Meet the Floss Academy Team


Dr. Deric Truskoski

Dr. Deric Truskoski has advanced dental training in treating children of all ages including those with special health care needs and abilities. He is a strong advocate for children’s oral health care and overall well-being. He has a true passion for helping mothers and their infants during the nursing phase, completing lip and tongue ties for babies in need to maximize their feeding. His care philosophy is to garner the highest level of dental care in a compassionate environment while making each visit an enjoyable and stress-free one for your child.


Dr. Amanda Shaffer

Dr. Amanda Pappas Shaffer is a Chicago native who grew up in the Wrigleyville neighborhood and attended The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Go Cubs! Go Maroons! Dr. Amanda loves working with children and prides herself on creating a positive, fun, and safe environment for her patients. She believes education is the single best tool for maintaining a happy healthy smile.

Say Hello to Our Friendly Crew

The Floss Academy Team

At Floss Academy, our dedicated team is truly exceptional. We specialize in providing a warm, welcoming environment with an emphasis on compassionate care and a complete absence of judgment. Our primary mission is to ensure that your child's dental visits are free from stress and anxiety so you can leave our doors smiling.

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