Our Team Is What Makes Nudera Orthodontics A Family

These are special people…

We Love Working as a Family & Team

Our Staff is Nudera

They are the best representation of what makes Nudera Orthodontics something very special.

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We want to make you feel welcome and a part of the family, and our team makes that possible.

Get To Know Our Family: The Nudera Family.

When we started this practice over 10 years ago, we knew it would become an extension and a reflection of ourselves. So when we set out to build our team, we were looking for exceptional people who would reflect the same values we hold.

There’s nothing that makes us more proud than this group of amazing people we have at Nudera Orthodontics. They are truly special people, and we’re so proud that those special people work here.

It’s our deep desire that you get to know this energetic, honest, compassionate group.

Meet Our Family...Meet Our Family...
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Melissa

Practice Manager

Do you have a hidden talent? What are they?

I use to be an aerobic's instructor.

What or who inspires you? Why?

My mom, she is the strongest woman I know and I am amazed by her everyday.

What is your favorite 90's jam?

I don't have a favorite 90's jam but my all time favorite song is Hotel California by the Eagles.

What sports do you love to watch? Why?

Football (go Pack go!) I love all the action and the way people really get behind a team!

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Liz

Financial Coordinator

What is your favorite 90's jam?

Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town - Pearl Jam

What's the best place to eat in the area? Why?

Nella's Beef - they have the best Garlic Italian cheesy beef ever.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Arizona - because it is peaceful.

Do you have any strange phobias or fears?

Butterflies

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Angela

Insurance Coordinator

What is your favorite 90's jam?

I like a lot of 90's music, one of my faves is Zombie by the Cranberries.

Do you have any strange phobias or fears?

I hate elevators! I don't like small confined spaces, and getting stuck in one is the worst!

What do you love about your job?

I love my coworkers, they are the best and I love our patients. They are my second family.

What's the best place to eat in the area?

Bien Trucha, best Mexican food!

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Lateesha

Treatment Coordinator

Who inspires you?

My mom, no matter what she's been through she still manages to smile and be kind to everyone she meets.

Do you have a hidden talent?

I can eat 3-5 donuts in one sitting.

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

A cat, she was mean and her nails were sharp.

What are your pet peeves? Why?

I hate when people chew with their mouth open.

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Shannon

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?

Girls just want to have fun! It's my childhood favorite and SJP really knows how to break the rules and get down!

What's the best place to eat in the area? Why?

Portillo's - You know why!

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman? Why?

Batman for sure! The bat-mobile vs. a spider web - no question.

If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be? Why?

A juicer, I'm always trying to get more.

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Vassilka

Orthodontic Assistant

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

The Voice, America's Got Talent, Little big shots and Dancing with the stars. I like the music and dancing.

What sports do you love to watch? Why?

Tennis, Volleyball, basketball, soccer, skiing, figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics. I enjoy them because it's like and art form with movement (music and dancing).

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?

My super power would be to let everyone in the world have water to drink and food to eat. Also to make sure there are not any weapons.

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Cheryl

Orthodontic Assistant

What's the worst pet you've ever had?

Ferret it bit my brother bad it wasn't a nice ferret we were all afraid to pet it after that.

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Modern family very funny I love to laugh

What is your favorite movie and why?

Beaches, Steal Magnolias sweet story of family & friendship.

Tell us a little about your Family

I have a son Ryan & daughter Kalie 2 dogs & husband Jim

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Latricia

Orthodontic Assistant

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Full House because it was a blended family showing that love and support can go along way.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?

I would go to Cuba, and enjoy an old fashioned "untouched and modernized" country, that is where my boyfriends grandmother is from and she had a beautiful impact on our life.

What's your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving is best, family is around and food!

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Marisa

Orthodontic Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?

My husband—very driven.

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas— love family time.

If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be? Why?

Fridge, love food.

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Barcelona

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Paty

Orthodontic Assistant

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Mel

Office Manager

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Why?

7th Heaven- I always dreamed of having a family such as the one in the tv series.

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas- Its the happiest time of year!

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Bora Bora- It looks gorgeous!

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Greys Anatomy- I love medical series!

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Carissa

Orthodontic Assistant

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Why?

Hannah Montana because I was a huge Disney Channel fan, and I enjoyed watching the show and listening to her songs.

What's your favorite holiday? Why?

My favorite holiday is Christmas because I enjoy buying gifts for people I care about, and watch the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" with my family every year.

What's the best place to eat in the area?

I think the best restaurant to eat at in the area is Za Za's because they have really good pasta's there.

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

The Office because I love a good laugh

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Marlen

Orthodontic Assistant

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

48 hours - It's interesting and very realistic.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Taken 2

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?

I'd love to go to Cancun!

How long have you worked in the orthodontic field?

I've worked in orthodontics for over 8 years.

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Alyssa

Insurance Coordinator

What TV show are you most likely to binge watch and why?

Diners, Dine-Ins, and Dives - I love food!

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?

Italy - I love the food, wine, culture, and history.

What's the best place to eat in the area?

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf! - best steakhouse in the city of Chicago

What do you love about your job? Why?

I love my coworkers - they are definitely my second family.

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Dr. Bob Nudera

Orthodontist

What is your favorite movie?

Robert Redford's The Natural - Love baseball and it bring me back to memories from childhood.

Do you have a hidden talent?

I play the piano and Saxophone.

Are you a morning person?

I am a morning person - my whole family are morning people. Kids are usually up by 5:45 am on average.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To see the future - Then I can plan ahead accordingly.

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Dr. Jim Nudera

Orthodontist

Do you have any strange phobias or fears?

I hate heights. I always picture myself falling over the edge. Luckily it actually hasn't happened!

What was your main goal in life when you were 10 years old?

To be a professional baseball player.

What's the best place to eat in the area?

BIen Trucha is the name. I love Mexican food!! I also just love going out to eat.

Who would win a fight between Batman and Spiderman?

Batman! More tech and weapons to use! That dang web can't stop everything!