Meet the Team

meganMegan | Treatment Coordinator

When you enter our office, you will be sure to meet Megan, our Front Desk Assistant since 2006. She is responsible for answering phones, billing, bookkeeping, scheduling, office marketing and making sure that things run smoothly within the office.

Megan has grown up in dentistry with Dr. Vallely as her father and her mom, a hygienist. She enjoys art and graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with a BFA in graphic design.

During her leisure time, she enjoys shopping, kickboxing, and hanging out with her friends or brother and sister.


Judy-1Judy | Registered Dental Assistant

Judy is our clinical manager and assistant since 2006. She assists with endo procedures, minor surgery, implant and cosmetic restoration, as well as managing inventory and shipping.

Judy enjoys working in the field of dentistry. She has experience working in orthodontics for 10 years and has experience working in general dentistry for 9 years.

She is married with two sons and enjoys biking, power walking, garden design, and visiting family and friends on her free time.


daralyn-1Daralyn | Registered Dental Hygienist

Daralyn is one of our friendly registered dental hygienist and received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She has provided complete and personalized patient hygiene since 1992.

When not working, Daralyn enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her two children, Amanda and Michael.

 


Lisa-1Lisa | Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has shared her care and compassion in the field of dentistry since 1987. She became a registered dental hygienist in 1996 and joined Associates for General Dentistry in 2002. Lisa truly enjoys helping people and considers her patients and co-workers as her favorite aspects of her job.

Lisa graduated from Glenbrook South High School and earned her AAS degree in dental hygiene from Harper College.

Lisa enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, Jay and their three children, Drew, Jordan, and Kaelyn during her free time.


Linda-1 Linda | Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda is one of our registered dental hygienist and has been in the field for 30 years. She studied at Michigan State University, Northwestern Dental School, and Harper College Clinical.

In addition to serving as one of our friendly registered dental hygienists, she is also a periodontal co-therapist, she administers BOOST Whitening treatments, coordinates soft tissues management programs and has done clinical demonstrations at dental supply company symposiums.

During Linda’s free time, you can find her playing tennis, gardening, skiing, or boating with her husband and four beautiful children.


Leslie-1Leslie | Registered Dental Hygienist

Leslie is one of our friendly registered dental hygienists who has been a part of our AGD team since 1996. She graduated from SPJC with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene with honors.

During her free time, Leslie enjoys scrapbooking, and staying active with exercise classes and running.


Debbie-1Debbie | Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been a dental hygienist since 1982 and has been one of our key members for several years. She is responsible for assessing the condition of patients’ mouths as well as cleaning and polishing patients’ teeth.

Debbie is known for her compassionate and friendly nature and works very well with all her patients. The best part of work for her is sharing the importance of teamwork and dedication with her staff members in providing the best possible care for their patients.

Debbie attended Urbana High School and earned her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene in 1982 from Parkland College. She enjoys watching movies, reading, and playing or watching sports during her free time. She especially enjoys watching her children in action as well!


Stephanie-1Stephanie | Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie has provided dental hygiene care to patients since 2004. She is also able to treat patients with periodontal therapy to treat gum disease and is able to administer local anesthetic. She likes to promote proper dental hygiene and enjoys educating her patients on how to achieve a healthy smile.

Stephanie graduated with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and during her free time, she enjoys being active by exercising and cycling.


Dentist in Arlington Heights ILKarissa | Registered Dental Hygienist

Karissa became interested in dental hygiene at a young age, her mom is a practicing as well.  After graduating from The University of Iowa in 1990, Karissa married her high school sweetheart, Tim.  They have three children, Dylan, Mia and Ellie.  Karissa enjoys cooking, gardening, boating and spending time at her lake house in Wisconsin.  Her best dental advice would be to get regular dental cleanings and check ups twice a year!