Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Office Manager

I am one of the first smiling faces our patients see when they come into our office.  I take care of all financial and insurance aspects of dental treatment to help everyone get the smile they deserve.  I have been with Oates Dental since April 2013. I love and appreciate the positive environment and attentive care Dr. Oates and the team strive to provide each patient.

My husband and I have two married Sons and three Grandchildren.  When I am not at the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  Whether watching my grandchildren play their sports or cruising the Rock River, I truly love my life.


Dental Hygienist

As a registered dental hygienist in the practice, I bring more than two decades of experience.  I have been working with Dr. Oates since 2012. Preventing and treating oral diseases and helping patients maintain their oral health is my focus. While cleaning a patient’s teeth is what I am most known for, I also provide periodontal assessments, periodontal therapy, apply sealants and fluoride, and perform oral cancer screenings.  I love that my job lets me really get to know each person, as they share stories about their lives, families, and hobbies. 

During my time off, you can find me at the ice rink or baseball field spending time with my family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Every day I meet new people and learn new things. Whether I’m talking with a patient about their latest trip or learning something from one of my coworkers, I take every opportunity to absorb knowledge.  I assist Dr. Oates with dental procedures, take dental X-rays and impressions, and, most importantly, ensure each patient has a great dental experience, every time they’re here.



School Program Director

I am part of Oates For Kids, the school based dental progaram.  I collaborate with Health Services for RPS 205, administration and nurses at the school level.  I also interact with many of  the students to see they get the dental care they need.  I enjoy having the opportunity to be involved in the philanthropic portion of Oates Dental.  While the days we are in the schools are a lot of work for everyone, it is fulfilling to see everything come together and so many sudents be treated.


Dental Assistant

I bring wit and engaging style to each patient's experience.  Focused on bettering each person's life through a unique dental visit, I will enhance your comfort by sharing a smile.  I attend to details while assisting Dr. Oates for your personal care.  Happy to help you relax, I welcome the opportunity to set you at ease.




Ravin J.

Dental Assistant

I really enjoy helping patients with their overall oral health and supporting them as they gain confidence in their smile! My days involve patient care, handling sterilization and laboratory duties, and inventory management.  I work chairside with Dr. Oates to examine and treat patients.  I put forth great effort to keep our patients comfortable before, during and after treatment.  I have been a part of Oates Dental since 2011 as an intern and throughout completing my Bachelor's degree at Western Illinois University.

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