Waukegan Dentist

Dr. Nikol Kurziak

Dr. Nikol Kurziak, DDS, dentist in Waukegan, IL, leads the Greenwood Dental Care team and has practiced dentistry for 20 years. Dr. Kurziak understands the important relationship between oral health and systemic health and through compassionate care, guides her patients to understand the connection between both.

A Gurnee resident, Dr. Kurziak has practiced in both Kenosha and Lake Counties, following her graduate work at Marquette University and undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is a married and has three children, as a family, they are avid Great Lakes boaters and football fans.

Dr. Michael Dyme

With more than four years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Michael Dyme takes pride in his work and being able to contribute to improving his patient’s health. He believes that open communication and clear understanding is critical to providing each patient with excellent care. Dr. Dyme’s number one priority is making sure each patient is comfortable and relaxed during every visit.

Dr. Michael grew up with his two brothers an hour south of Waukegan in Wilmette, IL and is married to his wonderful wife. In his free time, Dr. Dyme enjoys watching sports and reading.

Samantha – Office Manager 

Samantha brings over 10 years of management experience to the Greenwood Dental team. Samantha says that she loves being a part of an office that does everything possible to ensure that patients received the treatment that they need at a time and cost that works for their lives.

Samantha is married with 2 children and 3 step children. Their family loves The Chicago Cubs and attending as many games as possible at Wrigley Field!

Sarah – Treatment Coordinator 

After studying business administration and graphic design in school, Sarah began her career in dentistry by spending four years working for a periodontal and implant office. She quickly fell in love with the industry and wanted to expand her understanding, so she decided to join our team here at Greenwood Dental Care. Her joy comes from making patients feel comfortable and always being willing to help in any situation that comes her way.

Sarah and her husband of eight years enjoy traveling, trying new activities, and walking their dog in the park together.

Jessie – Patient Coordinator 

Maria – Scheduling Coordinator 

Maria has worked as a front desk supervisor for over three years and has had an interest in dentistry since she was young. She enjoys learning about the different aspects of oral health care and how to care for patients mouths properly. Maria loves interacting with patients and building life-long relationshsips with each of them.

Maria is married with two children and loves spending time with family and watching movies.

Elaine – Billing Coordinator 

With more than 19 years of experience, Elaine excels in working with patients to make sure they receive the benefits they deserve. She enjoys treating patients with the best care available and watching them grow up to share their beautiful smiles with the world.

Elaine is a mother of four children and enjoys reading and playing volleyball in her free time.

Michelle – Hygienist 

Michelle is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University School of Dental Hygiene in Philadelphia. She relocated here in 1996 with her husband and 4 children. She has worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 30 years and enjoys helping patients use different strategies to keep their teeth and gums healthy. When she’s not working, she enjoys exercising, reading, needlework and of course watching her new grandchildren!

Dawn – Hygienist 

Dawn carries more than 30 years of dental hygiene experience to work with her every day. A graduate from Southern Illinois University, Dawn takes pride in her work and loves putting a smile on her patient’s faces. Dawn’s goal every day is to make her patients always feel at ease and comfortable when sitting in the dental chair.

Dawn is married with two wonderful children and when she is not at work she enjoys traveling and walking her dog.

Jen – Dental Assistant

Rhonda – Dental Assistant

Rhonda has been a dental assistant with Greenwood Dental Care for over 30 years!!

When asked about her time at Greenwood Dental Care Rhonda said “We are like a big family here and I cherish it! We have all grown up together, watched each other get married, raise families, and come to each other’s aid if needed. It also gives me great joy to catch up with patient’s and hear what is going on in their lives.”

Rhonda has been married to her husband since 1987. Rhonda loves to bike, run, hike and ski. Her favorite sports team is, of course, the Chicago Blackhawks.

Araceli – Dental Assistant

April – Patient Comfort Specialist

April is Greenwood Dental Care’s patient care specialist. She is known for always having a paws-itive influence on our patients. With more than 1 1/2 years of experience, April chose dentistry because she believes everybody deserves unconditional love, incredible care, and quality work from an outstanding team.

When April is not working hard in the office, she enjoys long walks, chasing squeak toys, playing with friends and family, and chasing squirrels.

Our dentists stay abreast of the latest advances in dental care by participating in regular continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. Their dedication to maintaining their expertise within a variety of dental technologies, treatments, and procedures ensures that our dental patients receive the most modern, efficient, and effective general and cosmetic dental care available.

Our dentists are active members of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society

Greenwood Dental Care’s History

Grounded in excellent care from experienced dental professionals, Greenwood Dental Care’s rich history includes leadership from dentists whose legacy lives on through the care provided by the Greenwood Dental Care team today.

Greenwood Dental Care’s practice was established in 1972 by Dr. Dieck (ret. 2015), Dr. Georges (ret. 2008), and Dr. Paiser (dec. 1989) as Greenwood Dental Associates. In 1988, Dr. Ness started at Greenwood and in 2014 he and Dr. Garland from Partners Dental brought over their Zion practice. Dr. Ness continued with Greenwood until he passed away in 2016. With the guidance and endorsement of his family, Greenwood Dental Care welcomed new leadership with the appointment of Dr. Kurziak. Both Drs. Kurziak and Dyme appreciate the Ness family’s confidence that the Greenwood Dental Care team will continue its exceptional service to dental patients in the Lake County area under this new leadership.

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