Meet the Team

Our talented and dedicated team is committed to providing the best care possible. Their support is essential to the success of our practice. We hope you’ll get to know them here and throughout your visits to our office. At Shoreline Dental, we are committed to being the best and doing the best for our patients.

Marybeth Renfrow, RDH

Lead Dental Hygienist

Marybeth earned her Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Prairie State College. She regularly attends a variety of courses and seminars, which allow her to remain up-to-date on the latest in dental hygiene, advancements in periodontics and the care of implants.

Marybeth's dental interests include head and neck cancers that affect the oral cavity and the effects of periodontal disease on the heart. Believing that good oral healthcare is not limited to brushing and flossing, Marybeth goes above and beyond to match the right at-home dental products and tools to each individual's needs.

Believing in giving back, Marybeth is involved with several charities including the Caring Patriots Food Drive, Heels on Wheels and Back Packs for the Homeless. She also participates in community dental health education by dressing as "Dr. Decay" and visiting schools to teach the children how to maintain good oral hygiene.

Marybeth resides in the South Suburbs and is an avid animal lover. On occasion you may hear her humming a few bars in the office as she has a passion for singing. In 2009, she sang the National Anthem at a Chicago White Sox game.

Giana Nagel, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Giana knows that sometimes people are a bit nervous about their checkups, so she works extra hard to make their visit as relaxed and pain free as possible. She’s been comforting patients in addition to keeping their teeth sparkling clean since receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010 from Parkland College in Champaign, IL.

Giana and her husband, Phil, live in Lincoln Park and enjoy everything Chicago has to offer. When she is not working she loves to spend time with friends and family, and learning how to cook.

Tasha Gustafson

Business Administrator

Tasha began working in the dental field in 2002 as a business administrator and an assistant. She is familiar with many aspects of the dental field and is happy to assist you with anything that you may need.

Tasha graduated from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in 2005 and loves to design in her free time. She welcomed her second child, a son, Evren into the world in September 2018. His big sister, Avenelle, welcomed him with open arms. Tasha loves being a mom and spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being active outdoors and traveling.

Anel Leyva

Business Administrator & Treatment Coordinator

Anel started her career in the dental field in 2001 as an assistant. She instantly knew that this was the career for her. Although now primarily a business administrator, she still enjoys assisting, especially with surgical and cosmetic treatment.

Outside the office, Anel particularly loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys sports (an avid Cubs fan) and attends many games throughout the various seasons. She recently adopted a German Shepherd puppy, Maya, and is enjoying every moment with her.

Melanie Perez

Treatment Coordinator

Melanie graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Business offered by Driehaus College of Business. Melanie started her career as a dental receptionist where she gained valuable experience performing many roles in a dental office. Melanie strongly believes in passing knowledge to her patients because an informed patient is a happy patient.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys home improvement projects, traveling and playing with her poodle, Coco! Her favorite place to visit is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. For the most beautiful scenic sight nature has to offer, she recommends visiting Clingman’s Dome in the Smokies.

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