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Meet Our Dental Team – Buffalo Grove, IL

Giving You the Attention
You Deserve

Without our hardworking team members, Countryside Dental would not be the dental practice that it is today. Working alongside Dr. Nagornaya are dental hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff that do everything they can to ensure your dental visit is an enjoyable and productive one. They can’t wait to meet and build a relationship with you that lasts a lifetime. Feel free to take a few moments to read and learn more about the people serving you care.

Anna, Office Manager


Anna attended Harper College and studied dentistry at Midwest Dental Institute. She is a Certified Dental Assistant. Her certifications also include CPR and dental nitrous oxide treatment. Although Buffalo Grove is not her hometown, she has lived here for over 30 years!

Anna is passionate about helping people and she donates her time to Special Olympics and Bears Training Day, as well as other charities. Helping patients achieve oral health is Anna’s professional mission. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. They like to be outdoors, biking, hiking and even rollerblading.

Sofia, Dental Assistant


Sofia is a 5-year dental veteran, and she loves coming to work each day because it gives her the ability to build strong, trusting relationships with our patients while she improves their smiles and health. She completed her dental training at the Mildun Training Center of Illinois and is a certified EFDA (expanded functions dental assistant). Originally from Russia, she is proud to call Buffalo Grove her home, and she spends most of her free time with her husband and two children.


Yordanka, Dental Assistant


Yordanka is originally from Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria! In addition to studying at the School of Science and Mathematics, she attended the University of National and World Economy. Since joining our team, she has loved being a part of the process of helping people achieve their dream smile. Away from the office, some of her favorite things to do are connect with her family, do Zumba, and bake.

Justyna, Registered Dental Hygienist

Since 2006, Justyna has spent her days helping patients understand the importance of a healthy mouth. It’s one of her favorite parts of her job! She studied at DePaul University and completed the College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Program. Plus, she has completed additional training in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. A Buffalo Grove native, she resides nearby with her husband and their two children. In her free time, some of her favorite things to do are travel and read books. Here’s something you may not know about her: she did ballroom dancing for 20 years!

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