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.
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 taking long walks with her dog Chance and loving husband of 10 years, traveling to spend time with her family in Austin, Texas, working out, relaxing on the Caribbean beaches of Puerto Rico and lastly but most importantly, shopping for new designer bags and makeup.
Claudia, RDH, Hygienist
Bio Coming Soon!
Amber has been working at A Brilliant Smile since June 2017 as one of our front desk receptionists as well as a sterilization assistant/technician. Some of her responsibilities include scheduling new/existing patients, calls to verify insurance benefits, sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments, supplies, and infection control of all areas involving patient care. She keeps the environment and instruments clean using the proper sterilization techniques.
She is currently taking classes and pursuing her career in dental hygiene. As one of the first faces you'll see when you walk into our office, patients can expect a warm welcome, illuminated smile, and bubbly personality from her.
Amber loves to spend time with her family and 2 mini dachshunds, Khloe and Kloud.
Amber is a huge advocate for childhood cancer awareness. She had 1 beautiful son who unfortunately passed away at 14 months old after battling childhood cancer since his diagnosis at 6 weeks of age. In her son's memory, she gets involved in/holds many events throughout the year to raise awareness and fundraise for research to find a cure. Some of the events included are... Brookfield Zoo's annual Community Tree Trim, walking in parades, an annual lemonade stand for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, etc. This past year over $11,000 was raised in memory of Baby Gio for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation with the help of her family and friends. She will continue these events for the years to come. #GoGOLDForGio
Edith P., Patient Coordinator
Edith was welcomed as our newest member of the team in May 2019. She has been working in the dentistry field for over 10 years. She gained her education at Oakton Community College and is from Chicago, Illinois. She has made excellent progress in learning our systems in the short amount of time that she has been here.
Edith has a deep-rooted love for dentistry and is always happy. She has made it clear that her love for dentistry comes first.
She has a thirteen-year-old daughter that means the world to her. She cherishes any spare time spent with family and friends.
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.