Get to know a little about us before coming in!
Diane, Dental Assistant
Diane has been a dental assistant over 22 years and with Dr. Perna for 15 years. She graduated Northwest School of Dental Assisting and has earned several other continuing education certificates. She enjoys spending time with her children, cooking and watching old movies at home.
Eliza, Office Manager
The friendly face of Eliza is the first thing patients see when they walk in the door at Dental Care of Oak Park. As office manager, she enjoys interacting with patients and helping them feel comfortable. She graduated from Loyola University with a BS in biology, and then joined Dr. Perna’s practice in 2006.
Allison, Dental Hygienist
Allison started off in dentistry in 2008 as an assistant. She especially enjoyed assisting the hygienists so she decided to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene, which she completed from College of DuPage. She has fun treating patients and can’t see herself doing anything else. She loves spending time with her friends and family and going out for sushi.
Ashley, Treatment Plan Coordinator and Insurance Specialist
As your Treatment Plan Coordinator and Insurance Specialist, I am here to assist you with explaining your benefits and how they coordinate with your treatment plan.
I enjoy working for Dr. Perna as he and our staff genuinely care for and respect our patients. Dental Care of Oak Park has a fun yet professional environment which makes coming to work each day an absolute pleasure.
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, decorating my home, and spending time with loved ones.
Gina Misch, RDH
I have been a Dental Hygienist for 25 plus years providing quality care to my patients in both private and public settings. I am compelled by my compassionate and nurturing personality to help others in whatever capacity I can.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends who are near and dear to my heart.
Nirvana, Dental Assistant
Nirvana has enjoyed being a dental assistant for over 12 years. Through the years she has been greeting patients, making them feel welcomed and keeping them very comfortable during their visit. She has expanded her knowledge in General, Cosmetic, lmplantology and Periodontology. Nirvana has had training in CPR, OSHA Compliance & Guidance, and HIP AA Compliance. When she is not
working, Nirvana enjoys spending time with her family and friends.