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 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 June of 2021. SDC has made me feel like work when you work with such a great team!
I will be getting married to my fiancé, Zach, in September of 2022. In my time away from work I enjoy crafting, being outside and spending time with my English Bulldog named Berkeley!
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 3 healthy and beautiful kids, Gracie, Jeremiah, and Silas. I love spending time with my children. They grow up so fast. The older they get, the busier I get, but enjoying every minute. In my spare time, I love to go running and have completed 2 half marathons so far but would love to do more in the future.
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 “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.
My husband, Bryce, and I live in Lanark area with our son, Winton. We enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, riding UTVs, and spending time with family in our free time.
I started working at Stockton Dental Center in June 2021. I have always worked in a medical setting so changing to dental has been a challenge! But the staff here at Stockton Dental have been very helpful and patient.
I am originally from Mt. Carroll and currently reside with my husband, Randy, in the Massbach area. I have one son, one step-son and two step-daughters. All of which are grown. So we are empty nesters!
We also have four dogs! Grizzly, Luna, Diesel and Charlie. All of which keep me very busy!
I have enjoyed my time here at Stockton Dental Center and hope to be of assistance to all of our patients!