Meet Our Team

Our experienced dental team is excited to care for you here at Young Dental Care. We know not everyone is a fan of seeing the dentist, and we are here to handle anything you need to make your visits more comfortable. To schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Bindi Patel and Dr. Alex Daniel, and learn more about our dental services in Aurora, Illinois, please give us a call at 630-892-8711.

Nina

Office Manager

Nina has been a part of the team here at Young Dental Care since October 1997 and contributes to the success of our practice by treating patients as family and communicating with them in a friendly manner. She truly loves our patients and finds it a gift to get to know many patients and their families for many years. We often see third and fourth generations of patients who come to us for their dental care, and Nina enjoys showing photos to the younger generation of their parents taken at their first dental visit to our office.

Nina is married to her husband, Rick, of over 20 years, and together, they have two children, Jessica and Jacob. When she is not office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books and staying fit.

Gloria

Front Desk

Gloria became a member of our dental team in January 2021. She always greets patients with a smile. She enjoys meeting new patients and gets excited whenever she finds out she knows some patients outside the office. She is a proud mother of twin boys and loves reading, doing Zumba and drumming in her free time.

Michelle

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle joined us in 2004 and is a hardworking dental hygienist whose goal is to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting Young Dental Care. She started her career in the dental field in 1998, working as an assistant and dental hygiene coordinator, and went off to complete her associate degree in dental hygiene at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, in 2002.

Michelle loves spending time with her family. Many weekends she can be found at the softball field watching her daughter, Taylor, play and husband, Tracy, coach. Michelle also has a love for dogs, musicals and traveling to DisneyWorld.

Tamela

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tamela joined us in July 2019 and contributes to the success of the practice by educating patients on the importance of brushing and flossing when taking care of them. She is a 1990 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she received her Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. In 2004, she became certified in the administration of nitrous oxide and local anesthetics. She then went off to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in health care, with a minor in theology, in 2007 and works to exceed state requirements for licensing with her continuing education.

She is a great asset to our team and says, “Life is too short to be serious — you have to live, laugh, love while you can.”

Vicki

Registered Dental Hygienist

Vicki graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1989 with an associate degree in dental hygiene. She joined our team in 2016 and enjoys working with a team that works well together to take care of our patients. When she is not seeing patients, Vicki is always happy to help out where needed and says the best part of her profession is the ability to educate and empower people to improve their dental health.

When she is not in the office, Vicki enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with family. She is married to her wonderful husband, Fred, and together, they have two sons.

Caitlin

Dental Assistant

Caitlin became a member of our team in December 2020 and loves caring for patients and helping those in pain. She is certified in coronal polishing and CPR, as well as being a paraprofessional. When she is not in the office, you can find her spending time with her son, Logan.

Gracie

Dental Assistant

Gracie joined our dental team in September 2021. She is a 2013 graduate of Oswego Free Academy and is certified in prophylaxis and sealants. Gracie has been a dental assistant since 2015 and loves seeing the smiles of patients after working on them. She contributes to the success here at Young Dental Care with her happy, positive attitude.

Gracie is married to her husband, Jake, and has a wonderful son named Gunnar. In her free time, she enjoys art and being creative.

Jan

Dental Assistant

Jan joined Young Dental Care 20 years ago and contributes to the success of the practice with her gift of making genuine connections with our patients. She likes the fact that we are a smaller practice that has been in the neighborhood for many years.

She is married to one lucky husband, and together, they have two great kids, two handsome grandsons, a toothless grandcat, and a baby kitty (which she is always happy to show pictures of if you ask)! She is also an estate sale junkie and says to look out for her on an episode of Hoarders.

Pat

Insurance Coordinator

Pat joined our team in 2002. Pat works hard at making sure all of our insurance claims are processed and paid.

Beth

Scheduling Coordinator

Beth joined our team in 2016. She keeps our office organized by scheduling appointments and loves taking care of our wonderful patients. She has two great kids and is a proud grandmother of two handsome grandsons.

Outside the office, you can find Beth going on walks, hiking and gardening.

Jay

Central Sterilization

Jay joined our team in 1995. He keeps our office running smooth by keeping our instruments clean and setting up patient rooms. He also enjoys greeting patients as an old friend.

When Jay is not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Deanna.