Meet the Team

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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.

 in Homewood

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.

 in Homewood

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.

 in Homewood

Gina Curiel

Dental Assistant

Gina has been active in the dental field since 2018. At the office, Gina is one of Dr. Shore’s amazing dental assistants! Gina is happily married and has two children, Lilliana and Marcus, and she is also a dog mom to two French bulldogs! Gina has an associate of science degree from Indiana Technical institute and is currently in school studying for her masters degree. In her free time, Gina enjoys spending time with her friends and family and also traveling and shopping.

 in Homewood

Deena Loretto

Dental Assistant

Deena is Dr. Shore’s chairside assistant. She has been in the dental field for 15 years. Deena states “what I enjoy most about what I do is helping the patients feel comfortable while we are treating them.” When not working, Deena enjoys shopping, cooking and spending time with her pets.

 in Homewood

Elizabeth Davis

Front Desk Reception / Patient Care Coordinator

Elizabeth joins our team with over twenty years of experience in the dental field. Liz is a new addition to our office family. Liz is in charge of front office duties, scheduling patients, patient management, and advertising/ marketing coordination. Liz is a Homewood/ Flossmoor native and is happily married to her husband Jessie and has two daughters Naomi and Avery. In her free time, Liz enjoys traveling, movies, and game night.

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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

Address:

18114 Gottschalk Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430-2208

Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:   7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed
 

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