Meet The Staff

Our staff is comprised of exceptionally qualified and caring individuals dedicated to providing you with the highest degree of professional care possible.

Patient Care Services

Cathy ~ RN/Practice Manager

Cathy has been working for Dr. Laverdiere since 1999. She is a trained registered nurse with over 25 years in the nursing field working with both adult and pediatric patients. She is trained in CPR and various medical/surgical procedures and has completed the Anesthesia Assistants Review course. Cathy manages the overall business affairs of the office including accounting, insurance contracts and filing, staffing issues and numerous tasks in both the front and back office. Please feel free to contact her with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have regarding our practice.

Karen ~ Patient Care Coordinator

Karen has been coordinating the front desk for Dr. Laverdiere for over 10 years. She happily assists patients with their scheduling needs and can answer most insurance and financial questions. She oversees all the front desk duties and assists our practice manager with various office management. Karen is the warm friendly face that greets you on the day of your appointment. Her goal is to make your experience at our office go as smooth as possible.

Maureen ~ Insurance Specialist

Maureen is very knowledgeable with insurance benefits and issues. She has been working with Dr. Laverdiere for over 5 years.  She  has been a great source of support in scheduling appointments and checking patients out at the conclusion of their appointment. Maureen also reviews all treatment plans and insurance pre-determinations with patients prior to scheduled procedure.

Please feel free to contact her for any billing/insurance questions or concerns.

Surgical Assistants

Giovanna ~ Implant Coordinator

Giovanna has been working with Dr. Laverdiere since 1997. She has over 20 years clinical experience as an oral and maxillofacial surgical assistant. Giovanna is trained in CPR and has completed the Anesthesia Assistants Review course. Over the years she has attended many continuing education seminars. She is responsible for coordinating implant cases and patient care between our office and the restorative dentist office. Giovanna is also trained to assist in scheduling patients and answering phone calls.

Surgical / Anesthesia Assistants

Our surgical assistants, Kari and Melissa are highly skilled with extensive training and experience in advanced surgical procedures. Kari is a BSN/RN and brings 9 years of experience as an Emergency/Trauma nurse from a Level 1 trauma center in the Chicago area. They are both CPR certified and have completed the anesthesia assisting program through AAOMS. Their certifications cover surgical procedures, assisting in the administration of anesthesia and medical emergencies. They also assist in the overall coordination of our implant patients.. They will be attentive to all of your surgical needs and strive to make your experience in our office a safe and pleasant one.