is happy to help! In her free time, Alex spends time with her family and loves to cook.
“If you think about it … we are like super heroes … saving one tooth at a time.


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Treatment Coordinator

Stephanie Reyes

Stephanie is one of the treatment coordinators at Village Green Dental Center. Working with you to ensure that your treatment appointments not only suit your busy schedule but are also scheduled in the most affordable way is her top priority. Away from the Village, Stephanie enjoys spending her free time with friends.
“My goal is to help our patients achieve the healthiest and nicest smile possible!”


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Master Call Coordinator

Alyssa Mikula

Alyssa is thrilled to be the voice behind the phone when you call us at Village Green Dental Center. Ensuring that each phone call is handled with great care is her number one priority. When not at the Village, Alyssa enjoys going camping and spending quality time with her family and friends.
“I couldn't be more pleased to work for such a wonderful practice. The heartfelt energy of our team fills the air with such joy, welcoming every patient with open arms!”


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Call Coordinator

Lupe

Hello! My name is Guadalupe Vallejo but I like to be called Lupe (plus it helps to make it shorter). I’m happy to be part of the Village Green dental family and I am looking forward to learning and growing while working here. I am bilingual, speaking fluently English and Spanish, which makes me very proud because it lets me welcome you to our office in both languages!


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Master Appointment Coordinator

Deysi Ruiz

When you come in to Village Green Dental Center, one of the first people you’ll meet is Deysi. Right away, Deysi will ensure you feel welcomed and well cared for. Deysi enjoys family and friends in her spare time.


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Senior Call Coordinator

Nancy Nocelo

Nancy was born in Mexico and grew up right in our neighborhood in Aurora. With her partner and two kids, Nancy enjoys going to the park (for ice cream!), going on road trips, and just having the opportunity to spend time together.
“I love my job because I enjoy welcoming great patients to our wonderful office and making them feel at home. When you come, I’ll help you with anything I can to make sure you’re happy and comfortable.”


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Senior Appointmet Coordinator

Kamile Kudirkaite

Kamile’s focus is welcoming you and helping you to feel comfortable at Village Green Dental Center. When not at work, Kamile enjoys school and spending time with her brother and her friends.
“I love being part of such a wonderful team and a practice that takes special care of their patients.”


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Greeter

Hector Martinez

Hector loves being the first person you meet when you come to visit us at Village Green Dental and enjoys creating a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone he meets. In his free time Hector enjoys traveling to new places around the world and spending time with his family.


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Greeter

Jiovanni Leon

Jiovanni is the newest member of the Village team! He enjoys being a part of the front desk team and meeting all the patients that come in through the door. He is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene and enjoys his off time playing sports and spending time with friends and family.