Meet Our Team


Dr. Jay A. Wygodny, DMD

Dr. Jay A. Wygodny, DMD

General Dentist and Owner

Dr. Wygodny will never settle for anything but his very best when it comes to his care for you. He is passionate about delivering only the highest quality of dentistry in an efficient manner and will handle every treatment with expertise and precision. Before graduating from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis he spent many summers working in his father’s dental laboratory which has helped shape his views on dentistry and what it takes to provide excellent care. He continues to take courses to sharpen his knowledge and skills ensuring lasting health solutions for you and your family.

Dr. Wygodny truly has a special gift for helping his patients feel at ease. His kind and warm demeanor and excellent chairside manner full of friendly conversation makes for a comfortable and enjoyable dental experience. During every procedure, he is focused on your comfort and works hard to make sure you are completely at ease. You have his full attention and can trust him to always work with a gentle touch.

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Sherri Turner

Sherri Turner

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Sherri is our Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the College of Lake County in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She was the president of her class and was also the 2008 recipient of Illinois’ Dental Hygiene Scholar Award. Sherri has worked in the dental field for 17 years and as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 4 years. Sherri is active in continuing education and truly loves what she does. She has lived in the Lake Villa area for the past 20 years and has enjoyed raising her two sons here. She loves baking, gardening, family dinners and movie nights. Sherri and her family recently found an interest in bass fishing. She is hoping to buy a bass boat one of these days, so don’t be surprised if you spot her looking at used boats for sale around town or at Outdoor World daydreaming!


Vicki Arden

Vicki Arden

Dental Assistant

Vicki has been in our practice since early 2008 and can do it all! She is an excellent dental assistant and has a great understanding of dentistry. She is very good with patients keeping them informed of their dental treatment options and making sure they are comfortable in the office. She is also a lot of fun! Vicki lives in Antioch with her four children.


Heni Kram

Heni Kram

Office Coordinator

Heni joined our practice after being a patient! She greets our patients with an exuberance and friendliness that is unsurpassed! She is the voice that you will often hear when you call and handles scheduling, insurance and any questions you may have about our practice with expertise. Heni lives in the area with her husband, four children and enjoys motorcycling and running with her dog Izzy.

Tara Bajerski

Tara Bajerski

Office Coordinator

Tara has been with our office since the spring of 2014. She has many years of experience and is very knowledgeable about dentistry. You will mostly hear her on the phone (or texting...she loves to text) but she is also an excellent dental assistant and sometimes will also work with Dr. Wygodny with patients. She can answer all of your questions about dental procedures including what to expect, insurance benefits, scheduling and anything else you might want to know!

Tara lives in the area, plays bags at RJ's, and enjoys cooking, hiking and kayaking with her husband and two kids.

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