Meet the Dental Staff

Meet the Dental Team


The Pinewood Dental Team are dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. We are here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. At Lemont dentistry, Pinewood Dental we don’t just hop from patient to patient, without regard for your concerns. We take our time with each and every patient giving everyone the personalized care they deserve. That’s our promise to you.

Lemont’s dental team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.



Office Manager

Michele has been part of the Pinewood Dental team from day one. This experience has made her our most versatile team member. As office manager she oversees the day to day operations of the practice, she assists chairside as needed, and she also serves as lead technician for our in house lab cases. Michele has four wonderful children at home, and enjoys going camping and boating with her family whenever she can.


Dental Hygienist

Nicci joined the team at Pinewood Dental in early 2012. She is a registered dental hygienist and graduated from Prairie State College with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Patients love her gentle touch and attention to detail. She enjoys educating our patients on how to maintain healthy smiles and always puts the concerns of the patient first. In addition to basic cleanings, Nicci handles the treatment of our patients with periodontal disease, and helps them through all stages of treatment. She also places dental sealants for children to help protect against tooth decay. She is committed to furthering her education through lectures, and seminars to keep her up to date on the latest advancements in dental hygiene. Nicci enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to travel.


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Patient Testimonials

We hope this letter finds you well! We know it's been difficult for everyone during this challenging time, and we just wanted to let you know that we haven't forgotten about you! We've been open but only seeing emergency patients during the last 8 weeks, as was mandated by the Governor of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health.


As of May 11, 2020, we have been given the green light to reopen for routine dental care. During the last couple months, as we've been seeing emergencies, we have been making daily adjustments to our protocols to ensure they are meeting and exceeding the guidelines given to us from the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Research is ongoing, and we are prepared to adopt new guidelines as evidence emerges. We are thrilled to be opening our doors again to all of our existing patients, and we look forward to welcoming new patients to the practice as well. To give us time to acquire the necessary supplies and implement changes, we will be fully open as of June 1, 2020 for routine dental care.


We have implemented a number of new protocols in addition to our already rigorous infection-control standards:


  • All patients will be screened prior to their appointment with a CDC-approved questionnaire.
  • We will be asking you to stay in your car until you are sent a message to come in for your appointment.
  • We will be asking you to wear a mask before you enter the office; this goes for minor children as well.
  • We will ask you to use hand sanitizer once you enter, and will provide you with gloves to put on afterward.
  • We will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to 1 individual at a time, unless a parent needs to accompany a minor. Once a minor child is brought back for treatment, we will be asking the parent to return to their car to wait until treatment is complete.
  • We will be taking temperatures before you enter the treatment area.
  • We will have you rinse with an antimicrobial mouth rinse after you are seated.
  • We have implemented additional air purification standards to reduce aerosols and contaminants in the whole office.
  • You will see the staff wearing more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than we were wearing before. This is not just for the protection of the staff, but also to prevent cross-contamination to the patient.


We are requesting that you be patient with us during this time. We will all be adapting to a new normal, and that can be frustrating for everyone involved. Appointment times will take approximately 20-30 minutes longer than previously, to allow us the time needed to effectively implement the changes we talked about above. We would not recommend scheduling your appointments on days where you have a very tight schedule to maintain, as there may be unexpected delays.


We can't wait to get back to the work of getting you smiling again!


Thank you!

Saqib H. Mohajir, DMD

Pinewood Dental


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