Our Dedicated Staff
Jackie Brennan, RDH
After working as a dental assistant for four years, Jackie decided she wanted to have more of an impact on her patients. That’s when she enrolled to become a registered dental hygienist at Kennedy King College, an affiliate of the University of Illinois Chicago College Of Dentistry. When this very bright and talented student graduated, she walked down the aisle with more than just her degree. She also carried with her a handful of prestigious awards and honors including the exclusive Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, an academic excellence award, and election into the professional honor dental society Sigma Phi Alpha. Jackie looks forward to helping you too.
“The more I get to know each one of my patients, the more they see my passion and the more they trust me. And when they trust me, the more I am really able to help them.”
Malorie Pyle, RDH
Malorie’s inspiration to pursue a career in the dental field was driven by her close relationship with her childhood dentist and a love for helping others. She graduated with her associates’ degree in dental hygiene in 2012 from Ferris State University and shortly after started her career as a dental hygienist in Northern Michigan. Due to her love for the dental field and her passion for continued education, Malorie completed her bachelors’ degree in 2017 and holds a dental hygiene certification in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.
When she isn’t providing expert care for her patients, Malorie can be found exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago for culinary and cultural experiences and spending time with her dog Rocky and husband in Lincoln Park. She welcomes any and all food recommendations (especially Italian and French cuisine) as she continues to make Chicago her new home.
Kaitlyn Zuker, RDH
Kaitlyn graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. Recently relocating to Chicago with her husband she found her forever home at Lincoln Park Smiles. She shares “I take pride in providing detailed and thorough care to my patients.” She enjoys educating her patients on their oral health, and giving tips on how to achieve a smile that they will love. Outside of work, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog Rosie, and exploring Chicago.
Deena Meldgin, Practice Manager
Deena has eight years of dental experience, 4 years in management. Deena implements and maintains our office systems, and procedures, while providing training for our staff. Deena is proficient at simplifying and explaining treatment and allowing our patients to complete their dentistry at a pace that is comfortable for them. Deena shares “Working with Dr. Jack and Dr. Mell has been amazing. They are extremely enjoyable to work with; I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.”
What makes you smile?
We love hearing about the other special things in our patient’s lives that makes them smile…
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