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Meet our Staff

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    Dr. Mike

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Mike is originally from Long Island, NY, and is the youngest of four siblings. He began his studies at The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually moved to the area to finish his Orthodontic studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He also attended the University of Michigan, where among other things, Dr. Mike played trombone in the marching band. He now lives in Highland Park with his son, Scott, and daughter, Lauren. An adoring father, Dr. Mike loves to attend his kids’ sporting events. He also likes traveling and seeing Independent Film Festivals, playing tennis and working out.

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    Diane

    Clinical Assistant

    An Ortho Assistant, Diane also takes care of ordering clinical supplies. She’s been in this business for more than 10 years. Diane grew up on the southside of Chicago, but moved to Lake County in 1991. She has two sisters and a cat named “Trouble,” who is more lovingly referred to as “Boog.” Diane leads a pretty busy life working much of the week with Dr. Mike and the other working at a local radio station. When she has time off, Diane likes to work out and spend time with her friends.

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    Rochel

    Clinical Assistant

    Rochel has been working three years as a Clinical Assistant. She currently lives in Lake County with her pet ferret, Chili. Rochel has two brothers and one sister. She enjoys the movies, trips to the city and decorating cakes.

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    Robyn

    Clinical Assistant

    Robyn has worked as an Ortho Assistant for the last four years. Originally from Round Lake Beach, she currently lives in Spring Grove. Robyn and her husband, Marc, have raised three girls and love to visit with their grandson. When she’s not at work, Robyn enjoys gardening and bike-riding.

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    Danielle

    Treatment/Insurance Coordinator

    Danielle works along with Dr. Mike welcoming all new patients. She is your “go-to” person on treatment options, orthodontics counseling, filing insurance claims and scheduling appointments. She has worked nine years in dentistry and graduated from College of Lake County with a business management degree in 2007. She married in June 2008 and currently lives in Antioch, with her husband,  a Serbian husky named “Sakari.” She loves spending time with family and friends, working in the garden and traveling with her husband.

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    Laurie

    Clinical Assistant

    Laurie has been in orthodontics for 13 years and has been working with Dr. Mike as an assistant since 2002. Raised in Chicago, Laurie and her family now live in Lake County. She enjoys her life as a wife, mom and caregiver to two aging pooches, one a beagle and the other a pointer. Her passions include running, cooking and window shopping.