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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team – Franklin Park, IL

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The Grand Dental Franklin Park team

Without our dedicated dental team, our goal of providing individualized, high-quality care here at Grand Dental in Franklin Park would be impossible! During each of your visits, you’re sure to see one of their friendly faces around the dental office, whether they’re cleaning your teeth, greeting you at the front desk, or helping you navigate your dental insurance coverage. Each of our hygienists, assistants, and staff members are passionate about creating a warm and welcoming environment at every appointment.

Jennifer Kolodziej, Dental Hygienist

Jennifer started working as a receptionist in a dental office while she was still in high school. Inspired by the dental field she graduated the hygiene program at Harper College 16 years ago, and has practiced hygiene at Grand Dental exclusively since earning her license. She loves her career at Grand Dental because she can make a difference in her patients’ health. In her own words “Seeing a patient’s mouth transform is so rewarding!” Jennifer and her husband, Mike, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2020, and they have two handsome sons. She has a great love for all things Disney, naturally, she agrees “Disney World is the happiest place on earth.”

Allie Beckstrom, Dental Hygienist

Allie has spent her entire 9+ year dental career here at Grand Dental – Franklin Park. As a child, she loved going to the dentist, so choosing to become a Registered Dental Hygienist was a natural fit. She prides herself in using her expertise to provide oral care for her patients that goes well beyond what they can achieve at home by themselves. She appreciates that Grand Dental maintains the most up-to- date technology and training for our hygiene team, continuously improving patient care. She attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and has certifications in nitrous oxide, CPR, and dental laser therapy. Allie is recently engaged, and her hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading, baking, and hanging out with family.

Francesca Klich, Dental Hygienist

Francesca began her dental career when she was only 16 years old. After becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist, she joined the Grand Dental – Franklin Park team where she has served patients for the past 8 years. Francesca values the teamwork and support of the Franklin Park staff; her coworkers go out of their way to help and assist one another. She finds the most rewarding part of her job to be building personal relationships with her patients that go beyond dental health. She graduated from College of DuPage and is certified in dental laser therapy. When she isn’t at the dental office, she likes to spend time outdoors with her two daughters, particularly swimming, fishing, and trips to the zoo.

Maribel Cano, Dental Hygienist

Maribel has been with Grand Dental for the full length of her dental career – 15 years! She began with Grand Dental as a Business Assistant and transitioned into hygiene after receiving her degree from Harper College. She loves supporting her patients, especially those who have anxiety about being at the dentist. She is a Franklin Park native. She and her husband, Efrain, recently celebrated the birth of their first child, it’s a boy! In her free time, she loves to travel.
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Kirsten Napier, Dental Hygienist

Kirsten Napier has roots in the Chicago suburbs and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art from Elmhurst College. She went from being a patient at the original Grand Dental office in Franklin Park, to becoming a staff member 29 years ago. After initially serving patients at the front desk, she rose to the level of dental office manager and was in charge of multiple locations for Grand for several years. These experiences motivated her to continue her dental journey and a few years later she earned her Hygiene degree at Harper College in Palatine.

These days she is inspired by modern medical and dental research. Kirsten feels passionate about educating her patients on the link between oral health and the prevention of heart disease. She wants to help her patients know the most current techniques and information available in dentistry so that they can make the best decisions about not just their mouth but also their overall health.

She is the mother of 3 daughters, and in her free time, loves spending time outdoors and watching the girls play lacrosse. She is interested genealogy and is currently retracing and recording their family history.

Julyette Maldonado, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Kirsten

Some of the best moments during Julyette’s job are when patients light up after learning about their oral health. Being able to educate people on taking care of their smiles is incredibly rewarding for her, and she loves to learn as much as she can every day to provide the best care possible. Originally from Melrose Park, she went to study at Triton College before attending Southern Illinois at Carbondale to attain her license in dental hygiene. She’s also certified in laser dentistry. Away from the office, Julyette loves spending time with her family and watching sports or doing outdoor activities. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, making and drinking coffee, and creating charcuterie boards for parties.

Martha Terrazas, Regional Advocate

Martha has been an integral member of the Grand Dental Franklin Park team for the past 20+ years. She says the best part of her career has been building lasting relationships with Grand Dental patients and the comradery she feels for her dental office team. Originally from Franklin Park, she is married and has two dogs. She enjoys crafting, especially if it involves decorating for the holidays. She and her husband are raving Cubs fans - they even met at Wrigley Field!
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Raquel Landeros, Team Lead

Since joining our team, Raquel has thoroughly enjoyed interacting with patients and building relationships with them. As a manager, she also likes making sure that her team feels comfortable and happy as well. Born and raised in Hanover Park, she comes from a family of all women, including her mom, her grandma, and her three sisters. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking, and doing arts and crafts.
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