Meet Our Team at Park Avenue Dental Professionals
Dental Hygiene Team
Kim, RDH has been practicing hygiene for over 30 years. Kim graduated from the USC School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program in Los Angeles, California where she also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Kim takes professional joy in educating her patients about their dental needs. She is passionate about her commitment to provide excellent patient care to each and every person she treats. In her free time, Kim enjoys the arts, movies, walking, traveling and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.
Elizabeth, RDH has been a practicing hygienist for almost 20 years. She enjoys many different aspects of her profession, whether it be the knowledge gained from her advanced trainings and techniques, to educating patients, especially children, about their dental health. Elizabeth truly believes dental health is vital to one’s overall personal health and such is reflected in her patient care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and healthy cooking with her family.
Front Desk Team
Kathy, our practice administrator, has 36 years of clinical and clerical dental experience. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to best serve our practice and patients. In her free time Kathy enjoys spending time outdoors, and with her family and friends.
Heather is a member of our office administrative team. She has 30 years of dental experience as a dental assistant, registered dental hygienist, and clinical instructor at the CLC Dental Hygiene program. Some of you may recognize her as your previous dental hygienist as she worked for PADP for 12 years. She is excited to be back with friends and co-workers, helping our patients with appointments, insurance and billing. Fun fact: Heather and her family lived in Germany for 7 years in-between her years working at PADP!
Jen is a member of our office administrative team. She has over 10 years of clinical and clerical dental experience. Jen received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and lives in Libertyville with her husband, A.J. and two children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, running outside, and watching her children in their sporting activities!
Dental Assistant Team
Toni has been with the Park Avenue Dental Professionals team in 2012. She has passionately enjoyed her career in dentistry for 37 years as a dental assistant. Her experience and knowledge in dentistry includes full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, laser procedures and oral surgery. Toni is always looking forward to making your visit as comfortable as possible.
Marie is originally from Montreal, Canada and has been in the dental field for many years. She enjoys providing our patients with the highest quality care possible and is happy to continue learning everyday from Drs. Christie-Jaroch and Rutledge. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and participating in any outdoor activities. Marie is looking forward to meeting you!
Marise graduated from Prairie State College as a certified dental assistant and enjoyed a 15-year career in private practice. She then embraced a career in the Fire Service as a fire engineer and paramedic. After a short retirement, she returned to dentistry and PADP. She enjoys clinical dentistry and helping patients have the best oral health possible in a stress-free environment. Marise and her husband enjoy outdoor activities, dog sports with their two border collies, and their precious grandchildren.