Heather D. Meinster, R.D.H. grew up in Miami, Florida. She earned her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Certifications in Dental Assisting in 1999. She continued her pursuit in Dentistry with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2001, all completed at Palm Beach State College.
Heather moved to Chicago from Florida in 2003 to continue her secondary education. She graduated from Kendall College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a Culinary Arts certificate. She has been a valuable member to the team since 2008.
She is passionate about patient education in Dental Hygiene and the empowerment of her patients to do the best they can while not in the office. When not practicing dental hygiene, she enjoys cookning and baking.
Amanda Hernandez graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois in 2004. She completed her A.A.S. in dental hygiene and graduated with honors. Her certifications include the administration of local anesthesia, delivery of nitrous oxide, and the use of Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy in the treatment of periodontal disease. She attends continuing education courses in order to provide the most up-to-date, and best quality dental care available to all of her patients. Amanda is passionate about dentistry and enjoys building relationships and educating her patients. She enjoys working in conjunction with the doctor and the patient, to help them reach optimal dental health.
Amanda has done two dental mission trips to India in both 2004 and 2006, where she assisted in setting up a temporary dental clinic and provided services for the underserved. She was involved as a youth group leader at her church and can often be found volunteering and attending the special events within her church.
Amanda prides herself on being a North side Chicago native and currently lives on the Northwest side of Chicago with her husband, Clyde and daughter Azelia.