Director of Operations
My name is Aida. I graduated from Dental Hygiene School in 2001 and am happy to say that I have been part of Lake forest Smiles since then! In addition to being a Registered Dental Hygienist, I also studied extensively in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Buteyko Breathing Techniques, Dental Sleep Medicine, and Temporomandibular Disorders. I am very happy to say that I have been treating patients of all ages in the abovementioned fields! I consider myself very lucky to be a part of an ever-growing and patient-oriented dental office. My passion drives me to explore the newest technologies and techniques while also learning about leading-edge research and recommendations to help our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums and improve their overall health.
Most recently, I have taken a new role as the Director of Operations at our office. I love seeing my teammates grow and the office flourish with endless support from Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt. In addition, I am a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, the American Academy of Myofunctional Scientists, and the American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry. I enjoy coming to work every day and consider this office my second family.
In my spare time, I love taking long walks and enjoy spending time in nature with my family. Traveling and exploring different cultures with my husband Goran and our son Tony is another passion of mine! I love listening to our patients’ stories and watching their families grow and succeed! I always look forward to meeting new patients and establishing a new, wonderful relationship.
Hi, my name is Jill, and I am a registered dental hygienist. I have had the pleasure of working at Lake Forest Smiles for over 28 years! My husband Peter and I have a daughter, Isabella, that attends the University of Alabama and is studying speech and language pathology. We also have a son at the University of Nebraska studying business. In my free time, I love to work out and travel. I am honored to have worked with Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt for all of these years. My patients have a very special place in my heart.
Hi, my name is Gayle. I graduated from College of Lake County Hygiene School in 2005 and have been working for Drs. Campbell and Schmidt ever since. I am truly blessed to be working with a great team and providing my patients with the highest quality care! In my free time, I love being with my family, enjoying the outdoors as well as attending sporting and music events. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Hi, my name is Shannon. I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the SIU Carbondale Dental Hygiene School in 2013. I have been working for Lake Forest Smiles since 2016. My dental passion is seeing my patients get healthy utilizing the latest techniques and technologies in gum therapy and nutrition. I am excited to be able to give my patients the best care possible. I got married in 2019 and in my free time I love to read, cook, and spend time with my family and friends.
Hi, my name is Julia, and I have been a dental hygienist at Lake Forest Smiles since 2017. I have been in dentistry for over 20 years and have a huge passion for dental health and establishing long-lasting relationships with my patients. I am truly blessed to work at such an amazing office with Dr. Campbell, Dr. Schmidt, and Dr. Kate, as well as the entire team at LFS. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs and being outdoors. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping ensure your visit is first-class and as comfortable as possible.
I graduated from College of Lake County Dental Hygiene School in 2010. Prior to that I was a dental assistant for seven years, starting as a Red Cross volunteer. It has been a journey, and I love what I do. My stepdad was in the military, so I grew up traveling a bit. In my spare time, I like to travel and spend time with my husband and two grown children. I look forward to meeting you.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth. I have had the pleasure of working at Lake Forest Smiles since 2004. I enjoy being an integral part of restoring and maintaining my patients’ dental health by utilizing the latest technology and my caring touch. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University in 2000. Early on in my career, I used my passion for teaching and helped establish CLC’s dental hygiene program. I recently completed my Public Health Dental Hygienist Certification. I am proud to be extending patient care outside of our office to our elderly community in 2022.
I am married and have two younger children. We like going on adventures and traveling. I absolutely love being a mom! I have enjoyed incorporating Children’s Dental Health Presentations into the school systems over the past seven years. In addition, when I have time, I like taking nature walks, gardening, reading, and playing the piano.
I look forward to caring for you and your loved ones!
Hi, my name is Jenny, and I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated in 2016 and received my Dental Hygiene Degree from the College of Lake County.
I’ve been in dentistry for over 12 years. My areas of experience include Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Pediatrics, Orthodontics, and General Dentistry. I have a passion for helping patients with their dental goals using the latest technology and education. I love helping my patients maintain healthy smiles!!
In my free time, I enjoy spending my time with my daughter, going to the beach, taking walks, and listening to music.
Hi, my name is Karlie and I’m one of Dr. Campbell and Schmidt’s dental assistants. I am new to the dental field but grateful for having a work family who gives me guidance and assets needed for me to become a well-rounded dental assistant for our patients. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our newest family addition, baby Giovanni. I’m very happy to help the doctors give our patients a healthy smile along with helping our patients gain more confidence!
Hi, my name is Jessica and I have been in dentistry for over 10 years. I enjoy being an integral part of contributing to our patient’s dental health by utilizing the latest technology and techniques. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two dogs, cooking, playing my ukulele, and being outdoors as much as possible! I look forward to meeting you!!
Hi, my name is Makayla and I am one of Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt’s dental assistants. I am so happy I found a passion for dentistry with this amazing team. I love that our office keeps up with the latest technologies and techniques to achieve outstanding results for our patients. I enjoy being with family and friends in my free time. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hi, my name is Rachel. I completed Dental Assistant courses at University of Illinois in Chicago and have been in Dentistry for over 8 years. I have been a part of Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt’s practice since I was 2 years old and never thought one day I would work for them! It is such a privilege to work with doctors and teammates who are so dedicated to helping create healthy, happy patients in a warm friendly environment. I enjoy spending time with my husband, playing with our dog, reading, and rooting for our Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs! I look forward to meeting you!
Hi, my name is Alexis and I am one of Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt’s dental assistants. I am new to the world of dentistry, but I attended college in New York City shortly before joining this great team. I love working with the latest technologies our office has to offer. In my free time I enjoying coaching competitive gymnastics, watching our Chicago sports teams win, and doing any variety of outdoor activity. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi, my name is Taylor, and I’m one of Dr. Campbell and Dr. Schmidt’s Dental Assistants. I’m absolutely lucky and grateful that I have such an amazing team for guidance and support. I have been in the dental field for two, going on three months now. I became interested because my mother has been dental assisting since before I can remember! Now, being here at Lake Forest Smiles, I know that I want to further my career in the dental field. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to this area when I was a teenager in high school. My boyfriend and I have a daughter, Farrah, and she’s one year old. She is an amazing baby that brings light to the darkest room with the slightest bit of effort. I love to spend time with them when I’m not in the office and be surrounded by loved ones. I’m very excited to be here helping the doctors give our patients healthy smiles & confidence!
Hi, my name is Cassie. I have been working as an assistant with Drs. Campbell and Schmidt since 2004. I love working where my co-workers are my family. I feel lucky to continue learning new things and using new technology to provide better care for our patients.
I live in Wisconsin but still root for the Bears. In my free time, I enjoy being with my husband and our daughters, who are 15 years old and 18 months! We love exploring the outdoors and going to concerts. I look forward to seeing you soon!
I grew up in the Lake County area. After high school, I went immediately into the work world and got my first job as a surgical assistant for a periodontist. I have always had a passion for surgery and caring for people. It was at this time that I knew I found my career.
In 1992, I came to work for Dr. Campbell the first time and became his office manager. Dr. Schmidt had been with us for about one year when I left due to a career change into the software and computer side of dentistry. I spent the next 13 years training dental professionals how to use dental software.
When my husband and I moved to Sycamore, I returned to my passion as a surgical assistant for a dental implant practice. I worked my way to become their treatment coordinator and implant coordinator. When my husband transferred back to Lake County, I re-joined (20 years later) the team at Lake Forest Smiles. It still feels like home and I am lucky enough to work with my sister, Cassie, and my daughter Rachel.
In my free time, my heart is with my family. There is nothing better than spending time with our five adult children, their spouses, our grandkids, my sister and her family, and our grandpups! I love weight training and have recently joined the Peloton team. I look forward to meeting you.