About Us

Get to Know Dr. Dawn and Team here at Serenity Dental Studio in Schaumburg

Our Practice & Core Values

We love to see our patients smiling, happy and healthy at Serenity Dental Studio! Our professional and friendly team is committed to treating you and your family with the highest quality dental care available while making you feel at home.

Meet Dawn Diehnelt, D.D.S.

Dawn Diehnelt, D.D.S.


Dr. Dawn Diehnelt has enjoyed working as a dentist for more than 20 years. Although a native Midwesterner, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Washington in Seattle, and practiced dentistry in California and overseas before choosing to settle in the Chicago area.

Dr. D, as she is affectionately called by her patients, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in Japanese and spent a few years in Japan studying its language and culture. She also earned Master’s degrees in both International Affairs and Economics. Results of her studies and dental research were published here and abroad.

Dr. Diehnelt is a member of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics (NAAFO) and is a staunch supporter of the Foundation for Airway Health.

Dr Dawn has been published here and abroad. Learn More

Our Team


Akiko is thrilled to be working in an office with such a holistic approach to health. With her background in physical therapy, she is excited to be helping kids and adults alike straighten teeth, breathe better and improve overall health. She works both front desk and chair side, and speaks  Japanese.


Rachel is excited to be at Serenity Dental, reaching out to patients over the phone and in person. She not only has a background in the dental field but is an accomplished chef specializing in pastries. She’s aware of the balance between what you eat and how you feel. Rachel works both front desk and chairside and will be pursuing a dental hygiene degree in the future.

Your Comfort is Important to us

At our office, we have created a comfortable environment in which you can feel confident about the dental care you receive

I appreciate that Dr. Dienhelt listens to both me and my daughter. She is very good about collaborating with other health care providers, and is always open to learning something new.

Kathy B.

I am very grateful for a dentist who is willing to incorporate nonconventional methods to achieve overall results and health benefits. We have been seeing Dr. D to straighten our daughter’s teeth and promote facial development naturally without braces, and we are seeing amazing results so far.

L. Kim

My kid feels very comfortable going there and the experience is so “playful” in his eyes that he has nothing to worry when he visits the dentist.

Katherine G.

We will be open during our regular business hours on December 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. December 23rd and December 30th we will be available by appointment only. Thank you and may you have a wonderful holiday season!