Meet the Team

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The whole Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry team

Dr. Benjamin Turnwald

Looking out for your best interests
Dr. Benjamin Turnwald is a dentist in Schaumburg, IL

‘‘What I want to do and what you want to do may be two different things, and that's ok! I see my job as spending time and getting to know you, so I can help you decide what is best for you.

Why dentistry?

Growing up in rural Michigan, Dr. Benjamin Turnwald became a dentist in Schaumburg because he always loved developing relationships with people. It was his goal to bring the small town friendliness from his hometown to Benjamin Turnwald Dentistry.

His love for dentistry developed when he job shadowed a dentist, and a patient entered the dentist’s office crying in pain from a toothache. The dentist treated her, and she walked out feeling so much better and hugged the dentist. Ever since that day, Dr. Turnwald never looked back.

Dental Background and Education

Dr. Benjamin Turnwald is committed to continuing education and treating each individual as family.

Education
  • Michigan State University – Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

  • Received DDS from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

  • Pursues ongoing continuing education through Spear Education extensive seminars and workshops in adult restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Memberships
  • American Dental Association

  • Illinois State Dental Society

  • Chicago Dental Society

  • Spear Study Club

  • Spear Faculty Club

Outside the Office
  • Active in CrossFit

  • Loves to spoil his niece

  • Avid adventure traveler – has traveled all over the world

  • Hiking, biking, and hanging out at the beach

What is the best part of your job?

“My favorite part is the relationships I develop with my patients. Every day at work I basically get to help and hang out with my friends and family.”

Previous experience

“I have worked in various types of practices before settling on relationship-based comprehensive care. I did not feel good about the experience I was providing my patients when I had limited amounts of time with them.”

Let Us Personally Introduce You to Our Amazing Dental Team

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Your Wonderful Hy-geniuses
Leah

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

“I was born and raised in Illinois. I lived in Colorado for five years before moving back to Illinois. I am married and enjoy being outdoors and gardening. I consider it yard therapy… it’s good for my soul.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I did a career aptitude test when I was young and dental hygiene was a choice I did not know anything about. Fortunately for me, it has been a perfect fit for 25 years! The best part of my job is providing a comfortable atmosphere to help patients work through their dental fears and to help them achieve their goals for their dental health.”

Previous Experience and Educational Achievements:

  • Dental assistant in high school
  • Received Dental Hygiene degree from Parkland College in Champaign, IL

What do you do outside the office?

“I enjoy the outdoors. Like I mentioned, gardening is yard therapy because it’s good for my soul. I’m married and we have a home in Wisconsin that we try to enjoy with our family and friends as often as possible. My hero has always been Abe Lincoln… he was hard-working, self-taught, courageous, and humane. Also, my mom taught me to ‘always give 100%,’ and I live by that every day. I believe if I were a flavor of ice cream, I would be mint chip because I am not vanilla – I’m sweet with bits of fun throughout!”

Sarah

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

“My family includes my husband Mike, and my dog Finn. We have lived in Schaumburg for the past several years, and really like it! Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, I was a dental assistant, and that’s when I fell in love with the dental field. I knew I wanted to be a bigger role in a dental office and that is why I returned as a dental hygienist.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose dentistry because I love the interaction with the patients, and oral health is a very important part of your body’s overall health. My job includes them both!”

Previous Experience and Educational Achievements:

  • Michigan State University-Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Harper College- Associates Degree in Applied Science
  • Registered Dental Hygienist- State of Illinois
  • Nitrous Oxide certified
  • Local Anesthetic certified
  • Received HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award
  • Master of Recycling

What do you do outside the office?

“I love to go camping during the summer with my husband, dog and any friends who want to sleep outside 🙂 My dog is also a certified therapy dog and we go to Chicago Public Schools so the students can practice reading to him. Of course, I also love traveling! When I was younger that saying drove me nuts, but now I TOTALLY understand what she is talking about and use it myself. I believe if I were a flavor of ice cream, I would be Moosetracks because it is a mix of all the best flavors and ingredients!”

Your Personal Sidekicks
Sonia

Dental Assistant

Tell us about yourself.

“I love to spend time with my family. I have two handsome boys, Kevin and Kayden, a beautiful daughter, Kamila, and an amazing husband, Brandon. I try to spend as much time with them and they sure do keep me busy. I love to do things outdoors which keeps my kids busy. I also love fall weather!”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose dentistry because when I was growing up I saw that my family didn’t really have a lot of knowledge about teeth and how important it is to keep your mouth healthy, so to me it is a passion to let people know about the importance of oral health. The best part of my job is making sure every single one of my patients feels comfortable and at ease. I love seeing the transformations in people’s smiles. It’s hard to say ‘I love to go to work every day’ when you don’t enjoy what you do, but I really feel like I can say that because I absolutely love what I do!”

Previous Experience and Educational Achievements:

  • Been in the dental field for about eight years
  • Attended Everest College, becoming a Dental Assistant
  • Certification in coronal polishing, sealants, and sedation

What do you do outside the office?

“I love to be outdoors or curl up with a good book. My mom is my personal hero because she is the most amazing woman I know. She is so strong and does anything to make sure her family is taken care of. She is just a great inspiration. She’s always taught me to ‘never let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish what you want.’ I believe if I were a flavor of ice cream, I would be chocolate because it’s very rich and full of flavor.”

Jackie

Dental Assistant

Tell us about yourself.

“I live in a small town with my husband, beautiful baby boy, and three dogs. I love spending time with my family and friends on the weekend, and being outdoors.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I didn’t choose dentistry; dentistry chose me. After working in a few other medical related jobs, I met a dentist who introduced me to the field, and I’ve never looked back. The best part of my job is helping people achieve their dental goals and transforming their smiles in a comfortable, calm and fun environment.”

Previous Experience and Educational Achievements:

  • Been a dental assistant for three years
  • Certification in coronal polishing, and sealants

What do you do outside the office?

“When I’m outside of work, I love to spend time with my family, husband, baby, 3 dogs, and friends. We love to be out and about and being outdoors. My personal heroes would definitely be my mom and dad, teaching me to be strong, independent, and kind. My mom has always told me to be aware of my surroundings, and I find that taking me through my life and is something I will pass on to my child as he grows. If I were an ice cream flavor, I would be moose tracks because it has all of the best flavors mixed in one.”

The Customer Service Extraordinaire
Kim

Patient Care Coordinator

Tell us about yourself.

“I grew up in Elk Grove Village and have been in the dental field for more than 30 years, starting as a dental assistant before moving into administrative roles.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I love helping people achieve confident smiles in a safe and comfortable environment. I also love interacting with different patients every day from all walks of life, ethnicities, ages, and personal goals.”

Educational Achievements:

  • 2 years at Western Illinois University
  • Many years of active continuing education courses relating to the field of dentistry
  • 15 years hosting and organizing continuing education courses in the fields of general and interdisciplinary dentistry

What do you do outside the office?

“I love reading, refinishing antique furniture, and going on nature walks. My personal hero is my dad, who is respected by everyone. The lesson I still live by from my mom is ‘never tell a lie. Honesty is always best!’ I believe if I were a flavor of ice cream, I would be caramel because it’s sweet and smooth.”

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