Meet The Team

Dentist in North Barrington

Office Manager:

Jo is our office manager. Jo brings with her many skills acquired in her work history, including having worked in attorney’s offices as well as being office manager for manufacturer’s reps in the toy industry for 15 years. Jo feels it a privilege to be working with such a talented, skilled staff at Alpine Dental. She appreciates the friendly, caring attitude of every member of our staff which translates to excellence for our patients.

Jo is married with 4 grown daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 7 grandchildren. Besides spending time with grandchildren, in her off time she enjoys cooking, decorating, music and camping.

Hygienists:

Tammy graduated from Harper College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1995 and has been with Alpine Dental for over a decade and our patients love her knowledge of their oral care, as well as her thorough yet gentle touch and warm smile. She loves her job at Alpine Dental because the staff and the patients feel like family to her. Her passion is for her patient’s health and well-being.

Tammy enjoys being a wife and mother outside of work.

We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest team member, Rosemary! Rosemary graduated from Marquette University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She comes to us with 29 years of experience performing preventive dentistry and patient education with a gentle touch and encouraging smile. Rosemary is excited to be part of the progressive and enthusiastic team at Alpine Dental and looks forward to meeting our patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health.

Rosemary is a married with two children.

Assistants:

Mark has been at Alpine Dental since the fall of 2017 and has been learning the fields of orthodontics, medical sleep dentistry, and the use of orthopedic appliances. In the past three years, Mark has become skilled with the fabrication of oral appliances. Every day offers wonderful opportunities to better understand the extensive yet understated benefits and importance of correcting sleep disorders and TMD, in addition to providing general dentistry to all our patients.

Mark feels it is an enormous privilege to work with Dr. Klein (Mom) and all the extraordinary staff and enriching environment at Alpine Dental. Alpine Dental has afforded Mark the chance to share his passion for helping others and satiate a hunger for knowledge so as to improve the lives of each patient, one day at a time.

Mark is passionate about his wife and daughter and is a diehard lover of all things nature, as well as music, arts science, engineering and so much more. He considers himself very fortunate to have such an amazing family, coworkers, and patients and lives in unyielding gratitude every day for all of it.

Kristine joined the Alpine Dental team in August 2020.  She brings with her 36 years of dental experience.  Originally trained as a certified general dental assistant, she left the general dental world and pursued a career as a surgical assistant.  Kris became a certified anesthesia assistant and worked in the field of oral surgery for 5 years before returning to general dentistry.  Kristine is a CPR instructor as well.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in complex restorative dentistry, an understanding of occlusion and the importance it has on whole-body health.  She enjoys developing strong relationships with patients and their care is of the utmost importance.  Kristine enjoys working with such a skilled, professional, and caring staff.

Kristine has 3 grown children (2 daughters and 1 son).  She enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs Gabby and Addison and her companion Christopher.  She spends her free time boating, running, cooking, and 4-wheeling around the trails in Apple Canyon Lake.

Financial and Insurance Coordinator:

Amy has been a part of Alpine Dental since 1986. She loves working with the team and is passionate with helping patients. Her dedication and enthusiasm makes every experience enjoyable and stress-free. Amy uses her many skills to provide excellent patient care. She is also very knowledgeable when it comes to both medical and dental insurance, and can help maximize your benefits.

Amy is a mother of two boys and enjoys spending time with them.

Patient Coordinator:

Helga began working at Alpine Dental in April 2015.  Prior to joining our team, she worked 3 years as a Pharmacy Technician at a small, independent pharmacy, and 25 years providing Administrative and Customer Service support in the corporate world. Helga, very much, enjoys working with all of the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Alpine Dental, as well as meeting and serving all of our patients.

Cooking and baking are Helga’s favorite hobbies, as well as enjoying family time with her husband and son.