Broadway Family Dental Group
29 N Broadway St
Des Plaines, IL 60016-2335
847-824-5252
 

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All our professionals at Broadway Family Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Only the best people will do-in every area. These people will be highly motivated to achieve results; Have high standards of quality and integrity; Are conscientious towards others; Will strive for team performance; And have a commitment to personal growth. They will be driven towards continual upward movement and innovation and will possess the capability and desire to rise above and beyond the rest.

ccDr. Phillip J. Fijal D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.D.Dr. Phillip J. Fijal D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.D.

Dr. Phillip J. Fijal is a 1986 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School Of Dentistry. After practicing with his father Chester, a 1947 grad also from Loyola, for about a year, he bought his father's practice in late 1987. He has done postgraduate training in comprehensive restorative dentistry completing the continuums at The L. D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL., and studied business management and leadership training for 18 years with The Pride Institute in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Fijal has served organized dentistry for all his years in practice, as a director to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dental Society, as a Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Dental Society, and as an Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association. He has been the Program Chairman for the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in 2008 and the General Chairman for the Illinois State Dental Society's 2005 Annual Session. He has been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the International College of Dentists. Outside of dentistry Dr. Fijal has been or currently sits on the boards of the Jeffery Pride Foundation For Pediatric Cancer as vice-president and spokesperson, Northwest Community Hospital's Dental Advisory Board as Chairman, the Lakeview Homeowners Association as director, and Biltmore Country Club as director.

His hobbies are golf, cooking, wine collecting, and most importantly spending time with his wife Jan, son Phillip, and daughter Kristie.

Dr. Stephanie Skopek D.D.SDr. Stephanie Skopek D.D.S

Dr. Stephanie Skopek graduated from McGill University in 1993 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario. She continued on to complete a one year general residency program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her other post graduate training includes the completion of extensive courses at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg Florida. She is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Last year she was proud to be involved in Illinois' first Mission of Mercy to provide basic dental care to hundreds of underserved patients in the Bloomington/Normal area.

Dr. Skopek is a long standing member and past president of the Barrington Junior Women's Club through which she volunteers on a regular basis assisting women, children and families in need. She also dedicates her time to Sunny Hill Elementary School teaching literacy skills to kindergarten students.

Being a native of Canada, she is an avid hockey fan but also enjoys skiing and most outdoor activities. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking and travelling with her husband Bob and daughters Jessica and Alexandra.

Jan Fijal - Business CoordinatorJan Fijal - Business Coordinator

Jan is a 1984 graduate of Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL receiving a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Prior to attending college, Jan worked for two years as a dental assistant. After obtaining her degree, she worked as a Dietitian in various capacities for nearly 6 years, before returning to dentistry, the field she truly loved. She has worked as a Business Coordinator for 24 years, loves the job and the patients, and feels that the relationship developed with them is what makes her job so rewarding.

Geri Kelly R.D.H., B.S., M.B.A.Geri Kelly R.D.H., B.S., M.B.A.

Geri graduated from Northwestern University Dental Hygiene Program with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and Public Health. She worked in private practice for three years and shortly after joined the US Army and served in the Adjutant General Officer Corps. After serving four years in the Army, she received her M.B.A. from DePaul University. For the next five years she spent some time working in the human resources field and raising her family. In 1999, she returned to the dental hygiene field and has worked for Dr. Fijal ever since. Geri has really enjoyed working here and developing great relationships with patients.

Amy Baughman R.D.H., A.S.Amy Baughman R.D.H., A.S.

Amy graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, Urbana in 1998, with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene. She began working for Dr. Fijal in 2000. She enjoys educating patients by helping them understand what is going on in their mouth and body. She also enjoys the relationships that she has built with the patients through the years. Amy helps maintain a strong periodontal program along with the rest of the team by continually taking new courses to keep educated. She got married in 2002 and has two children and a dog. She enjoys working part-time so she can spend time having fun with her family.

Ruth Ann Vander Roest - AssistantRuth Ann Vander Roest - Assistant

Ruth Ann started working with Dr. Fijal in 1990. During this time she has come to know the patients very well, so well, that they all feel like family. Having grown up in Argentina, Ruth Ann speaks both Spanish and English. She has made many friends from the Spanish-Speaking community, and assists with Spanish-Speaking patients, interpreting, scheduling appointments, and making financial arrangements. Ruth Ann continues to educate herself by taking continuing education courses and getting extra certifications. She loves her work as a dental assistant and looks forward to many years to come. In her free time, she loves spending time with all her grandchildren.

Alexandra Hoekstra - AssistantAlexandra Hoekstra - Assistant

Alexandra attended ZMA Vocational College in Bern-Buempliz, Switzerland for Dental Assisting. She received her certification for dental assisting in 1995. Her native language is Swiss German, but she also speaks French, German, and English. Alexandra worked in Switzerland as a dental assistant until moving to the US in 2009, and started with Dr. Fijal that October.

Linn Will - Treatment Plan Coordinator/Financial CoordinatorLinn Will - Treatment Plan Coordinator/Financial Coordinator

Linn has been in the dental field since 1987 and started working for Dr. Fijal in 1996. She is the treatment plan coordinator, scheduling appointments, processing insurance claims and arranges financial agreements. She also takes continuing education courses to better assist patients with their treatment and helping to maximize their insurance benefits. She enjoys spending time, with her grandson and reading.