Dental Staff

  • Dr. Kevin P. Raihle
    Kevin P Raihle

    Dr. Kevin Raihle was born and raised on the north side of Chicago. He graduated cum laude from Loyola University and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois. He has compiled extensive experience in all fields of general dentistry in his 23 years in practice, and through hundreds of hours in continuing education. Dr. Raihle worked for 7 years in a University of Chicago group practice and taught part-time in the General Practice Residency Program before opening his own office in 2004 Oak Park. He lives there with his wife and children. Dr. Raihle's treatment philosophy is to use a pain-free approach while utilizing the latest technology to achieve a cosmetically pleasing and natural appearance. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois Dental Society.

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    Edith G., Practice Coordinator, Financial Coordinator

    Edith has been handling the operations of A Brilliant Smile since 2006 and the office has not been the same since. We depend on her professional knowledge to help our office run smoothly. She is from Chicago, Illinois. She completed her education at U of I earning an associate’s degree in administrative management.

    Edith’s advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our practice. She works hard to assure that things run seamlessly and our patients and staff members are happy. She loves using her vast knowledge of dental insurance to assist patients.

    Outside of work, she loves gardening, attending her thirteen-year-old son’s soccer and baseball games, eating gummy bears (Black Forest Brand). She has been married to her loving husband Luis for fifteen years.

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    Elizabeth, Dental Assistant

    Elizabeth is a Registered Dental Assistant here at A Brilliant Smile. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Louisiana. She attended Morton College where she received an associates in dental assisting and has been practicing for 25 years. She has been working at A Brilliant Smile closely with Dr. Raihle since 2002. Her personality is bright and the love she has for her patients is greatly exhibited the moment patients enter the practice. Elizabeth loves all of her patients in the practice, but geriatric and pediatric patients hold a special place in her heart. She is fantastic with pediatric patients; and though she does not have kids, treats each one as her own. She attended training in Vancouver, Canada where she received certification to administer Botox. She is also certified in Invisalign, coronal polishing, and sealant placement on kids. Working with her hands so frequently, she has developed a love for dental technology.

    In her spare time, she loves yoga and traveling to spend time with her family in Austin, Texas, working out, relaxing at the beach and lastly but most importantly, shopping for new designer bags and makeup. Elizabeth happily resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

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    Claudia, RDH, Hygienist

    Claudia was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from Kennedy King College and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 8 years and is fluent in Spanish. She is compassionate about educating patients on their oral hygiene and always guides them in prevention of periodontal disease.
    Her positive attitude and gentle approach to dentistry assures that you will be at ease throughout every step. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys traveling and exploring new cities and restaurants with her family and friends.

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    Daniela, Receptionist/Assistant

    Daniela has been working part time at A Brilliant Smile since March of 2021. In the office, Daniela works more on front desk operations helping out with insurance claims, scheduling and etc. In addition to this, she is certified in coronal polishing, takes x-rays when needed, and helps with sterilization of instruments.

    She is currently still in college at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she plans to graduate May of 2025 with a Bachelors in Psychology. She intends to pursue her masters after graduation and her end goal is to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In her free time Daniela enjoys working out, being around friends and family, and lastly traveling whenever she can.

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    Julie, Dental Assistant

    Julie is a Certified Dental Assistant here at A Brilliant Smile. Julie graduated from Lynn University in 1993 with a bachelors degree in hospitality management. Julie was a flight attendant for several years until starting her family, she is the proud mom of four children. After 15 years of being a stay at home mom, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry, something that has always fascinated her. Julie loves working at a Brilliant Smile because our office is like one big happy family! In her spare time, Julie loves to spend time with her husband and children. They love to cook and have big family dinners. Traveling is a passion for the entire family! Julie and her family reside in Western Springs, Illinois.

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    Johanna L. Receptionist
    Dental Assistant/Front Desk

    Johanna joined our team 2 years ago. With over 20 years of accounting experience she was a great asset to help with front desk duties (accounting, insurance, scheduling, etc.) Her favorite part about her position is interacting with patients and ensuring their dental needs are met. She is certified in coronal polishing and enjoys learning chairside with the Dr. She is learning new aspects of dentistry along the way. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time in her new home cooking with her fiancé and play time with her puppy. 

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    Julie J. Hygienist

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