AboutLeix Dental

Leix Dental is a Lakewood based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Leix and the team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 815-604-6104 and experience why our patients think Leix Dental is the best dentist in Lakewood.

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Dr. Nirvana Leix, DDS

Dr. Leix is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry (2003). She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She also received a Bachelors of Science in Dentistry from University of Illinois at Chicago (2001).

Since graduating, Dr. Leix has worked as an associate dentist in cosmetic and family dental practices in the Chicago area. Facilitated in an underserved children’s dental clinic where she enjoyed serving the children of the community and providing parents with educational tools for their child’s optimal dental health before establishing Leix Dental in 2007. Dr. Leix opened Leix Dental in 2008 and continues to proudly serve the McHenry County area. She focuses her practice on Complete Health and Cosmetic Dentistry with a fresh approach to total wellness and creating Smiles for families.

Family is very important to her! Dr. Leix is wife to Jason and mother to their four children- Andrew, Alex, Isabella and Luciana. They all enjoy quality time together. Dr. Leix enjoys health and fitness, sports, photography and is a personal-growth warrior. She has run 3 marathons among other shorter races and hopes to pursue her love of running with future races. Dr. Leix and her husband are football fans with a house divided. She is an avid Bears fan and he is an avid Packers fan!

Dr. Leix has strong family values and hopes that those values are expressed within her family dental practice. She looks forward to building long term relationships with her patients and serving the community in which she lives.

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Healthy Start
The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
Illinois State Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Healthy Start
The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
Illinois State Dental Society

Amanda

Dental Assistant

Amanda is our dental assistant aka dental ‘Ninja’ and a graduate from the First Institute Dental Assisting program. Amanda has been a part of our team since 2016. She loves to educate her patients in overall health and wellness and make them feel comfortable while visiting our office. You’ll often find her serenading patients chairside while treatment is being completed. Amanda believes dental offices should not be a place of fear and strives to be as helpful as possible by going above and beyond for patients and their needs. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and team building exercises to increase her knowledge and better her skills. In her time away from the office, Amanda loves to go camping and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and her fur baby, Olive. On her bucket list, she can’t wait to go on an African Safari and have lunch at the Giraffe Manor in Kenya.

Melyssa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Melyssa has been our dental hygienist since 2019 and a graduate of Harper College, where she graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She believes in providing long term education on prevention, disease and overall health management. She considers the mouth to be incredibly important in systemic function and overall health. Melyssa is committed to making hygiene wellness visits for her patients a comfortable and positive experience.

In her time away from the dental chair, she loves being with family and enjoys the outdoors. Melyssa and her husband Christian have two sons, Christian Jr. and Jameson. She enjoys sports, fitness, and biking. Melyssa was born and raised in Ohio and is a loyal Ohio sports fan who enjoys watching her favorite teams play! On her bucket list, she hopes to travel to every MLB stadium with her family.

Camille

Registered Dental Hygienist

Camille is one of our fabulous dental hygienists. She graduated in 2017 from Fox College with her Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and has been working with us ever since! Camille is very passionate about the oral systemic link and connecting the dots from oral health to systemic health. Her main focus is to provide high quality, personalized care while educating her patients on how to prevent oral and systemic diseases. She strives for quality patient care for all of her patients, especially those with once, previous negative memories of dentistry are now comfortable and happy to be receiving dental care. Camille’s family is the most important thing to her! She enjoys anything outdoors in her free time, chasing her cat Flapjack, gardening, baking and playing with her son, Mack!

Katy

Office Manager

Katy has been deemed a ‘jack-of-all trades’ within dentistry as she has played many roles from dental assistant to whitening specialist in her 20+ years within the dental field. This is Katy’s 7th year as a team leader role and she began her journey at Leix Dental in 2020 as our Office Manager. She has a BA degree in Theatre/English from EIU. Her found passion for dentistry began with and stems from one belief: “By going above and beyond with each individual patient every day, I can and I will change the stigmas associated with dentistry with every patient connection”. Katy’s many interests outside of dentistry include live music, reading, running, movie collecting, Chicago Bears football, gymnastics, and karaoke. She is checking one off of her bucket list by teaching herself to play the guitar! Katy enjoys spending most of her time with her large, boisterous family and especially with one of her favorite people in this world- her daughter, Maggie. Beyond her love of theatre/music, Katy hopes to pass along to her daughter these words of wisdom to live by: “Love what you do and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

Nasaria

Appointment Coordinator

Nasaria graduated from Illinois School of Health Careers for Dental Assisting in 2007. She has a passion for serving in the dental community and has been cross- trained in treatment planning with excellent scheduling skills while simultaneously making every patient feel comfortable. Nasaria joined our team in June 2021 and is very versatile in the dental field. She helps the entire office team by jumping in and helping wherever she is needed! When she is not helping patients here at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Juan, her son Jaiden, her daughter Laila, and her 2 playful dogs Whiskey and Chispa. Nasaria likes reading, swimming, and entertaining with family and friends. She loves to stay active by walking, working out, and most-recently finding great fun with Zumba classes. Nasaria is here to serve you with your dental needs and is excited to welcome you into our dental family with a bright and healthy smile!