The entire team at Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics is strongly committed to patient care and excellent customer service. We are trained professionals to provide you with a positive experience. We look forward to meeting you when you visit our periodontist in Gurnee, Illinois!


Minerva – Practice Manager
Minerva’s experience and leadership have had a positive effect on our patient’s and staff’s experience in our office for over twenty years. She strives to exceed expectations in all areas.

Outside of the office, Minerva and her husband Adam have three children and an amazing grandson that keeps them very busy. Minerva enjoys reading and running, and she’s a huge Harry Potter fan!


Amy – Dental Hygienist
Amy initially joined our team in 2001 as a dental assistant. Her aspiration was to become a dental hygienist and she left our practice to attend the Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she earned her hygiene degree in 2004. She then returned to our practice in 2005 as a dental hygienist. Amy is very passionate about dentistry and is a great educator for our patients, helping them maintain their oral health. Amy is so happy to have gotten to know our patients and has formed great relationships over the years.

Outside of the office, Amy and her husband Armando have 2 sons, Nicolas (age 25) and Zachary (age 22). Amy enjoys entertaining, spending time with her family and friends, and working in her yard.


Gricel – Patient Coordinator
Gricel’s voice may be the first one you hear when contacting our office! She comes to us with four years of experience in exceptional patient service. It is her goal to listen and understand our patient’s needs, and work with them to make each of their visits efficient and enjoyable. Gricel is proud to be our newest business associate, and part of our professional and compassionate team!

Gricel and her husband Alex are parents to two busy boys, Jayden and Leo, and their sweet miniature schnauzer, Gigi. They love exploring together, watching movies, checking out museums and (our favorite) baking!


Christie – Patient Coordinator
Christie is our awesome patient coordinator. She helps to ensure that our patients understand all aspects of their treatment and provides them with stellar customer service!

Outside of the office, Christie and her husband Brenden enjoy their fur babies.


Tina – Treatment Assistant
Tina is our treatment assistant who has been in the dental field for over 21 years. Her many years of experience is one of the biggest contributions to the success of our practice, and she consistently delivers top-quality care to every patient.

Tina has a wonderful significant other, with whom she has a beautiful son. Together, they raise their son and her three beautiful daughters. She enjoys cooking authentic Puerto Rican food for her family, using old recipes from her mother.


Diego – Treatment Assistant
Diego has been working in the dental field as a treatment assistant since receiving his dental assistant certification in 2019. Diego’s daily goal is to make the patient experience comforting as well as enjoyable. His efficient communication with Dr. Erdle and the entire staff ensures that the schedule runs smoothly. He is fluent in Spanish, adding another positive experience to our patients by translating in Spanish as needed.

Outside of the office, Diego day trades and tints car windows. He enjoys spending time with his family and girlfriend.


Eli – Treatment Assistant
Eli is our treatment assistant who has been working in the dental field as a certified treatment assistant since 2014, the year she received her dental assistant certification. An enjoyable workday for Eli includes teamwork, continually being able to count on everyone and positive energy. Eli effectively communicates with patients to make sure their goals are reached and all their expectations are met. She is also a fluent bilingual speaker in Spanish, which provides another efficient level of communication to patients.

Eli loves to spend time with her partner, son, dog, family and friends. She enjoys watching her son play sports, outdoor grilling with family and walking her dog.