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Hawthorn Woods Family Dental Care - Meet the Team - Family Dentistry

At the core of Hawthorn Woods Family Dental Care is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.

Please contact us at our Hawthorn Woods dental office if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment! We sincerely thank you for the value that you have placed in us and look forward to serving you! 



"I've been treating patients at HWFDC since the day the door opened, September 4, 2007.  I feel blessed to work in this wonderful community where I live. My goal as a hygienist is to help people have a healthy and beautiful smile. Working closely with Dr. Copeland and Dr. Edgar has increased my knowledge that I can pass on to our patients' " - Lucy Voitik

Lucy found Hawthorn Woods Family Dental after many years of experience working for a well established dental practice. She has a calming affect on her patients and a relaxed approach to a healthy smile. Her caring nature is greatly appreciated by her patients. We all benefit from her kindness!



"Hawthorn Woods Family Dental is a one of a kind dental office. Dr. Edgar and Dr. Copeland are so kind and caring with each individual patient. This is my "extended" family. I love educating the community about their oral health needs". - Mickey

Mickey started her carrer in dentisty working as a Dental Assistant in Lake Zurich, IL. After 10 years of Dental Assisting she attended M.A.T.C. in Milwaukee where she graduated with the highest honors in her class as a Dental Hygienist. She has been working at HWFDC as a hygienist since the office opened in 2007. She loves her patients and her patients love her...always laughter coming from her operatory.



I love working at HWFDC because of my patients. I love coming to work and getting to do what I love with such wonderful nice patients. - Marina R.

Marina graduated from Dental Hygiene schoold with honors in 2010 from William Rainey Harper College. Marina served at the VP for the Students for the American Dental Hygiene Association.  In 2013 she received her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science from National Louis University. Marina is dedicated to making her patients' feel comfortable wihile having a positive experience.  Patient education is one of her favorite aspects of her career.  She enjoys taking the time to talk to her patients and explain their dental health. Marina likes to attend continiuing education courses and remains current on new dental research and findings alomg with volunteering at local schools speaking about Dental Health.



"Hawthorn Woods Family Dental provides me with the opportunity to not only help with our patients oral health but also develop one of a kind relationships as well".  - Leeanne

Leeanne has an extensive dental background in and around Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods working as a dental assistant and hygiene assistant prior to becoming a Hygienist.  She graduated from Harper College.  She has a very "soft heart" for all of her patients and will help educate you with your dental needs.


Dental Assistant

"I have worked with Dr. Edgar as his chairside Dental Assistant for 16 years...9 years in his Chicago office and 7 years in Hawthorn Woods. Dr. Edgar truly cares for every patient and his precise craftsmanship is superior. I now work with Dr. Copeland also and his ethics and caring heart remind me so much of Dr. Edgar. I know there is no other office better that HWFDC. Our team is awesome!" - Eva

Eva came to the U.S. from Poland 20 years ago with her husband and two children. She had a degree in Culinary and decided to attend Dental Assisting College in Chicago, IL 2 years after her arrival.  She is also certified in Coronal Polishing, Sealants and has assisted in countless implant surgeries, cosmetic procedures and oral surgeries. She has a sincere interest in always making our patients comfortable in every way.  


Dental Assistant

My first visit to HWFDC, located in Lake County, was to learn more about dentistry. I met Dr. Edgar and Lucy on my first visit and their passion for dentistry and their patients was so exciting to me. I shadowed the office until I became an Assistant at HWFDC.  Dr. Copeland sent me to UIC to get my Certificate for Coronal Polishing and Sealant Application.  My experiences at this office have been so positive that I have decided to attend College to become a Dental Hygienist in the Fall of 2014.


Front Office Team

"My personal goal is to provide exemplary customer service in our state-of-the-art dental practice that offers the comforts and caring environment with great affordability and excellent value. Dr. Copeland and Dr. Edgar's high integrity and commitment to excellence makes me very proud to be a part of this outstanding team.  We treat our patients the same way we ourselves would want to be treated - with honesty and compassion." - Kinga

Kinga has worked with Dr. Edgar since 1990 at his previous office in Chicago. Years of hands on clinical and administrative experience as well as formal education has made her a skillled and strategic expert in the dental field. She continuously stays on top of the latest advances in today's dental industry by attending numerous continuing education seminars.

Kinga is attentive, empathetic, and knowledgeable, a great addition to Hawthorn Woods Family Dental Care in handling of patients' care. She also speaks fluent Polish.



Front Office Team

"I truly have enjoyed building the lasting relationships with our generations of patients since the inception of HWFDC in August of 2006.  The integrity, caring nature and skills of our Doctor's and Hygienist's are very unique. The positive energy of our "dental family" makes every day most rewarding". - Jan

Jan has over 20 years of dental front office experience. She has attended numerous patient orientated seminars with the AACD and ADA. Her passion for helping patients will make your visit to our office effortless.



Front Office Team

"My personal mission is to provide our friends and neighbors of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich and Lake County with the best affordable dental care possible". - Jody

Jody brings 30+ years of dental experience from the Lake Zurich area and Barrington working as a chair side assistant, front desk and lab tech.  She has also afforded the opportunity of numerous continuing education and training courses.  Jody can help you with understanding your dental benefits while making each and every patient feel right at "home".


Hawthorn Woods Family Dental is my second family. I enjoy working with the Doctors' and team to make our patient's smiles even more beautiful. I take pride in making sure that our patient's are comfortable during there visit at our dental office. - Becky

Becky found HWFDC during an interview process and we found a gem! We greatly appreciate her superior work ethic and concientious attitude always. Becky completed her Coronal Polishing and Sealant Certification in the Spring of 2014. Her willingness to always go the extra mile for our patient's and  lend a helping hand to our team members is stellar!


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"Friendly staff, very clean offices, thorough explanation of services and pro-active maintenance tips, no pain...all you could ask for in a dental team! Thanks"

I came to Hawthorn Woods Family Dentistry, since I had problems with my gums and overall dental health. Dr. Copeland provided a consultation and recommended a long-term treatment plan, which included porcelain veneers and improving my overall dental health in the course of two years. I could not believe the transformation and I enjoyed being part of the process!
Dr. Copeland performed the dentistry for my porcelain veneers, which look natural and help keep my gums healthy. Dr. Copeland gave me the smile I never had, but always wanted and did so in a caring and professional manner.
The staff at Hawthorn Woods Family Dentistry wanted to make sure I was happy and healthy and were accommodating to my schedule by providing appointments that worked for me.
What I like most about Hawthorn Woods Family Dentistry is that the aftercare and preparation were just as important to Dr. Copeland and his staff as the actual dentistry for the final fitting and placement of the veneers.

I went to your office to get a tooth extracted. I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience I had! Jeffrey Copeland explained everything to me, helped me relax, feel at ease. The best part- I didn’t feel any pain! Never before have I felt more relaxed getting dental work! His assistant, Kristen, was just as comforting.

My sisters, Karen McGuinn and Sue Bowers, are patients of yours and highly recommended I come to you. The best advice I ever received from them!

I can’t say enough about Dr. Copeland. I’m going to recommend everyone I know to your practice!

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