“I’ve been a dental hygienist for 18 years and I have been with MG Dentistry for five years. MG Dentistry gives me the opportunity to practice my passion and to help my patients in achieving their best smile. Not only do I enjoy helping others be healthy but I also practice and teach yoga for my own personal health. For me, yoga is inspiring, calming and reflective spiritually, mentally, and physically. It challenges me to be the best “Mel” I can be.” – Melissa Lagalo, Dental Hygienist
“I was born and raised in West Virginia but have been a Chicagoan since 1999. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University and have been in the dental field for 16 years.
Outside of work I am an avid Cubs and Mountaineer fan. I enjoy practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with my bulldogs.
I am the newest addition to the MG Dentistry team. I take pride in providing detailed and thorough care to my patients.” – Michele Ross, Dental Hygienist
"Hi, I’m Gloria Pacini and very excited to join the team of MG Dentistry. I have been a hygienist for over 25 years. For the last 10 years, I have had the privilege of working as the clinical assistant and physician liaison for Dr. Allen Moses- renowned dental sleep medicine and TMD specialist. Dr. Kalliath joined our practice and learned Dr. Moses' treatment philosophies and methods, and we both come to MG Dentistry ready to continue helping patient who suffer from sleep apnea, snoring and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. I am grateful to Dr. Gracias for this excellent opportunity." -Gloria Pacini, Dental Hygienist
“Hola! I'm Rosy, i have been a dental assistant for over 7 years now, two of those wonderful years I’ve been assisting with Dr. Gracias. What I love about MG Dentistry is that we are always learning new procedures/introducing new technology on how to better treat our patients. On my days off, I enjoy to travel, work out and spending time with my family.” –Rosie Perez, Dental Assistant
“I’m Jane and I have been working at MG since August 2016. I am currently attending a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program at Loyola University with the hopes of attending dental school in a few years. Fun fact: I’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro!” – Jane Sobczak, Dental Assistant
"I've been a dental assistant for over seven years. I'm currently pursuing an Associates degree in Biology with the goal of becoming a bio engineer. What I like about being a dental assistant is that I am constantly learning new useful techniques and skills that are used to sooth anxious patients and improve their overall health. I love working with a team that supports and encourages one another. On my free time I enjoy watching Dateline, and spending time with my family and friends. " - Elizabeth Ortiz, Dental Assistant
"I have been a Certified Dental Assistant for approximately ten years. I cannot think of anything more in life which I enjoy than my family, friends, pets, and career. In Macedonia, my place of birth, dental care is unfortunately disregarded more than practicing a healthy diet and lifestyle. After witnessing the health related consequences of living in a third world country, I always knew that my participation in society would revolve around health care. My adolescent passions grew quickly towards dentistry soon after graduating high school. Besides working to support my daughter, I also enjoy spending time with the people closest to me and staying physically active. Considering my ethnic background, I speak more than one language. Being one out of five siblings never fails to provide me with a consistently busy and wonderfully balanced lifestyle."- Maya Refaey Dental Assistant
“I’m Sara and I am the sterilization technician at MG Dentistry. I am in charge of keeping the instruments in every single room spotless and organized. I enjoy the inspiration I get to reach levels of excellence. When I'm not here at the office working, I love cooking and enjoy sharing my crazy with the ladies here at work." - Sara Syed, Sterilization Tech
“I started my adventure into dentistry when I moved to the beautiful city of Chicago. MG Dentistry & Rejuvenation has become like a second family that has nourished my growth as a patient care coordinator for over two years now. Born in a city in the southern part of Germany state Saxony-Anhalt, traveling has become something I look forward to.” –Nicki Stolle, Patient Care Coordinator
“I joined the MG Dentistry team in February of 2016. I have been in the dental field for over 6 years. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy watching basketball games, reading, and spending time with my son.” –Jenny Botello, Insurance Coordinator
“I’m Gaby and I am the newest addition to MG Dentistry! I joined this practice in September but have been in the dental field for two years now and I can honestly say I love the field I am in. I enjoy building strong relationships with our patients to be able to deliver excellent customer service and to meet all of their needs. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time at home with my lovely husband, Golden Retriever, and cat. Some of the things I enjoy most are cooking, reading, music and exploring our city!” - Gaby Moreno, Patient Care Coordinator
"I am excited to be a part of the MG Dentistry team. I bring with me 10 years of experience in the dental field as a patient care coordinator and insurance specialist. I am a native of Chicago and a big Chicago Cubs fan. I look forward to meeting all of the new and existing patients and providing excellent care. " -Vicky, Patient Care Coordinator
“I am one of our two wonderful medical estheticians. I have worked at MG Rejuvenation Center for five years and have been a licensed esthetician for 12 years. I enjoy working out so that I can eat Potbelly's sugar cookies! I truly love my job and my amazing clients.” – Felicia Garcia, Medical Esthetician
“I’m Andrea and I am a medical esthetician with 10 years of hands-on experience using several laser procedures, IPL/Photofacial, RF/U & ultrasound/infrared skin tightening, & ablative/non-ablative/non-fractionalized laser skin resurfacing. By day I correct unwanted skin issues and beautify and by night I am a full time singer for various blues and cover bands throughout the Midwest.” –Andrea Miologos, Medical Esthetician