Prairie Dental Care
We are a family dental practice in every way.
Dr. Christine Wang and Dr. Xiaoyu Ma are a husband-and-wife team, practicing together here at Prairie Dental Care.
Because we work with family, we know it is important that our patients feel like family, too. Our dentists approach patient care with the same level of commitment and conscientiousness that we would offer our own families.
We enjoy developing long-term relationships with our patients as we grow together. We treat patients of all ages and love watching the families at Prairie Dental Care change, expand, and celebrate important milestones like graduations, weddings, and the birth of children.
We Support Our Community
Our dentists participate in the Dentist with a Heart program, which is a yearly program that provides free dental work for patients in need. The services they offer include cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
Dr. Wang also volunteers for the CDS Foundation Clinic in Wheaton, Illinois, providing dental care for low-income patients in the surrounding communities.
Take a moment to learn a little about us by reading below. We look forward to welcoming you to our Aurora, IL dental office and making you part of our family.
Meet Our Team
Drs. Christine Wang and Xiaoyu Ma - Dentists
Dr. Wang attended the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Ma attended Columbia University. They met when they both attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Both dentists are dedicated to continuing education and have hundreds of hours of additional training in dental implants and root canal therapy.
Dr. Wang and Dr. Ma are active members of:
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Association
- Chicago Dental Society
- Aurora Dental Society
They welcomed their new daughter and are enjoying the pleasure of parenthood to the fullest!
"We think dental health is an important part of a person's overall health. Not only is it important to have a beautiful smile, a healthy smile also allows you to enjoy food you like to eat and improves one's self confidence. We have great satisfaction to know that we have helped our patients improve their quality of life in so many ways."
Dr. Wang loves animals and has had many pets in the past. The current members of her menagerie include a hamster, parakeet, and several fish. Both dentists enjoy cooking and eating meals together, hiking, gardening, and travel.
Kathy Holm - Office Manager
Kathy grew up in Melrose, IL and attended Triton College-River Grove for dental assisting, where she earned the Fellowship Award from the American Dental Assistant Association. She is also CPR certified. She brings over 30 years of experience to our office and has worked as both a dental assistant and office manager.
Kathy appreciates the diversity of our patients who come from all different backgrounds. She never tires of helping them get the most out of their benefits and making sure they get the best care possible.
Family time is a priority for Kathy. They enjoy traveling, cooking, and gardening.
Liz Mejia - Dental Hygienist
Liz is originally from Oswego, IL and joined the practice eleven years ago after attending the College of Dupage for her degree in dental hygiene.
She enjoys providing our patients with gentle and thorough dental care while educating and encouraging them to practice and maintain good oral health habits at home.
When Liz enjoys her free time, you will find her spending it with family and friends.
Amy Marshall - Dental Assistant
Amy is originally from Tremont, IL and graduated from Illinois Central College with a degree in dental assisting in 1996. Amy joined our team in August of 2011 and loves helping our patients feel comfortable and at ease while they are with us.
Amy enjoys time with family and friends watching NASCAR, baseball, and hockey. She also loves going to the movies and to concerts.
Julie Thomas - Dental Hygienist
Julie is an Aurora native and attended Loyola University to earn her dental hygiene degree. She joined our team a year ago and truly loves getting to know our patients and being a part of a team. She appreciates that they offer quality dental services in addition to educating patients on whole body health.
She is a member of:
- Aurora Junior Women’s Dental Clinic
- West Suburban Dental Hygienist Society
- St. Rita Parish
- Volunteers work with Visiting Nurse
Stephanie Maxwell - Dental Assistant
Stephanie is from Naperville, IL and joined our practice in spring of 2014.
She is married with two kids and loves to spend time with her family.