Northbrook Dental Group is dedicated to providing the latest advances in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Northbrook Dental Group sets a standard of excellence and innovation in patient-centered care. The doctors and staff have the highest regard for both function and aesthetics in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dr. James Woodruff and Dr. Justin Woodruff are members of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. James Woodruff
Dr James J. Woodruff, a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School, has provided advanced comprehensive dental treatment for more than 30 years. He is consistently awarded one of “America’s Best Dentists” by the National Consumer Advisory Board, has exceeded 1000 hours in advanced continuous training with top specialists in the field, and has performed over 30,000 dental surgeries.
Dr. Woodruff loves spending time with his family and his first granddaughter, Angelina. He is an avid sports fan and plays basketball, tennis, and lifts weights. He believes that a healthy diet, exercise, and oral healthcare dramatically impact overall health and longevity.
Dr. Justin Woodruff
Dr. Justin Woodruff is honored to partner with his father and life-long mentor.
Dr. Woodruff received his DMD, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, a leader in biomedical and oral healthcare research. After completing dental school, he pursued special training in implant surgery using the latest digital techniques.
In his free time, Dr. Woodruff enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exploring the city, and traveling. He is a health and fitness enthusiast and spends much of his time at the gym and jogging along Lake Michigan.
Sue began working for Northbrook Dental Group as a part time assistant in 1997, changing to full time in 2007. She enjoys working in the clinical side of the practice and learning the newest technology In her spare time she likes to pursue creative interests and is an award winning photographer.
Sandy has been a hygienist in the North Shore since 1980 and has been working in Northbrook since 1995. She truly enjoys taking care of her patients and has enjoyed getting to know them. She currently lives in Glenview and has two grown children; a daughter in New York and a son in Oregon.
Renee has over 14 years of dental experience. As a clinical assistant Renee is always learning something new. Her time in the field has been spent in pediatric, orthodontic , and general dentistry. She strives to make every patient comfortable and enjoys seeing all the amazing outcomes that we are a part of every day in our office.
Renee's twin seven year old boys keep Her very busy in her free time.
Michelle graduated from William Rainey Harper College in 2009 with a degree in Applied Science focused in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys learning and attending continuing education courses on various topics in the dental community.
"As a registered dental hygienist, my goal is to provide the best possible patient care while also providing patients with the information on how to best maintain their oral health at home. I enjoy learning about each and every person I meet and strive to make their dental experience in our office a positive one."
Michelle enjoys spending her free time with her three young children and traveling.
Justyna grew up in Poland. She then moved to the U.S.A with her family at the age of sixteen. She received a Dental Hygiene Degree from Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois in 2002. Two years after graduating, she moved to New York City where she worked in private dental practice. She also received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration. After graduation, she worked in New York City College of Technology as a Clinical Instructor in Hygiene School. Justyna then moved back to Chicago, she began working at our office. Justyna enjoys educating patients about the importance of proper oral hygiene. She treats every patient as if her own family member. She is detailed oriented and strongly believes in the quality of work that she provides, as well as making patients happy about the care they receive. In her free time she enjoys being with her two beautiful daughters and wonderful husband Ed. She loves the outdoors, skiing, hiking, and traveling to new places.
Gina has been in the Dental Field for over 20 years. Gina came to Northbrook Dental Group in 2017. She has experience in both Dental Assisting and Dental Administrative duties. Gina is always available for questions or concerns patients may have. Gina enjoys traveling, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her 2 boys and husband.
Erin started working as a dental assistant through her high school work program class in 1998 and has been in the dental field ever since. She came to Northbrook Dental Group in 2010 as a full-time assistant and now works part-time in office administrative duties. Erin enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Donna has been an employee of the practice since October, 1988. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Loyola University Chicago - GO RAMBLERS!
Donna and her late husband have 2 sons and 3 granddaughters. She volunteers at St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook working with special needs teenagers. She is a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the George W. Benjamin American Legion Post.
Her vacation time is spent visiting her granddaughters In Nashville.
“I love working with our team and the patients in our practice.”