Meet Melissa Rodriguez, one of our lovely dental assistants! By far one of the sweetest souls ever, Melissa is most well known for her caring, yet professional, demeanor. She has been working steadily in the field for over 10 years and the ease with which she is able to perform procedures has kept her in high demand. She has a natural talent for putting kids at ease and making sure their Kedzie Dental experience is easy and fun! Her aspiration is to pursue higher education in the form of hygiene school. Melissa is a die-hard sports fan (go Dodger’s!), and as such makes it her mission to hit everything she does out of the park! With her spare time, Melissa can be found exploring new Chicago eatery, traveling to warm and exotic places, or curled up with a good book.
Please meet our talented Business Development Manager Agnes Beymer. Agnes is a first-generation immigrant who was born in Lithuania and moved to the United States fifteen years ago. She spent the last fifteen years working in the dental industry and her vivacious and passionate personality allowed for her to constantly move upwards until she became the manager. She has been in management for the past ten years and her wonderful ability to work with patients is a testament to her years of experience in the field. Agnes provides training for employees and works in the development and maintenance of office systems. Additionally, she is pursuing an accounting degree at DePaul University. Her hobbies include scouting the best restaurants in the Chicagoland area, reading, and traveling. A fun fact about Agnes is that she has made it a personal goal to visit fifty countries by the age of fifty and she is well underway of meeting that goal, having already visited thirty-one countries so far!
Anika Ahmad, RDH
Please meet the newest addition to Kedzie Dental Clinic Family, Anika Ahmad. Anika was born in Lahore, Pakistan and raised in New York. She graduated from Briarcliffe College in NY. Anika has been practicing dental hygiene for over 7 years and is fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi. She is compassionate about educating and treating patients on their oral hygiene and always guides them in prevention of periodontal disease. Her positive attitude and gentle approach to dentistry assures that you will be at ease throughout every step. In her spare time, Anika enjoys cooking and blogging about recipes, traveling and exploring new cities and restaurants with her husband!
Please meet our new dental assistant Seema Shireen. Seema was born in Hyderabad, India and settled in Chicago a decade ago. She completed education from Downtown Dental in IL. Seema has been a dental assistant for over a year and fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, Telugu and Guajarti. Her favorite part of her job is being able to comfort patients who start out nervous about their appointment and then leave with a big smile on their face! When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her loved ones. She is working hard towards becoming a dental hygienist!
Meet our administrative team star, Yanira Maldonado. Yanira has been working in the dental field since 2009. She started as a dental assistant, and, later on, discovered that her interests and strengths are communication and dealing with insurance companies. Yanira is great at the administrative side and helping patients to understand insurance coverage. In her free time, Yanira enjoys taking road trips with her adorable children and spending time with her friends and family.