Allie has been working in dentistry her entire life, thanks to her dad, Dr. Peter March. Allie started working for him in 2003 as a clinical and hygiene assistant while off on school breaks. After earning her bachelors from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign she went on to obtain her dental hygiene degree from Kennedy King College at the UIC College of Dentistry. Allie wears many hats around the office, working as a dental assistant, hygienist, receptionist, and office manager. She chose to follow in her father’s footsteps because of his passion for the field of dentistry. What would Allie do if dentistry wasn’t in her blood? She’d be creating beautiful and elegant floral designs for weddings and special occasions. Her fellow teammates love Allie because she’s creative, loyal, helpful, and genuine. In her spare time, Allie volunteers as a hygienist at the Will-Grundy Clinic in Joliet. She loves giving her three kids different experiences in life whether it’s traveling, visiting museums, seeing shows, or visiting family.
Dental Hygienist / Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Allyx graduated in 2016 with a degree in dental hygiene, with certification for the administration of local anesthetic from Parkland College. She also completed training to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2020. Allyx is your local Marie Kondo, and loves to clean and organize. Going to the dentist as a child was always a joy for her, and she wants to pass on that experience to every patient that comes to see her. Allyx loves to laugh, and will put you at ease while helping you reach your smile goals. The team at March Family Dental Care thinks Allyx is caring, hard-working, and patient. All of these things amount to an awesome dental visit when you have Allyx by your side. At home Allyx loves to craft, take care of her husband, and keep things organized.
Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant
Amy received her dental hygiene degree, along with certification for the administration of local anesthetic from Prairie State College in 2017. Amy is a farm girl at heart and translates all of the hard work and discipline she’s learned on the farm to the dedication she has for taking care of teeth. She loves teeth and smiles so much that she decided to devote her life’s work as a dental hygienist. Amy will always go out of her way to take care of you and your smile. She’ll make sure you’re comfortable and ready to take care of your smile at home in between cleanings. We love having Amy at March Family Dental Care because she’s driven, eager, motivated, sassy, and our in-house wine expert. If she had not decided to pursue a path in dentistry, Amy says she’d probably be somewhere in space or still buying grain from farmers. Her two daughters keep Amy busy and on her toes outside of work. She also enjoys volunteering with the Red Cross, gardening, and running.
Dental Hygienist / Dental Assistant
Andrea is a graduate of Parkland College and has been part of the March Family Dental Care team since August 2016. If you’re lucky enough to work with Andrea, you’ll quickly see that she’s very creative, balanced, thoughtful, loyal, and upbeat. Together, both you and Andrea will create a long-term relationship based on friendship and trust. She’ll recommend and deliver stellar hygiene care, promote and support your recommended treatments, and help the doctors ensure you’re comfortable. Andrea loves what she does because it allows her to really get to know people and feel that same level of joy right along with them when they complete treatment. She enjoys knowing that patients are getting the care they deserve and bring a positive change to their lives. Andrea says she also likes being part of a team that genuinely cares about every person who comes to the office like they’re family. This is something Andrea knows a little bit about, coming from a large family herself. When she’s not working, Andrea is usually spending time with her nieces, exploring the outdoors, hiking, fishing, biking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Adam.
Hiliare had already been working in the dental industry for 16 years before she joined our practice. You’ll find her checking out patients, managing insurance questions, billing, and much more behind the scenes. She says that she loves working at our practice because of the fun, positive atmosphere and that our office always maintains the latest technology. Outside of work you’ll find Hiliare… outside! She loves hiking, biking, camping, and working out. She also loves the water, so she and her sister often go visiting their dad up in northern Wisconsin and go out on his boat for some swimming, fishing, and canoeing.
Jamie became a member of the March Family Dentistry team in September 2014. She was drawn to the office because she wanted to work every day with a great group of individuals whose primary focus and priority are always on patient comfort and experience. She says the unique crew assembled in the office makes her job so much fun, and everyone brings individuality to the office. Jamie says it’s the doctors, both Dr. Peter and Dr. Edmund, and their talents that make this office uniquely one-of-a-kind. This self-proclaimed beach bum is also dedicated, witty, compassionate, and true animal advocate. Outside of the office, Jamie volunteers on behalf of and saves pit bulls throughout the Chicagoland area, something she’s been doing since 2012. She helps educate the public about pit bull myths and facts. Jamie also volunteers full-time with the Salvation Army, likes taking random day trips, spending time with her “nieces,” being a mom to her dog Reva, and watching crime TV.
Kare has been with March Family Dentistry since 2008 working as a dental hygienist after graduating from Parkland College. Since high school, Kare says she knew she wanted to do something in health care for her career; she just wasn’t sure what to choose. She ended up job shadowing a dental hygienist and fell in love with all things dentistry. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find Kare still feels the same way. She says she loves the work she does because she’s ultimately helping people live healthier, happier lives. Kare enjoys educating patients about taking care of their smiles at home and answering questions. Outside of the office, Kare stays busy spending time with her young daughter, son, and her husband, Brad. When the temperatures are warm, you might also see Kare wandering antique flea markets in search of a good bargain with her mom and sister.
Lauren is our level-headed, detail-oriented, dorky dental assistant who joined us in 2020 to keep everything functioning and clean. She’s always there to lend a hand to the doctors or hygienists with whatever is needed. Lauren left her job at McDonald’s to join us in the start of pursuing her career in dental hygiene, and discovering the ultimate nerdy tooth joke. A big nerd at heart, Lauren plays Dungeons and Dragons every weekend with her friends, and loves the book Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. At home she enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds Will and Ollie, and lab Sadie.
Laci graduated from Fox College before continuing on to graduate from Lewis University’s Dental Hygiene program. Her job entails so much more than just cleanings and X-Rays. She loves to build relationships with each patient so that she can educate them and assist them to achieving their health goals. She chose this career path so that she could make a positive impact on people’s lives – whether that’s by educating them through their dental treatments or being a friend to talk to when in the dental chair.
Outside of work, Laci mentors with the Give Something Back Foundation, a program that provides a college scholarship to those who face financial hardship and other adversities such as foster care, homelessness, or the incarceration of a parent. She also loves being outdoors, spending time with her family and dogs, reading books, doing puzzles, and eating good food.
Norma joined March Family Dental Care in 2005 and now has nearly two decades of dental experience under her belt. Norma says she decided to pursue her career path because she fell into dentistry just out of high school and she’s been loving it ever since. Norma is happy, diligent, hard-working, careful, and caring. You might see her assisting our doctors with fillings, crowns, implant placement, extractions, x-rays, 3-D scans, and panoramic x-rays. One of her other big responsibilities is to help patients like you always feel comfortable and at ease during treatment. If you ever need anything, just ask Norma! After she’s done dental assisting for the day, Norma heads home to her husband and two wonderful sons where she’s the secretary for their housing subdivision. She also enjoys tending to her flower garden, baking, and spending quality time with her family.
Sarah has been working in dentistry for many years, including volunteering with Dentistry from the Heart, so you know she really enjoys being part of the team at March Family Dental Care. Sarah is the one to talk to if you have any questions about your customized treatment plan or need to schedule with Dr. March. New patients and existing patients will like working with Sarah to rise over any barriers to treatment so they can be healthy and have a smile they are proud of. The team and patients love Sarah for being funny, thoughtful, and encouraging. A book she recommends everyone should read is Leadership and Self Deception, as it helps get your thinking out of the box! If not coordinating dental treatment, Sarah might have opened her own party business specializing in balloon decor. Spending time with family is really important to Sarah, and when not at work you can find her riding bikes with her daughter, leading the local Girl Scout troop, fishing, boating, bowling, swimming, and playing games.
Savanna joined our practice in early 2021 after working for 7 years at practices both here in Illinois and also in Arizona, where she graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Brookline College in Tempe. She is here to assist the dentists during all different types of procedures, as well as setting up all necessary equipment and tools before each appointment. She loves the team atmosphere of our office, and that everyone jumps in to help each other out when needed. Having several family members in various medical fields, we’re lucky that she chose dentistry as her profession and then, in turn, chose us! Outside of work, you’ll find Savanna binge watching scary movies, working out, shopping, and hanging out with friends.
Valerie graduated from Parkland College in 1998 and has been working at March Family Dental Care since 1999. She’s currently a part-time registered dental hygienist who acts as our answering service on the days she’s not in the office. Over the years, Valerie’s love for being a hygienist has grown thanks to her love of the one-on-one time she gets to spend with her patients. She loves educating people about their dental health and helping them both to improve and maintain their oral and overall health. She loves learning about how the field of dentistry is constantly advancing and evolving. Valerie’s interest in dental care started when she was very young because her father was a dentist in Momence. She helped out around his office doing a variety of jobs. She admired his passion for his craft and decided to follow in his footsteps. Valerie is loved by her coworkers and patients because she’s caring, trustworthy, an encourager, dependable, and hard-working. Valerie is married with two children and a yellow lab. The family enjoys spending time together while Valerie is in the kitchen trying out new recipes. Her love for the outdoors and nature brings her on lots of walks, bike rides, working in her yard, and being at the lake. She also volunteers at her children’s school every opportunity she can.
Val had over 25 years of dental industry experience before joining us in the summer of 2021. A graduate of Prairie State, she fell in love with dentistry after watching hygienists and dentists and the impact that they made on their patients. She knew at age 16 that she wanted to be a hygienist, and she truly loves helping people to improve their health.
Outside of work, Val is quite crafty. She likes making t-shirts and tumblers, doing crafts, remodeling, and working on home projects. She also loves spending time with her family and friends, and is a big animal lover.