Meet the Team

Our Front Office

Helen

Front Office

Helen, our Team Leader, has been with the practice for 18 years. She started in dentistry assisting chairside and is now in the front office where she somehow manages team member and patient schedules, phone calls, emails, HR, IT, payroll, and the list continues! She also goes above and beyond helping patients understand and make the best of their insurance benefits if needed. Helen lives in Crestwood with her husband, they have 2 children, and one adorable grandson!

Our Dental Hygienists

LEA

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.

Amanda

Dental Hygienist

Amanda joined Oak Forest Family Dental last year 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 serving you!

Noor

Dental Hygienist

Noor joined our practice 3 years ago as a dental assistant. She went on to earn her dental hygiene degree at Prairie State College, and we are so happy she is now back with us serving our patients again! She is compassionate, energetic, and listens to each patient's specific concerns to help you achieve your oral health goals. She loves making you feel right at home as a guest in our practice. Noor lives in Oak Lawn with her husband. In her free time, she likes to read, go for long walks, and travel.

Welcome to Our Dental Family

Oak Forest Family Dental welcomes new patients of all ages. We offer a wide range of services including beautiful. functional smile rehabilitation. Come see our skilled team for the excellent care and comfortable dental experience you've been looking for!

What Our Patients Say About Us

575 Google Reviews
(5)Average Rating
Vanessa Raygoza
Vanessa Raygoza
Today was my first time visiting this dental office and everyone was great. The office staff is very friendly. The hygienist was great. She explained to me in detail how my first visit/check up/cleaning would be. She did an awesome job. She polished my front teeth so well, she removed a stain I had. The dentist is also very nice and polite. She did my exam and explained in detail what treatment I need for my future appointments.
(5)
Jul 01, 2022
Jamie Kusnierz
Jamie Kusnierz
I have always feared dental appointments, until I began coming to this office! EVERYONE is so friendly. They are very informative and are wonderful at making you feel relaxed and comfortable . For the first time in my life,I don't fear going to the dentist! I HIGHLY recommend them!!
(5)
Jan 21, 2023
Stephanie Massey
Stephanie Massey
The staff members are warm and accommodating, the office is clean with a comfy environment. And the staff explains what to expect, especially since it was my first visit. The hygienist, Leah, was very welcoming, friendly, and helpful explaining each of the procedures she performed with expertise! She did a great job cleaning, and examining my teeth. The Dentist was very interested and explained everything that needs to be done to correct my teeth issues! I love this facility, staff members, and the Dentist, Dr. Paragas. I have been searching for a dentist who honestly cares about their patients and at long last I have found her after searching the web!! Thanking God!! He answered my prayer.
(5)
Sep 28, 2022
Anne Caerel Pampolino
Anne Caerel Pampolino
I was looking for a new dental provider after moving to IL from a different state, and was glad I found this clinic. Everyone was very welcoming! They really get to know their patients first. The process of checking in, initial consultation and setting up appointments went smoothly! It was fast, but thorough and steps were well explained. Kudos to Dr. Paragas, Amanda, Helen and Jordan! This team has great coordination. They were really booked, but it was worth the wait. Highly recommend!
(5)
Nov 15, 2022
Ashley Recchia
Ashley Recchia
My whole family goes here and we have had nothing but great experiences. From cleanings to fillings or emergencies everyone is always so helpful and friendly. They do a great job explaining everything and making their patients feel comfortable!
(5)
Dec 21, 2022

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