OUR TEAM

Dr. Kokinias and his team are here to provide you with the professional and personalized care you need.

Dr. Kokinias and his team.

DR. DEAN J. KOKINIAS, DDS

Dr. Dean Kokinias was born and raised in Chicago. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois, Champaign and then received his dental degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990.

Dr. Kokinias began his clinical career in Chicago. He has been at his current location in Rockford for 22 years. He continues his pursuit of excellence by attending and participating in some of the most advanced continuing education courses available; ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. His philosophy focuses on providing a patient-centered dental experience blending new technology with time-proven techniques.

“I treat every patient like they are a member of my family.”
Outside of dentistry Dr. Kokinias enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Kokinias is a member of various associations, including the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Winnebago County Dental Society.

Tiffany Haefele, RDH

Tiffany is a life-long resident of Rockford, Illinois. She graduated from the Rock Valley College Dental Hygiene Program in 2018. She joined Dr. Kokinias and his team in 2020. Tiffany and her husband have been married for 7 years and have a young son together. She enjoys spending time with her family and their dog.

“My favorite part about being a hygienist is educating my patients and growing a relationship with them! I love being able to help my patients understand why their oral health is important. It is very rewarding to watch patients develop healthy habits and see the benefits!”

Christina Oller, RDH

Christina was first introduced to dentistry when she was 16. She worked as a dental assistant after school and on weekends throughout high school. She graduated from the William Rainey Harper College dental hygiene program in 2011. She worked as a dental hygienist in the Chicago suburbs until moving to the Rockford area in 2017. She has worked with Dr. Kokinias since 2019.
"I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them to help keep their teeth healthy."

Tonya Anderson, RDH

Tonya has been a Dental Hygienist for 25 years. She is from Cincinnati Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. Tonya has worked with the team and Dr. Kokinias since 2017.

“I love Dental Hygiene! The best part of my job is getting to know each patient on a personal level and providing the best possible care to each and everyone!”