Donna Vranas has been with Hinsdale Dentistry for 8 years. She is the Practice Manager. Donna is one of the first faces you will see when you walk through the doors of our new state-of-the-art dental office. “My focus here is to facilitate and enrich the experience of all of our patients, and to assist all of the professional personnel at Hinsdale Dentistry.” Prior to working in our office, she was on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Kellianne has been with Hinsdale Dentistry since 2013 as Dr. Kowalczyk’s patient coordinator. Kellianne has a degree in Fire Science and has worked for a local fire department as a firefighter since 2009. Her favorite part of dentistry is wisdom tooth removal. Kellianne’s hobbies are fishing, maintaining her pool, and attending country music concerts.
Stephanie is the newest addition to our team here at Hinsdale Dentistry. She has been in the dental field for 10 years working as a chairside assistant, treatment coordinator and now as Dr. Harnois’s patient coordinator. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry & is willing to help answer any and all of your questions or concerns. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends.
Sara Patterson is Hinsdale Dentistry’s lead hygienist. “I was raised and still live in Western Springs with my husband and son. I have worked with Dr. Harnois and staff for over 25 years as a dental hygienist-yikes!! In my spare time I love to golf and garden.”
Patti Piasecki graduated from Spring Hill College and Loyola University School of Dental Hygiene. Patti is the longest standing hygienist in the practice. She has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years. “My family inspired me to go into the field of Dentistry. My father, brother and uncle were all dentists. My favorite procedure in our office is tooth whitening… what an easy way to brighten your smile. I am married with 3 grown children. My hobbies are tennis and gardening.”
Laura Catrambone, RDH
Laura Catrambone is a 2006 graduate of Harper College in Palatine, IL. There, she completed her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene. Prior to getting her dental hygiene degree, Laura received her Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Laura has been with the team at Hinsdale Dentistry since May 2011. She enjoys working with people and educating them on proper oral health care. She enjoys traveling, playing sports, and spending time with her family.
Wendy O’Rourke, RDH
Wendy O’Rourke is a 1980 graduate of Loyola University. At Loyola, she completed her bachelor of science with an associate in dental hygiene. Wendy has been with the team at Hinsdale Dentistry since 2008. She believes in individual thorough treatment that can best optimize a patient’s oral health. She is married with three adult children. In her spare time she gardens and enjoys hiking.
Heather Libertoski, RDH
I’m originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Studied Dental hygiene in Duluth Minnesota and graduated in 2004. I moved to Chicago right after I graduated and loved the area since. I enjoy working here at Hinsdale Dentistry, and specialized in the laser whitening. When I’m not working I’m running or boating in the summers and skiing or snowmobiling in the winters. I love surrounding myself with friends, family and good food!
Jackie Anastasia has been in the field of dentistry for 6 years as a dental assistant. “I wanted to become a dental assistant to help put people at ease when they are getting a procedure done since I know a lot of people who are afraid of going to the dentist. My favorite procedure to assist with is Composite Veneers, because you can quickly see the transformation in a person’s smile with just a few ‘tweaks’. My hobbies include playing sports, spending time with my husband, family, & friends, and spoiling my dogs.”
I was first introduced to the world of dentistry when I worked with special needs children overseas. That’s when I realized that a smile is worth more than a thousand words. I have worked as a dental assistant for 7 years. Whether working with children or adults, it is always rewarding when people walk out with a smile that lights up a room. That alone is what makes me love what I do.
Lisa has been in the dental field for ten exciting years. Lisa has been working with Dr. Harnois as his main assistant. As a dental assistant Lisa, enjoys being part of the positive, anxiety free patient experience. Her favorite part of dentistry is furthering her skill set of the latest dental technology that Hinsdale Dentistry incorporates into practice. When not at Hinsdale Dentistry, Lisa likes to travel and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
Kristin has being with Hinsdale Dentistry for over 9 years working in the office dental lab. “My favorite job is transforming patients’ smiles with my wax-ups. Seeing the patients’ expression is very rewarding. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.”
Shannon Buer has been a dental hygienist at Hinsdale Dentistry for 15 years. She graduated from Prairie State College in 1997. “My hobbies are spending time with family, working out and traveling.”