Meet the Staff at Digi Search Smiles, DDS
“Our Team Vision”
- We are friendly, caring, and professional while showing individual interest to each patient
- We will respect our patients time and strive to be punctual
- We will continue to learn, teach, and broaden our knowledge as we strive for excellence
- We value open communication and education as a means to address our patients questions and concerns about their treatment
- We encourage feedback from our patients and utilize their thoughts and ideas regarding their care as a constructive way of learning
- We are patient and considerate when caring for children and we truly enjoy the energy they bring into our office
- We welcome laughter
- Our ultimate goal is the lifelong health and wellness of our patients
Heidi Schulz, RDH
Comments Made at Hygienist Exit Interview Upon Relocation Out of State
“This office is the most kid-friendly office I have ever worked in by far. Dr. Wegner, as a boss has shown me a very high standard of his personal ethics, not only with his employees but with his patients’ too. His care for humanity is seen with each interaction.”
Jessica Staszewski, Practice Manager
I have been in the surgical /dental field for over 25 years. From the very beginning, I’ve had a passion for this profession. I have always loved being part of a team and strive for excellence. I take pride in every patient relationship I forge. Having seen the changes in this industry over the years, I feel confident in my ability to help patients navigate through the challenges associated with a myriad of insurance spectrums and financial concerns. I am always available to help our patients achieve their optimal health goals. Away from the office I love to spend time cooking (especially with my sons), attending wine tastings and traveling with my husband and Doberman!
Lilliana Meraz, Patient Coordinator
I’m Lily and I grew up in a neighborhood on the Northwest side of the city, Ukrainian Village. I always saw myself helping others in one form or another. I was part of the Noble family for 8 years serving as student advisor to high school students and administrator to staff and parents. I learned a lot and had wonderful experiences as many good changes came for me. I was very fortunate to come across a great opportunity to grow and join Town & Country Dental Care in January 2018. I love that I’m able to bring my social skills into a new setting and strive for success as your Patient Coordinator. When I’m not greeting you at the front desk or on the phone I’m either spoiling my dog Ghost or tasting my way through Chicago’s hip food scene as a self-proclaimed foodie!
Tracy Flores, Dental Assistant
My name is Tracy. I was born and raised in Chicago! I was a medical assistant before discovering my love of dentistry. Four years ago I was given the opportunity of training as a dental assistant. I’m very glad I took advantage of the opportunity to become a dental assistant because I truly love what I do every day. I’ve been Dr. Wegner’s assistant at Town & Country Dental Care since the fall of 2017. We all work as a team to ensure our patients feel welcomed and comfortable at every visit. I’m always eager to get to know my patients and their comfort preferences whether it’s a pillow, lip balm or a movie you would like to watch, I’ll be sure to help with it! I have three beautiful children that keep me busy outside of the office. My two young daughters enjoy gymnastics and arts & crafts, while my son keeps busy practicing and playing football. The whole family loves to cheer him on! I look forward to getting to know you at your next visit to our office.
Agata Makara, Dental Assistant
Yes, that’s me with the outgoing personality! We will be laughing and chit-chatting at all your visits…I promise! I graduated from dental assisting school in 2003. I was working as a temporary assistant when I met Dr. Wegner and his staff for the first time. I just knew I wanted to be part of their super-professional, kind and caring team. I enjoy helping Dr. Wegner transform patient’s smiles and confidence. I couldn’t imagine working anyplace else! However, my children are my passion in life. I enjoy traveling with them and my husband as well as photography.
Amasie Rivera, Front Desk and Dental Assistant
I joined the Town & Country Dental Team a year ago bringing several years of dental assisting experience with me. Since then I have learned so much and will continue to expand my skills and knowledge to better enhance my patients’ experience. I am presently working toward a degree in business management. So whether I am helping you schedule an appointment at the front desk or assisting with your dental procedure, you can be sure I’ll do everything I can to make your visit comfortable.
Wanjiru Ginchinga, RDH
I graduated from Kennedy King College with an Associates’ Degree in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene. Prior to my dental hygiene career, I was a Quality of Life Coordinator for 14 years at LakeShore Healthcare and Rehab Center. My main passion in dentistry is partnering with my patients to improve their oral health. I strive to be receptive to my patients’ level of comfort and I feel it’s important to tailor my care to suit each patient’s needs. When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy reading. It’s a passion and I am an advocate for literacy. I also enjoy travels to see my family living in Kenya and Scandinavia.
Linda DiBenedetto, RDH
I have been a practicing hygienist for 22 years and still care for patients with the same passion and energy as when I was newly graduated. I am motivated, determined and driven to be the best possible clinician I can be through continuing education, supporting my patient’s needs and working as a team with my co -workers. I have been a part of Dr. Wegner’s team for 3 years and we work very well together sharing similar preventive health and wellness philosophies. I will always greet you with a smile here at Town and Country Dental Care, so welcome aboard!
Alla Fedoruk, RDH
I graduated from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut with a bachelor of science in dental hygiene. I went on to obtain an associates of applied science degree from Kennedy King College here in Chicago. I am dedicated and energetic in providing dental treatments focused on patient comfort, proper oral hygiene and preventive care management. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing with my grandson. I speak English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
Brandy Guy, RDH
I have worked with Dr. Wegner since 2012 and feel privileged to work with dedicated dental professionals. I am a graduate of Lansing Community College, where I obtained my degree in dental hygiene and licensure in 2007. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, I believe in the SERVICE of dental hygiene and strive to make your appointment informative and comfortable! When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, laughing and playing together.