Dentist in Westmont, IL
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Sara Buettner – Dental Hygienist
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.
Joan Korbos – Clinical Assistant
Joan brings to us over 2 decades of experience, assisting patients from children to the elderly. Her skill as an assistant spans from placing sealants to assisting in surgical and implant placements. She sets our patients hearts and minds, leaving folks calm and comfortable throughout treatment. Whether with laughter, a recipe, or sage advice, Joan makes sure you feel well cared for. She is the proud mother of 2 sons, and is very proud of her Greek heritage.