Meet the Team


Dr. Behles was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University, Crown and Bridge Honors Program in 1985. In his prior undergraduate studies, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Loyola University. He is also the proud recipient of the 2011 Top Doc award for the exceptional dental care he has given to his patients. Dr. Behles believes a beautiful, healthy smile improves self-esteem and quality of life regardless of your age. To best fulfill his commitment to quality care, he is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association Dr. Behles also donates his time and skill to the “Give Back a Smile Program” sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Behles, his wife Debra and their two children, Tierney and Quinlan, reside in Wilmette with their cat Jack.   Dr. Behles’ personal interests include supporting his children in their academic and athletic interest, as well as reading, travel, entertaining and a renewed commitment to fitness.


Sheila is currently the Office Manager for our Evanston and Chicago offices. She is responsible for business operations and HR administration. She is committed to providing our patients with outstanding customer service from their initial phone call through completion of treatment. Her front desk role includes appointment coordination, treatment planning, billing and accounts management,  financing and insurance administration.

Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from DeVry University and Master of Human Resource Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.  When not in the office, Sheila enjoys movies, singing, and traveling.



Karen has over 18 years of dental assisting experience, and brings a smile to work every day. She is certified in CPR as well as Coronal Polishing /Pit and Fissure Sealant Application. It is her daily goal to ensure that all her patients are comfortable while in the dental chair. When  patients share their photos,  showing their confident smiles in the most special events of their lives, Karen feels that this is one of the many rewarding aspects of her dental career.

Karen was born and raised in Chicago. Outside the office, Karen enjoys spending time with her family; Jose-her husband of 25 years, and her wonderful children Andrew, Vanessa and Jessica. Other interests include going to the movies, bowling,  traveling and fun outdoor activities with friends and family.





Candi joined our practice in November, 2012.  She attended Kennedy-King College in Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of  Image Coming SoonDentistry for her Associates in Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree.  Candi is certified to administer nitrous oxide and local anesthesia.  She has been practicing clinically since 2008.

Candi began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant.  Her experience of 14 years in dental assisting was where she found her passion for prevention and patient education.

Candi was born and raised in Chicago.  She loves spending her free time with her husband Rey, son Alex and daughter Ydaliz.