(847) 516-1100

412 Crystal Street, Cary, IL 60013

Thomas J. Skleba, DDS, FAGD

Sarah S. Brewer, DMD

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Meet the Team

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal-your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Meet the Team

Bonnie Graff, R.D.H.

Bonnie

Dental Hygienist Bonnie says her priority is to work in tandem with the rest of the dental team to provide full oral health care. Her training lets her specialize in the treatment and prevention of oral diseases such as Periodontal Disease and Dental Decay. She evaluates potential risk factors for these diseases by taking a full medical history, and performing an Oral Cancer Exam, a dentition exam, and a periodontal exam, and follows up with treatment which can include removal of plaque, calculus, and biofilm, as well as any necessary radiographs, fluoride treatments, and sealants.

Bonnie grew up in Richmond, Illinois until the age of 15, and has resided in the Woodstock area ever since. In 1988, she obtained her Associates in Applied Science from Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and also holds Local Anesthesia Certification and Diode Laser Certification. She maintains 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years for licensure. Originally an oral surgery assistant, Bonnie realized she had a very real desire to learn more about other forms of Dentistry, and decided to turn her attention more towards the prevention of oral diseases.

When she isn’t keeping patient’s mouths healthy and shining, Bonnie is spending time with her husband, Derek, and the couple’s three children, Grace, Gretchen, and Griffin. She enjoys coffee on the porch, swimming and boating on the lake, and hanging out at any ice rink or volleyball court her kids are on. She also supports Operation Christmas Child and Girls on the Run, charities that two of her friends work for.

Deb

Deb

For Dental Hygienist Deb, prevention is the name of the game. She assesses the oral health of patients and assists the doctors in evaluating and diagnosing periodontal disease. She helps patients maintain good oral health and prevent dental disease by preforming periodontal therapy including oral cancer exams, periodontal charting and detailed cleanings. She also takes radiographs, places dental sealants, and performs fluoride treatments.

Deb grew up in Palatine and has lived in Cary for over 25 years. She obtained her Associates in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene from Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and also holds a Local Anesthesia certification. Deb completes a minimum of 36 hours Continuing Education hours every 3 years for maintaining her license. “I was able to have on the job training as a Dental Assistant directly after high school while attending Harper College,” she remembers. “I enjoyed the dental profession and especially loved working with individual patients. The best part of my job is the one on one contact I have with my patients!”

When she’s not brightening smiles and battling periodontal disease, Deb is spending time with friends, family. She has been married for over 30 years and has three daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren. Deb volunteers at her church with the P.A.D.S. program; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency shelter, supportive housing and comprehensive resources to the homeless in McHenry County. She says she would love to go to visit Italy with her family.

Marisa

Marisa

Dental Assistant Marisa focuses on her job as an assistant to Dr. Brewer, helping patient’s achieve brighter smiles and keeping their mouths healthy with sealants and polishing. “I love to smile, and I love helping my patients feel confident in their own smiles,” she says.

Marisa is a native of Algonquin, and still lives there. She has 8 years of experience, and holds a Certificate for dental assisting as well as being certified for sealants and coronal polishing. “I’ve always enjoyed going to the dentist,” she says, remembering asking her mom every month “Are we going to the dentist this month?” “I never had any cavities, and I loved having my teeth cleaned.”

When she isn’t assisting with dental procedures, Marisa is planning her upcoming wedding to fiancé Kevin, with whom she’ll be tying the knot next year, working in the local animal shelter, boating, or simply spending time outside in the sun with her almost 1-year old son, Brayden. “I love spending time with friends and family, and would enjoy getting to travel with them if I had a year to spend dong anything!”

 

Tracy.

Tracy

Tracy is the practice’s part time receptionist and dental assistant. She helps cover most of the front desk responsibilities, scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, updating the practice’s electronic sign, and running errands.

Tracy spent most of her life in Crystal Lake and now resides in Prairie Grove. At the age of 18, Tracy took a job with a local dentist who was looking for an assistant. After some years off to raise her son, Tracy just recently came back to the industry when she joined husband Dr. Thomas Skleba’s practice. “It’s great being part of the family business,” she says. “The staff here is wonderful. We have the best patients and I love meeting so many people.”

When she’s not helping out at the practice, Tracy is enjoying time at home with Thomas and the couple’s teenaged son, Nick. “Our family is very close and we enjoy spending our downtime together.”

 

Renae

Renae

Renae joined the exciting world of dentistry in 2004. It wasn’t long before she realized this was the career path she would follow. Renae joined the Cary Dental Associates Team in August of 2016.

As our Office Manager, Insurance Coordinator and Implant Coordinator, Renae has her hands full however you’ll always see her smiling and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She enjoys educating patients regarding their dental benefits to assist them in making decisions to receive the best possible care. She oversees the submission of insurance claims along with the processing of insurance payments. She is always up for a challenge when it comes to appealing claims that may have been denied by an insurance company. Renae also enjoys working with patients and our specialists when it comes to implant treatment. She makes sure patients understand their treatment from start to finish and thoroughly explains the financial aspect of the implant process and any applicable insurance benefits. Renae will happily go the extra mile to help any and all patients in the practice.

Renae grew up in Crystal Lake and still calls Crystal Lake home. Renae and her boyfriend Ray enjoy spending time outdoors with their two sons Cameron and Christian. She loves watching Cameron play baseball and considers herself his biggest fan.

Renae

Terri

As the scheduling coordinator, Terri is in charge of creating appointments, checking patients in and out, and keeping up with patient relations. She has been working in the dentistry field on and off for 20 years. She loves helping people and educating them on having their best smiles. Coming up on her one-year anniversary this October, 2018, Terri loves working at Cary Dental Associates and with everyone in the office.

When she is not working, Terri loves spending time with her family. She has been married for over 30 years and has three daughters. She recently welcomed her grandson, Simon, in September, 2017. She and her husband, Ed, and two daughters, Nicole and Heather, love to visit Iowa, where her eldest daughter, Sam, and her son-in-law Mark live with Simon and their Golden Retriever, Rudy. She also loves watching movies and seeing live shows.

Jen

Jen has been dental assisting for the last 25 years. Jen and her husband have lived in McHenry for the last 18 years, and they have three children. When Jen isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, sports and reading.

 

 

 

Ellen

Ellen is in Accounts Receivable. She uses her kind and caring nature to assist patients by reviewing treatment plans and helping to ensure a clear understanding of payment obligations. She has worked in the dental field on and off since she was in High School.  She enjoys interacting with patients and the wonderful team at Cary Dental Associates.

Ellen and her husband Mike moved to Cary as newlyweds 35 years ago and love the community.  They have two grown daughters, Meg and Liz, a son-in-law, Josh and a rescue dog named Dazie.

When not at work, Ellen is happiest when she’s with her family.  She and Mike are active in their church, enjoy playing cards and games, and enjoy hiking trips in the mountains.