Meet The Hygienists

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and 


Janet, seen here as the "Tooth Fairy" has been with Always Great Smiles since 1994.  Her warm, welcoming demeanor along with her meticulous attention to detail are some of the many reasons patients love her.  Janet specializes in patients with periodontal disease and is certified in nitrous oxide administering.

When Janet is not busy helping patients with their oral health, she can be found spending time with her husband Ray, seven children, and their 20+ grandchildren!   Janet also volunteers at several local charities and enjoys reading, sewing, and the outdoors.


Tonia has been a Hygienist with Always Great Smiles since 1991, BC (before children).  Tonia's infectious laugh, gentle style and caring nature are some of the reasons patients request to see her.  Tonia and her husband, Lonny have two wonderful children who keep them fairly busy.  Tonia speaks English and Italian, enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with family.


Madeline has been with Always Great Smiles for over 20 years.  Her glowing personality and gentle touch are some of the many things that keep her patients requesting to see her.  

Madeline is a long-time resident of Glen Ellyn and knows many of the local hidden gems to check out.  Madeline enjoys traveling, mysteries, spending time with family, friends and helping people smile.  


Heidi has been a Dental Hygienist for 28 years and has been employed with Always Great Smiles for 20 years. She enjoys working with people of all ages. The best part of her job is when a patient comes back to the next re-care appointment and their periodontia is healthier because they trusted her and her knowledge of dental health. She educates them about dental health and then the lets the patient decide if they want to improve their dental health on their own. 

Heidi loves that over time she has become friends with her patients and looks forward to seeing them and their families. She likes to treat them like she would want to be treated, with respect. She says if she could change her career as a hygienist, she would not. She would choose to be a hygienist all over again and loves it!

She has been married to her husband Geoff for 23 years and has three kids. Garrett is 19, Jerred is 17, and Mallorie is 15. She enjoys reading, bowling and going to watch her kids play their sports and activities in her spare time. 


Nikki has been working at Always Great Smiles since 2013 and has been a dental hygienist since 2011.  She enjoys meeting new patients, making them feel comfortable and creating friendships while educating them on their whole health.  Her friendliness and caring nature are what sets her apart.  

Nikki grew up in the area and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys.  They are often found on baseball fields or surrounding hiking trails most weekends with their Australian Cattle dog Poppy.  

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