Dr. Becker and his staff work very closely together. With years of experience, they have the necessary specialized training and education to prevent, diagnose and treat your dental conditions. Simply click on each member of our team to learn more.
Dr. William J. Becker, DDS
Dr. Becker’s passion for dentistry is evidenced by his commitment to providing his patients with the very best possible care. Trained in a number of techniques and procedures of advanced dentistry, Dr. Becker continually stays up-to-date on the most current developments in cosmetic, reconstructive, and comprehensive dentistry. He works with his staff to assure that his entire dental team provides excellent patient care. He offers comprehensive dental treatments for all age groups and believes in educating his patients on the benefits of long term dental health.
Dr. Becker is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He regularly participates in continuing education seminars and workshops. He is a graduate of the:
• Dr. Peter Dawson Advanced Dental Seminars
• Seattle Institute in State of the Art Esthetics
• US Dental Institute for Orthodontic Training
• Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
• Post graduate training at Northwestern University Dental School in Periodontal Surgery.
Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include:
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Member
• Academy of General Dentistry, Lifetime Member
• American Dental Association (ADA), Lifetime Member
• Illinois State Dental Society (ISDA), Lifetime Member
• Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Lifetime Member
• Academy of Dentistry International, Fellow
Most recently, Dr. Becker's work in full mouth restorations was published in TeamWork journal (April/May 2009 issue). Click on "Teamwork" to read the article in its entirety.
Dr. Becker a Retired Naval Service Dental Captain with 23 years of active and reserve duty. He is an avid golfer and has qualified for the US and British Senior Amateur Golf Tournaments. Dr. Becker and his wife Dottie are parents to 5 children and grandparents of 8 grandchildren. Whenever he can, he also enjoys time at the lake fishing with family.
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Leah Maura, Office Manager
I am the office manager at Poplar Crossing Dental - your first point of contact with our practice. I have been an Office Manager and Administrator for over 9 years. My favorite part of the job is the relationships that I establish with our patients. I work diligently to ensure that our patients are comfortable. I continue to work with them after they leave to ensure they get the follow-up care they need. I assist patients with their financial planning and ensure that they receive the maximum benefit from their insurance provider. I have a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and I regularly participate in continuing education classes. I am married with two children and I enjoy spending time with my family fishing, boating, and snowmobiling. I look forward to welcoming you to our practice.
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Dottie Becker, Business Manager
Dottie has worked with Dr. Becker for over 20 years as a business manager. She manages primarily the accounting and administrative functions for the practice. Dottie is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a degree from Northwestern University Passant Pavilion. Dottie's nursing training has been invaluable as she has helped many patients over the years overcome their anxieties about dental procedures.
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Maria Arroyava, Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist for the past 7 years. I am passionate about my profession and I build strong relationships with my patients. Through a constant pursuit of continuing education, I stay current on the latest dental procedures and the newest technology. These learnings help me provide my patients with the best oral care. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at the College of Lake County. I earned the "Golden Scale Award" while obtaining my degree. My clinical experience includes the Great Lakes Naval Base and the Dental Hygiene Clinic in Waukegan. When I am away from the office, I am a busy mother of three; Mia, Mason and Matthew. I enjoy being active and participating in yoga and Zumba. Now and then my husband and I find time to get away and enjoy a family cruise to recover from the long, cold winters. Welcome! Come meet us and allow me to assist you with your oral hygiene needs. Remember, it is never too late.
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Rosette Layug, Dental Assistant
I am a native of the Philippines where I practiced dentistry for over 15 years. My areas of education include dental orthopedics, TMJ and ceramic crowns. Now in the United States, I am continuing my dental career as an assistant. I am dedicated to providing excellent patient care with an emphasis on dental education so you achieve long term results. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and sharing my culture through food. My favorite thing to make is Filipino bread called "Pandesal". I look forward to working with you!
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