Meet The Doctor

Dr. Cheska Avery
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Dr. Cheska Avery

Dr. Avery has been in the Waukegan community since 2011. She has established a dental practice that is patient centered and dedicated to patient care and comfort. She wants every patient to feel as though they are part of the family. Avery Family Dentistry delivers high quality dentistry in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

Dr. Avery attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. After graduating from DePaul, she remained in Chicago and worked as a social worker for six years. Although she enjoyed her experience in social work, she maintained aspirations for a career in healthcare, which led her to eventually pursue dentistry.

Dr. Avery graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Avery enjoys being active in the profession and is a member of several professional and community organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association, including serving as President. Dr. Avery serves as Co-Chair of the mentorship program sponsored by the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Wisconsin Dental Association and Marquette University School of Dentistry. She has also organized multiple Give Kids A Smile Day and Head Start Dental Day, which provide free dental screenings and treatment for underserved children in the Milwaukee area. Dr. Avery is serving as Wisconsin Dental Association Trustee, representing the greater Milwaukee area. Most recently, Dr. Avery was appointed to serve on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Education and Licensure. Dr. Avery stays up to date with the profession and takes various continuing education courses throughout the year. She is an elected member of the Milwaukee Dental Forum, Milwaukee’s oldest dental study club.

 • American Dental Association
 • Wisconsin Dental Association
 • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association
 • Lake County Dental Association
 • Academy of General Dentistry
 • Chicago Dental Society
 • Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow
 • Milwaukee Dental Forum


Meet Our Team

Avery team
Denise A.

Denise A.

Office Manager

I have been a member of the Avery Family Dentistry team since March of 2014. I was born and raised in Waukegan I am bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. I'm one of the smiling faces that you'll see at the front desk. I enjoy working in the dental profession and getting to know our family of patients here at Avery Family Dentistry. My amazing smile came from this very office, which makes it very easy for me to inform our patients about ClearCorrect! I have my Associates in Arts, I attended DeVry University in Gurnee, IL and the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. I strive to keep on learning about my profession and continue to attend continuing education and seminars.

My husband Nicholas and I have three kids, Jasmine, Haylie, Colton and a husky named Blue. We enjoy traveling and attending concerts due to my love of music.

Diana A.

Diana A.

Lead Dental Assistant

I have been a member of the Avery Family Dentistry team since January of 2021. I have worked as a Dental Assistant for over 4 years and realized that I have a great passion for the profession. I have decided to continue my education part time and plan to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist. I love meeting patients at Avery Family Dentistry and hearing their stories.

In my free time, I like to go to concerts and adventure to places I have never been to. I enjoy spending time with my fur baby Bambam, my partner and my family.



Dental Assistant

I have been a member of the Avery Family Dentistry team since April 2023. I have worked as a dental assistant over 2 years. I am bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. I enjoy working as a dental assistant and getting to meet so many great people. I have my associates in Arts and I’m interested in expanding my knowledge by pursuing a career in dental hygiene.

Outside of work, I enjoy trying new food and going to new places. Also, I enjoy spending my free time with my dog, Hachi, and my baby brother, Mateo.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working at Avery Family Dentistry in November of 2022, a few months after that I officially became full time. I graduated from College of Lake County’s Dental Hygiene Program with an A.S. of Dental Hygiene. I grew up around the dental field and realized it would be a great fit for my career. I enjoy educating patients and treating them as I would my own family. My favorite part of being a hygienist is personalizing each patient’s appointment to their comforts and needs.

In my free time I prioritize spending time with my husband, family and 2 cats. I really enjoy date nights, cooking, and being outdoors.

Our Dental Philosophy

We listen. We educate. We put patients first.

Personalized Relationships

We take a one-on-one approach to dentistry. Our patients are our number one priority, which is why we take the time to get to know you personally and treat you with individualized care. We not only listen to your dental needs and concerns, we also listen about your life. When you come to our office, you'll feel like you're among friends — because you are! We look forward to building our relationship with you through the years.

Friendly, Comfortable Environment

We're proud of the comfortable and welcoming environment we've created at our practice. When you walk through our doors, you'll be greeted by name and treated with attentive care from our friendly team. You'll also find a complimentary beverage bar, free WiFi, headphones with music and comfy blankets all to help you feel at ease! It's easy to see we go the extra mile to help you feel both relaxed and happy with your experience at our office.

Modern Facility

We've recently remodeled and updated our practice because we know it makes a difference in the quality of your care. Our state-of-the-art facility is home to some of the best oral health services available in the area. With modern technology, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras and cavity detectors, we are able to deliver better accuracy, better comfort and better results for you! We will continue to improve with you in mind.

Quality, Comprehensive Dentistry

It is important to us that you receive all of the dental care you need at the highest standard of quality. We offer a wide variety of services ranging from routine cleanings and exams to more complex treatments in cosmetics, endodontics and periodontics. We are thorough and comprehensive when providing treatment and going over treatment plans so we don't miss a single detail. You can trust you will be in good hands here.

Patient Education

We are passionate about education for both you and us. Not only does Dr. Avery participate in countless One Sat per month of continuing education to expand her knowledge and expertise, she is also committed to making sure you fully understand all the details of your care. We don't believe in surprises here! Everything you need to know, from insurance and payment to your treatment options and procedure details, will be explained in an easy-to-understand manner. We also teach the importance of at-home preventive care so you can maintain lasting oral health for years to come.

¡Hablamos Español!

¿Hablas Español? Dr. Avery grew up in Panama City speaking Spanish. She also has three members on her team that speak Spanish fluently. If you or your family speak Spanish, you can feel confident knowing that at Avery Family Dental, you will be listened to and understood.

¿Hablas Español? Dr. Avery creció en la Ciudad de Panamá hablando español. Tiene también tres miembros de su equipo que hablan español con sencillez. Si usted o su familia habla español, puede estar seguro de saber que en Avery Family Dentistry, ser escuchado y entendido.


If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

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