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Meet the Staff at Palatine Family Dental


Paula is happy to be back working with Dr. Hillesheim after leaving to start a family. Paula was trained in the dental field by The United States Army. She has certificates in sealant placement, polishing and holds a certificate in Invisalign orthodontics. She has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education and enjoys keeping up with the latest technology in dentistry. Paula has over 20 years experience in the dental field and is fluent in Spanish. We are thrilled to have her back in the office.


Jennifer has been with Dr. Hillesheim since the summer of 1998. She has OSHA, HIPAA and CPR certifications. She has taken many continuing education classes in the clinical and administrative aspects of the practice of dentistry. Jennifer takes great pleasure in obtaining the maximum possible benefit from the patients’ insurance companies. She truly loves working with patients. She takes great pride in making our patients feel comfortable. Her knowledge allows her to assist our patients with both administrative and clinical questions, and she is proud to help the patients with all of their dental needs.


Kathy is very excited to be back working as Dr. Hillesheim’s full time hygienist. She started in Dr. Hillesheim’s office part time in September of 2001 after graduating with honors from Harper College Dental Hygiene program. She has taken many hours of continuing education focusing on the non-surgical treatment of gum disease. She loves the relaxed atmosphere in Dr. Hillesheim’s office and feels it provides the perfect environment in which to deliver the ideal level of treatment to all of her patients. Kathy spends most of her time away from the office caring for her two wonderful young children.


Liana started her career in dentistry in 1993 as a dental assistant and received her dental hygiene degree form Harper College in 2003. She has worked with our team for the past six years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids as family is very important to her.


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