Our Team

Lance K. Skinkys, DDS

At Lance K. Skinkys, DDS, we believe that your comfort and satisfaction are our highest priority. We strive to always exceed your expectations with a caring and respectful approach. From the first moment you enter our inviting reception area, you will see that we're not like any other dental practice. You will always be greeted warmly and treated like a welcome member of our family.  

Our goal is to build lasting relationships so we can provide the type of care that best meets your needs. Please take a moment to meet our awesome team!

Meet Our Team

Lance K. Skinkys, DDS

Dr. Skinkys earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the esteemed University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and received faculty awards for professionalism and clinical excellence.

During his schooling, Dr. Skinkys was chosen to complete a comprehensive general practice residency in dentistry at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lakeview. At Illinois Masonic, he completed rotations through anesthesia, Cook County Hospital’s department of oral surgery, and the IMMC emergency room. In addition, this hospital-setting program gave him advanced training in treating special needs patients and medically compromised patients as well as performing dental sedation.

Sedation dentistry is an area of keen interest for Dr. Skinkys because it gives him another effective option for treating the anxious patient. Furthermore, Dr. Skinkys holds an Illinois license to perform dental sedation. He is the current vice president of the Illinois component of the American Dental Sedation Association and a member of the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

Dr. Skinkys is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Skinkys has completed over 500 hours of continuing education since graduating dental school and is committed to providing the most current and technologically advanced techniques to his patients. Dr. Skinkys believes it is essential to provide patient education and customer service along with dentistry that provides results. He prides himself in connecting with his patients to create long-lasting relationships centered around excellent oral health.

Dr. Skinkys grew up in Bensenville and is a very cautious Chicago Bears fan. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children – Kate, Ben, and newborn twins, Peter and Adam. They share their home with two cats, Fiona and Apple. In his free time, Dr. Skinkys loves watching his kids grow up, finds excuses not to go running, and stays current in the field by reading dental textbooks. 

 

 

Linda - Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she received her bachelor's of science degree in dental health education. She has been with our practice for five years.

Linda is committed to helping our patients improve their oral health by providing individualized attention and getting to know their specific needs. Linda is a native of Lemont and spends her free time golfing, reading, snow skiing, and spending time with family and friends. 

Aimee - Dental Hygienist

Aimee grew up in Shorewood and has been working at our practice for one year, with a total of sixteen years in the dental field. She received her training through Southern Illinois University's dental hygiene program.

She loves every aspect of her job, but Aimee especially enjoys meeting new and interesting people and working to improve their oral health. In her free time, Aimee likes working out and traveling, and her family tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors. 

Tomi - Dental Assistant

Tomi is a graduate of Morton College and has been with our practice for ten years. She enjoys working with our patients and helping them feel good about achieving excellent oral health.

Tomi is a native of Berwyn and likes to spend her free time reading.

Melissa - Dental Assistant

Melissa has been with us for less than a year and has already proven to be an invaluable part of our team. She is happy to be able to work with such an incredible boss and supportive coworkers. Melissa received her extended duties certification at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

A native of Berwyn, Melissa enjoys cooking, yoga, bike riding, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.