Our Dental Team
Your oral health is very important to the dentists at Always There Dental Care. That is why our dental office in Chicago, IL, is staffed with compassionate, friendly, and talented professionals ready to assist you with the quality care you need. We want you to meet the entire team!
Scott W. Stiffle, DDS
Dr. Scott Stiffle came to Chicago from Massachusetts where he was born and raised. He started the practice back in 1983. It is his true passion, besides music. When he is not helping his patients achieve their celebrity smiles, he is usually attending a local performance of one of his favorite bands or spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Jeffrey C. Wojno, DDS
Dr. Jeff Wojno joined the practice in August of 2000. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and came to Chicago once he completed his doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Michigan. When he is not creating amazing smiles, Dr. Wojno is at home spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys staying active by playing tennis or swimming.
Gina Handrigan, RDH
Gina brings with her 20 years of experience and she prides herself on her genuine interest in her patients’ well-being. Always giving personalized attention, she is very thorough and detail oriented as she assists her patients. She offers a conscientious, gentle touch with a skilled hand, which helps to alleviate some of the stress patients might feel when they come to the dentist.
As a graduate of UIC in 2003, Gina strives to become the best skilled clinician possible through experience and ongoing, continued education. She caters to the specific dental needs of each patient with a strong focus on educating them about what they need to do to maintain their dental health.
Living in the moment and taking the time to appreciate all that life has to offer, this roller coaster enthusiast also enjoys yoga and long bike rides with her two children.
Tegan Knudtson, RDH
Tegan graduated from Harper College with a Dental Hygiene degree after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She enjoys meeting patients and takes pride in improving their oral care, specifically making hygiene visits enjoyable and educational.
When not at ATDC, Tegan likes to explore Chicago and experiment with cooking healthy recipes. She grew up outside of Chicago and loves traveling to visit family all over the United States. Tegan has been traveling to all 50 states, so make sure to ask her about her latest escapade. Who knows what her next travel adventure will be!
Charlotte Brannon, RDH
Charlotte graduated with an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Parkland College. She is a caring hygienist with a gentle touch that loves to make people laugh and enjoys making that personal connection with each and every one of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, biking, yoga, and traveling to new places.
Wendell Ong, Dental Assistant
Wendell was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He attended college at the University of THE East Manila, where he earned a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine. Wendell practiced for three years before moving to the United States and has been working at ATDC since 2005.
Outside of work, his passion is volleyball, and he travels to different states for various tournaments. Wendell aims for achievement and invests a lot of passion and persistence to reach his goals. He is resilient, even in the face of failure; he won’t give up until things are done well and right.
Holly Robertson, Dental Assistant
Holly grew up in South Haven, Michigan, where she went to school and found her passion for dental care. To her, working at ATDC feels like she is working with family. When she is not providing excellent dental care to our patients, she enjoys fishing and anything outdoors!
Angela Jordan, Dental Assistant
Angie is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and has been dental assisting since 2008. She received her coronal polishing and dental sealant certification in 2009 and continues to enhance her skills by taking continuing education courses and seminars on a regular basis.
Angie has a cheery personality, which she believes will make every patient feel calm and relaxed at every visit. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her Yorkie Terrier, Markie.
Karen Marroquin, Dental Assistant
Karen has been a dental assistant at Always There Dental Care since 2002. She takes pride in being a team leader and always gives 100% in everything she does. Karen makes all of her patients feel at home and comfortable when she works with them. Outside of our office, she also runs a barber shop in Franklin Park and is currently attending school to become a licensed esthetician. She also enjoys spending time with her four children.
Brittany Steiner, Office Manager
Brittany has been with Always There Dental Care since 2011. She grew up in the Northwest suburbs and moved to Chicago to pursue higher education. She graduated Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Advertising Art Direction. In her free time, Brittany is a freelance illustrator. She enjoys designing and has worked on all of the ATDC T-shirt projects.
Emily Maxwell, Patient Coordinator
Since joining Always There Dental Care in 2016, the “tooth” is, Emily couldn’t be happier. Not only does she enjoy working with incredible doctors and a phenomenal staff who care about their patients, but she also gets to fulfill one of her biggest passions in life--helping others.
When she is not caring for our patients, Emily can be found shopping for the latest trends, listening to music, and spending time with her amazing family and friends; all of which truly make her happy.
Maria Samara, Patient Coordinator
Maria is our patient coordinator and has been in the dental industry since 2010. Rarely found without a smile, Maria is friendly, energetic, and committed to patient care. She absolutely loves cute vintage finds, especially from The Mexican Shop in Evanston, where she also works.
Born and raised in Guatemala, Maria is the proud mother of a cat named Marley, who acts like a puppy--which as you know--is the good kind of cat.
Shanna Sadah, Insurance Coordinator
Shanna is our insurance coordinator and has been in the industry since 2012. She is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and making sure patients’ insurance reimbursements arrive in a timely manner.
Shanna is an avid reader and enjoys everything from graphic novels to new fiction. More than anything, she loves spending time with her Westiepoo, Simi (short for Simba, rawr!), whose hobbies include watching The Crown with Shanna and staring at her while she eats. Shanna is currently finishing her biochemistry degree.
Contact us with any questions you have about the wonderful staff at our dental office in Chicago, Illinois. Each and every one of us look forward to helping you feel great as you maintain or improve your smile.