Meet Our Friendly Oak Park, IL Dental Office Staff
Dr. Lepkowski leads our team of experienced professionals. We are proud to announce that our staff has over 125 years of experience combined! We all share the belief that your care should be comprehensive, courteous and responsive to your individual needs and preferences.
Our technical team includes three Certified Dental Assistants who are trained and educated in the latest techniques used in dentistry. From oral care instruction to Laser treatments, rest assured you are in good hands.
Our Registered Dental Hygienist, Phyllis, is a caring professional devoted to the prevention of disease and the promotion and improvement of your oral, as well as your overall health. Our Hygienist performs not only your periodic professional cleanings, but also plays an important role in preventing life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart attacks.
The Oral Health Report by the US Surgeon General concluded that if left untreated, poor oral health acts as the silent factor promoting the onset of life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Our Patient Care Coordinators greet you when you arrive or phone and make every effort to accommodate your schedule when making appointments. They understand work and family demands and will work with you to fit in an appointment to keep your smile healthy. And, when it comes to insurance benefits and financial arrangements, they are experts. After one visit, you will see that our customer service is second to none.
Phyllis Pizzoferrato, RDH
I have been a dental hygienist for thirty-six years, and my passion for dentistry is real. I genuinely care about my patients needs and enjoy finding methods to improve their oral health. I strive to provide exceptional dental care while building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Staying current with continuing education courses allows me to deliver the latest techniques and technology.
As a new member of Oak Park Dental Studio, I have truly loved and appreciated the welcoming environment, exceptional staff and friendly patients.
I have a husband, daughter, and two pugs - Brutus and Rocky - that enrich my life everyday. In my free time, I love to travel and cook.
Beatrice, Certified Dental Assistant
I have been with Oak Park Dental Studio since 2003. I started part-time, never imagining that it would open up a whole new world to me. I love my job as a full-time Dental Assistant here. It's so gratifying to be able to help our patients every day! I'm certified in coronal polishing and the application of sealants. Also, I speak both English and Spanish, so that is helpful for our Spanish speaking patients.
Diana, Patient Care Coordinator
I have worked in the administrative area of the dental field for nearly twenty years. I bring to this practice a desire and ability to serve with patient accounts, insurance concerns, scheduling, and doctor/patient interactions. I have been married 28 years and have enjoyed raising my two beautiful daughters. I love cooking, crafts, spending time with my family, and travel.
Lisa, Accounts Specialist
For over 10 years I've been keeping Oak Park Dental Studio running smoothly from behind the scenes. With a background in accounting, I look to maximize your insurance benefits and process your claims quickly. I love working as part of this professional team who takes pride in providing such high quality care to our patients. I have four children, and love to spend time with my kids outdoors and vacationing at the beach every summer.
I am new to the field of Dentistry even though I have been a patient of Dr. Joe for 30+ years. I have been working at OPDS only 2 1/2 years. I have learned a lot in this short period and continue to learn more every day.
I come from an education background being the Associate Registrar at Dominican University for 30 years.
I enjoy singing both at church and in large choirs.
My free time is spent with my two parrots, Skittles and Bert.
Sally, our newest family member, is a Golden Retriever who was born on June 20, 2017. She loves to play and she also loves to nap! Stop by and meet her soon!
Remington is a rescued Bernese Mountain Dog who comes
to the office daily with Sally. He tries to make your appointments
relaxing, but knows Sally is still the Boss!