We want to provide patients with the best dentistry in the business, and we have a team of friendly, skilled professionals ready to help make each visit the best it can be. From the moment a patient walks in the door, we will go above and beyond to make their experience in our Glenview dental office as pleasant as possible.
We strive to foster a community atmosphere where patients feel comfortable and at ease, and we invite patients to get to know a little more about our team members and the Gallery Park Dental family.
Dr Drew Gripentrog
Dr. Drew Gripentrog completed his undergraduate training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA with a major in biological sciences. He went on to earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL and continued his education by completing a one year General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he received advanced training in general dentistry including oral surgery, IV sedation, implant dentistry, endodontics and special needs dentistry.
Dr. Gripentrog strives to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field and is committed to providing excellence in dentistry to his patients. He serves as Section Head of General Dentistry in the General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he also holds medical staff privileges, and as an adjunct professor at UIC College of Dentistry. Dr. Gripentrog is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and various other study clubs and organizations.
Awards and Accolades
Throughout his career, Dr Gripentrog has received many awards and honors including the Academy of Dentistry for Persons w/ Disabilities - Special Care Dentistry Award, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award and a Physician Star and Annual MVP Value Leader award from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
He has participated in many programs to provide care to underserved communities including Dental Access Days (Evanston), Night Ministry (Chicago), Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Mobile Dentistry Program, Give Kids A Smile and a dental missions trip to Jamaica.
Dr. Gripentrog was born and raised in Crystal Lake, IL and now enjoys living in Chicago. In his free time he enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and concerts and spending time with family.
Dr Jason Rogers
Dr. Jason Rogers is originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa, where he received a BS in biochemistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from their College of Dentistry. He completed a one-year general practice residency at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he received advanced training in general dentistry, including oral surgery, IV sedation, implant dentistry, endodontics, and special needs dentistry.
Dr. Rogers serves as secretary of the Chicago Dental Society North Suburban branch and is a delegate for the Illinois State Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Association (ISDA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He is a Certified Invisalign Provider.
Dental Missions Trips
During dental mission trips to Jamaica and Haiti, Dr. Rogers provided dental care to underserved communities and found it very fulfilling. He hopes to bring the knowledge and compassion gained from these experiences to the practice to help Gallery Park Dental patients feel comfortable and in good hands.
When he's not caring for patients, Dr. Rogers enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Christa is very passionate about providing excellent care to each and every patient. She is extremely excited to be a part of our team. Her duties include managing patient accounts, overseeing patient schedules, coordinating treatment plans and insurance benefits, assisting our doctors, and seeing to the comfort of our patients.
Christa has been local to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago all of her life and currently resides in Buffalo Grove, IL. When she isn't working hard to provide the highest level of service to our patients she can be found traveling to warm weather, cheering on the Chicago Bears, attending country concerts, spending time outdoors and most importantly spending time with her family.
Melissa loves greeting each new patient that comes into our office with a smile. Patient satisfaction is one her daily goals. Her responsibilities include managing patient appointments, coordinating and explaining patient treatment plans, confirming insurance coverage, assisting our doctors and ensuring a positive visit for each patient.
Melissa is local to the northwest side of the city and currently lives in the village of Elmwood Park, IL. She is currently attending Triton college to earn her associates degree. When she isn't providing excellent care and communication for our patients she enjoys shopping with her mom and sister, going on adventures to new places with her husband and son and, of course, binge watching any good series on Netflix.
Carlita is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Theater. She really enjoys connecting with her patients and establishing a relationship built on trust and communication. Carlita has countless hours of participation in community programs designed around providing care for people whom may not have access to dental resources. She loves the opportunity to provide a service to the community and give back in a way that ensures the health and security of the great patients she is privileged to treat.
Carlita was raised in Peoria, Illinois but has recently moved to the Chicagoland area. She is very excited to expand her horizons and find new interests in the city. Outside of the office, Carlita enjoys soaking up the sun on the beach, physical fitness, and spending quality time with her family.
Lead Dental Assistant
Stephanie has been working in the field of dentistry since 2012 and graduated from a certified dental assisting program at the top of her class. She enjoys working with patients and making their dental experience as relaxing as possible. Stephanie is certified in coronal polishing, sealants, nitrous oxide monitoring and administration of the Opalescence in-office whitening system.
Stephanie is a Starbucks enthusiast and loves music, travelling and the Chicago Blackhawks. She enjoys babysitting her younger cousins and has two dogs, Deuce and Diamond.
She was born in Park Ridge and grew up in the city of Chicago in the Norwood Park area. She attended Elk Grove high school.
Emily has been involved with the dental field for several years and has aspirations of becoming a dental hygienist. She loves greeting patients, making them feel comfortable and helping to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Emily makes it her focus to ensure that each patient she interacts with has a comfortable and positive dental experience.
Emily grew up in Huntley and graduated from Huntley High School. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is currently studying to become a dental hygienist.
Outside of dentistry, Emily enjoys being outside, taking walks on scenic trails (only in the summer, of course) and spending time with friends and family.