Meet the Team – Aloha Dental Associates

Dr. Benjamin A. Baptist, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, FAAID, DABOI/ID

Dr. Baptist received his DDS Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. He practices comprehensive dentistry including dental implant placement and complex dental rehabilitation. Dr. Baptist has held multiple dental education appointments with both University of Illinois and Midwestern University. He places his patients’ needs and comfort as a first priority when practicing. He lives in Riverside with his wife and 2 children.

Dr. Nadia A. Arain

Dr. Nadia Arain was awarded her DDS degree from University of Illinois Chicago School of Dentistry. She has practiced as a general dentist and has enjoyed several years as an adjunct professor at Midwestern University College of Dentistry. Dr. Arain believes that gentle and compassionate dentistry leads to the most beautiful results. She lives in the western suburbs with her husband and three kids.

Debbie Chico

Debbie Chico

RDH

Debbie attended Southern Illinois University earning her Dental Hygiene degree and a Bachelor’s in Education joining this practice in 1985. Keeping up with new techniques and technologies evolving dentistry, but always focused on individual patient care and health has been the essence of her career. Outside of the office, she is kept busy with seven grandchildren and home improvement projects.

Carmen Spinelli

Carmen Spinelli

RDH

Carmen has been a dental hygienist for ten years. Through patient education and encouragement, he enjoys establishing trusting relationships with his patients, helping improve their oral health and achieve a smile they love. When not in the dental office, Carmen likes going to Wrigley to cheer for the Cubs, travel the globe, and attend classes to further his knowledge in the profession of dental hygiene.

Krystyna Koscielniak

Krystyna Koscielniak

RDH

Krystyna earned her RDH from Prairie State College. Her goal is to make patients feel comfortable and at ease during their dental appointments. Krystyna is proud of her career and her ability to help others reach their optimal health. She provides preventative care with patient-specific recommendations. Krystyna has been married for 12 short years, has 3 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She is fluent in Polish.

Steven Mantucca

Steven Mantucca

Dental Assistant

Steven is from the Berwyn/ Cicero area. He attended Morton West High School and began working in a dental office after graduation. He’s worked in various offices in the Chicagoland and D.C. areas. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pets. Some of Steven’s interests and hobbies are yoga, concerts, music festivals, movies, food, and bowling. He loves a good story, making people smile, and having a good laugh.

Lydia Menchaca

Lydia Menchaca

Dental Assistant

Lydia became a dental assistant after graduating high school. She joined the Aloha Dental Team in 2018 and enjoys the dental field very much. She enjoys traveling and eating sushi. Her greatest accomplishment has been raising her beautiful and intelligent daughter.

Daisy Vega

Daisy Vega

Assistant & Receptionist

Daisy joined the Aloha Dental team in 2010.  She assists hygienist(s) clinically when needed, but you will also see her involved in front desk duties.  She enjoys working with patients and seeing the joy that the team brings to them. Daisy has two beautiful children that mean the world to her.  She enjoys going to the park and beach with them.

Brenda Gomez

Brenda Gomez

Administrative Assistant

Brenda was welcomed at Aloha Dental in 2016. She greets and checks in patients. She also helps schedule appointments and answers calls. She enjoys listening to patients’ stories and sharing some of her own.
On her downtime, she goes to school, gardens and attends Cubs games with her boyfriend. She is the youngest out of seven siblings that she enjoys spending time with.

Diana Baptist

Diana Baptist

Business Manager

Diana has multiple degrees in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. She has experience in the automotive and transportation industries and now enjoys working with patients and the team. She is passionate about continuous improvement and has acted as a change agent in multiple consulting projects. Diana is dedicated to our continued improvement and ensuring the best patient experience at our dental office. Diana loves spending time with her family and friends, cooking, running, and traveling.