Meet Our Team

Our friendly staff

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Jenny

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joining Dr. Derrico in 2006, Jenny has been in the field of dentistry since 1993. She started as an orthodontic assistant and then went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University's Dental Hygiene program. Jenny’s main goal is to achieve maximum oral health for every patient while treating them with respect and warmth.

Jenny resides in Naperville with her children. Country concerts, family, and a good cup of coffee keep her energized and happy.

 

 

Leigh

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leigh became interested in Dental Hygiene while working as a hygiene assistant during her high school years.  Leigh received her hygiene education from Indiana University and Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, graduating in 2005 and joined Dr. Derrico's staff shortly thereafter.   She takes great pride in being part of the dental community in aiding her patients to achieve optimum oral health.

Leigh and her husband Tom were blessed with a baby girl in 2016 and are enjoying all the little things in life through her eyes.  In her free time she likes to be outside working in the yard or going for walks with the family.

 

Laura

Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura joined Dr. Derrico's staff shortly after graduating from Loyola University Dental Hygiene School in 1986.  Prior to and during her dental hygiene education, Laura worked as a dental assistant.  The last five years she has gained additional experience working in a periodontal office as a hygienist and a surgical assistant.  Her passion for dentistry allows her to provide the best care for every patient while listening to their individual needs.

Laura and her husband live in Naperville; they have a grown son and one very energetic Wheaton Terrier pup. She is a life long Cubs fan.  When she is not busy working she enjoys hanging out and hosting game night, baking, gardening, jogging and riding along in the golf cart while her family plays. 

 

Shellie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shellie joined our team at the beginning of 2016.  She came on board with us full time, covering for Leigh while she was out on maternity leave.  We are excited to have her continue to work with us.  She comes to us with great experience working in a periodontal office.

She began her career in the health care field in 2006 and worked as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) before switching into the dental field in 2013.  Her love for interacting with patients is what attracted her the most to dentistry and health care in general.

Shellie says the best part about working with Dr. Derrico's team is that everyone is friendly, helpful and works very well together.  The office is calm and relaxing.

She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, along with their bull dog and cat.  One of her most proud accomplishments is graduating top of her dental hygiene class and to have earned  the Golden Scaler Award.

 

Deann

Administrative Assistant 

Deann began working as a dental assistant in high school, and graduated from Loyola University in 1986 with a BS degree in dental hygiene. She has worked in many different capacities in dentistry through the years, learning and enjoying them all.  Deann mainly serves as our business administrator, but always looks forward to the opportunity when she is able to help out and do hygiene when she is needed. The relationships she creates with patients, along with providing them with the best care possible are important to her.

Deann is married and has three grown sons. In her time outside of the office, she serves on Marmion Academy Board of Trustees and on the Board of Directors for the LaSalle Manor Retreat Center in Plano.  Her favorite times are spent with her family, cooking and hanging out with them or trying to keep up with all of them on the slopes. She enjoys running, golfing, swimming, and reading in her free time.

 

Marian

Dental Assistant

Marian joined our team in 2015.  She began her career in dentistry in 1990.  Prior to that she earned  Bachelor Science degrees in Chemistry and Engineering from Purdue Calumet University.  She most recently assisted Dr. Maggio, specializing in Endodontics, before joining us when he retired at the end of 2014.

She enjoys her job as Dr. Derrico's clinical assistant because it continually gives her the opportunity to learn new procedures and work with cutting edge technology to improve the quality of care for the patients. It is important to her to be part of a team of health care professionals that share the same vested interest in providing the best care for the patient.

Marian lives in Aurora, with her husband, a malshi pup and rescue cat.  She loves to watch football and enjoys the great rivalry of Green Bay and Chicago with family and friends.  Their daughter and her husband live in Bensenville and their son lives in Joliet.

 

Lois

Front Desk Patient Coordinator

Lois joins our staff with over 35 years of front desk experience from a medical pediatric office and the dental field.  She truly enjoys helping people.

Lois and her husband, Ron, were married in 1972 and have two lovely daughters, Jennifer and Jill and six very active grandchildren.

In her spare time Lois loves to cook, often experimenting with lightening up good old fashioned comfort food by substituting today's healthier alternatives.  Then she brings her best tasting experiments for our office to sample.  She also loves gardening in warmer weather and grows much of her own summer produce.

Lois brings a "can do" attitude to our office.  She loves working for Dr. Derrico and the rest of the team because they are professional, compassionate and fun people who truly work well together as a team.

Lonna

Front Desk Patient Coordinator

Lonna joined our team in 2013, but her experience in dentistry spans nearly her entire adult life!  Her interest in the field began when she was in high school, where she learned how to be a dental assistant through a work-study program.  All these years later, Lonna still loves helping people achieve great oral health.

Lonna and her husband Cliff were married in 1991 and have one son.  She enjoys working in her yard and gardening in her free time, along with seeing her large extended family in the area.