At Atrium Family Dental, our goal is to create a comfortable, caring environment for all our patients. We are all dedicated to providing you with the very best service. We work as a team, with the goal of helping you to achieve the smile that you deserve. We want you to enjoy good dental health, feel confident, and never be embarrassed by unsightly teeth. We offer a full service dental practice in New Lenox, with general dentistry along with cosmetic and restorative procedures.
We know that no one ever really wants to visit a dentist. But when you come to see us, you’ll know that we’ll do everything to ensure your comfort, and give you the best possible treatment in a caring, compassionate environment.
Dr. Shane G. Sudman
Hi, I am Dr. Shane G. Sudman. I was born and raised in a small farming town in southeast Nebraska, where I grew up working for both of my grandfathers, farming and roofing. To understand how this lead to my decision to become a dentist, please see my YouTube video over here.
After graduating from Nebraska’s dental school in 1998, I moved to Chicago with my 1989 Chevy Beretta, clothes and CD player. I completed a one year externship in the Loop and upon completion, I joined a dental office in Tinley Park where I practiced until opening Atrium Family Dental in 2011. As a dentist, people ask me how I put my hands in other people’s mouths and I say “very carefully.”
In 2004, I met my wife, Sara, in where else but Nebraska. It took some convincing and a marriage proposal to finally get her to move to Chicago in 2009. Then in February 2012, we welcomed our daughter Belen to the cold winter days of Chicago; luckily, Belen is just like her mother.
Professionally, I am a member of four dental organizations and every year, our office teams up with Dentistry from the Heart, which is a national organization that works with local dentists to provide a day of free dental care to anyone in need. We have a solid team and pride ourselves in taking excellent care of our patients. I look forward to meeting you and your family.
“Best bed side manners I have ever experienced from a doctor. Thank you for all you do for our family!” – Mike M.
Hello, I’m Stephanie, RDH. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 1998. I was born and raised in West Virginia and graduated from West Liberty University in 1998. Even though I love the East Coast, I have lived in the suburbs of Chicago since 2000 when I moved to Illinois with my husband, Ray. We now have three children; Emily, Benjamin and Sarah and reside in Joliet, IL.
I’m in the dental field because I enjoy what I do, who I work with and, of course, my patients! Additionally, my profession allows me to do a lot of volunteer work through a local ministry in Tinley Park. As a volunteer, I have traveled to Guatemala and Haiti to provide dental care to individuals in impoverished areas. I believe when you can help better someone else’s life, you have truly bettered your own! I look forward to providing you with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Welcome to AFD! I am Sara, the Operations Manager. I have been with Atrium Family Dental since November 2013. I live in downtown Chicago and have a beautiful three year old named Belen, who keeps me on my toes!
I come from a legal and corporate background, but have always been passionate about helping people. Earlier in my career, I was a social worker that worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I’ve also worked with adolescents in drug and alcohol rehab facilities. As you can see, helping people and making a difference is what makes me tick. That’s why I consider Atrium Family Dental my home. I meet new people every day and I get to know them as human beings, not just patients.
My job at AFD is to ensure that every patient has a great experience from start to finish. My favorite part of my job is meeting patients one-on-one and overcoming any barriers that they may have regarding dental health, finances, etc. Most importantly, I love seeing the end result of a healthy person.
In my spare time, I like to read, travel, snorkel, run and spend time with family. I also like training my pet Conure, whom we call Molar.
Hello, I’m Lauren and the Dental Assistant at Atrium Family Dental. I love meeting and helping people. I previously worked as a dental technician in a dental lab making crowns when I found my love for the dental world. I then decided to make the leap to the other side and actually meet the patients I have been making crowns for. I have a passions for animals and have two dogs and a horse. I enjoy any and all things outdoors.
Hi, my name is Nhi and I am a dental assistant. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. During my undergrad, I shadowed at a dental office and instantly fell in LOVE with the field. I love the care, compassion, and interactions between the dentist and his patients. Most of all, I thoroughly enjoy seeing the patients’ reactions when they see the end results. I want to be apart of a team that helps make others happy and achieve a beautiful smile. When I’m not in the office, you can catch me with the loves of my life, my dog, boyfriend and FOOD!
Hi, I am Courtney and I am part of the Front Desk team here at Atrium Family Dental. I attended Eastern lllinois University for hospitality management and business administration. Right out of college I interned and spent several years working in the theme parks in Orlando, Florida. I enjoy helping people; I love seeing them smile and happy with their experience. I recently made the move back to lllinois after having my son who is now one. He is just a burst of energy, I love spending time with him, watching him grow and experience new things.