(General Dentist and Practice Owner)
Dr. Paulette Lucario was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Bolingbrook High School with honors in 2001. In her years at BHS she was a member of the National Honor Society and was very active as a Youth Leader in her local church.
She attended Benedictine University from 2001-2005, receiving the Scholar’s Program Award all four years. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates who combine academic achievement and leadership ability. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Spanish, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During her years in college, Dr. Lucario attended volunteer service trips to Sucre, Bolivia. She divided her time there volunteering at local orphanages, prisons, juvenile detention centers, hospitals, health clinics, mental institutions and homes for street kids. She also participated in volunteer service trips to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia, a service-retreat organization based on the four cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. They serve alongside their neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair.
Dr. Lucario attended the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed an extramural rotation at the Northwest Community Health Center Mobile Dental Clinic providing dental care to the underserved and in 2011, she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from UIC.
Dr. Lucario remains an active member of the American Dental Association and Chicago Dental Society and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children.
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Michele is a problem solver and the glue that holds the office together. She has worked in the office for nearly 8 years, with more than 16 years office experience. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and their specific needs. Michele has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with insurance companies and is happy to advocate on behalf of patients. She has two children, Taylor and Jordan. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Vanessa is our wonderful dental hygienist! She is a graduate of Prairie State College and she has been in the Dental field since 2010. She provides our patients with the highest quality of preventative care, non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease, oral cancer screenings and radiographs. She has a passion for helping people. In fact, one of the main reasons that she went into dental hygiene is because she understands how anxious patients can get in the dental chair and she likes to find ways to make them feel comfortable. She also understands the critical role that patient education plays in preventing oral health problems by helping patients understand how their dental health plays a role in their overall health. Vanessa was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and she speaks English and Spanish fluently. When she is not helping our patients smile she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. As a family they enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and travelling. We are very excited for you to meet her at your next appointment!