When you walk into our office, I’ve been told many times, both with dentists who’ve come to visit and patients themselves, is the colors and then surrounding make them feel calm. The music we play, the feeling you get from the staff, most people would say I really love coming here because it’s a comfortable, calm feeling when they’re there. Years ago, I practiced in a practice that had the Grateful Dead playing all day long and by the time I got home, I felt like I was beat up. It really drove home the importance of all the little details to help people feel comfortable. Part of that is we never make people feel rushed. We’re not trying to run around and see as many patients as possible, and I think that adds to the ambience of the office.
When we’re in front of you and we’re talking to you, we talk to you and you’re our focus. That says a lot about the environment of the office too, although it’s more of a personal thing. I have some staff members who over the years I’ve been lucky that a few of them have stayed with me and have that same feeling of they make you feel comfortable, and they care about you. I’m just really lucky to have those kind of loyal employees that have been so good with our patients and make it a good place to go and practice and see people.
The team at John C. Workman, DDS Dental Artistry is committed to improving your dental health and offering you an outstanding experience every time you visit our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office!
Having worked with Dr. Workman since 1994, Janet is a well-known face in our office and voice on the phone to our patients. She coordinates patient scheduling and financial planning and oversees our business financial systems. Janet has over 25 years of dental experience, with more than 20 years of them spent with Dr. Workman.
She appreciates that the door is always open to learning and understanding how the team can provide state-of-the-art dental care for our patients. And she has enjoyed seeing many patients receive Dr. Workman’s compassionate, skillful care so they can achieve the highest level of care they desire.
Daina was born and raised in Lithuania and moved to the United States in 2001. She graduated as a registered dental hygienist from College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL in 2011. She joined Dr. Workman’s practice in 2014. She has certifications and accreditations in CPR and administering local anesthesia. She enjoys continuing her education in treatment of periodontal health, occlusal health, and how to encourage the well-being of each patient.
Like other members of the team, Daina is committed to educating and encouraging each patient to take responsibility for their health and finding what will work for each patient to help them with their home care.
Since she has a degree in music, she loves attending classical music concerts. She also enjoys fine dining, gourmet cooking, traveling, science, and spending time outdoors, especially if it involves biking or skiing. And she likes learning new things about dentistry and health in general.
Amy, Dr. Workman’s chairside assistant, has been working in the dental field since 1999. Her favorite part of the job is working alongside a dentist who is not only kind but treats each patient with individual complete care. Outside the office, Amy enjoys being creative in her stained glass studio, biking, listening to music, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her husband, two daughters, and two wonderful granddaughters.
Jayne is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and psychology from Elmhurst College. She put her career on hold to raise her three children after working at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. She found dental assisting to be a good fit for her as she returned to the workforce.
She has been part of our team since 2014. She understands the role that good dental health plays in overall health and well-being. She also immensely enjoys interacting with, reassuring, and educating patients.
She lives in Winfield, IL with Tony, her husband. They were married in 1990 and have three children, all in their twenties. In her free time, Jayne is a yoga and fitness enthusiast, certified personal trainer, and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. She also volunteers as a floral designer at Central DuPage Hospital and is a CNS Hospice-certified volunteer. Her favorite pursuits include gardening, adventure travel, and serving as a “roadie” for her family’s band.