Meet YOUR Smile Team

Our united team strives to bring you unprecedented dental care using our vast experience, up-to-date knowledge, and high-caliber service.

Meet YOUR Smile Team

Our united team strives to bring you unprecedented dental care using our vast experience, up-to-date knowledge, and high-caliber service.

Professional Front-Desk Team

Our skilled team greets you with a friendly smile, assists with all paperwork, and answers questions to make your visit a stress-free one - they even give you a welcome tour of our office.

Click on each photo to see our bios.

Financial Coordinator / Administrative Team Leader

Rajmonda

Financial Coordinator / Administrative Team Leader

Rajmonda is our financial coordinator and has been with WDC since 2003.

She completed high school in Albania and attended Alexander Xhuvani University, along with completing numerous hours of continuing education in dental office administration.

Rajmonda believes Westgate Dental Care is simply the best dental office in the area because our doctors and team always go the extra mile to make sure all of our patients’ needs are met.

In her downtime, she enjoys discussing books with her kids and planning vacations to historical landmarks with her family.

‘‘Changing someone’s life with a big, bright, and confident smile is truly the satisfaction and excitement of coming to work every day.

 
Marketing Director

Jay

Marketing Director

Jay is our Marketing Director and has been with WDC since 2016.

He earned his BA in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management and Theater Technology at Columbia College Chicago.

Jay believes that WDC’s incredibly talented and compassionate staff, involvement in the community, and five-star experiences set us apart from other practices.

Outside of Westgate, Jay is actively involved in his community as a volunteer and as an appointed official on two municipal committees. Jay helped initiate a student film festival in 2006 which he now co-coordinates and serves as a judge.

‘‘I love being able to reach people through our marketing who may have had negative experiences with dentists in the past or who may have simply stopped going because they were scared or embarrassed. Our patients trust us to keep their concerns and best interest in mind at all times, creating an everlasting relationship.

 
Scheduling Coordinator

Suela

Scheduling Coordinator

Suela is our scheduling coordinator and has been with WDC since 2008.

She completed high school in Albania and has numerous hours of continuing education in dental office administration.

Her belief is that WDC is a great environment to work in and is happy to be part of it. She enjoys building relationships with patients over time and enjoys helping patients with their needs.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids.

‘‘I love what I do because seeing people walk out the door pain-free and being able to smile is such a great feeling. It’s life changing and truly the best part of my job.

 
Hygiene Coordinator

Daniella

Hygiene Coordinator

Daniella is a hygiene coordinator and has been with WDC since 2015.

She is a 2014 Prospect High School graduate.

Danielle feels the family atmosphere of WDC is what really sets them apart from other dental offices. She says that patients will never receive the kind of care and attentiveness they provide at WDC at another office. They treat every patient that walks through the door as if they were part of their family.

In her free time Daniella enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

‘‘I love my job because it doesn't feel like a job to me. Helping patients become pain-free and confident in themselves is such a heart-warming feeling. I thoroughly enjoy seeing patients leave with a smile on their faces!

 

‘‘Thank you so much for being a dental team who cares. I have never seen, nor heard for that matter, of a group that shines with positivity like all of you. It is worth so much more than a 'thank you' or a positive review. Not unlike others, I have never enjoyed my dental experiences. Your professionalism, state of the art equipment, and skills have brushed any fears or dislike aside.’’

Scott C. (Actual Patient)

‘‘Thank you so much for being a dental team who cares. I have never seen, nor heard for that matter, of a group that shines with positivity like all of you. It is worth so much more than a 'thank you' or a positive review. Not unlike others, I have never enjoyed my dental experiences. Your professionalism, state of the art equipment, and skills have brushed any fears or dislike aside.’’

Scott C. (Actual Patient)

Skilled Hygienists

Together, they work with our family dentist near Palatine and Arlington Heights to promote oral health, patient comfort, and overall wellness in every patient.

Dental Hygienist / Hygiene Team Leader

Kaylee

Dental Hygienist / Hygiene Team Leader

Kaylee is a hygienist and has been with WDC since 2009.

She has an Associates in Applied Science and received her RDH from Carl Sandburg College. She is currently completing her BS in dental hygiene at Eastern Washington University.

Kaylee believes that what sets WDC apart from the rest is our amazing staff, our positivity in caring for our patients and one another, and giving back to the community.

During her free time, she enjoys playing with her two cats, Zoe and Toby. She loves to travel, and her dream vacation would be traveling to Australia one day. She loves living in Chicago but also enjoys visiting family back near the Quad Cities. Kaylee is an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.

‘‘I love being a hygienist because I get to educate patients about their dental health and relate it to their overall well-being.

 
Dental Hygienist

Maria

Dental Hygienist

Maria is a hygienist and has been with WDC since 2013.

She has an Associates in Applied Science and received her RDH from William Rainey Harper College.

She loves the team atmosphere at WDC – all for one and one for all. We work together for the greater good of the patient. Every team member is very engaged!

Maria and her husband are parents of their wonderful baby girl! They enjoy spending time with her immediate family as much possible.

‘‘As hygienists, we have a unique skill that helps patients achieve overall health, not just oral health. I’m proud of my 'working hands' that help people heal!

 
Dental Hygienist

Gabriele

Dental Hygienist

Gabriele is a hygienist and has been with WDC since 2014.

She has an Associates in Applied Science and received her RDH from William Rainey Harper College. She has her BS in dental hygiene from University of Southern Nevada.

For Gabriele, the best part of being at WDC is seeing the patients! She loves building relationships, whether it’s seeing a familiar smile from a previous visit or meeting a new face for the first time.

She enjoys spending time at the gym, walking her dog, baking and cooking, and having family dinners every Sunday.

‘‘I just love being around all of our patients and my amazing team, especially my fellow hygienists. WDC is just a great place to be!

 
Dental Hygienist

Candice

Dental Hygienist

Candice is a hygienist and has been at WDC since 2014.

She has an Associates in Applied Science and received her RDH from Kennedy King College.

Candice enjoys working as a team, providing the very best care to all of our patients.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Shelby. She also loves camping and baking whenever she can.

‘‘The best part of my job is the relationships I build with our patients, whether it’s meeting someone for the first time or simply catching up from a previous visit. I love helping our patients achieve optimal oral health!

 

Versatile Dental Assistants

Our valued team members understand the importance of providing each patient with the care and comfort needed for an excellent dental experience.

Dental Assistant / Clinical Team Leader

Melanie

Dental Assistant / Clinical Team Leader

Melanie is a dental assistant and has been with WDC since 2014.

She trained to be a dental assistant here at WDC and has a BA in political science & English at Elmhurst College. She also took pre-requisites for pre-dentistry at Elmhurst College.

Melanie knew she wanted to work at WDC when she found out about what Dr. Kics and his staff does for the community. From patient appreciation events to Dentistry from the Heart, WDC is very involved in the community, and she wanted to be part of that.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys reading, watching horror movies, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends. She has a cat named Chester who she loves to spoil.

‘‘I enjoy being a dental assistant because I love helping people! I love seeing patients’ before and after procedures. It feels really good to hear patients say 'I love my smile now!'

 
Dental Assistant

Tracy

Dental Assistant

Tracy is a dental assistant and has been with WDC since 2004.

She loves that everyone is like family here. This is her “second home.”

At home, she has a teenage son, and together they enjoy action and horror movies. She has a fat cat named Mr. Kitty. She loves listening to live bands, naps, playing PS4, and cheering on the Blackhawks during the hockey season!

‘‘I love meeting new people and catching up with patients who I’ve known for years. I love getting to help them in small and sometimes big ways. Nothing feels greater than a sweet compliment from a patient.

 
Dental Assistant

Nejat

Dental Assistant

Nejat is a dental assistant and has been with WDC since 2014.

Originally from Ethiopia, she is certified in dental assisting and radiology from ACT College in Arlington, VA.

What she enjoys most about WDC is working with a staff who understands what it means to work together to provide the best in patient care and service - while having fun.

Nejat enjoys spending time with her daughter, hosting family gatherings, and swimming in her spare time.

‘‘I enjoy treating every patient who walks through our door. It feels great to help a patient who is in discomfort and getting to see the final, happy results. That’s when I love my job the most!

 
Dental Assistant

Elda

Dental Assistant

Elda is a dental assistant and has been with WDC since 2014.

Elda completed high school in Albania before moving to the United States.

She enjoys working with a staff who is very professional and always puts the patient first and foremost.

In her spare time, Elda enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with her daughter.

‘‘The best part of my job is being to help everyone, from the patients who walk through our door to my team members who need an extra hand.

 
Dental Assistant

Tina

Dental Assistant

I've been an assistant since 1989, with just over 22 years experience in general and pediatric dentistry, I enjoy what I do because I love to help people. When I'm not at Westgate Dental Care, I'm a wife and mom to three beautiful kids - Brandon, Tyler and Ella - and two cats, Batman & Luna. I enjoy watching scary movies, water parks with the kids in the summer, going to concerts and hanging with the family.

‘‘Family.. where life begins and love never ends.

 
Dental Assistant

Ella

Dental Assistant

Ella is a dental assistant and has been with WDC since 2015.

Originally from Albania, she has a BS in English Language studies.

She enjoys working with an “amazing staff” and taking care of the patients who walk through our door every day.

In her spare time, Ella enjoys reading, watching her favorite shows, listening to music, and taking long walks with her family.

‘‘Everything I do at Westgate Dental Care, I do with my heart. I love helping others!

 

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