Meet Our Hygienists

Mary Kaye

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!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello all, My name is Erica and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Illinois. I decided at a young age that dentistry was my passion and I’ve been practicing in the dental field since 1998. It is always my pleasure and mission to provide the best dental care to all of my patients. Let’s face it; most of you are not thrilled when it comes time for your bi-annual visits to the dentist. That is why I strive everyday to make a less desired appointment as fun and enjoyable as possible, while still getting the job done of course! When you’re in my chair, you are family. So, come hang out with me sometime soon.