Meet our Team
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 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 – Patient Coordinator
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. 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 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.
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Cara Attride, BSDH, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Cara Attride, BSDH, RDH, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in teaching in 2007, from the prestigious Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California. Prior to Loma Linda, Cara received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University’s School of Dentistry. Her Pre Dental Hygiene studies are from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.
She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and believes oral health affects a person’s overall well-being.
Cara is certified in local anesthetic delivery and highly experienced in the dental environment. She loves caring for her patients and helping them improve their oral health.
“I immensely enjoy working at Progressive Periodontics as it is a high performance, high quality office and team, that provides the highest standard of care to their patients.”
In her free time, Cara enjoys spending time with her amazing husband, Kevin, and being involved in her community and church, serving people.
Heather – Dental Hygienist
Heather has over 30 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist. She received her Associates Degree in Health Science from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts and an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Central Piedmont in Charlotte, North Carolina.
From her studies, Heather knows the relationship between oral health and the body is very important and loves knowing that she is helping her patients achieve the best health.
Heather also coordinates Dr. Pick’s Dental Hygiene Study Club. Dr. Pick, along with the hygiene team, strongly believes in the role of the Dental Hygienist and continuing education and feels it is important to communicate and share that knowledge with our local peers.
“What I like most about working at Progressive Periodontics is the level of respect among our team and the family environment here, we all help each other and provide the highest quality of care to our patients.”
Heather was born and raised in Bermuda and moved to the United States in 1975 to pursue her education in the dental field. She has two daughters that live in Orange County, CA, whom she loves dearly. In her free, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband, working out, cooking, reading and hanging out with her girlfriends. She also volunteers at the Hessard House in Aurora. Heather’s biggest passion is dancing!
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Wendy – Dental Hygienist
Wendy is a 1979 graduate of the well-recognized Dental Hygiene program at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Prior to that, Wendy was a dental assistant in high school and liking the dental field, pursued Dental Hygiene as a natural career path. She is certified in local anesthetic delivery and highly experienced in all aspects periodontal therapies.
With over 30 years of experience including general practice and a friendly expressive personality, our patients are very comfortable with her. Wendy enjoys the challenge of being part of a team that delivers the highest quality standards of periodontal, oral medicine and implant care to our patients.
Wendy will help you maintain excellent oral health by applying all facets of state-of-the-art dental hygiene procedures and protocols. All designed to make for a healthy patient.
We are delighted to have her as part of our world-class hygiene team! Wendy also helps with Dr. Pick’s Dental Hygiene Study Club.
“I love working with our patients, our team, the work environment and the quality of care we deliver.”
Wendy has two college age children and enjoys exercise and travel in her leisure time.
Claudia – Surgical Assistant
Claudia comes to us with over 20 years of experience working in dentistry. Claudia not only assists in the treatment and care of our patients, but also helps patients feel at ease and comfortable with their treatment. She is an excellent team member supporting our vision statement as being the premiere “go to” specialty practice for periodontics, oral medicine and implants.
Claudia enjoys getting to know every patient and building a great relationship with them. Her primary goal is to deliver the best dental experience!
“What I enjoy most about working at Progressive Periodontics is the team work and moral of our office. We all work together to deliver the highest level of care to our patients.”
In her free time, Claudia enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
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 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.
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Sonja – Surgical Assistant
Sonja is one of our surgical assistants who has been with Dr. Pick for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of experience and dedication to each and every patient, as well as our team. Her primary goal is to assist in the treatment and care of our patients and to help each patient clearly understand their treatment plan. Sonja thrives on our mission and vision statements of providing every patient with the highest quality standards of periodontal, oral medicine and implant care. Her warm personality helps our patients feel comfortable as she loves meeting and sharing her day with so many interesting people.
“I love being part of a loving team of wonderful individuals!”
In her free time, Sonja loves spending time with her family.
Kristin – Office Representative
Kristin is our Office Representative and Public 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 of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and others. 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 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 that we can be and shines through in all that we do.”
Kristin and her husband live in the northwest suburbs with their three very active sons. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for her boys at their sporting events and further enjoys hiking, biking and being outdoors.
Sandy – Business Development
As a member of the Progressive Periodontics team for over 18 years, I began my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. My specialty was taking care of our patients’ periodontal maintenance therapy while developing and growing those relationships.
Over the years, along with the hygiene team and Dr. Pick, I started our Dental Hygiene Study Club which is wonderfully still in existence today. As continuing education is very important to Dr. Pick and the team, and as Dr. Pick strongly believes in the role of the Dental Hygienist, we felt it was important to communicate and share that knowledge with our local peers.
Today, my role is business advisement on an as needed basis with an emphasis on practice management. I am so proud to still be a part of the Progressive Periodontics team.
Upon moving to Florida with my spouse, at my last “PBR – Pick Business Retreat”, I won the Hotel California Award from Dr. Pick. It clearly states “You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!”