About Us – Get to know the team at Serenity Whole Health

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.

Dr. Dawn Diehnelt D.D.S Belongs to the following organizations. 

Foundation for Airway Health  AirwayHealth.org
American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry  AAPMD
Academy of Airway and Gnathologic Orthopedics    AAGO
Dr. Dawn featured article in Natural Awakenings Magazine

Be sure to see Dr. D’s feature in the March issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine.

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 

In an effort to continue brining superior care to her patients Dr. D has continued her education in multiple fields. 


Our Team

Deb Lawrence of Gillespie Approach

Deb Lawrence

MAGIC HANDS Therapeutic Services
Deb Lawrence is a Gillespie Approach fascia release practitioner (GillespieApproach.com). Fascia is a lovely, slippery, meshy web that is throughout our bodies providing structure, support, and protection. It sometimes overdoes its job and we end up with tightness. Through hand placement and gentle movement, the fascia is assisted to release tightness. This treatment is a great complement to orthodontic tooth movement. Deb can provide this treatment at the office.

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.