Dental Staff

All professionals at Romo Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Genaro Romo Jr.

    Dr. Romo graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1997. After graduating, he worked as an associate for several private practices and as a clinical extern for the University of Illinois at Chicago Pediatric dental department for two years.  Dr. Romo has a passion for dentistry.  He is currently past President of the Hispanic Dental Association Greater Chicago Chapter.  He is also past President of Chicago Dental Society North Side Branch and the University of Illinois Dental Alumni Board as well as a board member for Delta Dental of Illinois.

    He was a member of the UIC Campus Alumni Advisory Board, chair for the Campus Alumni Awards committee, and member of the UIC dental alumni board as well as a trustee for the Chicago Dental Society North Side Branch and trustee for the Illinois State Dental Society.  He has received numerous awards including the UIC trailblazer award, a community leadership award by the Chicago Southwest Chamber of Commerce, and was selected as a flame torch bearer at a UIC Flames basketball game.  Dr. Romo extensively attends continuing education courses to provide his patients with the latest trends in dentistry.

    He is married and has three boys and a girl.  Dr. Romo is a die-hard Cubs fan. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, golf, and running.  He completed the Chicago Marathon in 2009 and 2010.  Throughout high school, college and dental school, Dr. Romo was a Disc Jockey at multiple night clubs and a radio station (90.5 FM, WCYC).  He was routinely featured at numerous concerts and festivals.  His DJ name was Gino “Rockin” Romo. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok!

    Professional Organizations:




    University of Illinois Allumni Association


    Illinois State Dental Society


  • Dr.
    Marcela Escobar

    Dr. Escobar graduated from the University of Valle College of Dentistry in Cali- Colombia in 2003. After graduating and practicing in her native country for a year, she decided to come to Chicago where she started her way to obtain her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. This goal was achieved in May of 2011. Since then, she has been working at Romo Dental providing quality dental services for children and adults. She is also a clinical faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is passionate about educating her students to give them the necessary tools to succeed in the dentistry profession. 

    During her free time, Dr. Escobar likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys traveling and visiting her friends in Colombia.

  • Dr.
    Carla Delafuente

    Dr. Carla Delafuente attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she double majored in Biology and Spanish. She received her Degree in Dental Surgery in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Throughout her dental school career, she volunteered to travel and serve indigent populations in Mexico and Guatemala. Dr. Delafuente also served as president to both the Hispanic Student Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Delafuente excelled academically in dental school and served as a tutor and mentor to other dental students. 

    Dr. Delafuente is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Her passion for dentistry and dedication to her patients is evident through her constant search for innovative practice techniques through continuing education courses. 

    When Dr. Delafuente is not practicing dentistry, she spends most of her time with her husband and her puppy, Whiskey. She and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, watching movies and spending time with their family and friends. Dr. Delafuente and her husband plan to continue traveling to underserved regions of the world and continue helping those in need.

  • Dr.
    Kevin Wiseman

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Maura Alvarez

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Yessica Vicario
    Office Manager

    My name is Jessica Vicario. I've been a dental assistant for over six years and I've been at Romo Dental since 2009.  I am certified to do coronal polishings and sealants.  I have a newborn baby boy.  When he looks at me and smiles, it  always brightens my day. I enjoy spending time with my friends and baking with my two nieces.  I love being a dental assistant because I’ve developed many friendships throughout the years  with our patients and my coworkers.  Working at Romo Dental has been like a second home for me. Our dentists and staff will go far and beyond to make your smile great!

  • Ana Lemus
    Dental Assistant

    My name is Ana Lemus. I've been a dental assistant for over twelve years and I have been at Romo Dental since 2005. I am certified to do coronal polishings and sealants. I love spending time with my husband and two boys. I also enjoy cooking, traveling, and dancing. As a dental assistant, I love working with children. I take the time to comfort them and make them feel right at home.  I love working at Romo Dental because of the great friendships I’ve developed, both with the staff and patients. Romo Dental has the best dental services to help improve your smile.

  • Lorena Garay
    Dental Assistant

    My name is Lorena Garay and joined Romo Dental in May 2012. I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work here because I work with an amazing team of dentists and staff.I graduated as a dentist in Colombia back in 2005, and since I moved to Chicago in 2007 I have been practicing as a dental assistant. I am certified to do coronal polishing and sealants. The part that I love most about my job is getting to know the patients and making them feel comfortable every time they visit us. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family!!!

  • Lizeth Hernandez
    Dental Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Dr.
    Saul Ramirez

    Bio coming soon

  • Dr.
    Angelica Sanchez

    Dr. Angelica Sanchez’s passion for dentistry began 17 years ago when she began working at a

    dental office. In fact, it is the same office that is now Romo Dental, located on Pulaski. The
    experience made her pursue a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Marquette
    University School of Dentistry. While at Marquette, an emphasis was placed on giving back to
    the community, and Dr. Sanchez volunteered for events, such as Give Kids A Smile, Mission of
    Mercy, and Special Olympics.
    Since graduating in 2015, she has been dedicated to providing her patients with the best
    treatment by integrating her skills and education. She believes in working with patients and
    considers their values and desires when providing treatment in order to obtain oral health. Her
    goal is to offer patients quality dentistry through a comprehensive care approach. Dr. Sanchez
    enjoys attending continuing education courses to remain current with the latest dental
    procedures and technologies. In 2021, she was certified for Botox and Dermafill placement,
    which helps patients with TMJ pain, clenching, grinding (Bruxism), and achieving desired
    esthetics. She is an active member of the American Dental Association,
    Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois State Dental Society.
    Outside of the dental office, Dr. Sanchez enjoys spending time with her family, friends, being
    outdoors, running/fitness, reading and cooking.

  • Dr.
    Elizabeth Graca

    Dr. Elizabeth Graca received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of
    Philosophy degrees from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2022. While at UIC, Dr.
    Graca was a fellowship awardee of National Institutes of Health in support of her
    research on the dental effects of X-linked Hypophosphatemia. In honor of her
    clinical and academic excellence, and compassion for patients, she received
    numerous other recognitions, including: induction into the national dental honor
    society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon; the American Association of Endodontics
    Predoctoral Student Achievement Award; the Lina Tharp Award; the Dr. Gerson
    Gould and Mr. Sol. H. Gould Memorial Scholarship; the Dr. James R. Havera
    Scholarship; the UIC Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award; and the
    UIC "Sparky D. Dragon" Customer Service Award.
    Dr. Graca prides herself in her attention to detail and using evidence-based
    approaches to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes for her patients. She
    believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and strives to bring the love of Christ to
    her patients through her work. Outside the office, Dr. Graca enjoys spending time
    with family and friends and loves learning new skills. She practices yoga and
    enjoys traveling, golf, skiing, and scuba diving.


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