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 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 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 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 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.
Daisy is a wonderful mother of 3. She has been in the dental field for 3 years now as an assistant and is absolutely passionate about her job. On her free time, she loves to read books with her children and take them to the movies often.
Briana, a graduate of The Dental Academy of Chicago, received her certification in October of 2019 and even with being a new addition to the team she has provided excellent attention to detail and the integrity of Aloha Dental. She comes in every day with a friendly upbeat attitude and eager to learn and grow with our team.
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.
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.
Diana is dedicated to our continued improvement and ensuring the best patient experience at our dental office. She received her degree in Mechanical Engineering and her M.S. in Manufacturing from Southern Illinois University, where she met Dr. Ben. Diana is passionate about continuous improvement and has acted as a change agent in multiple engineering consulting projects. She has a vast experience in the automotive and transportation industries and now enjoys working with patients and the team. Diana loves cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.