About Our Doctors

Lance Lambert, D.D.S.

Dr.-Lambert.jpgDiplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Lance Lambert grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard West High School in 1975. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at Dartmouth College in 1979 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1983. He completed a general practice residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1984 and pediatric specialty training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh in 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. In addition to founding this private dental practice over 25 years ago, he taught for over 28 years in the Post-graduate Pediatric Dental Residency Program at UIC, training future pediatric dentists. He has published scientific papers on pediatric dental sedation and taught numerous courses on caring for special needs children and the use of nitrous oxide sedation in dentistry. Dr. Lambert served on the Board of Directors for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and as President of the Illinois chapter of American Academy of Pediatric Dentists. He has a special interest in treating children with Autism and other special needs. He is currently accepting new patients and enjoys speaking to parent groups on caring for their children's oral health. Dr. Lambert is currently serving as the President of the Wheaton Dental Society. 

Claire Garcia, D.D.S., M.S.

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Dr. Claire Garcia grew up in  Wheaton and attended Wheaton-Warrenville High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.  She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University at Chicago School of Dentistry in 1985.  She  attended  the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where she earned her  pediatric dental specialty certificate in 1990 and her master’s degree in  1991.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UIC Department of Pediatric Dentistry where she supervises  predoctoral  students and postgraduate residents in the clinic.  
She is President-Elect of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry , the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists , the American Dental Association ,  Illinois State Dental Society ,  the Chicago Dental Society ,  the International Association of Dental Research ,  the American Association of Dental Research , and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Her research interests include the psychology and the science of behavior, prevention, trauma, pain management and child development.  Other interests include travel, hiking and sea kayaking. 

Joyce J. Koh, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr.-Koh.jpgDiplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Joyce Koh grew up in the northwest suburbs of Illinois and attended Glenbrook North High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2005. She earned her pediatric dentistry specialty certificate along with her master’s degree in oral science in 2008 from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Jaime Chowaniec, D.D.S.

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Dr. Jaime Chowaniec(known as Dr. Jaime by her patients) was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She received a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University in Evanston in 2010. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from UIC College of Dentistry in 2015. Upon graduating, she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Certificate of Merit Award and the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Award. When she is not at Glen Ellyn Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jaime is in her final year of residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she sees patients and teaches dental students. She has also undertaken a research project about dental education. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Jaime strives to make every child's first visit to the dentist a fun, positive experience to encourage a lifelong commitment to oral health.