Our Staff

Meet the Team at Dental Excellence of Westmont

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Sara Buettner – Dental Hygienist

Sara Buettner graduated from Prairie State College in 2001 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has worked at Dental Excellence of Westmont for over a decade and couldn’t be happier to be part of such a great team. She provides many services such as dental cleanings, sealant and fluoride application, taking radiographs, oral hygiene instruction and periodontal therapy. She is certified in CPR, utilizing the Diagnodent and stays current with continuing education. She loves her profession and hopes to provide you and your family with the best possible care in a calm and caring environment. Outside of the office she keeps very busy with her two boys. They love the outdoors and enjoy many sports.

Terri Hummel – Dental Hygienist

Terri received her Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been working in the dental hygiene field for over two decades, primarily in general dentistry practices. Her experience also includes serving in clinics for underprivileged patients and working in a practice which specialized in pediatric dentistry, with an emphasis on special needs children. She has attended over 150 hours of seminars and continuing education programs and is certified in anesthesia administration and CPR. Terri has been with Dental Excellence of Westmont since 2001 and has earned the confidence of many patients. She is friendly and patient and combines skilled professional care with practical suggestions and encouragement, to provide each patient with a pleasant experience and optimal dental health. Terri is proud to be a member of Dental Excellence of Westmont’s staff and enjoys the friendly, family atmosphere in the practice.

Lauren Grikmanis – Office Manager

Lauren comes to Dental Excellence of Westmont with years of experience in both clinical and administrative capacities. She lends her skill to help patients navigate the ins and outs of dental treatment with ease and understanding. If you have questions about treatment planning, coordination, benefits, and insurance matters, she is here and ready to support you! We have been proud to have Lauren join the practice as an essential member of our dental family! A native of the southside of Chicago, Lauren is a mother of 2 great children and is the sister of our hygienist, Sara! She is warm, welcoming, and often leaves our patients with laughter and a smile.