Meet The Staff
Mary – Practice Administrator
Mary started working with Dr. Schwartz in 1985 as a chairside dental assistant and has worked her way up to her current position as practice administrator. She is certified with the Dental Assisting National Board and a Lifetime Member of the American Dental Assistants Association. Her favorite thing about working at Colonial Dental Associates are the people, she has known some of the patients so long they are now like family. When not in the office, Mary enjoys being active, attending cultural events, and spending time with her own family and friends.
Lee – Patient Care Coordinator
Lee has been in the dental field for over 25 years and takes great joy in establishing a positive rapport with Colonial Dental’s patients. Lee is a family orientated, environmentally conscious, animal lover, who enjoys mountain hiking, biking, yoga and growing fresh produce in her garden.
Keila – Patient Care Coordinator
Keila joined the Colonial Dental team in November of 2021. She has been a positive, upbeat addition to our payment desk, and is fluent in Spanish she learned in her native Honduras. Keila enjoys music and going for long walks in her free time.
Marta – Dental Assistant
Marta joined our Colonial Dental family as a certified dental assistant in October of 2021. Marta’s career in dentistry covers over a decade, and her love of helping others makes this profession a perfect fit. When not at work, Marta enjoys traveling, working out, watching movies and cooking.
Monica – Dental Assistant
Monica is the newest member of the team at Colonial Dental, and joined our staff in May of 2022 as a chairside dental assistant. Monica enjoys interacting with patients and takes pride in helping them feel as relaxed as possible during dental treatment. Monica is fluent in Spanish, and when she is not in the office, enjoys spending time with her eight grandchildren.
Miriam – Registered Dental Hygienist
Miriam loves to educate patients on improving their oral hygiene and seeing their smiles light up when they take her advice to heart. She received her degree from the University of Illinois – Dental Hygiene Program. When not at work Miriam likes to garden and watch the flowers grow.
Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura has been with Colonial Dental since 2011. She enjoys the close-knit family atmosphere of the practice and being part of a fun and friendly team. Laura graduated form Marquette University in 1988 and continues to have a passion for dentistry that drives her to stay current with new dental and hygiene advances. In her spare time, Laura and her husband enjoy home improvement projects and finding a good movie to relax. Their three dogs keep them busy and entertained daily.
Taylor – Registered Dental Hygienist
Taylor is the newest member of the dental hygiene staff at Colonial Dental, and joined us in December, 2018. She has been working as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2014, when she graduated from Sanford-Brown College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. She chose the dental field as a career choice due to her interest, her desire, and her passion to work in the field of oral care. While away from the office, Taylor enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family.
Susan – Registered Dental Hygienist, “Emeritus”
Susan worked for Colonial Dental Associates from 1970, until her retirement in 2018. She was in the first dental hygiene class to graduate from Harper College. She loved seeing the different patients who came in, getting to know their families and watching their kids grow. Susan travels and enjoys seeing friends during her retirement.