Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Ilyse Brownstein, RDH, Hygienist
Ilyse is an Ironman triathlete, marathoner and is devoted to dietary health. She is attracted to challenges; especially fitness and athletic challenges.
She enjoys watching her kid’s sporting events and spending time with her large but close family. She loves to know what makes people tick which fits in well with her role as hygienist.
Debbie McCann, RDH, Office Manager
Debbie began her dental career in 1980 as a dental hygienist. She has found a renewed sense of purpose in her current role as the Office Manager. She brings heart felt support to both patients and staff. Debbie has been trained as a dental assistant, dental hygienist, as well a doing a great job administering the day to day business affairs of the office. “In my capacity as a coordinator and chair side assistant, I am a part of patients’ dental journeys from beginning to end. It’s exciting to assist with such deeply transformative dental makeovers…and to help people smile with new joy and confidence!”
Debbie delights in her dachsunds, Max and Chip and her ‘Heinz 57’ beloved dog, Sunny. She “loves to read, flower garden and entertain.” With her husband, Patrick, she is the proud mom of two sons, Michael and Matthew, and one daughter, Marissa.
Maria Quiroz, Clinical Assistant
Hello! My name is Maria. I have been a dental assistant for 15 years. I am very passionate about what I do here with Dr. Fondriest. I love spending time with my patients and helping them feel at ease. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and be an extra support during your time spent in our office. On a personal note, I live in Kenosha but originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico. I am married to a wonderful loving husband. We have 3 beautiful girls which we adore. Our dog Lucy, is a year old Teddy Bear breed. She is a cutie!! We enjoy nature and all the wonders life brings our way. Florida is our favorite vacation destination and we continue to explore the state. I love to cook and enjoy making mainland dishes from Puerto Rico and Colombia (my husband’s family home). We like to embrace our culture and teach our girls of their roots. I also enjoy maintaining good health and I stay active by exercising and doing Cross fit. I look forward to meeting you… WELCOME TO OUR OFFICE!!!!!
Heather Manlick, Dental Receptionist
Heather enjoys baking, watching movies with her three kids, getting lost in a good book, and being outdoors on sunny days.