Meet the Dental Team

Our friendly dental team is here to ensure you have a great visit to Signature Smile Arts. Learn more about the team members you will meet during your visit below.

Kim Yercine

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim’s dental career began in 1977 as a certified dental assistant from Prarie State College. She later returned to PSC and graduated from hygiene school in 1984. Kim worked in her first office as a dental hygienist for 20 years. Most recently she worked 20 years at a local Homewood dental office. She has known Dr. Shore and his staff for many years and is very glad to have joined this dental practice.

It has always been her pleasure to develop a great rapport with her patients and to help them achieve their healthy goals. Kim enjoys live music with friends(pre covid) and summertime weekends in Michigan.

Vanessa Gajewski

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vanessa graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana University Northwest. In 2022, She started at Signature Smile Arts as a dental hygienist. While attending school, She also previously worked with Dr. Shore as a dental assistant. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable at the office and also ensuring that patients leave confident in their oral hygiene habits. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time outdoors with her dog, Benji.

Allie Bentley

Marketing Coordinator / Treatment Plan Coordinator

Allie has several years of experience in the dental field. Allie is passionate about explaining treatment plans and helping patients go over financing options and treatment plan timelines. Allie is a dedicated mom of two children – Tinley and Levi. Allie is a native of Whiting, IN and in her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home with popcorn and watching sci-fi movies.

Dentist Near You


18114 Gottschalk Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430-2208


Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:   7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t wait, schedule your appointment with our friendly dental team today and keep your smile healthy and bright.