About the Staff

Meet Our Staff

We have an amazing staff with years of experience in caring for people just like you. All our professionals at Lake View Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay on top of the latest trends in dentistry.

Sherry L. Prisk, RDH, graduated with an Associates in Dental Hygiene from MATC in Madison, Wisconsin.  Sherry is also certified to administer local anesthesia and in CPR.  In addition to providing care for her patients, she loves to educate them about the benefits of achieving excellent oral health. 

Sherry moved to Chicago in 2014 from Madison, WI where she was born and raised.  She easily adapted to being in a large, busy city and loves many aspects of living here.  She lives in Lincoln Park and has two Chihuahuas whom she loves going home to.  Sherry also finds pleasure in exploring Chicago’s very diverse cuisine options and traveling to warm destinations.  Sherry’s calming personality is sure to keep your hygiene visit a wonderful experience!

Gabriella Bovio, RDH, has been in the dental field for 15 years and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Kennedy King College at the University of Illinois in Chicago.   Gabi was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and graduated from dental school there in 2000.  She moved to Chicago in 2002 with her husband and was certified as a registered dental hygienist here.  She has a strong passion for dentistry with a gentle touch that will keep you comfortable during your dental visit.

Gabi currently lives in Oak Park with her husband and two kids.  During summer breaks, they enjoy vacationing to Caribbean destinations so they can relax and enjoy the beach together.  Gabi has backyard and butterfly gardens that she sets up every spring.  She also enjoys yoga, crochet, and wheel throwing pottery.   Gabi’s go-getter personality is a perfect addition to our office!

Juliette M. joined Lake View Dental Associates as a dental assistant in 2002 and is currently the office manager.  Juliette’s warm smile greets patients as soon as they enter the office.  Juliette keeps the office running while making sure that all patients’ needs and expectations are met.  She loves helping others and her job brings her great confidence, happiness, and satisfaction.

Juliette lives on the Northwest side of Chicago.  She loves warm weather and relaxing in the sun, reading, and spending time with her family.  She also enjoys a good adrenaline rush and fulfills the need by jet skiing, snowmobiling, riding roller coasters, and watching cage fighting.  

Ambreen B., started off at Lake View Dental Associates in 2006 as a dental assistant and currently works at the front desk as the financial coordinator.  Ambreen helps patients check out after appointments, estimates financial responsibility, submits dental claims, presents treatment plans, and reviews financing options.  She works closely with the insurance coordinator to try and avoid any financial surprises.  Ambreen loves to watch a patient’s confidence level grow during dental visits giving them that bigger, brighter, bolder smile!

Ambreen lives in Northbrook with her husband, Dean, and their son, Jaydin.  She loves soaking up the sun and lives for those hot summer days.  Ambreen enjoys visits to the park, zoo, beach, and malls.  She’s a big Chicago sports fan and cheers on the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks.  She also loves spending time with her family, traveling to warm destinations, and has a passion for photography and design.  You can follow her work on her blog and view her invitation designs on Etsy here.  She has many pictures of her son, so make sure you ask to see them when you come in!

Carmen O., has been in the dental field for over 25 years and landed herself a role as the insurance coordinator at Lake View Dental Associates.  Her role as the insurance coordinator is to make your visit with us as financially hassle free as possible.  She makes sure to have your insurance benefits ready prior to your arrival in order to avoid financial surprises.  Carmen has obtained much experience over the years and is happy to help patients with their questions or concerns regarding insurance.

Carmen has a tight-knit family and loves spending time with them.  She also enjoys gardening and being outdoors.  Combining both of her passions, Carmen plans yearly camping trips for her family.  Carmen finds pleasure in volunteering within her community and helping the homeless through an outreach community service.

Krystina H., joined us at Lake View Dental Associates in 2012. She had previous dental assisting experience and has been in the field for about four years before coming here, and is currently CPR certified. Krystina’s friendly personality keeps all of our patients feeling at ease during dental visits. She prefers to see the brighter side of things, and always has a smile on her face.

Krystina was born, raised, and still resides in the Northwest side of Chicago. She loves to spend her time baking and cooking new recipes in the kitchen. Krystina also enjoys spending time outdoors, except for in the winter! In the springtime she likes to garden, and in the summer she enjoys going to the beach and outdoor festivals. Krystina also has two dogs, Teddy and Tramp, and she enjoys taking them to the dog park. Krystina recently got engaged and is busy planning a wedding for September 2014.

Sandra M., started working at Lake View Dental Associates in 2013 as an assistant. She is a certified Dental Assistant and also has certifications in coronal polishing and sealants, basic life support, and anesthesia. She loves to assist during surgeries and finds that it keeps her frequently learning new things.

Sandra was born in California, and moved to Chicago with her family in 1993. She has two daughters and loves planning family activities with them to do on the weekends. Sandra recently picked up a new hobby of DIY projects, so make sure to ask her about her recent projects! Also, Sandra is engaged and planning a wedding for July 2014. She's very excited about the planning process and is looking forward to married life!

Andrea G., has been in the dental field since July 2014.  She started working at Lake View Dental Associates in November of 2015 when she moved to Chicago.  Andrea was raised in Danville, IL and has her Associates in Biology from Danville Area Community College.  Andrea loves getting to know all of our patients and is able to keep patients calm and comfortable during dental visits.

Andrea has a passion for hiking, walking, and going to new places.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering time at animal shelters.  She reads books on her downtime and loves learning new fun and exciting things.  She is looking forward to further exploring the city of Chicago and getting to learn all of the things the city has to offer!

Vicky W., is a dental assistant at Lake View Dental Associates and has been here since May of 2016.  She has 4 prior years of dental assisting experience, and also has a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Iowa.  Vicky enjoys helping patients and is great at making them feel comfortable about the procedures they are in for.

Vicky has two kids, a boy and a girl.  She was born in China, and immigrated to the United States in 1997.  She has lived in Ann Arbor and in Iowa City before settling down in Chicago.  Vicky speaks Mandarin and English fluently, and is familiar with the difference of Chinese and American education and culture.  Some of Vicky’s favorite hobbies are travel, tennis, cooking, and reading novels.   

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My last visit at Lake View Dental Associates was great! Dr. Emalfarb fixed an old filling that had cracked, now it's good as new! Julie M.
By far the nicest and most knowledgeable people in the industry! I love this place. Nick D.
Dr. Emalfarb and his staff at LVDA provide outstanding service as well as skillful treatment...I have been a happy client for 7 years.K.V.
I am a long-time patient and they have helped me keep my teeth in good health and have been excellent at working with my insurance.  Cheri S.

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