Meet the Staff
Born and raised in the Philippines, Alona graduated from College of Lake County's
Dental Hygiene Program in 2006. Shortly after, she joined the Winning Smile Dental Group team. The patients are her favorite part of her job; their life stories and experiences. Alona enjoys traveling, eating out and working out. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids.
Maggie was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She attended Loyola University
where she studied biology. Following graduation, she decided to continue her education in the field of dental hygiene at Harper College
, where she graduated in 2019. Maggie enjoys educating and encouraging patients to maintain good periodontal health. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Shanta, Dental Assistant
Shanta was born and raised in Guyana, South America where she completed high school and attended Georgetown School of Computer and Secretarial Studies
. She is married and has two sons who are both college graduates in medicine and business. Shanta moved to the U.S. thirty years ago and has been working as a dental assistant since then. She truly loves her work! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, shopping and gardening. She speaks English and Spanish.
Jessica, Office Administration
Jessica has been in the dental field for many years. She loves to make patients feel welcomed and comfortable. The highlight of her day is seeing them coming in excited about their appointments and watching them leave with a big smile. The combination of working with great patients and a winning team at Winning Smile Dental Group makes her feel at home!
Lisa, Patient Coordinator
Lisa has been working in the dental field since 2017. She enjoys meeting and taking care of our patients. Lisa is a dog-lover, especially bull dogs. Her hobbies include traveling near and far, and exploring the restaurant scene around Chicago.