Meet the Team

Our Office Manager


Office Manager

Our Office Manager has been with our practice for 15 years. She started in dentistry working in direct patient care and assisting chairside. Helen is a Certified Dental Assistant with a certification in radiology and infection control. She is now in the front office where customer service and insurance management are her primary focus. She goes above and beyond helping patients to understand and make the best of their insurance benefits if the need for treatment arises. She lives in Oak Forest with her husband and 2 children. She is the friendly voice greeting you on the phone and at the front desk!

Our Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Lea is a graduate of Kennedy-King Dental Hygiene Program at UIC College of Dentistry. She has over 20 years of experience as a hygienist and also prior years as a dental assistant. She is passionate about quality and thorough periodontal care. She especially loves helping people with previous negative memories of dental treatment feel comfortable and happy during their appointments. Lea is a mom of two daughters and enjoys working with children of all ages. We are fortunate to have such a skilled and gentle hygienist.


Dental Hygienist

Amanda recently joined Oak Forest Family Dental bringing 20 years of dental experience to the team! She graduated from Prairie State College as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has earned her certification in local anesthesia as well. She and her husband of 15 years have four children and 2 dogs. She enjoys cooking and running and she recently finished her 2nd half marathon! Amanda is a highly skilled, thorough, and knowledgeable hygienist who takes the time to listen and also explain. She looks forward to meeting you!

Our Dental assistant


dental assistant

Shani is the newest addition to the Oak Forest Family Dental team and has already proven herself to be a skilled, motivated, and professional dental assistant. She has 5 years of experience since earning her Certificate in Dental Assisting, including coronal polishing, sealants, and radiology. She helps patients maintain a beautiful, healthy smile by making sure they fully understand how to achieve their dental goals. Shani is also a loving mother and loves spending time with her young daughter.

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.

What Our Patients Say About Us


Great experience for both myself and 2 year old daughter. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Waiting area was clean and kid friendly. Both Leah and Dr. Carly were excellent.

shannon G

The staff is super professional. They exude customer service. I highly recommend them to anybody.

George Apont

We love Oak Forest Family Dental. They make you feel like family. Always a smile when you arrive for your appointment, a friendly and professional staff. And, they are amazing with children. My daughter adores them!!

Carrie Carrano

A lot of people are apprehensive on going to the dentist like myself. Unfortunately for me I waited to long, but with the professionalism starting at the front desk with Helen and she is extremely knowledgeable in the all in all!

Todd Jankowski

I have been a patient at OFFD for many years and wouldn’t dream of changing. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the office is always very clean. I could probably find 30 dentists that are closer to my house but the extra time it takes to get to Oak Forest is well worth it to me.

Joanna Rowell

The staff are very friendly, warm and engaging. Starting with the lady at the front desk to the Dental hygienists and Dentist, you're greeted with a smile and they are engaging.

Adaku Okpara

Yeay, were seen on time. Leah, one of the dental hygienist, is very good at doing her job. She is knowledgeable, efficient and easily puts her patients at ease and ready for the procedure. Helen at the front office always welcomes us with a smile as we check in for appointments.

Sophia Suarez

The staff and dentist were super friendly and attentive, unlike my last dental office. They have many comfort items to choose from to lessen your discomfort. I’m so glad I found this office.

Charlene Phillips

Dr. Carly is very professional and knowledgeable. She and her staff exude
care, compassion and kindness. Many patients experience fear and anxiety when anticipating dental procedures , but Dr. Carly easily calms and comforts them.


What a nice surprise today! I was expecting the normal dentist office but it was much more than that. So friendly and truely caring. I live pretty far away but I will drive the half hour again. Thanks guys!

Rich McCutchan

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