In addition to Halloween, October was also designated as Dental Hygiene Month, a time when we celebrate the fantastic work done by dental hygienists. It’s a time to raise public awareness of the hygienic practices that are needed to maintain our oral health.
What Our Hygienists Do
At Stephens Dentistry our hygienists play a vital role in treating our patients and representing our dental office. Just some of the services they perform include:
- Promoting overall oral health and oral hygiene education
- Periodontal scaling and root planing
- Detection of cavities and gum disease
- Performing teeth whitening
- Applying fluoride treatment
A recent national survey found that the overwhelming majority of dental hygienists were satisfied with their careers, and at Stephens Dentistry we’re more than satisfied with our team of outstanding hygienists. Thank you to Lauren, Grace, Florcy, Vanessa, and Teresa!
We want to express our gratitude for the fantastic dental services each of them provides at Stephens Dentistry. That’s ultimately why we are grateful for all the work our dental hygienists complete within our practice and caring for our patients most of all.
Welcome The Newest Additions To Our Team
Dental Hygiene Month is also an appropriate time to introduce and welcome the newest dentists added to our team at Stephens Dentistry: Dr. Marcos Montoya and Dr. Rares Raibulet.
Dr. Marcos Montoya
A native of Glenview, Dr. Montoya grew up in a medical family: his mother is an internist and his aunt is a dentist. While pursuing his undergraduate studies in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois at Champaign, he decided to shadow his aunt at her Chicago dental practice. While there he discovered a love for the “vibe” of dentistry and the excitement of working in a dental practice where you can get to know the patients you’re treating.
That new-found love of dentistry led him to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and as a member of our team at Stephens Dentistry Dr. Montoya enjoys providing total patient care, with an emphasis on nutrition, pain management, and sleep. He fervently believes that our bodies have tremendous healing capacity when healthy nutrition is coupled with a consistent sleep pattern.
Dr. Montoya and his wife Magali have two beautiful daughters, Sofia and Olivia, and in addition to his dental practice he has a passion for ice hockey which he has played since age five. Despite the demands of his professional life, he plays the game every week and also makes time to coach younger hockey players as well.
Dr. Rares Raibulet
Dr. Raibulet was born in Romania but grew up in Indianapolis and now loves his new home in the Chicagoland area. He did his undergraduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove.
Dr. Raibulet’s attention to detail applies not only to his skills and technique but also to his “bedside manner.” His commitment to his dental practice is evident through the great amount of time he has devoted to continuing education to expand his knowledge and skills in cosmetic dentistry, implant placement, oral surgery, and root canal therapy.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Raibulet and his wife Nedina and their daughter Liv enjoy traveling, trying new culinary experiences, sampling new coffee shops, and spending quality time with their families.
Along with Dr. Robert B. Stephens – or Dr. Bob as he is known to his patients – our dentists at Stephens Dentistry are dedicated to providing the very highest quality dental care to our patients, in a caring and nurturing atmosphere.
It’s an honor to welcome the new hires to be part of the team at Stephens Dentistry. Congratulations on joining our team and we look forward to working with you for years to come!
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While October is Dental Hygiene Month, dental care is a year-round process. In addition to your twice-daily brushing and flossing routine, regular cleanings and dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral health.
If it’s been some time since your last cleaning and checkup, contact us at Stephens Dentistry to schedule an appointment. To ease any anxiety you might have regarding a dental visit, we offer a tranquil and judgment-free approach so you can have the best dental experience possible.
We look forward to serving you and doing all we can to promote your dental health. Please contact our front desk to schedule your next appointment.