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Christine Provenzano, RN, BSN

Christine Provenzano is a clinical nurse manager in the Rush Craniofacial Center. Christine has been a part of the Rush Craniofacial Center since its opening in 1999. Christine has worked in many areas of pediatrics including as a staff nurse in a pediatric inpatient unit, clinical nurse in outpatient cardiology and as a staff nurse and nurse manager in the pediatric intensive care unit. Christine received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the Loyola Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago.

Christine is an accomplished speaker and has presented nationally on areas related to cleft and craniofacial surgery. She lectures regularly to students and faculty from multidisciplinary areas. She is currently a member of the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association. Christine attends several conferences throughout the year related to cleft and craniofacial surgery.

Linda Villagran, registered medical assistant

Linda Villagran is a registered medical assistant/dental assistant for the Rush Craniofacial Center. Linda started off her dental career as an assistant in general practice, but chose the specialty of medical assistant/orthodontics because she found it to be so rewarding. Linda worked at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center for 20 years and transferred to Rush Craniofacial Center in 1999. As a registered medical assistant/dental assistant, you will see her in the back office preparing patients for surgery by taking their photos, X-rays and impressions and sterilizing equipment. "I love that I get to take part in creating great new smiles and watching my patients grow to have a great smile and self-confidence," she says. "I love building lasting relationships with our patients and helping them with their craniofacial needs.

Ivon Gutierrez, registered medical assistant

Ivon Gutierrez is a registered medical assistant/dental assistant in the Rush Craniofacial Center. Ivon has been with the Rush Craniofacial Center for over 10 years. "Our office is a little different than other orthodontic offices," she says. "We take care of infants, teenagers and adults with cleft lip and palates and other craniofacial abnormalities they may have. It's great to see our patients smiling."





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