Meet the Staff

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Denise – Office Manager

Denise is usually the first smile you meet in our office. She has been working with Suburban Periodontal Associates, LTD since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education/Elementary Education at Western Illinois University. Over the past several years, Denise has been trained to work alongside Dr. Gordon as an assistant as well as manage the front desk. As office manager, she helps patients coordinate insurance benefits and establish financial plans along with making appointments and answering the phone.
Denise finds her job very rewarding. “Helping patients feel comfortable when they are in our office is what I love most about my job. I enjoy spending time at work; meeting new people, seeing established patients and supporting a wonderful staff.”
When she is not at work, Denise is busy with her family or curled up reading a good book. She volunteers with her local library and high school.



Nikki – Surgical Dental Assistant

Nikki joined the Suburban Periodontal team in 2006. She started her dental career in 2000. Nikki attended Joliet Junior College and received several continuing education certificates from U.I.C. College of Dentistry. Nikki’s interest in the latest advancements in Implant Dentistry made her a perfect fit for our office and her gentle and caring nature makes her a favorite with patients and her fellow team members.