Meet Our Team

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Director of Operations


My name is Aida. I graduated Dental Hygiene School in 2001 from W. R. Harper College. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist, Buteyko Breathing Educator, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, and am certified in Dental Sleep Medicine. I also studied extensively in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Sleep Breathing Disorders and Buteyko Breathing techniques. I am proud to say that I’ve been practicing Dental Hygiene at Drs. Campbell and Schmidt’s office since 2001. I also started our Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko breathing department in 2016. 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 cutting edge research and recommendations to help our patients achieve and maintain healthy gums, teeth and overall health. In addition, I am a member of American Dental Hygiene Association, American Academy of Myofunctional Scientists and American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry. I enjoy coming to work every day and consider this office my second family. I am married and have one child, Tony. In my spare time I love taking long walks and enjoy nature with my family. Traveling and exploring different cultures is another passion of mine! I look forward to seeing you in our office!

Dental Hygienists


Hi, my name is Jill, I graduated from SIU Dental Hygiene School in 1994. I started working for Dr. Campbell shortly after graduation and have been here ever since. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful office for so long. Watching the office grow and change over the years to benefit our patients has been incredibly rewarding. I am married with 2 children, Isabella and Nikolas. I love to work out and spend time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting you!


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.



With over 20 years of dental experience and 5 years of being a dental hygienist, Julia joined Lake Forest Smiles in September of 2017. A self-proclaimed dental dork, Julia loves teeth and enjoys making her patients feel confident with a beautiful and healthy smile. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband Bryan and three daughters: Alyssa, Michelle and Daniella as well as their dogs.


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.

Dental Assistants


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!

Administrative Team


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 get 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 daughter, 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.

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