Janet -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 & 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 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 Stockton Dental Center in May 2002. I really enjoy working with Dr. Petras & the entire staff. I am the financial & insurance coordinator here in the office. If you have any questions regarding your account or your dental insurance, please feel free to contact me.
I live in Stockton with my husband, Mike and our children. We have 3 children; 2 girls, and a boy. Our oldest daughter is married & lives in South Carolina. She has blessed us with our two grandsons. I enjoy hanging out with my family and shopping, shopping, shopping.
I joined Stockton Dental Center in May 2010 as the Scheduling Coordinator/Patient Liaison; the best part of working here is we have a lot of fun at our office, Someone is always laughing and joking.
I live outside of Stockton with my husband; we have two children a daughter and a son.
I started at Stockton Dental Center as a Hygiene Assistant/Coordinator in September of 2001. I came to Stockton Dental Center with 12 years of previous dental assisting experience and 11 years secretarial experience.
My job involves scheduling and confirming hygiene appointments, recall, following up with insurance claims, assisting the dental hygienist with x-rays, fluoride & exams and seeing that the schedule, charts and rooms are set up for the next working day. I enjoy meeting and visiting with our patients and helping them with their dental needs.
I live in Hanover with my husband Lyle. I have two married children and five adorable grandchildren. I enjoy reading. Watching my grandchildren play sports and spending time with my family.
I joined Stockton Dental Center in February 1991. I first started working here as a full time receptionist. Then I went to part time & now just 1 day a week. I enjoy my day at the office being with all the staff and patients.
I have 6 grown children. All are married & live in the Stockton area. I have 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. I enjoy all my grandchildren. I take them fishing, swimming, golfing, to Timberlake theatre, babysit them. They are all such a joy in my life. I like to do lots of volunteer work and church activities. I also like to travel!
Judy D-Dental Hygienist
I am a part-time hygienist with Stockton Dental Center since February 1994. Through government transfers by my husband, I have worked in a number of east and west coast states and in 1989 settled in Hanover with our final transfer. In my long career as a dental hygienist, Stockton Dental Center has become my favorite office.
For 16 years, I was the Jo Daviess County public health dental hygienist. I have always felt fulfilled in my career by helping my patients achieve their personal best in dental health through gentle techniques and knowledgeable education.
I have to say also that I love the Midwest best now especially because our 3 children and their families all settled within 125 miles of home.
Judy H-Dental Hygienist
In April 1998 I joined the Stockton Dental Center team as a full-time dental hygienist. I have been involved in dentistry since I was 15 years old, as an assistant for 5 years and a hygienist for 39 years. As of Sep. 2015 I began working just one day a week on Tuesdays. Many of my patients have become like family to me and I look forward to their visits. I enjoy helping young and old make healthy choices in their dental care.
I work with a wonderful boss and team of professionals who keep current with the latest technologies and treatments in dentistry.
I enjoy country living in Galena with my husband & son. We are putting an addition on our home that is keeping us very busy. I also stay busy with occasional child care, quilting and serving at our church.
I have worked at Stockton Dental Center for 8 years, and have been a hygienist for over 20 years.
Stockton Dental Center is the best office I’ve ever had the pleasure to work at. It is a joy to be part of a fantastic team, I’m proud of the quality of work we do.
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 & Hot Sauce.
Stephanie- Dental Hygienist
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 & all things outdoors!!
I joined the Stockton Dental Center as a dental assistant in January 2002. I have an associate degree in child development and have completed my certificate requirements for coronal polishing and sealant placement.
I enjoy all of our patients and especially the kids. I have never worked at an office that sees so many kids. It is a most welcome sight. I enjoy the variety of procedures that we do at SDC, but I especially enjoy assisting with endodontics and implants.
I have been a member of the Carroll County Haiti Mission Project (A non-profit organization that goes to Haiti) since 2001, and I have made a twenty some odd trips to impoverished nation. My goal is to continue to make two trips to Haiti a year. Our mission has a water filtration project, as well as a dental mission; and we recently assisted in the drilling of a well which provides clean water to a large percentage of the village.
I live in Mt. Carroll with my husband Bill who teaches 6th & 7 grade science for West Carroll. Our son, Trevor, lives in Boise, Idaho where he is a Graduate Assistant for Boise State and is currently working on a master’s degree in mathematics. Our daughter, Maria, is an Athletic Trainer for Results Physical Therapy. They have clinics in Ottawa and Streator Illinois and a contract with Marquette High School in Ottawa. She lives in Plano Illinois.
I enjoy the beach, reading, swimming, bike riding, aerobics class, and taking our newly adopted Coonhound on long walks. I am an avid runner, and I have 2 marathons and numerous ½ marathons. I am always trying to get our patients and my colleagues involved in running. It is a great way to exercise! Who knows where the next race will lead me!
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 have been a dental assistant at Stockton Dental Center since April 2014. I really enjoy Orthodontic procedures. After becoming a dental assistant, I’ve decided to continue my education and apply to dental hygiene school.
I will be starting in the fall of 2017 at Rock Valley Collage.