Our Dental Team

All our professionals at Smile Studios maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.

 

Dr. Ozzie Smith, III

Dr. Ozzie completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College where he received his BS in biology. He then went on to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry to pursue his dental degree. Since he graduated from Michigan, Dr. Ozzie has completed numerous continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, including an Invisalign certification course and the postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry level I at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In addition to esthetic courses, Dr. Ozzie also seeks out classes in other facets of dentistry that allow him to offer a wide range of treatments for his patients including: implant placement and restoration, functional appliance therapy, and straightwire orthodontics. Dr. Ozzie splits his time between his West Loop office and his office in Hyde Park.  When Dr. Ozzie is not doing dental work, he enjoys playing music on his bass guitar or tenor saxophone, salsa dancing, as well as playing sports to maintain an active lifestyle. Dr. Ozzie looks forward to seeing you soon so that he can help you to achieve your optimal oral health.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association (ADA)

Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)

Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)

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Dr. Bianca Clark

Dr. Bianca Clark is a Mississippi native, who received her D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.  Upon graduating, Dr. Clark attended a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital where she continued to grow and develop as a general dentist. Dr. Clark is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and Academy of General Dentistry. To maintain the integrity of her profession, Dr. Clark regularly attends continuing education courses throughout the country.  Dr. Clark also participates in multiple study clubs across the city to stay current in the latest dental therapies.  Dr. Clark also certified in Botox and dermal filler therapy. While away from her patients, Dr. Clark enjoys traveling, running, and exploring the city.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association (ADA)

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

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Dr. Grace Lee

Dr. Grace Lee originally majored in English Education for her undergraduate and her Master’s degrees.  While in the Master’s program, Dr. Lee participated in a mission trip to Afghanistan where she formed a passion for dentistry.  As a result Dr. Lee went to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to pursue her dream to become a dentist.  While in dental school, Dr. Lee continued to participate in dental mission trips and volunteered for Oral Cancer Research Projects and local dental services.  Since she graduated from UPenn, Dr. Lee has practiced in the greater Chicago area as a general dentist.  In addition, Dr. Lee has continued to expand her knowledge and techniques in dentistry to provide patients with the most advanced dental technology and the highest quality of dental care.  Dr. Lee is a certified provider for Invisalign treatment, for oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring patients and for implant surgery.   Recently, Dr. Lee has become certified in Botox and dermal fillers.  When not providing dental care for her patients, Dr. Lee enjoys running along the Lakeshore Michigan Trail, playing the piano, reading books and having quality time with her loved ones.  Dr. Lee is always excited to welcome you and to build up a valuable relationship with you at the West Loop Smile Studio.

Professional Memberships:

American Dental Association (ADA)

Illinois State Dental Society (ISDA)

Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 

Front Desk


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Janice

Office Administrator

Hello! I am Janice, and I am one of the first faces you will see at West Loop Smile Studio. With over ten years in the dental field, I am here to help you navigate insurance and treatment questions. I hope to see your smiling face soon, and welcome to the West Loop Smile Studio family!

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Daisy

Scheduling Coordinator

I have a working background in social work, but I am loving my new experiences in the dental world. Learning unfamiliar and exciting things while engaging with the best patients is a lovely way to spend the day.

I am one of the first faces you will see at West Loop Smile Studio, and I look forward to meeting you!


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Tosha

Office Manager

Tosha has been in the field of dentistry for over ten years. She started out in medical billing for over 15 years, with the last few years doing both medical and dental, before deciding to make the transition into dentistry full time. It is this extensive knowledge with insurance plans that allows Tosha to assist our patients in achieving the maximum from their benefits. Tosha is standing by waiting to welcome you into the Smith & Smith family.

When Tosha (with an O), is not handling her duties as the office manager she enjoys bowling, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

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Bianca

Scheduling and Billing Coordinator

My name is Bianca, and I am the Scheduling and Billing Coordinator here at Smith Smile Studio, I’ve been a part of the family since February 2015. I enjoy helping patients with all insurance and treatment questions. When I’m not at work I love traveling, photography and fine dining.


Assistants

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Chantel

Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Chantel! I am so lucky to have found a practice like Smith Smile Studio. They have all become my second family. I’ve been a dental assistant since 2013 and couldn’t be happier being with Smith & Smith since 2016. I enjoy being able to work with the best in our field and with the most advanced equipment. I take pride with being able to help our patients from the very first visit to the very end when they leave with a smile.

When I’m not at the office I’m home or hanging out with my daughter, Shania and puppy, Parker. Whenever we have a chance we try to travel and make new adventures. Hope to see you soon!

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Brenda

Dental Assistant

Hello my name is Brenda and I’m the newest team member in the West Loop smile studio family. I am one of the dental assistants, and I am here to make sure you have the greatest experience you could possibly have. I enjoy seeing the positive changes in our patients smiles and enjoy seeing old friends, and meeting new! In my free time I am usually with my family and friends, enjoying the moment and making new memories.

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James

Dental Assistant

Hello my name is James (also known as Thor) and I've been a part of the Smile Studio team for about a year.  Working with the doctors has grown a passion for dentistry and taught me a lot about the field.  In the near future, I plan to continue my studies toward a dental degree and someday own my own office.  In my spare time, I enjoy the company of reinds, homebrewing beer, and camping.  Can't wait to meet you!

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Ericka

Dental Assistant

My name is Ericka and I've been assisting for 7 years with the last 3 as a member of the Smile Studio family.  I really enjoy assisting the doctors, making the patients feel comfortable, and helping to give them a stellar experience.  In my spare time I LOVE going to games as I am a huge Chicago sports fan.  I also like to travel and go dancing.  My favorite tv shows  to binge while Netflix and chilling are Friends and Grey's Anatomy.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Maria

Dental Assistant


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Cherisse

Dental Assistant


Hi my name is Cherisse and I'm the newest addition the Smile Studio team.  I work side by side with the doctors and assist in making procedures run smoothly.  One fo the things I enjoy most about dentistry is to see how changing a patient's smile can transform their lives.  In my spare time, I like spending time with my daughters, trying new restaurants, and being outdoors.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

Hygienists


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Yasmian

RDH  Hygiene Coordinator

Yasmian graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Kennedy-King College @ UIC College of Dentistry in 2009.  She is certified by the Illinois State Dental Licensing Board in the use of local anesthesia. Prior to pursuing her career as a hygienist, she worked in the dental field for four years as a receptionist and dental assistant.

Yasmian focuses on providing the highest standards in quality patient care by utilizing strong interpersonal skills, professional knowledge, innovative dental hygiene products, techniques and treatments. Her professional goal is to keep your smile healthy for as long as possible because a healthy smile relates to a healthy body. After you come in for a visit, you will leave with not only nice clean teeth but also the tools and knowledge you need to keep them healthy until we see you again!

When Yasmian is not doing dental work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling and shopping.  And did I mention shopping :-).

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Nadeen

RDH 

Hi Meet Nadeen! Nadeen graduated in May 2017 with her Dental Hygiene Degree from Parkland College Champaign, IL. Since the beginning of her journey Nadeen truly has a passion for her profession. She continues using her skills to help maintain the healthiest and happiest smiles possible! While doing so, she wants to make sure you are comfortable through it all, so make sure to ask her for anything you may need!

When Nadeen is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, Shopping, and trying new Pizza places all over Chicago.

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Iesha

RDH 

Iesha graduated with her degree in dental hygiene from Parkland College in Champaign, IL. She discovered her passion for hygiene while working as a certified nursing assistant and realizing the importance of proper oral care was undervalued not only amongst the elderly, but in general. Iesha’s goal is to use her skills and training in the latest technology to provide her patients with the highest quality of treatment and education.
 

When she is not working, Iesha enjoys spending time with family and friends, binge watching a good Netflix series, and shoe shopping!                                               

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Hala

RDH

Hala Zayed joined the West Loop Smile Studio in 2016 after graduating from the Parkland College dental hygiene program. Taking care of patients has become her passion. She prides herself in always providing a comfortable and positive experience for all her patients, and making sure they’re always educated on how to optimize their oral care! As a Chicago native, she enjoys spending her free time exercising, spending quality time with her amazing husband, and rooting for the three most important B’s…the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks. Hala is always excited to meet new patients, and is looking forward to hopefully being able to help you in the future!