Meet The Team

Meet the Eola Dental Team!


Office Manager

Cindy, our office manager has been taking care of patients for Eola Dental for the last 17 years.  She first started her career in dentistry over 30 years ago. Cindy graduated from Waubonsee Community College with honors and attained her fellowship with the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM).  She is very passionate about making people feel welcomed and comfortable. She continually attends seminars to help equip her to better serve our patients. 

Cindy is so grateful to work with a caring and compassionate dentist, Dr. Patel and his amazing team.  In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Ami grew up in Chicago and attended UIC for dental hygiene where she graduated with honors. Ami has been in the dental field for over 20 years, starting with the front desk, changing to assistant and followed her passion by becoming a hygienist. She has been with Eola Dental since 2000.  She strives to treat all patients like family in a caring and compassionate manner to achieve their optimal dental health.

Ami resides in the Western suburbs with her husband and two children. In her free time she volunteers, enjoys spending time with her family and travels as much as they can.


Front Office Coordinator

Kristina is our Front Office Coordinator.  She has been in the dental field since 2015 and loves it!  Kristina has been in customer service for over 20 years.  Her background has most definitely prepared her for her career in the dental field.  Along with the entire staff at Eola Dental, Kristina helps provide excellent, quality care to each and every patient. 

Kristina resides in Oswego and has two children.  When she is not caring for our patients, you can find her on the softball field coaching and cheering on her daughter or at a wrestling match cheering on her son. 


Dental Assistant

Ileana has been a practicing certified dental assistant for many years.  She began learning dental assisting part-time in high school where she was an Illinois state champion in a dental assisting trade competition.  She moved into the profession full-time after graduation from Elgin Community College with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Assisting.

Ileana has worked in many different areas of dentistry including dental implants, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics.  She is certified in Conscious Sedation, Coronal Polishing and Pit and Fissure Sealants. In addition to civilian dental practice she also worked with Reach Out America, at team that provided dental treatment to active military personnel. Ileana has also been active in Illinois Dental Missions of Mercy. 

Ileana is married and has two adult children, a daughter, a son and a daughter-in-law.  She enjoys traveling, sports and going to the movies. She is a native of Cuba and speaks fluent Spanish.

Office Location

  • Aurora
  • 405 N Eola Rd., Suite L
  • Aurora, IL
  • 60502
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (630) 236-6300