Meet The Team Of The Center For Dental Excellence
Meet Our Dental Hygienists
Darlyne’s interest in the dental field could have been sparked by the fact that her cousin was in the first Dental Hygiene class at Northwestern and growing up, two of her neighbors were dentists! After working as a Dental Assistant during high school, she went on to earn her Associate Degree in Applied Sciences with a Certificate in Dental Hygiene from Parkland College. She has been a full-time hygienist for over 35 years!
Darlyne loves being part of a team that works together to help patients live their best dental life through education, quality care and heartwarming visits.
When she’s not at the office, Darlyne enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends. She loves to travel and swim and is passionate about managing the Dawn Brancheau Foundation, in memory of her sister.
Mary grew up in Chicago. From a young age, she always had a job, from delivering newspapers to working at a local college to learning about dentistry as a Dental Assistant. Mary received her Certificate in Dental Assisting at Morton College in Cicero, Illinois and then was hired by the University of Illinois Dental School.
When H.I.V. surfaced, many hygienists left the dental field because so little was known about it. Mary saw the growing need and went back to school, graduating with her degree in Dental Hygiene from Prairie State College.
Mary absolutely loves being a Dental Hygienist and appreciates the way we work as a team at CDE to provide the best care to our patients. For her, the biggest reward is when patients grow to trust her in helping them with their oral care and truly become family.
Mary loves spending time with her wonderful family, going on short trips to connect with them. One of her favorite vacations was a trip to Canada! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing golf and listening to live music.
Sheree graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor of science degree and is also Laser certified and an authorized CPR Instructor.
She appreciates how CDE is constantly evolving to better serve the community of patients they have built and how high they set the bar for the standard of care. Sheree loves the CDE family’s team environment and believes everyone here truly cares and loves what they do. It is a pleasure to come to work every day! Working at CDE helps her serve patients better and create amazing smiles. Smiling is our super power!
For fun, Sheree creates content that helps parents keep their kiddos healthy from the start. She is very passionate about dental health and explains, “I was bullied as a child because I had stains on my front teeth and that effected my self-esteem. If I can save one child from feeling the way I did about my smile, I am successful!”
Stefanie graduated from the College of DuPage, receiving their Professionalism and Dedication to Learning Award in 2015!
She went through extensive dental treatment as a child and was fortunate to have a fantastic dentist and hygienist to help her improve her oral health. From then on, she knew her passion was in the dental field.
Stefanie thrives on helping others improve their total body health in a judgement-free zone. She is here to listen to patient’s needs and support our fantastic doctors in providing exceptional care. She encourages patients to asks questions. Especially given her own dental history, Stefanie’s goal is to make every patient’s experience comfortable and positive.
Stefanie shares, “I have one dog, Zero, who’s the light of my life. Oh! and my husband 😉 lol! Nick and I love to travel. Hawaii, Italy, and England are just a few of my favorite travel destinations. My other hobbies include baking, fishing, organizing (nerd, I know), and my favorite shows are Great British Bake Off, Friends, Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory.”
Rachel is thankful for her high school guidance counselor, who suggested she consider the dental field. She fell in love with it and hasn’t looked back! Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University Northwest.
Rachel is inspired by the level of care patients receive here at CDE. She shares, “Many dental offices will say they treat their patients like family, but CDE REALLY does!”
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading and watching movies. She loves a good story! Also included on her list of things to do for fun are traveling and going to amusement parks.
Suzanne graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Prairie State College in 1988, receiving the Golden Scaler Award!
“What ignited my passion for hygiene was that my grandpa and my dad were both dentists. I was fortunate enough to work as a dental assistant in my dad’s office and see first-hand how much he cared about his patients and changed their lives. That experience is what led to my interest in becoming a dental hygienist.”
Working at CDE for the past 25 years has enabled her to build very special relationships with our patients. “The trust they have in me is what keeps me going and I love what I do. Even though my primary goal is to help improve my patients’ dental health, a bonus for me is getting to know them on a personal level.”
Seeing how the doctors and all the staff treat our patients with such dedication and genuine care is why she has been at CDE from the beginning.
When away from the office, she likes to spend time with her kids, hang with friends and family, watch Netflix, work on puzzles and read.
Meet Our Team
High-Quality Dentistry From Compassionate Doctors
At The Center For Dental Excellence, we understand that changing dentists or searching for a new dentist can be a complicated process. You want to find someone who is professional, offers the services that you need or want, and provides a friendly atmosphere. We meet those standards and beyond! Whether you are seeking a Flossmoor, IL, general dentist, oral surgeon, pediatric dentist, cosmetic dentist, or endodontist, our team of specialists is here to get you the results you want and provide the most enjoyable dental visit possible! Having all dental specialists under one roof saves you the hassle of being referred out for different treatments. Schedule your appointment, complete your new patient forms, then benefit from having all your dental providers in one place! Follow one of the steps below to get started: