Dr. Carly Paragas
Dr. Carly’s interest in dentistry began when she had braces in middle school. She LOVED her orthodontists Drs. Martin and Rose in her hometown of Watseka. Their bright, cheery office was always filled with happy patients, and it was obvious that the assistants and doctors truly enjoyed their jobs. By the time they had beautified Dr. Carly’s smile, she was hooked!
In 2002, she began studying biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she met her husband Ray. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UIC College of Dentistry in 2010 and then worked for a public health organization for 6 years in Chicago Heights, Joliet, and Watseka. During that time she gained even more experience and clinical skills practicing with some amazing dentists! She also served as an adjunct faculty member for Midwestern Dental School training students on their clinical rotations.
After marrying Ray and having their first daughter, Dr. Carly knew it was time to pursue her dream of owning her own private dental office. She began practicing in Oak Forest in 2016 and is so glad she did! She is now the proud owner of Oak Forest Family Dental where she and her team work hard to deliver on their VISION for the practice: To be the standard of quality dentistry, community service, and customer service in the Oak Forest area! She is grateful for the opportunity to become part of and to serve in this community. She stays involved in the Chicago Dental Society, the Oak Forest-Crestwood Area Chamber of Commerce, the American College of Maxillofacial Implantology, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
When she’s not in the office, she’s focused on her other priority- her family! She and Ray have two young daughters, Grace and Amelia, and two cats Peach and Rocket. The Paragas family loves music- especially outdoor concerts and dancing in their kitchen. Other favorites include the Brookfield Zoo, the library, and game nights, usually Candy Land or Pretty Pretty Princess!
If you or your family are looking for personalized, exceptional dental care, Dr. Carly and her team are here to help. Call for more information or to schedule your visit today!
Dr. Caitlin is a proud Hawkeye, having completed her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Midwestern University where she served as philanthropy chair for Delta Sigma Delta. She also represented the Chicago Dental Society as a student lobbyist in Washington D.C. where she had the opportunity to speak with Congressmen regarding dental legislation. Dr. Caitlin has a passion for public service and has served in two dental outreach trips in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. During these trips, she served over 500 patients with her team who otherwise would have no access to the high quality of dental care everyone deserves.
Dr. Caitlin also practices part time with her father and role model, Dr. Robert Kompanowski, D.D.S., a highly respected dentist in Park Ridge, IL. She is a dedicated, skilled, and compassionate dentist who will further the Oak Forest Family Dental mission to provide the best, most comprehensive dental care and excellent patient experiences possible!
When Dr. Caitlin is not in the office, you will most likely find her with her new puppy Nugget or exploring new places with family and friends. She is a huge Disney fan and loves competing in DisneyRun races as well. She is very excited to join our team, meet our amazing patients, and continue to grow and expand the services offered at Oak Forest Family Dental!
Welcome To Our Dental Family
Oak Forest Family Dental is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. Our team offers a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.