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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team – Lake Zurich, IL

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Two Lake Zurich dental team members

A truly great dental team needs many friendly, kind, and passionate members to truly deliver the best oral health experience. Each staff member at Grand Dental – Lake Zurich will greet you with a smile and take the time to teach you the best strategies for protecting your oral health. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Angela Fortuna – Hygienist

Angela studied dental hygiene at the College of DuPage and has additional training in nitrous oxide, laser dentistry, and periodontal therapy. She been a part of the dental world for 5+ years but recently joined Grand Dental. Today, she’s thrilled to be working in Lake Zurich alongside such a fun and talented team who all strive for the same goal: delivering a “Wow Factor” dental experience.

Away from the dental office, Angela spends plenty of time with her family. Her younger sister is a nurse, and her family owns a small Italian beef restaurant named Jay’s Beef. As for personal hobbies, she likes to play softball, paint, and hang out at the family summer home in Wisconsin.

Vanessa Dini – Hygienist

Vanessa began her dental career as a dental assistant before going back to school to earn her hygiene certification in 2014 from the College of DuPage. She enjoys her role at the Lake Zurich dental office building relationships with patients over time, providing important education, and maintaining a fun work environment! Vanessa loves the technology and tools that a group practice like Grand Dental can provide to its team members for optimal patient care and education. Vanessa has earned additional laser therapy and obstructive sleep apnea certifications.

Vanessa loves spending time with her loud and fun family, traveling internationally, collecting designer handbags, fine dining, and playing soccer and golf. She was also a dancer for 15 years and still loves dabbling today in all sorts of styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, hip-hop, and more.

Tania Paoli – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist tania

Tania was born and raised right here in Illinois! After graduating from Lakes Community High School, she attended the College of Lake County and Wichita State University. In addition to being certified in CPR, she is certified in nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. For her, the best thing about her job is meeting and connecting with others. The instant gratification from cleaning a patient’s teeth and having the opportunity to explain the importance of oral health are two of the many reasons she’s proud to be an RDH!

In her free time, Tania and her husband enjoy hiking, doing family game nights, and cruising around town on their motorcycle. She also likes biking through her neighborhood, watching true crime media documentaries, and spending quality time with her nieces and nephews. Here’s something you may not know about her: she reached her optimal height in fifth grade (5 ft).

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