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Meet the Team

 Our Team


The Doctors - Dr. Michelle Jennings, Dr. Monica Babbitt & Dr. Farah Shakir


Our Staff (Left to Right) - Front Row: Tiffany, Dr. Jennings, Marian | Back Row: Kat, Jeannette, Dawn, Denise, Jennifer, Marzena, Marla 





 Dental Hygienists



Denise graduated from Prairie State College in 2009 and stays up to date with continuing education courses throughout the year.  Her certifications include CPR, nitrous oxide administration and local anesthesia administration.  She is currently a member of the Chicago Dental Society.  She provides quality oral hygiene services as well as patient education and loves to build strong relationships with her patients on both a professional and personal level.

When not treating patients, Denise organizes dental seminars to offer other hygienists and dentists in the area the opportunity to further their growth and education in periodontal disease.  She selects topics that help improve the quality and care of patients.

In her spare time, Denise enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family. 



 Jennifer received her degree in dental hygiene in 1996 from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois.  In the fall of 2002, she joined the LaGrange Periodontics team.  Connecting with patients and developing an understanding of their personal healthcare habits and goals is what inspires and drives her professional path.

While she is away from the office, she finds joy in traveling and spending time with family and friends. 



Kat graduated from Fox College in the Spring of 2019Her certifications include CPR, nitrous oxide administration and local anesthesia administration.  She enjoys connecting with patients and understanding their healthcare goals.

In her spare time, Kat enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. 


Dental Assistants












Office Administration





Dawn graduated from a Certified Dental Assisting Program in the 1980's.  Throughout the years, she has continued her dental training and has experience in many different areas of dentistry.  Patient care has always been gratifying for her.

When not helping our patients, she spends time with her family and her adorable grandchildren.



Marian joined the LaGrange Periodontics staff in September 2015.  Prior to joining our staff, Marian worked in the LaGrange area with several general dentists for approximately 25 years.  She also works on Wednesday mornings in the dental clinic at the King Bruwaert Retirement Community.  She has worked with patients at the retirement community for over 20 years and finds it very rewarding helping patients care for their dental health.

When not involved in dentistry, Marian loves to spend time with her family, especially her 5 grandchildren.



Native to the area, Tiffany grew up in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale Central High School.  She then graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1990 majoring in Finance and Management.

Joining our staff in the spring of 2002, Tiffany is our office manager and responsible for the entire accounting division.  

Tiffany resides in Elmhurst with her husband, one daughter and dog Rocky.  In her spare time she enjoys visiting her eldest daughter in Wisconsin, sports and spending time with close friends and family.