Meet Heather Anderson, RDH



  • 1997 Graduated with high honors from Zion Benton Township High School.
  • 1997-1997 Attended Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.
  • 1998-2004 Graduated with honors from the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL with an associates in Applied Science majoring in Dental Hygiene.


I began working at the Den-Care Smile Center when I was a junior in high school as the sterilization laboratory technician. After a few months, I began to cross train as a dental assistant. I worked as an assistant until I left to attend Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. There I majored in early childhood education. It wasn’t long until I began to realize I truly missed working in the dental profession. Northern Illinois University didn’t offer a dental program so I returned home and started working at the Smile Center again while attending night classes at the College of Lake County. In 2002, I was accepted into their Dental Hygiene program. I worked for Dr. Sven in Antioch, IL upon graduating and returned to the Smile Center as their first Dental Hygienist in 2005.

Personal Interests

My hobbies are scrap booking, photography, reading, shopping, and anything that involves my two amazing children, Kelsey and Karson. I also enjoy watching reality T.V. I have a very large family and love to spend time with them.

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