Meet Our Staff — North Aurora, IL


Kaitlyn – Patient/Insurance Coordinator

I am the first smiling face that you see when you walk in. In 2016, I graduated from Aurora University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology & a minor in History. For the past 2 years I have been working in the dental industry & I absolutely love it. Outside of the office, I am very active in my community. Theatre is my passion; from acting, directing & singing, you will always find me on stage. I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends, cooking, reading & karaoke. I’m here to assist you in any way possible, to ensure that you receive the care that you deserve. Let me help you brighten your smile.


Elba – Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my career in the dental field as a Dental Assistant. I had the privilege of building trusting relationships with patients and over time my passion for prevention grew. This passion served as the catalyst for wishing to further my education in becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. In 2010, I realized my dream by earning a degree in Dental Hygiene from Rock Valley College. I thoroughly enjoy providing gentle & thorough dental care while educating and encouraging patients to practice and maintain good oral health habits. Through the love of my career, I feel that I am perfectly positioned to make a substantial contribution to people’s lives within our community. I am looking forward to using my gift with compassion to help you obtain and keep a healthy beautiful smile throughout a lifetime.


Janice – Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Harper College in 1975 & have been in private practice ever since. Through the years I have compiled extensive knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry. Working with my father, whom was a dentist, Dr. Chroust & now Dr. Balderrama, has allowed me to gain unique & ever changing insight into all aspects of patient care. I am passionate about dentistry & continue to grow with the times. I find that this enables me to continually provide our patients with the best dentistry has to offer. Education & promotion of good oral health are my passion. Patient care, individual need, & comfort are my top priorities. I am married to my childhood sweetheart of 41 years, have two grown boys, a daughter-in-law, & 3 year old grandson, whom I adore. In my free time I enjoy gardening, ornithology & sunshine.


Belen – Registered Dental Assistant

I earned my Dental Assisting certificate from Waubonsee Community College & joined Dr. Balderrama in 2017 when he arrived from Texas. I assist Dr. Balderrama on a daily basis by remaining chair side during rendering of all clinical treatment in addition to placing patients at ease and facilitating all aspects of patient care. I am an outgoing, friendly, person who cares dearly for all our patients. I love dentistry & being able to interact & develop relationships with all the good people of North Aurora & the Chicagoland area. I have two children & enjoy spending time with my family. In addition, I love going to the movies. Overall I pride myself on being a sincere & caring person who strives to develop great relationships with everyone with whom I come in contact. I have a strong work ethic & have always believed in treating others how I would want to be treated. I am Bilingual speaking both Spanish & English, which allows me to effectively communicate with & help a broader patient base. I look forward to meeting you & helping in any way I can.


Jessica – Registered Dental Assistant

I became a Registered Dental Assistant from Waubonsee Community College in 2016. Immediately after graduating my program I continued my dental assisting education at the University of Illinois and became certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and coronal polishing procedures. Since completing my training at the University of Illinois I have actively worked as a registered dental assistant. I love dentistry and helping people! My role at Oak Street Dental North Aurora is three fold, I assist Dr. Balderrama and the hygienist chairside in addition to serving as a patient coordinator helping to ensure that your experience with us is nothing less than outstanding! Part of my role as a patient coordinator is to assist you in any way possible and make sure all your questions are answered to the best of my ability! A large part of my job consists of working with your schedule so that we may find a time that is convenient and practical. With our convenient hours we will find an appointment time that ensures that you’ll never have to miss work or school again! I love helping our patients in any way possible. I am a friendly, caring person who enjoys seeing our patients happy! I have three beautiful children who I love very much! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and love doing make-up. I’m here to help you in any way I can!