Meet the Team at Progressive Periodontics & Implants
Providing Friendly & Quality Patient-Centered Care in Aurora
Diana – Office Manager
Diana is our Office Manager and has over 20 years experience in office administration. Diana’s main focus is to ensure every patient receives excellent care and customer service. Her exceptional communication and organizational skills help provide each patient with a clear understanding of their treatment plan. Diana assists our patients through scheduling, financial matters and insurance questions.
Diana is also responsible for the entire Progressive Periodontics & Implants team and our day-to-day business operation. There has never been a stronger leader who keeps our team organized, motivated and on track. Her positive attitude and friendly personality helps to create the leadership, quality and our “wow factor” in all that we do!
“I enjoy working with my co-workers and Dr. Pick. I admire Dr. Pick’s compassion and commitment to his practice and patients and I believe our hygienists, assistants and front desk deliver the very best to our patients.”
Diana is married and has 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Diana also loves traveling.
Annie – Team Leader
Annie is our Patient Coordinator. She is often the first friendly voice that greets you on the phone and the friendly face that greets you when you arrive at Progressive Periodontics & Implants. Annie manages the front desk, creates and schedules patient appointments and her wonderful smile and friendly personality will embrace you from the moment you meet her.
Annie loves being part of Dr. Pick’s team as each and every patient is treated with dignity, respect, is made to feel important and is given a level of care that is judicious and second to none! Annie also loves the family atmosphere at the office and the teamwork that exists.
“I enjoy working at Progressive Periodontics & Implants because it is a fun and friendly place to work and we really work well as a team helping each other out in all facets of the office. We provide patients with care and respect, and to me that means a lot.”
A native of the western suburbs, Annie is married to her husband, Mike (a world class fisherman and Northern Pike record holder!) and together they have four children. In her spare time Annie likes to read, fish, and most importantly spend time with her family.
Angela – Patient Coordinator
Angela is one of our Patient Coordinators. She may also be the friendly voice that greets you on the phone when you call our practice. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as a dental assistant, then cross-trained to learn all aspects of the administrative side to a dental practice. Angela is also a certified nursing assistant and has worked in a hospital setting.
Angela enjoys caring for patients and putting their mind at ease, as taking care of people has always been second nature to her.
“I enjoy working for Dr. Pick for his ethics and expertise as a Periodontal & Implant surgeon. His enthusiasm for his patients and what he does really shines through. I also love being part of this amazing team.”
Angela is married to her wonderful husband, Jake, who owns his own company as a contractor. She has 2 sons and a beautiful granddaughter.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, be outdoors and be creative! She loves to sketch, paint, and refinish furniture.
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Dr. Pick provides a variety of treatments for periodontal issues and places dental implants. Contact us for more information.
Vanessa, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Vanessa earned her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1986 from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL. She further achieved her certification to administer local anesthetic through the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and is licensed to administer nitrous oxide. Vanessa also holds certification in the use of dental lasers through The Academy of Laser Dentistry.
With over 30 years of experience in both general and periodontal practice, Vanessa is highly skilled in all aspects of periodontal therapies. She believes in delivering the highest level of comprehensive periodontal and oral care to each patient to ensure the stability of their overall health. She recognizes that each patient is a unique individual and that no two patients are the same. Therefore each patient receives the treatment best suited for their individual needs for a positive outcome.
Patient education has always been the foundation of Vanessa’s success with her patients. She strives daily to educate her patients on their oral health and its link to their overall health. She feels that it is a team effort between the patient, doctor and herself to ensure the success of treatment and patient education is a direct pathway to this success. Dental Hygiene is a true passion for Vanessa and she enjoys creating new relationships while also maintaining those she has had for many years.
Vanessa enjoys being a part of the team at Progressive Periodontics & Implants because of the high level of care given daily to each patient both clinically and professionally.
During her free time, Vanessa enjoys her second passion in life singing a cappella music with the International award-winning chorus of Sweet Adelines International, The Melodeer Chorus. She auditioned over 27 years ago and has loved every minute since!
Vanessa married her high school sweetheart Steve and they are the proud parents of five wonderful children: Rachelle, Stephen, Kyle, Katelyn and Anna.
Gosia – Surgical Assistant
Gosia is one of our surgical assistants and brings over 28 years of experience to the team. Gosia has her RN degree which brings an added level of care and compassion to our patients. Gosia enjoys being part of a team that is driven by its mission which is to deliver the highest quality standards of periodontal, oral medicine and implant care to its patients!
“I enjoy working at Progressive Periodontics & Implants because of the great customer service delivered to our patients. Our team creates an inviting atmosphere for everyone and our office is very well organized and professional. Dr. Pick is dedicated to his patients and passionate about his work. Our team collectively provides patients with the highest quality of care.”
A native of Poland and now a resident of the western suburbs, Gosia is the proud mom of three girls, and one boy. In her spare time she enjoys listening to great music and dancing. Gosia speaks fluent English and Polish.
Nina – Surgical Assistant
Nina is one of our surgical assistants, with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. Her primary goal is to assist in the treatment and care of our patients and to help each patient clearly understand their treatment plan. Nina’s compassion and dedication to patient care shines every day by making each patient feel special. For Nina, the best part is learning about each patient and building a relationship with them.
“Being a part of the Progressive Periodontics & Implants team is an absolute privilege. I have fabulous co-workers that excel in their fields and Dr. Pick not only gives patients quality treatment, but sincerely cares about all his patients.”
In her free time, Nina enjoys going to the gym and traveling with her husband and kids.
Kristin – Professional Relations Coordinator
Kristin is our Professional Relations Coordinator. She comes to us with over 20 years of public relations and marketing experience. Kristin’s primary goal is to build relationships with our referring offices and teams. She also maintains our presence and keeps us active in the social media world. She supports our mission, vision and culture statements of being the absolute best periodontal practice we can be and loves being a part of Dr. Pick’s team!
“The level of care that is provided at Progressive Periodontics & Implants is something more than I have ever seen in a practice. Dr. Pick’s passion and dedication to his patients and team motivates us all to be the best we can be and shines through in all that we do.”
Kristin is married and has three boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and being with her family and friends.