Diana has been a dedicated hygienist since 1986 when she graduated in the top part of her class at Harper College. She has been passionate about her career ever since and has received advanced training in local anesthesia, local chemotherapy application, laser dentistry and has attended more than her share of dental implant continuing education.
As a member of a comprehensive dental implant team for over 15 years Diana has gained the knowledge and insight to help her patients through complex implant treatment and assist in long term maintenance. Diana’s attention to details makes her perfect for dental hygiene. With understanding and compassion she treats patients from a simple cleaning through non surgical periodontal disease treatment. Diana takes her time to get to know and understand her patients. Diana makes sure the patients understand the suggestions she makes to them to help in their own oral health care. Diana has had patients for a lifetime and it’s like watching family come over the way she interacts with them. Kind and low key, but a tremendous asset to the practice and a blessing to all of the patients that she treats.
Diana is a mother of two daughters and enjoys family time, cooking and assisting in community service.
Jackie grew up on the North side of Chicago. She began working in the dental field thirty-one years ago. She currently resides in the northwest suburbs with her husband and two children. Jackie is very involved with her children, volunteering at their schools on various committees and in scouting. Jackie and her family participate in Civil War Reenactments and the Honor Flight program for World War II Veterans. When she is not cheering her children on in their various sports, you can find her enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, camping, sledding and swimming.
Jackie is youngest of three children. This spot in her family made Jackie very good at listening and taking directions, but also determined. These qualities in Jackie make her a very kind and compassionate person, as well as a great dental assistant.
After a successful career as general manager for several prominent restaurants, Kathy made the decision to change career paths and found her niche in the dental field. She has 19 years of experience in dentistry, including periodontics and oral surgery, as well as general dentistry. She became a member of our team in August of 2004. With extensive training seminars in practice management, combined with her strong work ethic and commitment to superior customer service, Kathy has become an integral part of Dr. Minalt’s practice.
Kathy is a registered bone marrow donor. She hopes that one day she can make a difference in a recipient patient’s life. She volunteers as a peer mentor for the elderly and at food pantries during the holidays. As an avid animal lover, she participates in spay, neuter, release and fostering programs.
During her free time, Kathy loves to read and spend time with her family and pets.
Violet came to the United States from Poland in 2004. She attended Ampo Dental School in Chicago.
Violet enjoys working with our doctors and seeing the joy they bring to the patients after their treatment.
Violet is married to a loving husband and has a beautiful son named Jacob.
She enjoys outdoor activities, riding her motorcycle, fishing and spending time with her family and her little dog, Hyper.