Our Staff

Franklin Park Dental Administrative Staff

The staff at Franklin Park Dental were all born and raised either in or near Franklin Park. At the front office, you’ll be greeted by Barb or Marilyn.

Barbara, Patient Coordinator grew up in Franklin Park. She and her husband raised their three children in River Grove. Barbara welcomes patients to our office and works to make their visits here pleasant and seamless. She enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing and trying new recipes.
Marilyn, Office Manager at Franklin Park Dental, grew up in Franklin Park. Her children were born and raised in Franklin Park, too. She has strong ties to the surrounding community and has extensive experience in the area of customer service. She has two grandchildren and enjoys time with her family. She enjoys cooking and baking.

Franklin Park Dental Hygiene Staff

Patty and Sarah are the dental hygienists at Franklin Park Dental. Together they have a combined 30 years of practice at Franklin Park Dental! They provide thorough, yet gentle care to patients and are sensitive to each one’s needs.

Patty, Registered Dental Hygienist, grew up in River Forest. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Loyola University of New Orleans. She and her husband have a grown daughter living nearby. Patty enjoys walking, bicycling and traveling.
Sarah, Registered Dental Hygienist, grew up in Schiller Park. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science (Dental Hygiene) form Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. She then received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology. She and her husband live nearby and are raising 4 young children. She enjoys the serenity of Franklin Park.

Franklin Park Clinical Staff

Laurie, Denise and Yadira are dental assistants at Franklin Park Dental. Together, they have been assisting at Franklin Park Dental for over 35 years! They have compassion and great skill at being advocates for our patients. They also assist Dr. Tropinski in providing direct patient care and comfort.

Laurie, Chairside Dental Assistant and Clinical Coordinator, grew up in Elmwood Park. Laurie received her certificate in dental assisting at Triton College. She and her husband have three grown children. She enjoys cooking, baking, gardening and sewing.
Denise, Chairside Dental Assistant, grew up in Chicago and also lived in Elmwood Park. She has children in college. She enjoys walking, playing poker with her family and friends, and traveling.
Yadira, Chairside Dental Assistant, grew up in Stone Park. She is a graduate of Proviso West High School and attends classes at a nearby college. She enjoys salsa dancing and gymnastics, and speaks Spanish fluently.
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