Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Mary Kaye Lavorato and I have the pleasure of working at Family Dental Care Park Ridge as the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). After graduating from Northwestern School of Dentistry with a degree in dental hygiene, I began my career practicing with a prominent periodontist in downtown Chicago. I worked with that office for 16 years when I decided to move to a practice closer to home. In my 30-plus years of practice, I have worked in many different environments, which has enhanced my dental experience and helped me understand how to make my patients’ dental visits as comfortable and easy as possible. Since I have extensive knowledge of periodontal health, I am able to help my patients achieve and maintain a healthy oral environment.
As a licensed registered dental hygienist, I participate in continuing education classes to keep abreast of the newest research and innovations related to dentistry. These classes help me educate my patients on the close relationship of oral health and general health, especially my patients who have chronic illnesses and medical conditions which can affect the oral environment. Most importantly, I like to enjoy a relationship with my patients that extends beyond the operatory; I love to see pictures of grandbabies, weddings, and share personal stories.
My husband and I have two grown daughters and live in Des Plaines. My life outside the office is busy and fun and mostly filled with family activities and travel. I truly love working with the team at Family Dental Care Park Ridge as a co-therapist with our talented and dedicated dentists. The whole team forms a cohesive unit to make sure that each and every one of our patients receives the very best dental experience possible.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental health!
Front Office Coordinator
Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face at the front desk. I love to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! I am happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns, and make your visits positive. I am here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. I enjoy working with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs. I have been working here since January 2014. However, I have been in the dental field for over seven years. I have taken courses on dental and medical insurance billing which have helped me in processing claims faster. Our staff is very warm and inviting. I appreciate how positive the environment is here. We all work extremely well together to provide the best service for you.
I started working for FDCPR in 2012. Routinely, I take any radiographs that the patient may require to be properly diagnosed. I also assist the dentist in 4 handed dentistry. I feel blessed to be here and could not imagine a better or more positive work environment. I respect the knowledge, kindness and excellent skill of our doctors that enables us to provide the best dental care possible. The teamwork and upbeat attitudes shown from all of the staff make each work day a great day. Along with the guidance of two wonderful doctors and great co-workers, I enjoy getting to know each patient
Hello! My name is Holley and I’m a dental assistant at Family Dental Care Park Ridge. I’ve been a part of the team since 2013 where I’ve been working alongside Dr. Demas to bring smiles to all of our patients. Unusual as it may seem I enjoyed going to the dentist as a kid, which shaped my career path in becoming a dental assistant. I moved to Chicago from South Carolina a little over four years ago and graduated top of my class for assisting at Everest College. I make it my main goal to answer all questions during procedures and ensure that each of my patients are as comfortable as possible as well as making sure everything is in order and ready to go for each patient. I absolutely love working at Family Dental Care Park Ridge; everyone I work with is sweet and has made me feel welcome since I started. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can always find comfort in reaching out to any of us here.