Meet Our Team
Park Ridge Dental Office
At Oliva Dental Care we are so fortunate to have such a fabulous and dedicated team that truly enjoys building relationships and trust with our patients.
Gerri – Registered Dental Hygienist
Gerri is a licensed dental hygienist and has been with our practice since 1992. She provides exceptional services in a caring comfortable way for our patients. Gerri has had additional training to administer local anesthesia, and is currently completing her certification in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Gerri is an avid learner and on average completes thirty additional hours of continuing education yearly. Gerri is always learning about new products and techniques. Just a few of the courses she has completed have included oral health and health systemic disease, improving breathing, and sleep disorders.
Gerri is the loving mother of two adult children and has been blessed with a granddaughter that brings additional joy and smiles to her family. Gerri lives in Park Ridge with her husband and miniature schnauzer.
Beng – Registered Dental Hygienist
When Beng started in our office in 2002 she was hired as a chairside assistant but decided to continue her education to become a registered dental hygienist. Beng graduated from William Rainey Harper College in 2005. In addition to being a great hygienist, she has been trained at the Pankey Institute to work on special laboratory cases with Dr. Oliva.
Beng is very energetic and brings great enthusiasm to our office. She loves to interact with the patients and considers them friends of the practice.
Originally from the Philippines, Beng was a dentist in her home country. She loves to travel and visit her extensive family. Currently, she lives in Wheeling with her terrific and very active son.
Mary – Patient Care Coordinator
Mary is the very lovely redhead that greets you with a smile when you arrive at our office. She was hired in 2017 and has been a breath of fresh air in the position of patient care coordinator. Mary has been in the dental field since 2000 and has extensive dental and insurance background.
Mary was raised in Harwood Heights but later moved to Park Ridge. She graduated from Maine South High School.
Mary enjoys working on craft projects and loves to decorate. She also can be found in her garden during the spring, summer, and fall. Mary comes from a very close, large family and has four wonderful children of her own. Her fifth child is her frisky boxer that loves to go on long walks.
Joyce – Insurance Specialist
Joyce has been with our practice since 2001. Now enjoying semi-retirement, she works in our office one day a week. She handles special insurance claims that require her expertise at working through the red tape within insurance companies.
Joyce enjoys getting together once a month for dinner with her group of friends that she has known since grade school.
She takes long walks every day, works in her garden, and also crochets lovely gifts for family and friends.
Joyce lives with her husband and has two adult children.