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Sue Goldberg | Office Manager

Sue Goldberg

Office Manager

Sue is one of our veterans in the office having been here since 1994. Whether you have an insurance issue, need to coordinate dental care or just need to schedule an appointment, Sue will help you with all your dental concerns. She can steer you to a great restaurant as well!

In her free time, Sue can be found in Michiana with her family and friends soaking up a good book or relaxing on the beach.

“My longevity with EDA has afforded me the opportunity to really get to know our patients well. Not just dentally, but really know and follow them, their families and their lives through the years. It occurred to me the other day that Dr. Silberman was treating a little girl whose great grandmother was a patient, who I knew well…. what an amazing accomplishment! I truly cherish these ongoing dental and personal connections that say so much about who we are at EDA and what we work so hard to achieve.”

Jennifer Johnson | Registered Dental Hygienist


Front Desk Administrator

Tracy joined Evanston Dental Associates in July 2020.  She is a proud Navy Veteran with over 35 years’ experience in healthcare.  For the last 17 years she has worked on the administrative side of dentistry.  She is able to help you with scheduling appointments, answering insurance questions and is able to explain dental procedures to you in plain language. We are so fortunate to have Tracy with us!

In her free time, Tracy enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Whitey and Jezebel.

I truly enjoy working in dentistry.  I enjoy the team attitude here at Evanston Dental and interacting with our wonderful patients.

Jennifer Johnson | Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Johnson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer joined Evanston Dental Associates in 2002 after completing the dental hygiene program at Harper College and has been here ever since! Her training also included certification in local anesthetic administration and nitrous oxide sedation, and she was the 2002 president of SADHA, the student affiliate of the Dental Hygiene Association. Prior to earning her dental hygienist certification, Jennifer was a dental assistant in a general dentistry practice for six years.

Jennifer’s goal as a dental hygienist is to interact with patients on a one-on-one basis to help better develop oral health plans suited to their individual needs. She focuses on patient education by going beyond the basics of brushing and flossing and taking time to share with patients the importance of dental health in relation to overall health and well-being.

Jennifer is married with 3 children- older sister Natalie as well as younger twin girls, Olivia and Emily. She also loves her Chicago Bears!

“The most important thing for any hygienist is to be in an office that stays current with today’s technology and to practice with dentists that share the same dental philosophy of providing the patients with the best care possible. I certainly have that here with Drs. Silberman and Silberman.”

Alicia Haughey

Alicia Haughey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Alicia began her dental career in 1995 as an assistant and went back to school to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002 from Harper College. In fact, she and Jennifer were in school together! She has been with our practice since 2010 and our patients love her. Always smiling, she has a great personality that coincides with her excellent technical ability. Alicia has advanced training in local anesthesia and continues taking continuing education to improve her skills.

When she’s not in the office, Alicia, who is happily married and has 3 beautiful girls, loves spending time at her family house in Lake Geneva.

“As a dedicated Dental Hygienist, having the opportunity to work for Evanston Dental Associates has been rewarding both personally and professionally. I have achieved personal fulfillment by providing a valuable health care service while establishing trusting relationships with patients and the experience of working for Drs. Silberman and Silberman has refined the comprehensive clinical skills required to meet the oral health needs of a wide variety of patients.”

Alicia Haughey
Lisa Karol | Dental Assistant

Ximena Herrera

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ximena started her career in dentistry in 2006 as a senior in high school where she started working as a front desk receptionist and dental assistant in Florida. This is where she discovered her passion for dentistry. In 2011 she graduated with her dental hygiene certification and in 2014 she continued her training by obtaining her local anesthesia certification. Currently, Ximena is seeking to expand her dental knowledge and expertise by completing the online Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene program at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Her ultimate goal is to complete her Master’s in Public Health. Ximena is a native of Lima, Peru but grew up in South Florida her entire life. She recently moved to the Evanston area due to a job opportunity for her fiancé at Northwestern University. We are truly grateful that she moved to Evanston and joined our team!

 Ximena’s passion for dentistry allows her to provide the most dedicated individualized care to all her patients. She is a strong believer of the oral systemic link with the overall health of an individual. Therefore, individualizing each patients’ needs are of utmost importance to her professional beliefs.

 In her spare time, Ximena enjoys reading self-development books, going on dental mission trips, working out, traveling, spending time with family and friends and most recently planning her wedding for next summer.

I am super excited to have joined such a wonderful team of caring professionals. Crossing paths with Evanston Dental Associates has been a true blessing as a new resident here in Evanston. Dr. Joe and his team’s dynamic speak highly of their values and why they are a 5-star rated office.

Lisa Karol

Lisa Karol

Dental Assistant

Lisa has been a dental assistant since 2006 and has been with our office since 2016. She is a hard worker with a gentle touch and is passionate about what she does! She lives in Chicago with her wonderful kids and husband. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking and spending time on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“We are a strong team because we care about our patients and the quality of dentistry that we do.”

Lisa Karol

Laura Appelgate

Dental Assistant

Laura has been working in the dental field since 2004 and has trained with great dental offices .She brings with her a caring and helpful attitude which our patients have noticed and appreciate. When she is not in the dental office she enjoys spending time with her family – She has two beautiful children, Izzy who is 8 years old and Wells who is 6. She loves the outdoors and doing outdoor activities like bike riding, hiking, and rock climbing. She’s visited many national parks on her travels.

“I love working with a team whose top priority is patient satisfaction. We meet patient’s needs and make coming to the dentist enjoyable while providing comfortable, current, optimal dental care in a welcoming environment.”


"The best way to describe Dr. Silberman is to say he’s an artist. The more complicated the problem is, the more of a perfectionist he becomes. I’ll say, ‘It’s fine, it’s fine,’ and he’ll say, ’No, it can be a little better.’"
—Rick C, patient for 10 years