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Meet the team of Lombardi Dentistry


Anthony Lombardi, D.D.S., B.S.

Dr. Lombardi graduated from the prestigious Loyola University in 1982. He later graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School in 1986.

His philosophy of practice is to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.

Dr. Lombardi is a Joliet native & over the last two decades he has built a stellar reputation in the dental community. Dr. Lombardi and his wife Sheila live with their 5 boys in Coal City.

Dr. Lombardi practices with state of the art procedures & equipment. The practice he has built over the past two decades, has set new standards for excellent quality of care. The facility offers televisions & stereo equipment for your relaxation & viewing during dental visits.




Dr. Sheppard, D.D.S.

  After graduating with highest honors from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Kimberly Sheppard completed her post-doctorate training in periodontics, also at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sheppard’s specialties include dental implant placement, bone and soft tissue grafting, the treatment of periodontal disease, and an array of other services. Dr. Sheppard has always prided herself in her excellent level of patient care and continues to run her practice with a patient-centered philosophy of care.




Dr. Griffin, D.D.S.

  Dr. Bonciel Griffin graduated from Albion College. She attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and then later attended a two-year residency at Howard University College of Dentistry, where she received her Certificate in Orthodontics. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists.




Dr. John P. Lavieri, Jr., D.D.S.

  Dr. John P. Lavieri, Jr. was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburbs. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He went on to receive both a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He completed a four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He served as Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loyola until the dental school closed. He now lives in North Central Illinois.




Dr. Shawn Sydlowski, D.D.S.

  Dr. Sydlowski attended University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and later attended University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry where he graduated in 2001. His favorite aspect of dentistry is making a connection between patient and doctor where the patient is actively involved in discovering and determining the appropriate treatment. He enjoys most patients that have been away from the dentist for a long time or extremely dental-phobic patient. Explaining condition/procedures in a way patients can understand is his forté. Dr. Sydlowski is always happy to take time to answer questions.

  In his spare time he enjoys cars, bicycling and is pursuing certification as a cicerone. He very much looks forward to starting a family with family with his fiancé, Tiffany. They reside in the Starved Rock area.



Willie Garbelman, R.D.H., B.A.

Willie has been working with Dr. Lombardi since 1994. She graduated from the University of St. Francis in 1991 with a bachelors degree in journalism/communications. While working for Dr. Lombardi as an assistant, Willie, attended and graduated cum laude from Prairie State Hygiene program. Willie is also a dedicated employee, and total team player, her skills, and opinions are highly regarded by our patients, and staff members. She is an asset to our practice, she is self-motivated and continually educating herself with the latest techniques.

Willie resides in Joliet with her husband and their three children. Willie is also an avid athlete.




Alicia Miller, R.D.H

  Alicia has been with Dr. Lombardi’s dental practice since she graduated from Parkland Hygiene program in 1999. She also holds an associated degree from Parkland College. She is renown for her caring nature and soft touch. Alicia is certified in our ZOOM bleaching that is performed in our office.

Alicia resides in Irwin with her husband and their three children. When not spending time with her family, Alicia enjoys scrap booking.




Kristen Stupak, R.D.H.

  Kristen has been part of the hygiene team at Dr. Lombardi’s office since July 2006. She graduated from Prairie State College in May 2006. She is a dedicated member of the hygiene staff, who is highly regarded for her impeccable treatment of patients.

  Kristen was born and raised in the area. She has three children, and is married to her high school sweetheart.




Rachel Grace, R.D.H.

  Rachel joined the Lombardi Team in July 2015. She graduated in 2005 from Prairie State College, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Later, she went on to receive her bachelor’s in Business Management from Grace College in Indiana. Rachel is committed to providing excellent care for her patients, and always strives to make their dental experience as comfortable as possible.

  Rachel resides in Essex with her husband, two children, and three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play sports, and hanging out with her family.




Hillary Webb, R.D.H

  Hillary has been a part of the Hygiene Team at Dr. Lombardi's office since August of 2016. In May of 2015, Hillary graduated from Parkland College where she also was a cheerleader. Hillary is a people person. She loves working with and learning about each of her patients. She considers the comfort and health of her patients as her very first priority.

  Hillary resides in Herscher as a cat mom of four. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, go to concerts and vacation with her family.


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