Donna Dukat, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist/Office Manager
As a native Chicagoan, Donna graduated from Loyola University of Chicago as a registered hygienist with a Bachelors of Science degree. Twenty years later she still enjoys the world of dentistry and all its new technology. She has over 10 years of experience working in this Evanston practice and there continues to be laughter flowing from her room. She loves to cook, travel, spend time with friends and work in her yard when weather allows. Forever optimistic Donna is looking forward to the upcoming seasons for the Cubs and Bears. This year could be the one?!
Alona Alferez, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Alona Alferez, R.D.H. was raised in the Phillipines however in 1996 the whole family migrated to the United States. Since coming to the U.S., Alona, who is a very motivated individual, has earned two associate degrees from the College of Lake County, a Medical Technician Degree and a Dental Hygiene Degree. Alona is happily married with two young children. Alona enjoys working with kids and relates well to them, as well as all of her patients. She is complimented routinely on her gentle way with patients. In her free time, Alona enjoys working out, rollerblading, reading novels, cooking and baking with her children. She is an avid Food Network fan. She lives in the north suburbs.
Jo Ann Velastegui, RDA – Registered Dental Assistant
Jo Ann graduated from North Park University, where she earned a Bachelor of Art Degree. After a few years, she returned to Northeastern University, where she completed her Master Degree in Counseling. At the present time, Jo Ann enjoys working a few days with Dr. Reese as a dental assistant. She enjoys every aspect of dentistry. The rest of her time she works as a Licensed Rehab Counselor helping individuals with various physical disabilities and mental disorders. Her life is filled with the joy of helping people in all areas of life. She considers herself very lucky to be able to enjoy two different professions.
Janeta Nikolova, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Janeta grew up in Bulgaria and came to the United States 16 years ago. She has worked in the dental field since 2003 as a dental assistant. After being a dental assistant for many years, she decided to expand her career and become a dental hygienist. She graduated from College of Lake County with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene with honors. She enjoys educating patients how to achieve a happy and healthy smile. She loves seeing the transformation in people’s smiles and playing a part in that. She is married and has two children and a dog. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and spending time with her kids.