Maribel has been with Dental Masters of Ravenswood since the beginning, but she's been working in the dental field for over 25 years. As the only assistant in the office, she has the great responsibility of making patients feel at ease and while also helping them understand the importance of their oral health.
Karina has been in the dental field for over 10 years but has been part of the Dental Masters of Ravenswood team since 2016. She's the Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator, and Billing Specialist all rolled into one. Her smiling face will be what welcomes patients when they enter the office and she'll try to make their visit as smooth as possible.
In her free time, you'll see Karina around town enjoying her favorite city. She enjoys attending concerts and cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Cubs!
Susan is the latest addition to the Dental Masters of Ravenswood team. New to the dental field, she doesn't let that stop her from learning the many aspects of dentistry. Susan can be seen assisting Karina at the front desk or assisting Dr. Renieris in the operatories. Prior to her position at Dental Masters, Susan graduated from Loyola University Chicago and spent 10 years in the customer service and sales industry. When not in the office, she can be found in a bowling alley attempting to roll a 300 game.
Laura is one of the hygienists on the Dental Masters of Ravenswood team. She graduated from Prairie State College's hygiene program in 2014 and has been working with Dr. Renieris since 2018. Laura loves educating all of the patients who sit in her chair of their mouth and the systemic effect on the body.
When she's not helping keep teeth clean, Laura loves to keep active. She attends yoga classes frequently and enjoys running. Her favorite work out partner is her fiancé Socrates.
Our newest hygienist is Colleen. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in December of 1999 with her Bachelor degree in Science in Dental Hygiene. She went on to get her Masters Degree in Public Health in May 2016 from Southern Illinois University. While studying for her masters, Colleen was a full-time dental hygiene instructor at SIU. She taught for 15 years before deciding to get back into practicing full-time and joined Dental Masters of Ravenswood early 2019. Colleen hones her skills and helps others less fortunate by going to Mexico annually with her church on mission trips. To date, they've helped over 2,000 people with their dental hygiene.
Colleen enjoys attending church with her family, which includes her two grandchildren. She also frequently travels to Carbondale to oversee her family home.
Laura is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Ozarks Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been working as a Dental Hygienist in Chicago since 2008. Laura likes taking continuing education classes so she can stay updated on the most current information, products and techniques. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters doing new things around the city. Laura also loves traveling home to Arkansas and of course cheering on her favorite team- Go Razorbacks!