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South Vail Avenue 23 S Vail Ave,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Euclid Avenue - coming soon 2900 Euclid Ave,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 577-7171

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.

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Knowledgeable financial coordinator Rajmonda

Rajmonda Financial Coordinator
/ Administrative Team Leader

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

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.

Devoted scheduling coordinator Suela

Suela Scheduling Coordinator

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.

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.

Detail oriented hygiene coordinator Daniella

Daniella Hygiene Coordinator

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!

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.

Devoted dental assistant Madeline

Madeline Front Desk Coordinator

I enjoy helping people achieve a confident and healthy smile!

Madeline is our Front Desk Coordinator and has been with WDC since 2017.

She is currently studying dental hygiene at Harper College.

Madeline enjoys working at WDC because she loves helping people achieve a confident and healthy smile!

She loves spending time on her boat with her family and watching movies with her 2 cats and dog.

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., Arlington Heights, IL

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.

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Skilled hygiene team leader Kaylee

Kaylee Dental Hygienist /
Hygiene Team Leader

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

Kaylee is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with WDC since 2009.

She received her Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene in 2009 from Carl Sandburg College. In 2017, she finished her Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene, Summa Cum Laude, at Eastern Washington University as further education has been a top goal.

Kaylee believes 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 our community.

During her free time, she enjoys to paint, distress and update old furniture. She loves playing with her two cats, Zoe and Toby. She now loves living in the northwest suburbs and also enjoys visiting family near the Quad Cities. Kaylee is an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.

Gentle dental hygienist Maria

Maria Dental Hygienist

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!

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!

When I'm not practicing I'm at home with my two beautiful little girls Camila 2 yrs old and Gabriela who is a newborn! They sure keep us busy but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Caring dental hygienist Candice

Candice Dental Hygienist

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!

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, her son Frankie and her dog Shelby. She also loves camping and baking whenever she can.

Caring dental hygienist Jessica

Jessica Dental Hygienist

I love being a hygienist because I enjoy meeting new people everyday and being able to build relationships with patients while also helping them achieve optimal dental care.

Jessica is a registered dental hygienist that has been with WDC since 2017.

She has her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University South Bend.

She loves the entire WDC team and the fact that everyone is always more than willing to go the extra mile to serve each other and patients! WDC treats patients like family and she is proud to be a part of such a dedicated and amazing team.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her dog, Theo, as well as hanging out with family and friends. Jessica’s favorite TV series is The Office and she is also a lifelong Cubs fan thanks to her Dad. Go Cubs go!

Caring dental hygienist Jaleesa

Jaleesa Dental Hygienist

Jaleesa is a dental hygienist and has been with WDC since 2017.

She obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Dentistry in 2012.

Jaleesa enjoys working at WDC because of the team atmosphere and constant positivity she is surrounded by. She is always greeted with a warm welcome and smile when she walks in and she works hard to make sure her patients are greeted with the same welcome and smile.

Outside of work she enjoys hiking, boating, working out, spending time with friends and family as much as possible — especially her 6 month old niece as she became a first-time auntie this year!

Caring dental hygienist Michelle

Michelle Dental Hygienist

I enjoy being a dental hygienist because I love helping people! Being able to educate, care for and improve my patient's overall health brings me so much joy and fulfillment. I am continually excited to be utilizing my skills and best serving our community and patients.

Michelle is a hygienist at our office and has been with WDC since 2017.

She has her Associates in Applied Science and received her RDH from the College of Lake County. She also has her Bachelors from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise and Fitness. She has two years of post-bachelors work with a concentration of Exercise Science from Northern Illinois University.

What Michelle enjoys most about working at Westgate is the team atmosphere. Everyone works together to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys working out and cooking new food.

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.

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Caring dental assistant Nejat

Nejat Dental Assistant

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!

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 children, hosting family gatherings, and swimming in her spare time.

Kind dental assistnat Elda

Elda Dental Assistant

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.

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.

Experienced dental assistant Tracy

Tracy Dental Assistant

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.

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!

Devoted dental assistant Ella

Ella Dental Assistant

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

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.

Devoted dental assistant Lupe

Lupe Dental Assistant

I enjoy being a dental assistant because I love interacting with people and teaching them the basics of good oral care. As well as help them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Lupe is a dental assistant that has been with WDC since 2017.

She is a graduate of Prospect High School in Mount Prospect.

Lupe enjoys working at WDC because she believes she has an awesome team who work great together and show her ways to improve and reach her goals.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves trying new foods and exploring new places that are vibrant and full of life.

Devoted dental assistant Weronika

Weronika Dental Assistant

I enjoy being a dental assistant because it allows me to meet new people daily and connect with them on a personal level. Seeing patients leave happy and confident assures me that I am in the right place.

Weronika is a dental assistant and clinical team leader. She has been with WDC since 2017.

What she loves most about her job is all the people she gets to see everyday that trust her and open up to her while in the dental chair.

In her free time, Weronika enjoys doing anything that makes her daughter happy.

talented operations and marketing



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Operations and HR Manager Mike

Mike Operations and HR Manager

I get to serve the community I’ve lived in for 25 years by helping drive excellent care for our patients and neighbors who put their trust in us.

Mike is our Operations and HR Manager. He has been with WDC since September of 2017.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration & Management from DePaul University, Chicago IL. As well as a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development from Benedictine University, Lisle IL.

Mike appreciates the fact that WDC reviews and recognizes our value statements on a daily basis to ensure we are best serving our patients, provide a team approach to patient care and enjoy each other along the way.

In his free time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, live music, Chicago sports teams, and outdoor activities.

Marketing assistant Karlee

Karlee Marketing Assistant

What I enjoy most about my role, is that I get the opportunity to connect people to a practice and team that I believe in.

Karlee is our marketing assistant and has been with WDC since September of 2017.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.

Karlee enjoys working at WDC because they invest in their patients, staff and facility to provide the absolute best experience for everyone that walks in their door!

In her free time she enjoys live music, exercising and spending time with her family and friends.

Marketing Director Teja

Teja Marketing Director

I enjoy being a marketing director because it allows me to share what Westgate Dental Care is all about. From our fantastic team to our fabulous patients, WDC is truly the best dental office around.

Teja is the Marketing Director of Westgate Dental Care, as well as owner and spouse of Dr. Peter Kics. She has been involved with Westgate Dental Care since it opened in 2002.

She received both her B.S. and Master of Education degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After teaching for a decade and then raising her family, she was thrilled to begin the role of marketing director at Westgate Dental Care and has taken numerous hours of continuing education.

Teja loves being part of WDC because of the dedication and care her entire team gives to its patients, each other and the community at large. A core value that all team members follow is to “over-deliver” to their patients and each other, and she gets to witness this on a daily basis. She is proud of the impact WDC has made for the past 15 years and looks forward to the years ahead.

In her spare time, Teja enjoys reading a good book, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family and friends.

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