Meet the Staff

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signstaffWe know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Ron Tomczak - Business Manager/Owner

2-16of56-_pp1.jpgProfessional: Has been Owner & Business Manager for Sugar Creek Orthodontics, P.C. since 2001. Also, is a  Division 1 college football official, currently working in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Personal: Born in Chicago, raised in Calumet City, IL. Oldest of six. Married to Dr. Betsy Ulrich since 1992. Has 2 wonderful children, Diane & Warren.
Interest: Enjoys spending time with family, walking our dogs, playing tennis, exercising & hopes to become an avid fisherman someday.

”I’m grateful to be a part of an occupation that changes lives. It’s always exciting when the process is finished and the patient smiles for the first time without braces. I love seeing that first smile!”

 

Mary  - Treatment Coordinator

2-12of56-_pp.jpgProfessional: I have worked with Dr. Sikora and now for Dr. Ulrich for 27 years, taking care of initial patient visits, preparing diagnostic records and explaining treatment options. I make sure, as I meet with each patient, that I listen fully and answer all of their questions. I want everyone to feel comfortable and confident from beginning to end. After all, a smile is a lifetime investment.
Personal: My husband Tim and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary recently. We have two sons and 1 daughter-in-law.
Interests: I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with family, especially our two adorable grandkids!!

 

Michelle - Administrative Assistant

MichelleProfessional: Studied Business Administration at Illinois Central College. Has 20+ years experience in Office Operations and joined the practice in 2013.
Personal: Married to husband Chuck and raised 5 beautiful children. Has her own photography business.  https://www.facebook.com/HeartprintsByMichelle/ 
Interests: Enjoys spending time with family, traveling, bird watching, discovering new places to photograph nature and volunteer work.

“I love being in the People business – and building new relationships with our patients!”

 

Guyla - Administrative Assistant

2-7of56-_pp.jpgProfessional: Was a stay at home mom/day care provider for 19 years. Joined Sugar Creek Orthodontics staff in July 2014
Personal: Born in Terre Haute, IN and raised in Louisville, IL. Graduated from Flora High School. Associates degree from Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, IL and a Bachelor’s in Christian Business Administration from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL.
Interest: Enjoying time with my husband and 3 great kids, going to church, relaxing by the pool and walking.

 

Karen - Lab Coordinator

2-50of56-pp1.jpgProfessional: Joined Dr. Sikora’s Staff, now Sugar Creek Orthodontics, in 1990. Other health fields include Optometry, Physical Therapy, Geriatric Care
Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Biology, registered Optometric Assistant, Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants, Infection Control, OSHA regulations and CPR
Personal: Born and raised Catholic, in St. Louis, Mo. Married to husband, Ron, 40+ years, 3 children and 6 grandchildren
Interests: Joy in Life, Family gatherings, Prayer and Faith based reading, Sewing and craft projects, volunteering at Church, Spectator Sports, Lunch with friends and baking cookies!

 

Jan  - Patient Care Technician

2-32of56-_pp.jpgProfessional: Joined Dr. Sikora's Staff, now Sugar Creek Orthodontics, in 1994
Personal: Born & raised in Central IL. Married with 3 children & 3 grandchildren.
Interests: Playing card games & board games with family. Love driving around taking in the countryside. I enjoy helping the doctor’s create beautiful smiles!

 

Sharon - Patient Care Technician

2-5of56-_pp.jpgProfessional: Began Dental assisting career in 1985 in general dentistry. Join Sugar Creek Orthodontics in 2006
Certifications: CDA., Coronal Polishing, Pit & Fissure sealants, CPR, Associate in Arts
Personal: Born and raised in Lincoln, IL. Married to her High School sweetheart,Jeff, and together have four fantastic children Devin, Nate, Jenna and Peyton.
Interests: Enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities such as fishing, skiing, hiking and biking.

 

Beth – Patient Care Technician

2-9of56-_pp--1-.jpgProfessional: Graduated from IVCC Dental Assistant Program and completed with an Associates in Science.
Certifications: Dental Radiography, Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealants, CPR & First Aid, RMA/Phlebotomy
Personal: Born and raised in Streator, IL. Moved to Joplin where I married and raised 4 children. I’m now living in Lincoln Illinois with my husband and one of my children. I am excited to be a new grandmother.
Interest: Enjoy anything outside. Biking, walking, swimming, reading and working alongside my husband in his ministry at the church.

“I love working in the dental health field where I can educate and work with our amazing patients!”

 

Sarah - Patient Care Technician

1-3of81-_pp--1-.jpgProfessional: Attended Dental Assisting School in Austin, TX In 2015. Started working at Sugar Creek Orthodontics in 2016.
Certifications: RDA, CPR & First Aid
Personal: Born and raised in Lincoln, IL. High School graduate of Lincoln Christian Academy.
Interests: Playing volleyball, shopping and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Taylor  - Patient Care Technician

2-35of56-_pp.jpgProfessional: Attended  Dental Assisting School at Heartland Community College and received a Dental Assisting Certificate in May of 2015. Joined the Sugar Creek Orthodontics team in April of 2016.
Certifications:
 Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR
Personal: Born and raised in Bloomington, IL. High School Graduate of Normal Community West High School.
Interests: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities with her boyfriend of three years, Nick, and attending College Park Christian Church.

“As a former patient of Dr. Sikora’s, I am so excited to help make smiles happen!”

 

Jane - Patient Care Technician

Professional: Began my dental assisting career in 1978.  Taught dental assisting at Midwest Technical Institute for 2 1/2 years.  Joined Sugar Creek Orthodontics in June of 2017.
Personal: I am married to Eddie, have twin sons Joe and Josh and with their wives Amanda and Quinn have 3 grandsons Rhett, Owen and Zane.
Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, devoting time to my church, crafting, serve on the board of the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse foundation and am a licensed EMT-B.