Meet Our Team

Naperville Periodontics

Our compassionate and experienced team is here to provide a positive patient experience for you on every visit.

LAURIE – Office Manager

Laurie has cared for patients in our office since 1998.  She started her career in oral health as Dr. Pizzurro’s chairside assistant.  Laurie has been the office manager for over 15 years. Her compassion makes our patients feel extremely well cared for.  She regularly attends continuing education classes.  Her understanding of procedures and insurance allow her to assist patients in making the bests decisions for their immediate and long-term health.  

In her free time, Laurie loves spending time with her family and participating in her daughter’s school and extracurricular activities.  

Laurie is happy to answer any questions that you may have.  She can even answer in sign language!

CHRISTINE – Receptionist

As the patient coordinator, Christine greets our patients with warmth and understanding. Christine has been a Naperville resident since 1985 and brings 30 years of strong customer service experience with her to Naperville Perio. Prior to joining our staff in 2015, she worked in the real estate sector and for a local orthodontist as a customer service specialist. Christine values meaningful interactions and enjoys assisting each patient.

Christine enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Rudy the Wonderdog—her faithful companion. She is an avid walker, expert flower gardener, great cook, and an overall handywoman!

PAM – Receptionist

Pam has worked more than 20 years in the medical and dental fields. Initially, she was a pharmacy technician for 8 years. After that, Pam worked as a medical receptionist. For the past 13 years, Pam has been working as a dental receptionist. She has an excellent understanding of insurance intricacies.

Pam has one daughter who works as a dental assistant. In her spare time, Pam enjoys watching NASCAR racing and football. She also enjoys snowmobiling.

DIANE – Head Dental Assistant

Diane has worked in the dental field for over 19 years. She has assisted for general dentists and periodontists. She is certified in nitrous sedation and coronal polishing. Diane is continuously expanding her education and keeping up with dental technology. She enjoys working chair-side and helping patients feel comfortable.Diane has two rescue cats. Her hobbies include traveling, biking and reading. Diane is an artistic cake baker, designing cakes for friend and family events.

KAREN – Registered Dental Hygeinist

Karen graduated from Northwestern University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  Throughout most of her career, Karen has worked in periodontal specialty practices.  She enjoys educating patients to help them understand and improve their oral health.  Karen prides herself in building strong relationships with patients while providing a gentle touch.  

Karen enjoys cooking and baking.  She enjoys spending time with her family including attending her son’s hockey games!

JESSICA – Registered Dental Hygeinist

Jessica received her degree in dental hygiene from Prairie State College in 2005.  She enjoys staying current by regularly attending continuing education courses.  Jessica is passionate about oral health. Her goal is to provide the highest standard of care for her patients.  Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys Hunter and Logan, and their rescued dog Emma.

KATHY – Receptionist

Kathy has been in the dental field for 15 years. She has experience with both front desk and assisting. She has excellent communication skills and strives to make every patient feel comfortable and informed.  

When she is not in the office Kathy enjoys gardening, walking, camping and spending time with her husband two sons and their amazing cat Esther!

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Anita – Dental Assitant

Anita attended Triton College’s Dental Assisting program and has over 25 years of experience. She previously worked at Naperville Perio for 5 years and we are happy to have her back on the team! Anita strives to make your appointment a peaceful and comfortable experience.

While not assisting, Anita works as an event chef for a local catering company. She has her Cosmetology license and enjoys doing nails and styling hair for special occasions. Other interests include working out, cooking/entertaining with friends & family, and photography.