Our Team

Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice. We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!



Mela

Front Desk

I am the newest addition to Dr. Puri's office. I have been enjoying this kind of work for over 18 years, and I love to use my experience to help our patients with their dental insurance by coordinating their treatment plan with specific financial arrangements, and making sure their appointments are scheduled timely.

I am happily married for 21 years and we have two beautiful children and a puppy. Together we like like to cook and bake, we enjoy biking, hiking, and running.

I love to see our patients' being happy about their smile.


Tina

Front Desk

I graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and work with Dr. Puri in an administrative capacity and as an advocate for our patients to their insurance companies. I truly enjoy meeting new people and making their visit to the dental office a pleasant, stress-free experience. It’s nice to know how much our patients trust us with their dental health.

I am married to Tony, our dental lab owner/technician, and we have two wonderful children. In my free time I love to travel, go to plays, and sporting events, and spend time with family and friends.


Debbie

Dental Assistant

I take great joy in making a difference in people’s lives, seeing them smile again, and helping them feel comfort in knowing that a trip to the dentist can be a positive experience. I received my certification in polishing and sealants in 2011.  Joining the dental field in 1984, I was pleased to become a part of the Smiles Dental Center team in 2003 because of the amazing people I get to work with every day. Dr. Puri gives the best care to all our patients and always tries to make our patients feel at home.

I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family. I have a wonderful husband, Larry, and combined we have six children ranging from 19 to 33., and two grandchildren. My  husband and I enjoy biking, running, and a challenging workout


Jasmine

Dental Assistant/Front Desk

I graduated from Elgin Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in 2012, and joined the Smiles Dental team in 2013. I love helping patients enjoy their smile and give them a positive and comfortable experience at the dentist. I enjoy being a part of a great team, where we all grow and work together.

I have been married for 12 years now to my wonderful husband, Ryan. We have a bird and a 2 year old puppy, no kids. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, playing my harp, as well as spending time with my friends and family.


Elizabeth

Dental Assistant

I am proud to inform you that I am a certified dental assistant for 9 years. I love helping our patients and giving them the opportunity to smile again. I am also proud to offer them the most current technology in dentistry to better serve our patients. I really enjoy assisting the doctor when we perform the all in 4 procedures. I was given a great opportunity to work with the Smiles Dental team and Dr. Puri, I love it.

In my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time with my husband. I also love going out to experience new places and meeting new people.


Tony

On-Site Certified Full Denture Technician

I've achieved my Certified Dental Certification in 2006 and have more than 30 years of experience working in the dental field. I am detail-oriented and a perfectionist when it comes to fabricating appliances or restorations that fit just right and make our patients smile. I have a heart and am truly concerned with each patient's specific case. I have solutions and remedies to their denture or partial problem; solution that will make a difference and improve their lives. No situation is too difficult to resolve or improve upon!. I have been happily married since 1993 and we have two children.

When I'm not running my business or spending time with my family, I can be found playing the drums.

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