Dental Assisting Staff

We are the team members that help you get comfortable - and then run the show behind the scenes! We help get you situated during appointments, assist Dr. DeWan, manage instruments and sterilization, answer your questions and ensure that every detail of your experience is perfect.

Make an appointment with our friendly, professional team today to experience DeWan Dental Wellness!


Aliina, Clinic Manager / Dental Assistant: Since 1997, Aliina has been using her organizational skills to keep the dental clinic running smoothly. She took so naturally to dentistry and has such a passion for it that, behind the scenes, we sometimes call her "doctor." If you listen, you can sometimes hear her singing softly as she sets up rooms and manages instruments.

A neat freak by nature, she runs a tight dental ship. No matter what tool we need, she knows where it is. Even her campsite in the Wisconsin Dells always is organized! And her mind is a trap – she can give you a play-by-play recap of almost any Green Bay Packer game.

Aliina enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons (one in elementary school and one grown), two dogs and one cat. Her yard brims with flowers and she even has a small greenhouse to fuel her passion for gardening.


Christina, Senior Dental Assistant: Christina has been helping Dr. DeWan care for patients since 2006. She makes a point of treating each patient like family – if it's storming when you leave the dentist office, she will call to make sure you arrived home safely.

A big baseball fan, Christina watches all the Brewers games and tries to head to the stadium every chance she gets. But when the Phillies are in town, she flips loyalties!

She grew up in Northern Wisconsin and now lives in West Allis with her darling green-eyed cat. She tries to get up north as often as possible to visit her young nieces.


Mary, Dental Assistant: Mary assists the dentist and the patients, and she thrives on order – a perfect trait for dentistry. She is a whiz at details and, oh, can she laugh!

Mary and Lora, CEO of DeWan Dental Wellness, worked together eons ago at an audio-visual production house on the east side of Milwaukee, and Lora was thrilled when Mary joined the dental practice in 2008.

Mary grew up in the Milwaukee area and now lives in Greenfield with her husband. She loves spending time with her three grown children, snow skiing and traveling around the country.


Kayla, Dental Assistant / Marketing Coordinator: You may see Kayla handing instruments to Dr. DeWan as he cares for patients, or working hard behind the scenes. Kayla graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Anthropology and Spanish with a main focus in studying issues surrounding global health. Vision care has been her professional focus for many years, and she has worked for several local eye care health clinics.

Kayla lives in Milwaukee, and when she's not here at the office or doing research, she loves spending time with her family, slacklining at the park, kayaking, and playing the violin.


Lexie, Dental Assistant: Lexie is a new resident of Milwaukee's East Side and truly has a passion for the dental field. After attending UW-Stout and Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, she decided to pursue a dental hygiene career by enrolling in the degree program at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Living so close to the heart of Milwaukee, Lexie loves attending Milwaukee Bucks games regularly. But watching the sport isn't as fun as participating in it. Lexie loves to play basketball too!

During the warmer months Lexie enjoys spending her time outdoors and traveling. If she's indoors, you might find her in the kitchen cooking something delicious, like her favorite buffalo chicken mac and cheese!