Periodontics & Dental Implant Surgery
Russell J. Cecala, DDS, MS
Call: (773) 631-0344

Meet The Team


Office Manager

We are excited to introduce Samantha to our practice as our Office Manager. Samantha has worked in the dental field since 2007. Her favorite part of working in the dental field, is that we are given the chance to make a difference in patients lives every day by assisting with their health and their smile!  Samantha lives in Lake Villa with her husband and has 5 children. On her free time, she enjoys boating on Lake Geneva with her family, playing with her Bernedoodle Rizzo, and reading.


Patient Coordinator

Sofia is the newest addition to our front office team!  She has been in the dental field for over 10 years. Sofia enjoys being friendly and personable with all our patients. She resides in Chicago with her husband and 3 boys. 


Surgical Assistant

Sendy is one of our surgical assistants and has been in the dental field since 2012.  She began her career assisting in general dentistry. Sendy attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her certificate in Coronal Polishing and Pit Fissure Sealant in 2014.  Send is also a certified anesthesia assistant and works closely with the doctor in surgery.   In her free time she enjoys exercising, remodeling her home, outdoor activities and travel abroad to experience new cultures. 


Surgical Assistant

Alma is a surgical assistant and has been with our office since 2019. She started in the dental field in 2012. Alma attended the Illinois School of Health Careers and obtained her Dental Assistant Diploma. Alma has experience in oral surgery and is also a certified dental anesthesia assistant. Alma enjoys talking to her patients about their dental care and oral hygiene. Alma does her absolute best in helping her patients improve their dental education and experience. When Alma is not at the office, she enjoys her time with her family and friends. She is an avid traveler especially to visit her family in Mexico. 


Dental Hygienist

Nicole grew up in Franklin Park, IL and now resides in Schaumburg. Nicole has been in the dental field for the past 6 years. She started as a dental assistant in general dentistry and also worked as a receptionist for a while. Nicole graduated from Rock Valley College Dental Hygiene Program and is a member of the Windy City Seminar Hygiene Study Club. She loves being able to connect with her patients and get to know them. Nicole is a mom to a 1-year-old dachshund named Sophia. Nicole enjoys traveling, exploring new places, cooking, working out at the gym, and spending quality time with family and friends.