Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with people of all backgrounds and family histories. I’ve learned that everyone has a story that’s important. Though orthodontists are trained to seek perfection in bites and alignment, what's most important to me is to ensure that our goals align with those of our patients and everyone is pleased with and proud of their result.
Our patients make our days fun, and I cherish the relationships we’ve built with them and their families throughout the years. I am honored to be a part of their story and to give them a smile they will forever cherish.
Family and Community
My husband (and practice partner), Dr. Matt Israel, and I have two children, Ellie and Marco. We also have a new puppy, Annie, who is adorable and sweet, but keeps us all on our toes and constantly searching for missing shoes! Outside of work, I love to cook (and eat), practice yoga (though I don't get to as much as I used to), and travel anywhere, especially to visit my relatives in Greece! I also love to trapeze! I would trapeze every day if I could! We moved to Glenview several ago to raise our family in the community that we love. Spend enough time at Jimmy Johns, Blufish, Dairy Bar, or Dairy Queen and you're bound to run into us :)
For many years, we have been proud supporters of the Glenview Education Foundation, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, the PTAs of all of our surrounding school districts, Wesley Child Care Center, several OLPH organizations, and the Healthy Kids Running Series. We participate in the Tall Trees Turkey Trot every year (rain or shine) as a family and as a practice! We are all in to keeping this community a great place to live!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences – University of Chicago
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Illinois in Chicago
- Master of Science and Orthodontic specialty license – Marquette University
By participating in study groups and forums, and by regularly attending continuing education lectures and courses nationwide through the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, I feel I can keep current on advances in my profession that may benefit my patients’ treatment and overall orthodontic experience.