Meet Dr. Jennings, Dr. Buksa & Dr. Babbitt
Dr. Michelle Parzatka Jennings
Native to the area, Dr. Jennings grew up in neighboring Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale Central High School.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University, she completed her dental school degree in 1989 at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She furthered her education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, specializing in Periodontics in 1991. Since her graduation in 1991, Dr. Jennings has been in private practice with Dr. Eugene Buksa in Lagrange, Illinois and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Jennings attends regular dental meetings and specialty conferences in order to keep current in providing the best quality treatment. She has also lectured for numerous dental and periodontal societies.
Some areas of involvement include:
Past committee member for the Young Periodontist Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology
Past President of the Westside Branch of the Chicago Dental Society
Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists
Currently on the mediation committee, peer review for the Chicago Dental Society
On the Allied Health Committee of the Illinois State Dental Society
Selected in the American College of Dentistry and The Academy of Dentistry International on ethics, professionalism and leadership
Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry
Periodontal Advisor for the Windy City Seminars Seattle Study Club
Besides the devotion and dedication to Periodontics and treating her patients, she also takes great pride and honor in being a mother of two wonderful children. When not involved with dentistry, Dr. Jennings enjoys running, fitness and sports. She is blessed with supportive family, friends and church community.
Dr. Eugene Buksa
Dr. Buksa completed his dental degree in 1985 From University of Illinois College of Dentistry. In 1987 he received a Masters Degree in Histology and completed his certificate in Periodontics in 1988, both from the University of Illinois.
He opened his practice, limited to Periodontics, in LaGrange in 1988, expanding in 1991 with Dr. Michelle Jennings joining the practice.
He enjoys many outdoor activities including running, fishing and gardening. He has been married for 30 years with two children and a golden retriever.
Dr. Monica Babbitt-Tanquilut
Photo and biography coming soon!