Dr. Barry Perlin D.D.S.
Graduating from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1987, Dr. Perlin has been practicing general dentistry for more than two decades. He was among the first dentists in the Chicago area to offer digital x-rays, and one of the area’s first Invisalign Premiere Providers. With a passion for continuing education, he has received instruction at the Kois Center, the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, the Hornbrook Center for Advanced Clinical Education, and the Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry. He has advanced training and certification in the use of Botox and Injectable Fillers. Dr. Perlin continues to provide excellent general dentistry services while specializing in Invisalign clear braces.
Dr. Lina Jonynas D.D.S.
An expert with over 20 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Jonynas received her degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1987. She is committed to helping her patients achieve their dreams, and she works tirelessly to find solutions that best suit their needs. Her work has graced the faces of models and celebrities and the pages of Chicago Magazine and Chicago Social. Dr. Jonynas regularly attends educational conferences and events nationwide to keep her skills sharp, and has been in demand as an expert at such events herself. She is exceptionally good with her patients, inspired by their success, and will use her impressive knowledge and skills to bring the smile of your dreams to life!
Dental Hygienists / Assistants
Tracy D. Carberry
Tracy is one of the original Smiles by Design team members! She began working with us in 1993 as a Registered Dental Hygienist before taking a position at a suburban periodontal dental practice. Happily, Tracy returned to the Smiles by Design family, and is licensed in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. She graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Prairie State College.
Joining the Smiles by Design team in 2000 as a dental assistant, Irma has continually pushed herself forward while becoming an ever-more valuable member of our staff. She earned her certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and moved into her current position of Dental Hygienist. Committed to her ongoing education, Irma is now focusing on periodontal methods, the OCSE, and laser technologies.
Receiving her certification from Ohio State University in 1992, Lisa joined the Smiles by Design team as a Dental Hygienist in 2000. Her continuing education is focused on laser, nitrous oxide, and Invisalign certification. She is also passionate about dental management. Lisa has the full and complete trust of the doctors and staff at Smiles by Design, and has repeatedly shown herself to be a valued member of our team.
Starlette, affectionately known as Star, began as a Dental Assistant in 2008. She has grown through continuing education courses, and her interest in the technologies used in dentistry. Star gets a real thrill from the reactions her patients have when seeing their new smile for the first time, and has become a vital part of our office atmosphere.
Office Support Team
Our Office Manager, Tammi, graduated from Bryman College in 1990, and joined the Smiles by Design team in 1994. In the more than two decades she has been with us, Tammi has become an expert in much more than running a fast-paced, modern dental practice. She has continued her education in order to meet the needs of the office, so she has acquired skills in Dental Assisting and Invisalign clear braces. A wife and mother, Tammi has learned the fine art of balancing work and home life, and she does it all with a smile that could light up the night. At Smiles by Design, we believe in treating our staff and patients like a second family, and that belief comes directly from Tammi. When you walk out of our office, the smile on your face is as much about talking with Tammi as it is pride in your beautiful smile.
Regina, or Gina as we know her, began her dental career in 2009. Over the years she has worked for us in many capacities; from receptionist to dental assistant. This has given her an excellent overview of the office and its functions, and prepared her well for her current role managing the continuing care department. Gina is excellent with our patients, and enjoys playing a part in the transformation of their smiles.
Yvette, our Treatment Coordinator at Smiles by Design, has more than five years of dental practice experience. She has a naturally warm, friendly demeanor that allows her to explain treatment plans to our patients with empathy and compassion. Her ultimate goal at Smiles by Design is to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and well-informed. Yvette is a part-time student with plans to transfer to UIC to finish a degree in Music Education. She enjoys singing, writing, theater, and time with friends and family!