Welcome To The TBI Family Dr. Zolnierczyk !
We had the fortune of meeting Dr. Erica (as she is known by her patients) when she was a stand-out participant in our 5 day online course on sleep, breathing and functional frenuloplasty. You can tell a lot about a person by the kind of questions they ask, and Dr. Erica asked a lot of smart questions.
Another trait that stood out was how she always rightly referred to her team as more than "just staff", it was so clear that she understood the incredible value of the people she works alongside, and was just as willing to learn and grow as she was to teach and lead. So when she reached out to us immediately following the course, and wanted to know what was next, we were happy to invite her to apply for our Surgical Proctoring Mini-Residency program.
Dr. Zolnerczyk wasted no time, she and her husband and colleague Paul came out to our office in Los Angeles to shadow Dr. Soroush Zaghi, and then we set a date for the TBI Travel Squad (In this case Dr. Zaghi, Leyli Norouz-Knutsen, Sarah K. Hornsby, and Chad Knutsen) to journey to Orland Park, IL to see Dr. Erica work in her natural habitat.
We were immediately welcomed by warm smiles, and wonderful windy city hospitality, and of course their resident french bulldog Mini (who became fast friends with Chad).
During the procedures, Dr. Zaghi was able to see her surgical confidence rise to the level of her competence, and by the time the two days and 10 procedures were done, we felt beyond confident that the Chicago area was in good hands with Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk as a TBI Affiliate.
Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk completed her undergraduate education at Loyola University Chicago receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology Cum Laude. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Zolnierczyk went on to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2011. She currently lives in Orland Park and serves the surrounding community. Dr Erica has been practicing General Dentistry with a focus on facial and airway development, prevention and cosmetics. She knows that listening to her patients will enable her to provide them with the best care possible.
In closing, we will leave you with a few photos from the two awesome days we were able to spend with Dr. Zolnierczyk, Paul, Joy, and the whole amazing team at the very aptly named, Inspire Dental Wellness!