Meet Our Dental Team

Treating You Like Part of the Family

Naureen – Office Manager

Naureen is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago and has been working in dentistry for over two decades. She’s passionate about the work she does each day because she enjoys working with an amazing team. She enjoys assisting patients to provide the best dental care possible. Naureen says being in the dental field is very rewarding, especially when you work with a great team. She takes her leadership role seriously and always does her best to succeed. Naureen also loves being part of a team that’s so dedicated to meeting and exceeding goals, especially when it comes to patient care. You’ll find that Naureen is passionate, determined, professional, trustworthy, and detail-oriented. Outside of work, Naureen loves to travel and spending time with family makes her the happiest. She’s also happily married for 26 years with two amazing children and her loving fur baby.

Rosa – Insurance Coordinator

Rosa is a graduate of Waukegan H.S. with 8 years of in-office experience and training. Some of her important responsibilities include filling the patient schedule, processing dental claims, monitoring insurance payments and verifying insurance. Rosa says she loves working as an administrator because of the interaction she has with patients. She likes getting to know them on a one-on-one, personal level because it makes them eager to come to the office and feel welcomed. She said working at The Smile Group is a positive experience because of the quality of patient care and the excellent team dynamic where everyone feels like family. Rosa is caring, outgoing, efficient, funny, family-oriented, and a team-player. Outside of work she loves spending time with family, friends, and her fiancé Ruben. Rosa also likes to try new restaurants and loves the month of October. She loves everything “Halloween”.

Alex – Dental Assistant

Alex is a graduate of Niles West H.S. You’ll see her around the office assisting Dr. Schwab, our wonderful hygienists, and our valued patients. You’ll find that Alex is friendly, cheerful, and enjoys dentistry. Alex is very knowledgeable about all aspects of dentistry. She enjoys establishing lasting relationships with patients. She chose dentistry because it offers many great opportunities and challenges. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her niece and nephew.

Stephanie – Dental Assistant

Stephanie received her Professional Dental Assistant certification from Northwest Suburban College. You’ll see her around the office assisting Dr. Schwab, our wonderful hygienists, and our valued patients. She chose this career path because she helps patients have healthier smiles and set the record straight about how to care for teeth properly. One of the things she loves most about being a part of The Smile Group is meeting and exceeding our patients’ standards as a team. You’ll find that Stephanie is energetic, bright, cheerful, and determined. She stays busy outside of the office, caring for two boys. Stephanie says family means the world to her because they taught her to have a strong work ethic.

James – Dental Hygienist

James graduated from the College of Lake County with years of dental experience. As a dedicated dental hygienist, he brings a compassionate touch to the world of oral care, prioritizing patient comfort and well-being in every aspect of our practice. With a warm and friendly demeanor, James strives to create a welcoming environment that eases any anxiety associated with dental visits. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is passionate about educating patients on the importance of preventive care and the connection between oral health and overall well-being. Outside of the professional realm, James finds immense joy in DIY home projects and going to the dog park. His heart belongs to our four-legged friends. Dogs, in particular, hold a special place in his life, and he loves sharing stories about his furry best friends.

Cristina – Dental Hygienist

Cristina graduated from the Harper College with nearly a decade of dental experience. She’s usually busy taking care of teeth and educating patients about the importance of oral health. Cristina is a dedicated clinician and always gives 100% to our patients. Cristina says she looks forward to meeting new people and developing lasting relationships. She says working at Smile Group of Highland Park is unique because every employee has something special about them which fits perfectly with the office dynamic. You’ll find that Cristina is passionate, gentle, kind, and hard-working. In her free time, Cristina enjoys spending time with her daughter Ava.