Meet Our Team at Park Avenue Dental Professionals
Dental Hygiene Team
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.
Isabel, RDH first realized her passion for helping others through the dental profession over 12 years ago, starting as a dental receptionist and assistant. Her motivation to help provide quality care and beautiful smiles led her to further her education and become a dental hygienist. Isabel strives to provide the highest standard of patient care and treatment to fit each individual’s needs. She is enthusiastic about educating her patients and helping them improve their oral and overall health. She believes that the most rewarding part of being a dental hygienist is seeing positive results and improvement in her patient’s health. When not caring for patients, Isabel enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.
Cecilia, RDH has been practicing as a dental hygienist for 13 years. Ceci started in the dental field as a dental assistant in high school and eventually pursued hygiene after finishing her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. Her favorite aspect of dental hygiene is the long -term relationships built with patients, especially in regards to educating them on how to improve their oral health. Outside of work, Ceci enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and three young children.
Shauna, RDH has been in the dental field for over 10 years. Her interest started many years ago shadowing her dad, a general dentist, at his dental office. Shauna received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Jacksonville University, her Dental Hygiene degree from the College of Lake County, and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Business from Louisiana State University of Shreveport. Shauna has a passion for learning and helping educate her patients about their oral health. Outside of the office Shauna is busy renovating her fixer upper, trying new microbreweries, and taking her dogs on adventures.
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.
Tammy has been in the dental field for 33 years. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients on a personal level, all the while knowing she is helping to improve their oral health. Outside of the office, Tammy spends as much time as she can outdoors. She loves to fish and spend time with her husband, three sons, and two grandchildren.