Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Sylvana


With many years of experience in the dental industry, Sylvana has been at Westend Dental for 25 years. Sylvana’s favorite part of being Office Manager is working with the entire Westend team to provide the best care for patients as well as learn new technologies in the dental field. Sylvana first started her managerial career as a licensed cosmetologist and managed a variety of salons including Elizabeth Arden, Ulta Beauty and more. Because of her passion for helping customers and offering them attentive service, Sylvana made the switch to dentistry and since then has been providing Westend Dental patients with the utmost care and respect. When not in the office, Sylvana can be found spending time with her husband and fur baby, Noella, or enjoying the company of family and friends.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Elizabeth

Elizabeth G., R.D.H.

Elizabeth joined the Westend Dental team at the beginning of 2019. She attended DePaul University and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology before pursuing her degree in Dental Hygiene at Fox College. Elizabeth always loved going to the dentist as a child and this is what drew her to Dental Hygiene. Elizabeth believes that a happy smile is a healthy smile. She loves the confidence her patients have after a cleaning. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to travel. She has been all over the world and is always excited to explore somewhere new. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and binge-watching baking competitions on Netflix.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Venesa

Venesa K., R.D.H.

Venesa joined the Westend Dental team in 2019. She comes to Westend Dental with 30+ years experience in the dental field. Venesa started out her dental journey as a Dental Assistant before receiving her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University. She is committed to providing gentle, compassionate care to each of her patients. Her focus is on her patient’s periodontal and gingival health, as well as educating them on proper home health.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Lizzy

Elizabeth D., R.D.H.

Lizzy joined the Westend Dental team in 2021. She attended Indiana University Northwest, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is originally from Indiana, but now lives in the neighborhood. Lizzy loves the dental field because she is able to be personable with her patients and help them achieve overall health, starting with their oral hygiene. Outside of dentistry, Lizzy enjoys going to concerts, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family and friends.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Karina

Karina M., R.D.H.

Karina joined the Westend Dental team in 2021. She attended Indiana Northwest University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Karina has always enjoyed going to the dentist and was eager to help others feel the same way. She believes that providing gentle, yet thorough care, is essential for all her patients to have a great dental experience. Karina loves spending quality time with her family, boyfriend and godson. In her spare time, she likes shopping and watching reality tv shows.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Lucy


With over 18 years of dental assisting experience, Lucy has spent nine of those years helping and teaching Westend Dental patients the importance of dental health and how to take care of their smile. Although certified in both coronal polishing and oral sedation, Lucy enjoys every aspect of dentistry whether it’s cosmetic, surgical, orthodontic or implants. Along with seeing many patients throughout the day, Lucy loves working with the Westend team and continually learning new techniques in the dental industry. When not at Westend, Lucy can be found relaxing by watching movies, enjoying the latest Chicago restaurants or spending time with her husband and three children.

Dentist Lincoln Park Chicago Carmen


Prior to joining the team, Carmen gained over 13 years of experience in the healthcare field. Carmen has worn several hats at Westend Dental. From Hygiene Coordinator, to Marketing Director and now Administrative Team Leader. Carmen has enjoyed all the knowledge and experience that she has gained from the various roles she’s had. She recognizes how the skills she has picked up along the way, can affect patients and help connect them to people who care. Carmen fully embraces the Westend Dental vision of providing patients with a “feel good” experience. In her free time, Carmen enjoys spending time with her family and fur baby, Ginger. She enjoys cooking and entertaining friends.