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.
Savannah, RDH has been practicing dental hygiene for 10 years. Since a very young age, she has always know she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She has experience in family dentistry and also working with a periodontist to aid in patient management of their periodontal health. Savannah’s enjoys getting to know and educate her patients, as well as helping them find the right tools and products to improve their oral health. In her free time Savannah enjoys TV shows, movies, traveling to warmer climates and spending precious time with her husband and two daughters.
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!
Dental Assistant Team
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.
Julia was first introduced to the dental field by her dad, who has worked as a dental laboratory technician for over 40 years! With 20 years of experience, Julia has worked in all aspects and positions in the dental office. Assisting the dentist to provide patients with the utmost care is what she enjoys most. Julia grew up in Northern Illinois and now resides in Wisconsin with her fiancé, Kirt. They enjoy music, traveling, the outdoors, and cherished time with family and friends. Above everything else, Julia loves devoting her free time to her sweet and silly twin daughters.