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Romeoville Dental Center Staff Q&A: Hygienist Gayle

Romeoville Family Dental Staff Q&A: Gayle

How Well Do You Really Know Your Dental Hygienist? We’ve Got the Scoop on Gayle.

In the past few months, you’ve gotten to know your dentists a bit better through our Staff Q&A blog posts. Now, it’s time to learn more about our wonderful hygienists! As always, we channeled our inner journalists to get the scoop to share with you all.

Q&A with Romeoville Dental Center Hygienist Gayle


Q. How long have you been a Romeoville Dental Center Hygienist?

I’ve been a hygienist for more than 40 years, and still love coming to work. I have been working here in Romeoville since about 2013. It may sound like a long time, but it has gone by quickly! It’s a pleasure to work with my colleagues and help our patients every day.

Q. How and when did you decide to become a dental hygienist?

By the end of high school, my mind was made up! I originally thought I wanted to be a lawyer, so I took a class that included things like a day in law school and a day in court, and in the end, it just didn’t feel like me. That was enough to change my mind! Thinking about what I did enjoy and was good at, it came down to science. I thought about nursing, but being a hygienist just suited me better. The rest was history!

Q. What is it that you love about being a hygienist?

The thing I love dearly about my job is getting to talk to so many different people all day every day. No two conversations are the same, and I always learn something!

Q. Can you share what you love about Romeoville and the surrounding area?

It’s a wonderful place to live! I’ve lived in the Chicago area for my entire life, and honestly, it never crossed my mind to live anywhere else. A short drive in one direction and you’re in the city, and a short drive in the other direction you’re in the peace and quiet of the country. I’ll admit it’s a lot more fun when there’s not a pandemic, but even throughout the past year, it’s been a supportive and strong community to call home.

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Yoga is one of my favorite things to do, and I’ve studied a bit of its sister science Ayurveda as well. My family plays card games like Hearts and Spades, and we love spending time together. We enjoy traveling a great deal, under normal circumstances of course, and we have our hearts set on a trip to Alaska when we are able. And like many others in our office, I very much enjoy reading. My daughter and I have been reading the books of Kristin Hannah, and are looking forward to reading the recently-released The Four Winds.

Q. Last but not least, one more question for you as a dental hygienist. What are your top three pieces of advice for patients?

Floss, floss, and more floss! Seriously, it could not be more important. It is difficult starting a new habit, but it is a really important one that can save you from many dental issues in the future. Routine preventative care is vital as well for long-term dental health.


That’s a wrap on our chat with hygienist Gayle. Keep an eye out next month for our next Romeoville Dental Hygienist Q&A, and in case you missed them, check out our Q&As with Dr. Nina Arora, Dr. Umang Patel, and Dr. Saba Sheikh.

Time for a Visit?

To come in and meet Romeoville hygienist Gayle and see the rest of the Romeoville Dental Center staff, give us a call at 815-886-0875 or fill out this form.




Elizabeth Majka
Elizabeth Majka
September 15, 2022.

I am always happy with my experiences at Romeoville Dental Center! Everyone is so nice, and I am never nervous to get my teeth worked on there. Thanks!

Jean Suchowian
Jean Suchowian
September 15, 2022.

They are always helpful and nice! They do a great job my son is happy with all of them!

September 15, 2022.

Sweetest people ever!! I felt so comfortable & taken care of by everyone there

Troy McGary (Agent RhoShambo)
Troy McGary (Agent RhoShambo)
September 14, 2022.

Friendly staff, always take the time to discuss how you are doing, and what needs to be done. I've been a patient for 10+ years, and even though I moved out of town, I always come back for my dental needs.