I knew that I wanted to be engaged with people in a meaningful way. I think this goes back to my small-town roots growing up in Galena, Illinois. At that time people knew each other and took the time to look out after each other. I have jokingly made the comment that everybody knew you and your parents so you couldn’t get away with anything. I worked in a local grocery store, clothing store and pharmacy where I had a lot of interaction with customers which I thoroughly enjoyed. One of the people who had the greatest influence on me was my personal dentist. As a high school student at the time, he became one of my first mentors aside from my parents. I worked at his office doing odd jobs unrelated to direct patient care but was able see his interaction with patients and staff. We spent time away from the office and had many conversations around careers and colleges, as I was nearing that time in my life when I had some decisions to make. Reflecting on what I saw in him, were many of the things that I hoped to accomplish for myself. I started college with the intention of becoming a dentist and never looked back. Learn More
Kathy has been one of our dental assistants since 2003. She plays a key role in the clinical organization of our practice. She enjoys doing whatever she can for our patients to make their appointments more enjoyable and comfortable. She appreciates working beside Dr. Hasken to improve our patients’ smile and overall health.
Nancy is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been part of our team since 2008. She began her dental career as a surgical assistant in a periodontal practice. Her passion for patient care moved her to pursue her degree in dental hygiene, and she graduated from William Rainey Harper College in 1988. Nancy is devoted to creating a comfortable dental experience while educating and motivating patients to achieve their best level of oral health and whole body wellness.
She is proud to be a part of this outstanding team and especially enjoys the wonderful relationships she has built with our patients through the years. Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and is the proud mother of three. You may notice her angel pin worn in memory of her son Randy, who passed away in 2004 from inoperable brain stem cancer. She continues to find strength and inspiration daily from her ‘little angel’. When she’s not caring for patients she enjoys kayaking, bicycling, hiking, reading, trying new recipes and snuggling with her French Bulldog, Otis.
Alayne has been a member of our team since 2013. She received her bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2013. Alayne is very passionate about patient care and oral education. Currently, she is working on a masters degree in dental Hygiene and a masters in Public Health from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacology and Health Sciences; Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene.
In her free time Alayne enjoys spending time with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Quinn, gardening, going on bike rides, hiking and bird watching.
Lynn is our office administrator. She is most likely the first person you will speak with when calling our office. She has been a part of our team since 1988, originally working as Dr. Hasken’s chair side assistant. The relationships that she has made over the years with our staff, patients and their families are very important to her.
She will do her best to make you feel comfortable and to answer any questions you may have. Lynn is also available to help you with insurance submission and financial arrangements.
Erin is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with our practice since August of 2005. She is originally from Iowa. Erin received her dental hygiene training at University of Nebraska. She brings much enthusiasm and energy for dental hygiene. After taking some time off to have two children with her husband, Pat, she has rejoined us on a part time basis.
Jessica first joined our team about twenty plus years ago as a dental assistant after graduating from high school. She has rejoined our team recently as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Jessica has studied at Northern Illinois University and completed her dental hygiene degree at the College of Lake County. She now has over twenty years of experience in the dental field. She prides herself on being a compassionate and understanding healthcare provider.
In her free time she enjoys family outings with her husband and four children and coaching her oldest daughter’s basketball team.