• About Us

  • Dr. Michael Weinberg

    “I’m honored that you’re considering my practice for your family’s orthodontic and oral health needs, and I look forward to helping you smile for many years.” – Dr. Mike

    Friendly, down-to-earth & fun
    “I would describe Prairie Orthodontics as passionately friendly, down-to-earth and fun for the whole family. I like getting everyone involved in the process and presenting all the options for treatment. I believe in efficiency, keeping treatment on time and completing treatment with fewer appointments. I hope to give my patients happy, healthy, well-functioning smiles and bites that also meet their cosmetic and esthetic needs.”

    Sharing the latest with colleagues
    “My membership in various professional associations allows me to learn and share the latest, most effective orthodontic techniques and technological advancements, so my patients can enjoy the greatest available benefits.”

    Continuing education for the most advanced patient care
    “I’m good at explaining the most complex issues in plain English, and I believe in giving my patients the benefit of advanced treatment using the latest technology. I am constantly taking continuing education classes to offer my patients the best treatment options available using the latest technology.”

    Giving back to the community
    “When I was young, I was very fond of being around my father and his orthodontic practice. Today, I most enjoy giving children and adults confident smiles and building their self-esteem. Communication is the key. My staff and I also make a point to volunteer for and participate in as many community activities, especially dental health activities, as possible. We also have a custom sport mouthguard program.”

    On a personal note
    Dr. Mike spends his free time with his son, Scott, and daughter, Lauren. An adoring father, Dr. Mike loves to attend his kids’ sporting and music events. He also likes traveling and attending independent film festivals, playing tennis and working out. Dr. Mike is originally from Long Island, NY and is the youngest of four siblings.

  • The Team

  • Jackie- Front Desk Manager/Treatment Coordinator

    My job is to oversee the everyday operations of the front desk and I am committed to making our patients and their families experience a positive one!. I take care of all new patient exams, file insurance, and help families choose a financial plan that works for them. I’ve been part of the Prairie team with Dr. Weinberg since 2010 and started in the dental/orthodontic field in general in 2004. I strive to keep on learning about my profession and continue to attend continuing education and seminars. Working with people and seeing the amazing results of their treatment are my favorite parts about this job.

    I have 2 amazing kids and enjoy spending my time outdoors, traveling, shopping, and trying new restaurants. My favorite food is Mexican!

  • Megan- Clinical Manager

    I believe in the quote "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness" I have been with Prairie Orthodontics since 2012, and I started my career in Orthodontics in 2006. Over the years, I've learned creating relationships with our patients and getting to know their families is definitely my favorite part of the job. I also enjoy spending time in the lab, attending seminars and taking continuing education courses to keep up to date with ever-changing technology in Orthodontics.

    I love spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies are Traveling, Bike riding, Refinishing old furniture and Watching boxing.

  • Heidy - Clinical Assistant

    As a clinical assistant, I am very dedicated to my job and enjoy working with Dr Mike and the team. I love to give it my all to make sure our patients achieve the perfect smile. I have been in the dental field since 2011 and a part of the Prairie team since 2019.

    In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and spending time with my fur baby Rizzo!

  • Laura- Treatment Coordinator

    I take care of new patients and help them chose a financial plan that works for them, answer phones/schedule appointments and take patient records. I have been part of the Prairie team since 2015 and in the orthodontic field for over 10 years. My favorite part about my job is getting to know our patients and seeing their amazing smile transformations.

    In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out at home and spending quality time with my family.

  • Lisette- Clinical Assistant/ Lab Technician

    I have been a part of the Prairie Team since 2019 and started working in Ortho in 2016. I enjoy working with Dr. Mike and my co-workers because we are a team who cares about our patients, I love helping achieve a wonderful smile.  I also enjoy spending time in the lab, since I find making retainers quite relaxing!

    In my spare time, I enjoy being with friends and family and of course my German Shepherd Jasper.

  • Kathy- Financial Coordinator/ Human Resources

    As the Financial Coordinator, I set up financial contracts with patients at the beginning of treatment. Part of my job includes making sure all patient financials are up to date. I am also responsible for guiding our team members on human resources processes. 

    I have been in the orthodontic field since 2012 and a member of the Prairie team since 2015. 

     My favorite part about my job is the variety of my duties and working with my fellow co-workers.

     I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. We also like going out to eat and seeing plays. I love summer when I can be outside, taking walks in the forest preserves.