Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Karen has worked with Dr. Orticelli since 2005 and has enjoyed working with this fun dental team and family. It's important to her to create a comfortable dental experience for the patients. She recognizes that understanding patient treatment is key to a patient’s success and seeing patient smile transformations is especially rewarding.
When time allows, you will likely be finding her catching up with her girlfriends or spending time with her four grown children both far and near. She has two daughters and two sons. She enjoys cooking and baking (always on the hunt for new recipes), as well as outdoor activities. On her vacations, you will probably find her in Arizona, visiting with her daughters as well as her furry grand dogs.
Beverly is our office manager and has been working with Dr. Orticelli since 1998. She is passionate about her job because it is a great place to work and her coworkers feel like family. Beverly loves being one of the first people to meet and greet our patients and welcome them to the practice. She enjoys interacting with patients, getting to know them and their families, and helping them plan and achieve their exceptional smiles.
Beverly has been married for more than 30 years to her husband, Paul. Outside the office she loves spending time with her two children and their spouses and especially her grandson! (Her favorite human). She loves to read, having friends and family over for meals, laughs and games, ride on her husband’s Harley, and go on as many vacations as possible! (Especially to the beach!)
Receptionist / Insurance Coordinator
Chris, new to the team in 2021, can be found in our front office where she greets and checks in patients, submits and monitors dental claims, and coordinates our social media presence. Chris loves meeting with our patients and getting to know them. There is so much wisdom and joy to be shared! She is excited to be a part of Partners for Dental Health, and working with Dr. Orticelli, where everyone genuinely cares about each patient and each other.
Chris and her husband have three children between them and a granddaughter whom they adore and enjoy spending time with. Chris loves listening to live music at local eateries, trivia (especially Jeopardy!), and recently started learning Tai Chi.
Sarah provides our patients with preventive oral care, cleanings, dental sealants, and radiographs, as well as specialized periodontal therapy. She graduated with a hygiene certificate in 1987, and completed a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Loyola University Chicago in 1988. Sarah loves coming into work and seeing patients that she has established relationships with: both long-time patients and new ones. Although Sarah enjoys the satisfaction of helping her patients achieve and maintain good oral health, it is equally satisfying for her when her patients realize that dental care can be a positive and comfortable experience.
Sarah is all about her family, as they are her true enjoyment in life. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for over 30 years and has two grown children, Alexa and Anthony. The family has recently grown to include her son-in-law, Tim, and future daughter-in-law, Kaitlin. Although Sarah likes being an empty nester (if you don’t count her Shetland Sheepdog at home), time spent with the family (and everyone’s dogs), is what makes her life complete! Sarah also loves to travel and a perfect day for her would definitely include an ocean beach and a good book.
Michele is a registered dental hygienist who has worked with Team Orticelli since 1998, first as a dental assistant and now as a hygienist. Michele is passionate about counseling and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health. Along with working among her team members, Michele enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level. Gaining the trust and confidence of her patients helps them to understand the importance of achieving optimal oral health.
Michele is married to her firefighter husband, Dave, and they have three sons who are very active in hockey, baseball, band, choir, and theater. They also have two rescue dogs, Ellie Mae and Zoey. Michele enjoys doing home improvement projects inspired by Pinterest, along with her hobbies that include various craft projects, home décor, and watching the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs.
Anna, who joined our office in 2019, provides direct patient care, tailored periodontal therapy, and preventive hygiene. She began her career in 2003 working as a dental assistant while attending school for dental hygiene. Anna enjoys working one on one with all age groups. She’s great at making everyone feel comfortable with the dental setting by providing only the best possible care and developing personal relationships.
Anna and her husband, Tony, have 2 children and two dogs. She enjoys family time at home, as well as all sorts of outdoor activities. Anna stays very busy with her son’s baseball, and her daughter’s horseback riding and is involved with her church.
As our hygiene assistant, Kristen provides assistance to the hygiene department, helps maintain patient flow, sets up rooms for patient care, and sterilizes instruments. She is an amazing team player and loves being part of a practice that works so well together for the good of our patients. Since joining our office in 2021, she’s really become like family!
Kristen and her husband, Mark, have three grown children between them, as well as a boxer named Gunner. She enjoys DIY home improvement, crafting, and boating in her free time.