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Village Crossing Dentistry Ltd. | Office Staff in Skokie

Village Crossing Dentistry Ltd.

Dr. Steven Krauss, General Dentistry

847.675.DENT (3368)

Office Staff


Diane Blackmon

Diane has been a registered dental hygienist since 1996 and has been practicing with Dr. Krauss since 1997. She loves her profession and takes great satisfaction in helping her patients improve their periodontal and overall dental health.  Diane lives with her husband in Hyde Park and makes the long commute every day. We are fortunate to have her in our practice and Diane feels fortunate to practice in an office that cares so much for their patients.



doc.jpgBiana Kogan

Biana was formally trained as a dental assistant in 1993.  She has been working with Dr. Krauss since 1994. She started as a dental assistant but quickly grew into the position she now holds as administrative manager of our office.  Her parents were both dentists in the former Soviet Union so she has been around dentistry her whole life.  She takes great pride in the high level of care we provide out patients.  She loves helping people achieve the best dental outcomes possible and works with insurance companies to get the highest level of benefits possible for our patients. Biana lives with her husband in Niles and has two children and one granddaughter.



Kate Sherman

Kate or “Katya” was also formally trained as a dental assistant in1993 and has been working with Dr. Krauss since 2002.  Her loving and caring personality brings warmth and happiness to our office every day.  She just loves our patients, especially the kids.  She is in charge of prizes (as well as ordering supplies) and taking care of the recall program in the office. Katya lives with her husband in Morton Grove and has one son and two grandsons. 



Lucy Culajay

Lucy has been a dental assistant since 1991 and has been working with Dr. Krauss since 2007.  Lucy’s kind and calm nature helps our patients relax and makes the whole dental experience easier.  She loves meeting people and has a great rapport with kids. Lucy lives in North Chicago and loves to spend her free time with her nieces and nephews.


Ricki Saltzman

Ricki has been a registered dental hygienist since 1982 and has been working with Dr Krauss since 1997.  She loves meeting new people and educating them on attaining and maintaining optimal dental health.  Ricki is married and has four children.  Two of them now live in Israel. In her spare time Ricki likes to needlepoint, crochet and read, but unfortunately with her busy lifestyle she usually cooks, cleans and shops.


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