Our Administrative Team
Whitney is our Chief Operations Officer. She joined the Lake County Family Dental Care team in 2014 as the Marketing Director. Prior to working here, she was a stay-at-home mom for nine years and a Naval Officer before that. She enjoys networking within the community to increase awareness for oral health.
Whitney has two amazing daughters that are her sugar and spice. When she is not working, Whitney enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, and finding new museums to explore.
Sara joined our team in 2016 as one of our amazing Patient Care Coordinators. She enjoys interacting with our patients and helping them in any way that she can. While originally from Gurnee, Sara spent a lot of time moving around as a military wife. We are very thankful for their service and thrilled to have them back in Lake County.
Sara and her husband have two boys and a large Labrador that take up most of her time when she is away from our practice.
Denise has been a Patient Care Coordinator since 2018. She loves being able to help patients and see them leave with a smile on their face.
In her spare time, she likes enjoying friends and family as well as watching the Green Bay Packers. When asked about her family, Denise said, “I’m married to an amazing man and have two wonderful children.” Her daughter is getting married soon, so this is a busy and exciting time in their lives.
Kimberly grew up in Fox Lake Illinois and has been our Patient Coordinator since February 2019. When she’s not assisting our patients, Kimberly loves to travel, hang out with friends and family, and eat good food while watching Netflix.
She looks forward to helping you with all your dental needs and dreams.
Chad has been our greeter since late 2018. He grew up in Baghdad, Iraq and is currently schooling to become a dental hygienist. He has found dentistry fascinating ever since childhood. He wants to help people get the smile they dream about.
Chad has an older brother and younger sister. Most of his free time is spent with his brother playing sports. Some of their favorite activities are swimming, soccer, body surfing, and hiking.
Marina is a graduate of the College of Lake County and has been a dental assistant since 2009. Originally from Mexico, she is tri-lingual speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She loves helping and educating people on how to get a healthy, beautiful smile. In Marina’s spare time she loves music, dance, and exercise. She enjoys the beauty of the Lake County area and spending time in it. Above all else, she loves learning more every day.
Michelle has been a part of our team since 2005 and performed preventative dentistry for twelve years prior to coming to our office. She is thoughtful, attentive and gentle as a clinician. “Taking care of people is natural to me. It makes me feel great to be able to help my patients maintain a healthy, happy smile. It’s very rewarding to see positive changes in my patient’s attitudes about their mouth, oral health and general well-being.”
Ali joined the Lake County Family Dental Care team in October 2017. She moved to the Chicago area after graduating from Hygiene school in East Lansing, Michigan. Ali has always had a love for the healthcare field and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a part of it. Dental hygiene offered the perfect opportunity to be able to not only provide care to patients but also the ability to educate them about their health. She loves being able to help patients care for their smiles and answer any questions they may have.
In her free time, Ali loves boating, spending time with family, and doing any activities that involve the lake!
May and her passion in dentistry started when she graduated from high school. She took dentistry courses overseas for 2 years prior to moving to New Jersey, where she graduated with high honors from Middlesex County College in Dental Hygiene. May also earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. She is a member of American Dental Hygienist Association and the Illinois State Dental Society. May has a warm heart and spent many hours volunteering at Raritan Bay Medical Center in NJ as well as at the Reformed Church Assisted Living. She is proficient in English and Arabic.
In her spare time, May likes to sketch/draw,kayak,spend time with husband and family, and cook traditional Mediterranean foods. She is the proud mom of two boys. In the future, May would like to participate in a research program related to dental hygiene and expand her knowledge in the dental field.
Ji Youn moved to the United States in 2000 from South Korea. She studied dental hygiene, graduating in 2010 from Dental Hygiene Kelloge Community College. Ji Youn has worked as a dental hygienist ever since and is thrilled to now find a home at Lake County Family Dental Care.
Her husband, Brian, is a chaplain in V-Care Hospice. They have two children together, a son named Zion and a daughter named Stella. They also have a dog named “Soon Dol” which means naive boy in Korean.
When Ji Youn isn’t at work, she loves to sing as well as join her husband singing in a local choir every week.
Leo began his career in dentistry in the Navy as a Dental Technician. He began working at Lake County Family Dental Care in 2007. Leo sought out our practice because he was very interested in the reconstructive sedation cases that Dr. Potts does. Leo enjoys being able to help people and make them smile again. Leo is the lead Lab Technician and Assistant at our practice. He is especially talented at helping patients transition from having teeth to dentures/partial dentures.
When Leo’s not busy at work, he enjoys doing anything outdoors and adventurous. Hikes with his dog, snowboarding, and golfing are just a few of his favorite activities. He also loves spending time with his wife and son.
Leia has been a Dental Assistant at Lake County Family Dental Care since April of 2016. She enjoys working at our practice because of how much it has expanded her dental knowledge and continues to do so. She is certified in sealant placement, coronal polishing, and as a nurse assistant. Leia likes helping patients, especially those with high anxiety.
Outside of our office, Leia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some of her hobbies include cooking and attending concerts.
Aida joined our team of Dental Assistants in 2017. Prior to that, she ran a successful business in Florida for a few years but became homesick. She decided to move back near her family in Chicago. Aida has previous dental experience in an orthodontic office and enjoys helping patients in any way she can.
In her spare time, she enjoys going on trips and spending time with her family and friends. Aida also has a dog that she adopted as a puppy and loves going on long walks with her.
Ruth aspired to work in the dental field since she was a child. She’s been officially a dental assistant since January of 2017. She loves helping her patients obtain healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Ruth is engaged to a wonderful man and loves spending her weekends exercising and exploring new restaurants. You can often find her as a Ring Girl and Conquer Box Gym or playing soccer at The Lake County Soccer Center.