Office Manager/Dental Assistant
I am the Office Manager/Dental Assistant for Stockton Dental Center. I joined the staff in March 1991 as a dental assistant. Through my many years here at Stockton Dental Center I have reached many goals both personally and professionally. I have completed many hours of continuing education on general dentistry, radiology, orthodontics, and TMJ. I received my certificates for dental assisting, coronal polishing, and dental sealants. I enjoy working chair side with Dr. Petras during all procedures, but especially love orthodontics. I cherish my dental career and the friendships I've made with patients and employees.
I live in the Stockton area with my husband and three adorable & active boys. We enjoy the outdoors, boating, camping, and spending time as a family.
I joined the staff at Stockton Dental Center in December of 2018 as the Financial Coordinator. I have about 7 years of experience in the field of finance and I am working toward my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I love working at this office with the staff as well as the patients. It is a fun and friendly environment with something different to look forward to everyday.
I live outside of Stockton with my Fiancé, two dogs, and bearded dragon. I moved from California to Illinois when I was 7 years old, and I really enjoy this area and everything it has to offer. In my spare time I like to hang out with friends and family, paint, go fishing, kayak, hiking, and enjoy the outdoors.
I have been a dental hygienist here at Stockton Dental Center since August 2003. I really enjoy working with Dr. Petras and the entire staff. I think we all work great as a team.
I have been married to my husband, Dusty, since September 2003. We have 3 healthy and beautiful kids, Gracie, Jeremiah, and Silas. We love spending time with our children. They grow up so fast. The older they get, the busier we get, but enjoying every minute. We also have 2 good dogs, Elsa and Hot Sauce.
Believe it or not, my interest in the dental field actually started at a very young age. Yes, I know, I know – Yuck! Teeth!? Why Teeth!? Well, to cut a long story short, I was a thumb sucker (ahhh!) – And in order to correct the “damage” done I was to enter in to braces. And to be in them for 3 years! This, at that age, felt like an eternity! However, during those 3 years, I started to develop a real interest in the world of dentistry. Nine years later, in the spring of 2010, I graduated from Parkland College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and was able to FINALLY achieve and reach my dream job!
I officially joined Stockton Dental Center and Dr. Petras staff in September 2015. Becoming a part of the Stockton team has added so much to my career as a hygienist. In my seven years of hygiene I can honestly say I’ve never been a part of a team so strong & dedicated to education and comradery. This all just adds to a life that is fulfilled with family, friends, travel, and all things outdoors!!
I started at Stockton Dental Center in April 2014 as a dental assistant. I completed dental hygiene school in May 2019 and I am excited to continue to be a part of the SDC team. Everyone at our office makes coming to work fun and we are like one big family.
I have a Fiancé, Bryce and I will be tying the knot in December of 2019. We look forward to starting this new adventure together.
I started as a dental assistant at Stockton Dental Center in 1996. I graduated from Rock Valley College, where I attended Dental Assisting classes. I also received my certificate for coronal polishing and dental sealants. I continue my education by attending seminars and dental meetings. I love my participation with the Stockton Dental Team. I am involved in helping Dr. Petras provide quality dentistry while making sure the patient feels comfortable and at ease. I understand how stressful going to dentist can be for some people & I am there to help you overcome this.
I am married to a wonderful man & have 5 lovely children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. We love camping, boating, and of course, "The Bears". We love the community where we have grown up. I am excited to see friends and family & help them with their dental needs.
I started at Stockton Dental Center in January of 2019 as a Dental Assistant. I completed my Certified Dental Assistant program at Midwest Technical Institute in Moline, IL in 2018.
I believe that going to work everyday holds something new and is another opportunity to ensure our patients feel comfortable and leave happy.
I am so excited to be part of the Stockton Dental team and look forward to meeting and caring for all of our patients! In my downtime you can find me close to home spending quality time with family, friends, and of course my beloved dogs!