MEET THE TEAM
Our Warm and Friendly Dental Team
We have built our team with one primary goal in mind: providing you with the highest level of service possible. Our team members combine experience with compassion, gentleness with skill – they are truly a cut above. People like this are not easy to find. You’ll notice the difference on your first visit!
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 chair-side 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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicci joined the team at Pinewood Dental in early 2012. She graduated from Prairie State College with an Associate of 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 current on the latest advancements in dental hygiene. Nicci enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to travel.
Grace started her dental career in the early 90s with Dr. Mohajir’s father (Dr. M.K.H. Mohajir) in Bridgeport, and enjoyed every moment of it. In 2017 she was given the opportunity to work with Dr. Mohajir in his new office in Lemont, where she took the challenge to grow and learn more in cosmetic and implant dentistry. She looks forward to the spontaneity that arises throughout the week. She takes pride in serving our patients and loves to see them leaving with a smile. Outside of the office she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and cooking.
Fareha was born and raised in central Illinois. She graduated from Parkland College as a registered dental hygienist in 2016 and joined the Pinewood team shortly after. She is passionate about giving people a positive dental experience and helping them maintain their dental health. She is most known around the office for her talkative nature and her attention to detail. In her spare time, Fareha enjoys spending time with family (including her two kitties), exploring the city of Chicago, and dedicating her time to community service.
Front Desk Receptionist
Mackenzie joined the Pinewood Dental team in 2020, sparking her interest in the dental field. She is currently attending Joliet Junior College to complete her prerequisites with the goal of pursuing a career in dental hygiene. She enjoys the social interaction that comes with being at the front desk, greeting patients as they enter and making them feel comfortable in the dental environment. She believes that welcoming people in with a warm smile and a friendly attitude is the first step to breaking down any anxiety they may have about their visit. In her spare time she enjoys going to Pine Lake and Lake Shafer and boating with friends and family. She also likes practicing makeup looks and listening to music.
Karina has been part of the Pinewood Dental team since 2020. She is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from Kennedy King College in 2016. She then continued her education by acquiring her bachelor’s degree in community health and is currently working on getting her master’s. Karina is passionate about educating her patients while also providing excellent dental care. Her patients appreciate her gentle touch and her attention to detail. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, dancing, and cooking.
Katie graduated from Southern Illinois University with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. During her education in Carbondale, she enjoyed volunteering at events such as Special Olympics Special Smiles, the yearly Give Kids a Smile Day, and sealant and fluoride programs. She joined the Pinewood Dental team in 2020. She has a passion for making people feel confident about their smiles and educating patients of all ages on their personalized oral hygiene status and routine. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs as well as playing card and board games.
Darlene joined the Pinewood Dental team in 2022 and has enjoyed learning from every doctor she works with. She looks forward to continuing to expand her knowledge in the dental field while also getting to know all the patients she sees on a daily basis. In her spare time, she loves to play with her dog and travel all over the world.