Daniela Brzozowski, DDS
Dr. Brzozowski is committed to the concept of complete dental care, paying strict attention to detail, and bringing a caring attitude to the dental chair. She gained her love of dentistry by working with a dentist who was a family friend and her mentor. She also gained her love of children's dentistry through her residency program at the Children's Clinic of the Oak Park/River Forest Infant Welfare Society. She was always interested in the healthcare field and knew her goal in life would be to help others.
Dr. Brzozowski underwent her undergraduate college education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning two Bachelors of Science in Biology and Dental Science. She graduated with her degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her dental education, Dr. Brzozowski participated in committees to improve the curriculum as well as additional training at local community clinics.
Dr. Brzozowski holds a position as an Adjunct Faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Through this position she teaches clinical skills to dental students on Wednesdays at the Children's Clinic in Oak Park. While there she also utilizes her own skills bringing dental care to the underserved pediatric population of Chicago's west side. Dr. Brzozowski is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, and Dental Arts Club (a Polish-American association). In the 2012-2013 she held the position as the President of the Dental Arts Club. Dr. Brzozowski is also on the board of the West Suburban branch of the Chicago Dental Society.
Originally from Lemont, Dr. Brzozowski now resides in Downers Grove with her husband Greg and "the zoo" of 2 cats (Kraimer and Mochi) and a dog (Bailey-a shepherd/hound mix). Her time away from the office is busy, filled with making stained glass, painting, doing woodwork, gardening, fishing, and enjoying time with friends and family.
Monika Waclaw (Associate Dentist)
Dr. Waclaw grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent most of her childhood with friends and watching her younger twin siblings. Inspired by a series of summer jobs working at the front desk of a general dentist’s office, she later studied biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and matriculated into dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. In an effort to pursue advanced training in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Waclaw completed a general practice residency at Illinois Masonic where she specialized in the care of medically compromised and special needs patients. Dr. Waclaw is an active member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Dental Arts Club of Chicago. She is also fluent in Polish. Presently, she lives in the western suburbs and in her free time she enjoys eating Polish food, golfing, and spending time with her dog, Maya..
Stephanie Bertone (Hygienist)
Stephanie Bertone joined the office in June of 2016 shortly after her wedding and has been a dental hygienist since 2015. She is a graduate of College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with an Associate of Science Degree. She is extremely passionate about dental hygiene and truly cares for her patients. Her patients have described her as "highly thorough and gentle."
Stephanie currently resides in Aurora with her husband David and two bulldogs Finnegan and Walter. She has three sisters (Amanda, Kristen, and Paige) and two nieces (Emilia and Everleigh) all whom live out of state (Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). In her free time, Stephanie likes to travel to visit her family and enjoys lounging with her dogs and watching scary movies with her husband.
Kristen Butler (hygienist)
Kristen has worked in the dental field for over 14 years, 10 of which practicing dental hygiene. After obtaining a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Indiana University, she went on to graduate from Prairie State College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. At Prairie State, she graduated with high honors from Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, which only accepts graduates in the top 5% of their class.
Kristen is devoted to providing her patients with the highest quality care, treating each individual as if they were family. She prides herself on her gentle and comforting methods, allowing patients to feel at ease throughout their entire visit while simultaneously providing exemplary, textbook dental hygiene care. Kristen has had the pleasure of meeting patients all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds providing her a multitude of techniques to customize each patient's experience to their specific needs.
Kristen joined Dr. Brzozowski's practice in 2010 and has enjoyed the past 7 years working alongside colleagues passionate and dedicated towards patient-oriented dentistry.
Kristen's two sons, Nate and Wyatt, and her husband, Jared, keep her busy in her free time. She also enjoys exercising, video games, and quoting any Star Wars movie.