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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 Viano, 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.

Martha Terrazas, Regional Advocate-North

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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