Waukegan, IL Dentist

60087 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.


Rosalind has been working in a dental office for more than 38 years and 36 years at the front desk. She strives to make every patient’s care individual to their needs and loves seeing patients show off their new smiles. Rosalind loves making every patient feel comfortable when they come into the office.

Rosalind is married with three children and loves riding her Harley and spending time with family.


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.


While Wendy may be new to Greenwood Dental Care she has been in Dentistry for 28 years!!

Wendy enjoys journaling, cooking, walking/hiking, being creative, coffee, music and spending time with friends. She has a 24 year old daughter who is a traveling nurse and a 15 year old son who is a sophomore in high school. Wendy is originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Wisconsin in 2012 and “loves it”!

When asked about her favorite part of working at Greenwood Dental Care Wendy said, “Greenwood Dental Care is a great team to be a part of! Fun, hardworking and clearly love our patients! Come in and welcome Wendy to our wonderful Greenwood Dental Care family!!


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.


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.


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.


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.


A graduate from Gateway Technical College and NIU, Chris carries more than 32 years of dental experience with her. Her goal is to make people smile by combining excellent care with humor into her work. Chris brings a healthy mix of patience, compassion, and humor with her into work every day, which helps her provide excellent care for every patient.

Chris is grateful for the years she has spent with Greenwood Dental Care and appreciates the friendships she has gained with her co-workers and patients.


Denise graduated from Sanford-Brown College with a degree in dental hygiene and has more than 7 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist. She loves building relationships with her patients and understands that each patient deserves custom care to fit their oral health needs. Denise keeps up to date with progressive dentistry trends involving new techniques and technology to improve her knowledge and abilities.


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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