(847) 516-1100

412 Crystal Street, Cary, IL 60013

Thomas J. Skleba, DDS, FAGD

Sarah S. Brewer, DMD

Katarina S. Crause, DDS

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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.

Cary Dental Associates Team

Bridget

Bridget

Bridget has worked in the dental field since 2005. She has been both a dental assistant as well as a front desk coordinator. Bridget joined the Cary Dental Associates team in June 2021 and is excited to start a new chapter. As the scheduling coordinator, she oversees and helps patients with scheduling appointments, checks patients in and out of the office and keeps up with patient accounts. Bridget enjoys helping people find their way to a brighter smile.

Bridget was born and raised in Chicago until she moved to McHenry in 1993 with her husband Rob. She has three children, twins Jimmy and Joey, a daughter Brianna and a beloved dog, Phebe. When Bridget is not working at the office, she loves to spend time with family and friends. She is always on the go and loves to be busy and active. She’s an avid sports fan and loves the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks and the Bears.

 

Terri

Terri

As the Insurance and scheduling coordinator, Terri is always willing to go the extra mile for our patients. Terri works directly with insurance companies to verify patient’s coverage and obtain detailed benefit information. When she’s not on the phone with insurance companies, she helps patients with booking appointments, checking them in and out and she keeps up with patient relations. Terri has been working in the dental field on and off since 2000. She loves helping people and educating them on having their best smiles. 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 35 years and has three daughters. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, Simon and Winnie who live in Holland, Michigan. Terri loves playing with her 2 grand puppies, a Golden Retriever, Rudy and a Bernedoodle, Riley. She also loves cooking, watching movies and seeing live shows.

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 lives in Wonder Lake, IL. and has resided in McHenry County her whole life. In 1988, she obtained her Associates in Applied Science from Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and 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.

Deb

Deb

Debbie has been a part of our dental hygiene team since 2007.She obtained her Associates in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene from Harper College. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 1983 and had years of experience in both periodontal and orthodontic offices. She is thrilled to be a part of such a great team with incredibly wonderful patients.

When not at work, Debbie’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, their three daughters and four grandchildren. She also volunteers at her church with the P.A.D.S. program.

Marisa

Marisa

As an assistant to Dr. Brewer, Marisa focuses on helping patients achieve brighter smiles along with utilizing her certificate for sealants and coronal polishing to help keep patients teeth healthy. Marisa is always smiling because she’s able to help patients feel confident in their own smiles. She’s been working in the dental field since 2006 and can recall as a child getting so excited to go to the dentist. 

 When she isn’t assisting, Marisa enjoys traveling, boating or simply spending time outside in the sun with her children, Brayden and McKenzie. If Marisa could spend a year doing anything, she would spend as much time as possible traveling with family and friends.

Tracy.

Tracy

Tracy is our social media and marketing coordinator. She is married to Dr. Skleba and is also our back up dental assistant, and front desk receptionist. You may see her in and out of the office throughout the week. Tracy enjoys working out of her home the most, creating content for Cary Dental Associates, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Tracy has lived in the Crystal Lake area for over 40 years and she and Dr. Skleba currently reside in Prairie Grove where they raised their family. In her free time, she enjoys anything that has to do with being outside and spending time with family, especially playing with her grandchildren. Tracy and Dr. Skleba love to travel to new and exciting places where they can play golf and hike.

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.

Jen

Jen

Jen has been a dental assistant since she was 21. She enjoys assisting both Dr. Skleba and Dr. Brewer and is dedicated to ensuring that the procedures go smoothly and the patients are comfortable and relaxed. Jen will always greet you with a smile and make sure you feel welcome. She is certified in coronal polishing and sealants. Jen lives in McHenry with her husband Rob, dog “Sarika” and cat “Puddy”. They have a son and two daughters. When not at work, Jen enjoys working out, reading, knitting and spending time with her kids.

 

Trisha

Trisha

Dental hygienist Trisha believes in educating each patient about their oral health and individualizing the treatment to cater to every patient’s current needs and prevention for the future. She does this by gathering a full medical history, oral cancer screening, periodontal measurements, and a full oral exam. Educated with his information she makes a unique personalized treatment for each patient. Skills she performs in the office are detailed cleanings, sealants, fluoride, periodontal deep cleanings, and impressions for whitening.

Trisha attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene and a minor in Biomedical Sciences. She holds a Certification for Local Anesthesia and has been trained using Biolase lasers. She completes at least 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. Trisha also has experience as a dental assistant starting at the age of 15. She assisted for three years in general dentistry prior to attending Marquette University then assisting as a periodontal surgical assistant and pathology assistant while attending Marquette.

Trisha grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, until she was 18 and went to school. Currently she lives in Huntley with her husband, Ryan, and their two boys, Mason, and Chase. Trisha enjoys hiking with her dogs, fishing, going on adventures and spending time watching her boys play football and baseball. She is very involved with her boy’s school holding the position of President of the Home and School Association and running the school lunchroom. When it’s time to unwind she loves spending time with friends and family.

 

Katleyn

Katelyn

Katelyn, one of our hygienists, has been in the dental field for a little over 5 years. She chose this profession because she loves to make people smile. She is passionate about dentistry and her commitment to helping patients while providing them with quality care. She individualizes patient treatment to cater to their needs. Katelyn is dedicated to delivering optimal care by educating her patients on their oral health as well as systemic links and risk factors. Katelyn is equally passionate about helping her patients with proper nutritional habits, hygiene home care, and periodontal health.

“I believe that learning is a lifelong journey.” Katelyn graduated at the College of Lake County with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and received her RDH license. She is certified in administering local anesthetic. “As I continue to learn, I enjoy sharing my knowledge with my patients and dental team.”

In her free time, Katelyn enjoys playing softball and watching the Chicago Cubs. She loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She and her boyfriend Jeremy love to explore new restaurants and try new foods.