A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at Gallery Park Dental

American dental AssociationWe 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.

Dental Staff | Glenview IL Dentist

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 a clinical attending 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. 

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.

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.

Carlita Tucker

Dental Hygienist

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.

Megan Janowiak

Office Coordinator

Megan 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.

Megan received her Associates Degree in Arts from William Rainey Harper College in 2015 and her Bachelor's Degree of Philosophy and English Literature at DePaul University in 2017. 

Megan has been local to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago all of her life and currently resides in Wheeling, IL. 

Jessica Zuñiga

Dental Assistant

Jessica has been working in the field of dentistry since 2012. She enjoys working with patients and making their dental experience as relaxing as possible.

Jessica is a Starbucks enthusiast and loves music, travelling, reading and painting. She volunteers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Field Museum.

She was born in the city of Chicago and grew up in the Avondale/Logan Square area. She attended Lake View high school and is currently a pre-dental major at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Cindy Medina

Dental Assistant

Cindy is newer to the field of dentistry. She loves to take care of people and strives to provide excellent patient care. It is Cindy's goal to get to know her patients' needs and concerns so they can feel at ease. 

Cindy grew up in Chicago and attended Pritzker College Prep. She is currently studying to become a dental hygienist.

Outside of dentistry, Cindy enjoys spending time along Chicago's downtown river walk and visiting Navy Pier and the beach.

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