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MEET THE TEAM

Meet the Team at Wheatland Dental Care

Kim Zolezzi

As a professional, Kim feels her calling is to serve people and develop a lasting relationship by promoting health and w wellness through dental hygiene. Kim graduated with a dental hygiene degree in 1998. Kim began her dental hygiene career by working for a dental office in Wisconsin for two years. Shortly after moving to Illinois, Kim joined the Wheatland Dental Care team in 2000. Kim is a member of the ADA, ADHA, and ISDS along with several dental hygiene study clubs. She received advanced training and certification to administer local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and sedation.

Kim’s most recent accomplishment was receiving certification in laser dentistry as well as obstructive sleep apnea treatment. When Kim’s not working at Wheatland Dental Care, you will find her enjoying time with her husband Joey and her two kids Anthony and Isabella.

Samantha Torres

Samantha graduated from UIC/Kennedy King and was licensed as a registered dental hygienist in 1999. Prior to working as a hygienist, Samantha was a dental assistant and also a dental assistant instructor. She stays active in continuing education courses.

Samantha has been working at Wheatland Dental Care since 2004. She really enjoys the relationships she has built with her patients. She is focused on their comfort while giving them the best care.

When Samantha is not working, she and her husband Shawn are busy spending time with their kids, Devin and Sydney.

Lori Cavera

Lori graduated from Parkland College and received her license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2003. She has been working at Wheatland Dental Care since 2005. Lori enjoys the relationships she has developed over the years with her patients. She enjoys educating her patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and is delighted when her patients return with improved oral health. She likes attending continuing education courses to stay current with all the changing dental trend and technology. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her three sons keep her very busy.

Katie Blanchard

Katie has been a dental hygienist since 2005, when she graduated from Prairie State College, and has been with Wheatland Dental Care since 2006. She loves working with patients of all ages, especially kids and patients with anxiety. Comprehensive dental care, with a focus on the patient’s overall health, is what she strives to accomplish. Katie enjoys time with her family, going to the drag strip, and watching movies.

Erika Churnovic

Erika is a graduate of Prairie State College, Dental Hygiene Class of 2011. She has been working in the dental field for more than 13 years and has had a love for oral healthcare early in life. It has been a goal to make a difference in the dental field since kindergarten. Erika started working toward that goal with Wheatland Dental Care following graduation in 2011. Erika is devoted to helping patients understand the importance of dental hygiene care and provide an understanding and trusted relationship with patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, child, and large family. She also enjoys daily workouts, outdoor activities with her dog PJ, and has a love for music and the arts.

Brooke Evans

Brooke graduated from Prairie State College in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She started working with Wheatland Dental Care immediately following graduation in 2009. Brooke is a devoted dental hygienist who is here to serve her patients with compassion and respect. She believes in building trusting relationships with her patients and is committed to helping others achieve and maintain their best oral health. Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and her daughter Elliana and son Caden. As a family, they love camping and traveling to new places. She also loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoying hobbies such as drag racing and camping.

Kim Sanda

Kim has been a dental hygienist with Wheatland Dental Care since 2007. She grew up in the area and graduated from College of DuPage and DeVry University.  Kim loves working with children as well as adults and educating them on their oral health and homecare.  Her main goal for her patients at Wheatland Dental Care is to make every experience in the office comfortable.  She loves seeing her patients walk out with a smile!

When not at work, Kim is with her husband and two young daughters.

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