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Meet The Team

Melissa Lagalo

Dental Hygienist

Melissa Lagalo

“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

Michele Ross

“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

Michele Ross

Dental Hygienist


Marsha Drapalik

Dental Hygienist

Marsha Drapalik

“My name is Marsha, and I have been a dental hygienist for 17 years. Lucky for me, I’ve been fortunate to work with Dr. Gracias at MG Dentistry for 9 of those years. Being a dental hygienist is a profession I have always enjoyed. The best part is caring for the wonderful patients. When I’m away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, friends and family, and our Spinone Italiano doggie, Dante.” –Marsha Drapalik, Dental Hygienist

Gloria Pacini

"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

Gloria Pacini

Dental Hygienist


Stephanie Aguilar

Dental Assistant

Stephanie Aguilar

“I’m a born and raised Chicago girl who learned to assist 9 years ago. I have been with MG Dentistry for three years and counting. I aspire to become a dental hygienist and flourish in my dental career. When I’m not talking dentistry, you can find me dancing the night away at a music festival or concert.” –Stephanie Aguilar, Dental Assistant

Rosie Perez

“I’ve been working with Dr. Gracias for over a year now and have enjoyed assisting her in dental procedures. I feel that in this year alone, my skill set as an assistant has far exceeded my expectations. On my days off, I enjoy working out and spending time with my family.” –Rosie Perez, Dental Assistant

Rosie Perez

Dental Assistant


Jane Sobczak

Dental Assistant

Jane Sobczak

“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

Elizabeth Ortiz

"I've been in the dental assistant field since I graduating from high school. I have seven years of experience. My goal is to become a bioengineer. I’m currently pursuing an Associates degree in Biology. What I like about being a dental assistant is that you are constantly learning new useful technique and skills that are used to soothe anxiousness, and improve oral health. I love working with a team that supports and encourages each other. On my free time, I enjoy watching Dateline, and spending time with my family and friends. " - Elizabeth Ortiz, Dental Assistant

Elizabeth Ortiz

Dental Assistant


Sara Syed

Sterilization Technician

Sara Syed

“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

Nicki Stolle

“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

Nicki Stolle

Patient Care Coordinator


Jenny Botello

Insurance Coordinator

Jenny Botello

“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

Gaby Moreno

“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

Gaby Moreno

Patient Care Coordinator


Vicky Vazquez

Patient Care Coordinator

Vicky Vazquez

"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

Felicia Garcia

“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

Felicia Garcia

Medical Esthetician


Andrea Miologos

Medical Esthetician

Andrea Miologos

“I’m Andrea and I am the newest member to the MG Rejuveantion Center team. 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