Meet Our Romeoville Dentists
The Romeoville dentists at Romeoville Dental Center are proud to provide comprehensive dental care and beautiful smiles to Romeoville and the surrounding communities.
Meet Dr. Umang Patel
Dr. Umang Patel values being a caring, honest, and gentle dentist who treats more than just his patients’ teeth. After growing up in Canada, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario. He then attended Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned his dental degree. He is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Patel attends numerous continuing education courses throughout the year. His advanced training in cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry means he can address most any of your dental concerns and form a strong bond with you to help you achieve your optimum oral health.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and their two young children in and around the Windy City. He also likes spending time outdoors, golfing, working out, and chasing his children around. He is a diehard Bears and Blackhawks fan.
Meet Dr. Nina Arora
Dr. Nina Arora is ecstatic to be a part of the Romeoville community and enjoys serving you and your family. Her passion for working with patients of all ages and improving their oral health shines through in the beautiful smiles she helps create. Patient comfort is a top priority, and she works with each patient to ensure that every visit to the dentist is an enjoyable one.
After growing up in central Illinois, Dr. Arora attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where she graduated in 2008. She attends continuing education courses on a wide variety of topics and is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the dental field. She has a special passion for working with children and for straightening teeth with Invisalign® clean aligner therapy.
In her spare time, Dr. Arora loves spending time with her husband and her nieces and nephews. She also stays fit with yoga. Sometimes you can catch her performing comedy shows on The Second City stage!
Meet Dr. Saba Sheikh
Dr. Saba Sheikh has been practicing general dentistry in the Chicagoland area for over 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, a second Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Sheikh has extensive continuing education training in all aspects of general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. She loves to focus on restoring teeth to transform healthy, radiant smiles. Dr. Sheikh strives to ease the patient’s fears through open patient communication and a thorough explanation of procedures. She is delighted to treat patients of all ages in a caring, gentle, and trustworthy manner. Dr. Sheikh is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, a member of the IAFA (International Academy of Facial Aesthetics), and the Chicago Dental Society. She is also botox and filler certified.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, fitness, new cuisines, reading hardcopy books, exploring the outdoors at the Morton Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens, and spending time with her family.
Our Dental Team
Jennifer — Office Manager
Jennifer is the office manager at Romeoville Dental Center, where she’s been since 1998. Her aim has always been to build bonds with patients and help them elevate their dental health to the best it can be.
When not at work supporting patients and staff in myriad ways, she enjoys traveling, listening to music and spending time with her five nieces.
Jaime — Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist for 16 years, what Jaime loves most about helping patients at Romeoville Dental Center is building connections with patients and providing exceptional dental health care.
In her free time, you can find Jamie vacationing, getting creative with scrapbooking or spending quality time with her family. Plus, to know Jamie is to know she longs for three things: the beach, palm trees and Disney World.
Gayle — Dental Hygienist
Gayle has more than 40 years of experience as a dental hygienist. At Romeoville Dental Center, she most enjoys one-on-one interactions with patients, which includes striving to make every patient feel comfortable in the office and confident that they’re in a no-judgment zone. Whether it’s answering questions, providing encouragement or sharing important information about dental health, Gayle goes the extra mile to show her patients the support they need.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family including her two grandsons, practicing yoga, reading, traveling and taking her puppy for walks.
Lou — Dental Hygienist
A people person who’s always been fascinated by teeth, Lou brings more than 15 years of experience to her five-year career with Romeoville Dental Center. There are many things Lou loves about working with Romeoville’s patients and team, but she especially loves getting to know everyone she meets. Because she sees many patients who’ve had poor dental experiences, Lou also loves going above and beyond to gain their trust, make them comfortable and provide the best care.
On weekends and after work, Lou’s favorite activities include cooking, reading the Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, playing card games, cheering on her grandkids at their baseball games and visiting the chickens her daughter raises.
Yesenia — Dental Assistant
Yesenia has 10 years of experience as a dental assistant. She takes pride in making Romeoville Dental Center patients feel more comfortable by answering all their questions to put them at ease before and after a procedure.
In her spare time, she and her husband get adventurous with food and regularly try out a variety of restaurants and breweries. But what they love and find the most satisfaction in is spending time together doing volunteer work.
Ana — Dental Assistant
Ana is a dental assistant who’s thrilled to be a part of the Romeoville Dental Center family. What she loves most about her job is the opportunity to work with and get to know the range of patients she sees every day. She also prioritizes their comfort during the visit and ensures they leave informed and knowledgeable about relevant dental health.
In her free time, Ana loves to get creative with painting and making art. She also enjoys concerts, touring Denver and hiking through the beautiful mountains Colorado has to offer. But besides these activities, one of the most important pastimes for Ana is her volunteer work.
Maddy — Dental Assistant
A member of the Romeoville Dental Center team for nearly two years, dental assistant Maddy takes pleasure in helping patients feel calm and comfortable during procedures.
Besides going to school to become a future dental hygienist, Maddy fills her free time by taking her dog Tito on long walks, baking tasty desserts, spending time with her family and learning new recipes from her mother.
Jessica — Hygiene Assistant
Jessica is a Romeoville Dental Center dental hygiene assistant who loves interacting with all of her patients, especially the little ones. But no matter who she meets and works with, Jessica strives to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease during their appointment, and she loves to provide a fun-filled experience in the office.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys getting lost in a good read, taking nature walks and spending time with her family. In the future, she hopes to use her time outside of work to pursue the next step of her career: becoming a dental hygienist.
Andrea — Administrative Assistant
As an administrative assistant for Romeoville Dental Center for just over a year, Andrea appreciates every aspect of her work, not least coming in every day determined to provide patients and staff with a great experience.
When she’s not at work, Andrea delights in spending time with her children, baking treats and goodies, watching movies and gardening throughout the summer.
Leslie — Administrative Assistant
A relative newcomer to the dental field, administrative assistant Leslie has a background in biology and radiography. Throughout her day supporting her colleagues at Romeoville Dental Center, Leslie loves making personal connections with patients and elevating their experience at the office.
Outside of work, she relaxes by experimenting with makeup, trying new foods, exploring her city and tending to her plants.