Meet the Team
Dr. Cissy K. Furusho
Dr. Cissy K. Furusho received her B.S. in biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and graduated with her D.D.S., her pediatric certificate, and her masters in oral biology from UIC College of Dentistry. She holds a certificate in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She is highly involved in the American Association of Women Dentist and is also very active as a member in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Furusho is also a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. She enjoys riding her bicycle and loves to bake and spend time with her family. Dr. Furusho is very excited to be working with her pediatric dentist Dr. Berman and feels very fortunate to have found a wonderful partner in Dr. Kollmann. She looks forward to being an important part in your children's lives!
Dr. Kirk Kollmann
Dr. Kirk Kollmann graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and received his pediatric dental degree from Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Keeping with his hospital background, he is a clinical instructor and volunteers his time working with the Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Team at Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kollmann has taken extensive continuing education in the field of Orafacial Myofunctional Therapist by the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. He serves as a spokesperson for the Chicago Dental Society and is involved in various aspects of organized dentistry. He loves to be the do-it-yourself craftsman, being proficient in electricity, carpentry, woodworking, plumbing, etc. Computers and gadgets are another one of his hobbies. He holds great respect for his partners, Dr. Berman and Dr. Furusho.
Dr. Marvin Berman
Dr. Marvin Berman has been a pediatric dentist for more than four decades. He serves on the Council of Dental Practice and is a Consumer Advisor for the American Dental Association as well as a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a renowned Lecturer and shares his expertise at dental meetings throughout the world. He has published numerous articles and his instructional videotapes are part of the curriculum of many dental schools. Music and theater are his other passions but he's particularly proud of his wife Joyce and their four children and seven grandchildren. Dr. Berman is grateful for the professional and personal relationship he has nurtured with Dr. Kollmann and Dr. Furusho.
Marisela, our office manager, is celebrating 15 years with Dentistry For Kids and she is the person that makes certain that the office operates as smoothly as possible. Bilingual in Spanish and English. She is happily married to her husband, Mike and they are proud of their children Bianca and Isaac. The family enjoys bike riding, movies and spending time with their dog, Libby. Marisela volunteers at her children's schools and is actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Jenny is a perfect compliment to our office. Her fun loving sense of humor comes in handy in the office as well as at home where she is the energetic mother of 5 children ranging in age from 4 to 14 years. She attended Schurz High School and has extensive experience as in medical and dental offices as a receptionist and assistant. Jenny is proud of her Puerto Rican background and fortunately for us she speaks Spanish fluently. In her spare time (Hah!) Jenny loves partying with the family and watching movies with her children.
Hello! I'm Cassidy and i'm the newest member of the Dentistry for Kids team! I'm am excited and ecstatic to be working with such a fantastic and friendly team. I attended Gordon Tech and graduated from Evanston Township High School. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy watching, playing and attending all Chicago sports games. I also enjoy cooking, shopping and traveling.
Looking forward to meeting all of our patients and parents!
Deneaqua (Nicky), an important part of Dentistry for Kids for the last 5 years is a qualified expanded function dental assistant having successfully completed her certification in coronal polishing and sealant placement. She has 4 children - Lakyhia, Raymond, Lajarius and Aujulay and her grandchild . . . Deontae. In her spare time Nicky enjoys cooking, hair styling and spending time with her family and fiancee.
Claritza has joined the staff of Dentistry for Kids, Ltd. after attending Everest College where she majored in Dental Assisting. She has already made her presence felt in our office with her friendly and vivacious personality . . . just perfect for reassuring apprehensive children. Her intellectual curiosity and desire to learn will help her progress quickly to become an important asset in our practice. She was recently certified in coronal polishing and application of pit & fissure sealants. Claritza is the proud mother of a beautiful infant daughter with whom she spends considerable time. When not working Claritza enjoys the company of her family and many friends.