Diane, Office Manager
Diane graduated from Prairie State in 2000 with her degree in Dental Hygience. She was a hygienist for our office since 2007 and is now our Office Manager. In her spare time, she likes to cook, garden, fish and spend time with her family.
Karen, Scheduling Coordinator
Karen has been with our practice since 1989. She is our go-to gal with all questions regarding scheduling, patients, and finances. She is Married and has two adult children. She enjoys bowling, watching sports, and spending time with her family.
My name is Karen, but at work they call me "K". I started in 1990 as a dental assistant. I worked beside Dr. Cole and Dr. Stanford up until 2 weeks before my first daughter was born. In May of 2000, it would've been a little over 10 years of assisting. Throughout my time away, my family and I came in twice a year for our check ups. In 2011, I was offered a position as the receptionist. My husband, Dave, and I have been married since 1990. I have two daughters, Alyssa and Paige.
Graduated from Prairie State in 1998. She believes in treating and educating patients with warmth and compassion, She attends continuing education to stay up to date on the latest advances with implants and periodontal health. When she isn't busy with her husband and children, she enjoys running, cooking and yoga.
Erica graduated from Southern Illinois University. She joined our team in March 2016. She was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Lockport with her husband and son. She takes pride in providing thorough, quality care to her patients and routinely attends courses on periodontal recommendations. She loves spending time outdoors and being with family.
Graduated Prairie State College 2007
Michelle has been with our dental team since 2005. She earned her Bachelor's degree in 2000 from Ball State University, and then attended Dental Hygiene school. Michelle always strives to provide compassion, education and quality dental care. She spends her free time with her husband and two boys.
Graduated Prairie State and has worked for Drs Cole and Stanford since 1989. Laura is certified in local anesthesia, CPR, and AED. To stay current, she attends continuing educations courses. She is married to Bill and has 3 children who keep her busy.
Rita, Dental Assistant
Rita is Dr. Lee's dental assistant. She has been with our practice since 1997. Rita is an experienced orthodontic assistant and is wonderful in dealing with all aspects of dentistry. Rita is married and has two children. In her spare time, Rita enjoys spending time with her family.
Renee, Dental Assistant
Renee is Dr. Stanford's assistant, is certified in coronal polishing and is an experienced orthodontic assistant. She has been a dental assistant since 1998 and has worked in our office since 2002. Renee has been labeled by the staff as a "Jack of all Trades" or should we say "Jill".
Carol, Dental Assistant
Carol graduated from Olivet University with a Bachelor's of Science degree. She started in the dental field in 1995 and joined our team as a dental assistant/hygiene assistant in 2011. She resided in Worth, IL with her two cats. She enjoys trying new restaurants, reading, baking, and going for walks.
Bri, Dental Assistant
Bri is currently enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College. She has been with our office since 2011 and is a great asset. Bri is a quick learner and always willing to help wherever she can. In her spare time, Bri enjoys running, going to concerts, and hanging out with her family.