Crystal Lake Dentist Staff

Meet Our Friendly Crystal Lake, IL Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Randy Halihan Family Dentistry is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
Marie, Administrative Assistant
Shelley, Administrative Assistant
Shelley joined the Halihan Family Dentistry staff in the summer of 2020. She has been in the dental field in support of healthy smiles for many years as a clinical assistant and front desk staff. Her passions are health and wellness, helping people, and hearing others' stories. When not at work, Shelley keeps busy walking her dog, riding around in a red roadster with her guy, Sten, and keeping up with the developments in her three grown children's lives. She also enjoys attending live music and reading over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
Isabel, Administrative Assistant
Isabel joined the Halihan Family Dentistry staff in December of 2023. She has previously worked front desk in different office settings and really enjoys receptionist work. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her partner and their dog Champion. She loves baking, cooking and reading.
Rachel, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel has been working alongside Dr. Halihan since 2001. She started as a Dental Assistant and went on to graduate from the College of Lake County as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Rachel has always had a love and enthusiasm for all things teeth and prefers to show hers off while loudly laughing through life. She is a practical joker by nature and continues to keep her family on their toes with her spunky antics! You can see she has no problem sharing her humor and fun nature with her patients at their recall appointments. When she's not chair-side with her patients on Thursday's, you can find her running around town to baseball, softball, dance, tumbling, and everything in between with her four children and husband in tow. She enjoys staying active with group fitness and is sure to carve out her "me-time" with a good sweat-sesh alongside friends. Life stays a little furry thanks to her two black labs, Tug and Cooper, who are always good for a lick, bark, and stealing anything you leave on the counter! She feels beyond grateful for this life she calls hers.
Jeanette, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jeanette graduated from the College of Lake County dental hygiene program in 2005. She has been practicing dental hygiene with Dr. Halihan since 2006. She feels lucky to work in an environment full of respect, professionalism, and a lot of laughter. Jeanette strives to give her best to each and every patient to establish not only a healthy mouth, but a healthy rapport with each person. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, and teaching/taking class at Jazzercise. Jeanette lives in Crystal Lake with her husband Andy, and two sons, Oliver and Everett.
Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa graduated top of her dental hygiene class from the College of Lake County in 2010. Melissa has been in the dental field for 15 years. She started out as a dental assistant and wanted to further her career into dental hygiene. Melissa has been with Dr. Halihan since 2011 and enjoys being part of this dental family. Besides her obsession with teeth she enjoys being outdoors shooting her bow & arrow, running, and hiking. Melissa lives in Wonder Lake with her husband Mike, daughter Mallori, and son Wade.
Katherine, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy is a 2003 graduate of UIC/Kennedy-King College Dental Hygiene School in Chicago, IL with an associates in science. She earned a Bachelors Degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago. With over 16 years of experience in dentistry she enjoys getting to know all her patients as well as promoting and educating them during their hygiene visit. Kathy's goal is for each patient to leave feeling better about their oral health and experience. She is committed to continuing education and keeping up with the latest dental trends. When Kathy is not working she is spending most of her time in Cary with her three children Trisha, Michael, and Christopher. She likes exercising, the outdoors and enjoys visits with family and friends.
Krystal, Registered Dental Hygienist
Krystal graduated with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene in May of 2023 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and started working with Dr. Halihan in August of 2023. She loves the family feel of the whole office and felt very welcomed right from the start. For Krystal, it is important to get to know her patients as well as educate them on the importance of oral hygiene, every little improvement makes a big difference. When she is not cleaning teeth, she enjoys being active, spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling whenever she gets the chance.
Trisha, Dental Assistant
Trisha has been with Randy Halihan Family Dentistry since 2008, on and off, taking time off in between to have her two children. She loves assisting and keeps coming back to the Halihan office. In 2009, she earned a coronal polishing certificate, to help with cleanings when needed. In her free time she enjoys keeping busy with her son Chase, daughter Payton, and husband Stuart.
Monica, Dental Assistant
Monica joined Dr. Halihan Family Dentistry and graduated from First Institute Dental Assisting program in 2015. In 2017 Monica got her Coronal polishing and sealant certificate. She enjoys working chair side with every doctor in the office. Her main goal is helping patients obtain a healthy smile. Monica seeks to ensure her patients are comfortable at every appointment. In her free time you can find her spending time with her partner Jesus & their three children Andrew, Ayla, & Arlene.
Wiola, Dental Assistant
Wiola joined the Halihan Family Dentistry team in February of 2020. She has been working in dentistry for about 3 years and always enjoys it. She enjoys working with her team and helping patients with their dental care, as well as learning about dentistry from the highly experienced dentists that she gets to assist. She is excited and hopeful to further her career and education in the field, and will be joining the dental hygiene program at College of Lake County in the Fall of 2022. Being a full time student will keep her busy, but she is grateful to still continue working part time at the office while in school. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her boyfriend Jonathan, as well as reading, watching tv shows, and cross stitch. She is looking forward to graduating from her program and starting her new career as a dental hygienist.
Amy , Dental Assistant
Amy has been on and off with Randy Halihan Family Dentistry since 2005. In between that time she went to school to become a licensed Esthetician. After doing skincare with a Plastic Surgeon for 6 years, she decided to come back to her passion. Which is being a dental assistant. And is now going on 20 years of experience! Out of the office she likes antiquing, crafts, vacationing at Disney World, and enjoys every free moment to be with her daughter Everleigh and husband Jason.
Julissa, Dental Assistant
Julissa joined the Halihan Family Dentistry staff in December of 2023. She loves to try new things and is simply happy to be here. Her main goal is to help anyone however she can. Whether it is assisting a Dentist or training people at the gym , or simply sharing a smile. Helping those who cross her path is her purpose. "We're all human and we're all we've got". When she is not at the office, she enjoys cooking and baking.