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.
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.
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.
I assist Dr. Oates with dental procedures, take X-rays and impressions. After 30+ years experience in the dental industry I continue to enjoy learning new things and meeting new patients. Whether talking with a patient about their latest trip or learning something from one of my coworkers, I take every opportunity to absorb knowledge. One of my passions is infection control, an interest that has come in handy during these uncertain times. Besides ensuring each patient’s safety, I also take pride in making sure they have a great dental experience every time they’re here.
Receptionist/School Program Director
I am the first person you see when you arrive at Oates Dental! Besides answering the phone and booking appointments, I enjoy getting to know our patients. Originally I started as part of Oates For Kids, the school based dental program. 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 students be treated.
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.
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 chair-side with Dr. Oates to examine and treat patients. I put forth great effort to keep our patients comfortable before, during, and after treatment. Although I am the newest member of the Oates Dental team I have 20 years of experience in the industry, and look forward to many more.