We thought we’d do a little “getting to know” our team for our blog today. For more detail and photos of the team, visit our website here.
Let’s start with the two dentists:
Philip Cole, DDS
As a general dentist, Dr Cole is privileged to help his patients with all aspects of their dental care. Through his dedication to continuing education he received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and in 1997 he was awarded Mastership. He has also provided orthodontic care to his patients for 20 years, including braces and the clear aligners of Invisalign since they were first introduced. Dr Cole is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International association for Orthodontics.
Robert Stanford, DDS
Graduated Loyola University and University of Illinois College of Dentistry. In addition to General Dental Care Dr Stanford has been placing and restoring Dental Implants for more than 20 years. Dr Stanford is married to Sue and has two children, Caitlin and Brendan. He enjoys golfing, playing tennis and skiing when not creating beautiful smiles. He has been practicing Dentistry in Orland Park since 1980. Dr Stanford is a member of the American Dental Association and has attained fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Karen is married to Tim and they have two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, reading and watching sports. Karen has worked for Drs Cole and Stanford since 1989.
Jessica, Office Manager
Jessica joined our team in 2014 with over 13 years of dental experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, cooking, and playing with her two dogs.
Karen is married to Dave and they have two children; Alyssa and Paige. She worked as a dental assistant for Drs Cole and Stanford eleven years ago and is now back because she missed us so much!
Graduated Prairie State University Laura is married to Bill and has three children who keep her busy. Laura has worked for Drs Cole and Stanford since 1989.
Barbara, Hygienist Graduated Loyola University Barb is licensed in Illinois and Indiana and is a member of the Illinois State Dental Society. She is certified in local anesthesia, CPR and AED and loves to attend continuing education courses. She enjoys helping her patients achieve optimum dental health.
Graduated Prairie State University 2000 Diane is licensed in the state of Illinois She is certified in local anesthesia CPR and AED and enjoys working with children, the elderly and those with special needs. She attends several CE classes every year to stay up-to-date on current periodontal recommendations. In her spare time Diane likes to bake, garden and travel.
Sherry is certified in local anesthesia, CPR and AED and is a member of the Illinois State Dental Society. To stay current Sherry attends continuing education classes in Hygiene and Periodontal treatment. To stay healthy she frequently walks her two spoiled dogs, Abbey and Buddy.
Graduated Prairie State University Michelle worked in our practice as a hygiene assistant and enjoyed it so much she went back to school and now joins us as a hygienist. In her free time she likes traveling, scuba diving and spending time with her family.
Rita, Dental Assistant
Rita is married to Joe and has two daughters named Sammy and Abigail. By her own admission she says she is very domesticated. She spends most of her free time cooking and cleaning.
Renee, Dental Assistant
Renee is certified in coronal polishing and is an experienced orthodontic assistant. She has been a dental assistant since 1998 and has worked in our office since 2002. Renee has been labeled by the staff as a “jack of all trades” or should we say “jill.”
Carol, Dental Assistant Carol is married to her husband Mark and has three cats. She enjoys hiking, reading, and trying new restaurants.
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