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Dr. Romo graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1997. After graduating, he worked as an associate for several private practices and as a clinical extern for the University of Illinois at Chicago Pediatric dental department for two years.  Dr. Romo has a passion for dentistry.  He is currently past President of the Hispanic Dental Association Greater Chicago Chapter.  He is also past President of Chicago Dental Society North Side Branch and the University of Illinois Dental Alumni Board. 

Currently, he is a member of the UIC Campus Alumni Advisory Board, chair for the Campus Alumni Awards committee, and member of the UIC dental alumni board as well as a trustee for the Chicago Dental Society North Side Branch.  He has received numerous awards including the UIC trailblazer award, a community leadership award by the Chicago Southwest Chamber of Commerce, and was selected as a flame torch bearer at a UIC Flames basketball game.  Dr. Romo extensively attends continuing education courses to provide his patients with the latest trends in dentistry.

He is married and has two boys and a girl.  Dr. Romo is a die-hard Cubs fan. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, golf, and running.  He completed the Chicago Marathon in 2009 and 2010.  Throughout high school, college and dental school, Dr. Romo was a Disc Jockey at multiple night clubs and a radio station (90.5 FM, WCYC).  He was routinely featured at numerous concerts and festivals.  His DJ name was Gino “Rockin” Romo. 

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DENTIST

Dr. Gigani Nunez
Dr. Sara Gigani Nunez grew up in the brighton park area and is happy to be serving children and adults in the neighborhood she was raised in. She attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she graduated magna cum laude earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She recieved her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2005 from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
 

Dr. Gigani is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Association, and the Hispanic Dental Association. She attends many continuing education classes in all fields of dentistry which enables her to better serve her patients. She enjoys participating in programs that provide free dental services to people in countries without sufficient access to dental care.

When Dr. Gigani is not practicing her passion of dentistry she spends most of her time with her husband and newborn baby girl. She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the new wonders of the world.

 

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Dr. Marcela Escobar
Dr. Escobar graduated from the University of Valle College of Dentistry in Cali- Colombia in 2003. After graduating and practicing in her native country for a year, she decided to come to Chicago where she started her way to obtain her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. This goal was achieved in May of 2011. Since then, she has been working at Romo Dental providing quality dental services for children and adults. She is also a clinical faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is passionate about educating her students to give them the necessary tools to succeed in the dentistry profession.

During her free time, Dr. Escobar likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys traveling and visiting her friends in Colombia.



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Dr. Carla Delafuente
Dr. Carla Delafuente attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she double majored in Biology and Spanish. She recieved her Degree in Dental Surgery in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Throughout her dental school career, she volunteered to travel and serve indigent populations in Mexico and Guatemala. Dr. Delafuente also served as president to both the Hispanic Student Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Delafuente excelled academically in dental school and served as a tutor and mentor to other dental students.

Dr. Delafuente is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Her passion for dentistry and dedication to her patients is evident through her constant search for innovative practice techniques through continuing education courses.

When Dr. Delafuente is not practicing dentistry, she spends most of her time with her husband and her puppy, Whiskey. She and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, watching movies and spending time with their family and friends. Dr. Delafuente and her husband plan to continue traveling to underserved regions of the world and continue helping those in need.

 

DENTIST

Sonia E. Montoya (Hygienist)
Sonia Montoya started in the field of dentistry as a dental assistant at the Faculty Practice at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1999. She went on to advance her career in dentistry by attending Kennedy-King College and finished with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. Upon graduating, she joined Romo Dental as the head of the hygiene department. Sonia is also involved in much volunteer work to help with educating the community in oral health.

Currently she is happy to be a part of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Chicago Dental Hygiene Society, Colgate Oral Health Advisor, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Hispanic Dental Association. Sonia extensively attends continuing education courses to provide her patients with the latest trends in dentistry.

Sonia has three wonderful boys. One who enjoys playing in his rock band as well as writing music. The other enjoys playing guitar and volunteering as a junior counselor. The third is a preschooler who enjoys music as well. In her free time, Sonia enjoys home decor and spending time with family.

 

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Lissette Ocampo (Hygienist)

Lissette Ocampo began her career in dentistry in 2002, as a dental assistant. In 2010, she received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her associate degree in Applied Sciences from Kennedy King College, and her license as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Upon graduation, she worked with a Periodontist in Evanston and obtained further training in Periodontics.

Lissette is currently a member of the American Dental Hygenists' Association and a Colgate Oral Health Advisor. She enjoys taking continuing education courses to better serve and educate her patients about the latest trends in oral health care.

Lissette loves being a dental hygienist because it enables her to share her skills and knowledge to prevent and treat dental disease. She also enjoys the rewarding feeling of seeing patients' satisfaction with their whiter, healthier smiles. Romo Dental allows her to fully utilize her talents by working side by side with an excellent team of dentists and assistants.

When she is not practicing dental hygiene, she dedicates her full attention to spending time with her two children, Julissa and Jonathan. She enjoys exploring new and exciting attractions with the kids and trying different ethnic restaurants.

 

DENTIST

Enriqueta Hernandez
My name is Enriqueta “Cathy” Hernandez. I've been an office manager for over ten years and I've been at Romo Dental since 2005. I’m trained in digital dental software for scheduling and billing. I enjoy running and spending time with my family and friends. My two teenage sons and my husband are members of a mexican musical group called  Chicano Express.  They have recorded several albums and are currently working on another album.  They have been featured at numerous festivals as well as on television.  As the office manager at Romo Dental, I truly enjoy getting to know our patients.  Our staff is one big extended family that is caring, knowledgeable, and friendly. Please allow me to schedule you an appointment with one of our dentists. They are truly  the best!

 

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Ana Lemus
My name is Ana Lemus. I've been a dental assistant for over twelve years and I have been at Romo Dental since 2005. I am certified to do coronal polishings and sealants. I love spending time with my husband and two boys. I also enjoy cooking, traveling, and dancing. As a dental assistant, I love working with children. I take the time to comfort them and make them feel right at home.  I love working at Romo Dental because of the great friendships I’ve developed, both with the staff and patients. Romo Dental has the best dental services to help improve your smile.

 

 

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Jessica Vicario
My name is Jessica Vicario. I've been a dental assistant for over six years and I've been at Romo Dental since 2009.  I am certified to do coronal polishings and sealants.  I have a newborn baby boy.  When he looks at me and smiles, it  always brightens my day. I enjoy spending time with my friends and baking with my two nieces.  I love being a dental assistant because I’ve developed many friendships throughout the years  with our patients and my coworkers.  Working at Romo Dental has been like a second home for me. Our dentists and staff will go far and beyond to make your smile great!

 

 

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Lorena Garay
My name is Lorena Garay and joined Romo Dental in May 2012. I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work here because I work with an amazing team of dentists and staff.

I graduated as a dentist in Colombia back in 2005, and since I moved to Chicago in 2007 I have been practicing as a dental assistant. I am certified to do coronal polishing and sealants. The part that I love most about my job is getting to know the patients and making them feel comfortable every time they visit us.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my family!!!

 

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Leticia Garcia
I'm Leticia Garcia. I have been working at Romo Dental as a receptionist since the summer of 2012 immediately after graduating from Lane Technical High School. I am currently taking prerequisites for dental school at Morton College and I intend to transfer to UIC to pursue my career in dentistry. In the short time I have been working at Romo Dental, my interest in dentistry has grown immensly. My experience at Romo Dental has been the key influence in my decision to major in dentistry.

When I am not occupied with school or work, I spend my time on the soccer field. I have been playing soccer since the age of six. Aside soccer, I am a huge sports fanatic. I enjoy watching football and basketball. The opportunity to work alongside such a professional and dedicated group of individuals makes everyday at the office a great experience. I enjoy being part of a such committed staff. More so, the family atmosphere at the office is wonderful. We work to make our patients feel welcomed, comfortable, and pleased with our services. Visit our office and allow me to schedule your next dental visit. I can guarantee you will leave with a great smile on your face!

 

Elodia Romo

Elodia Romo
My name is Elodia Romo. I'm the proud mother of Dr. Romo. I am in charge of maintaining Romo Dental and keeping it clean and organized. My husband and I raised four children and we have nine grandchildren. Our children include a dentist, a grammar school principal, an electrician and a loan officer. I love working at Romo Dental because of the great staff and doctors. I also love the impression that the patients have as they enter a very clean and pleasant environment. My husband and I love traveling to Mexico to visit family and spending time with our grandchildren.

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