Meet our Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Burbank, IL

All Dental Hygienists in our office have extensive education in helping provide you with the very finest and caring dentistry. New patients often remark, "I never had a cleaning that good before."
They work very closely with the doctors to return and maintain your mouth in a state of good health, comfort and appearance. So close are the bonds that develop that many patients request the same hygienist time and time again.

In addition to periodic cleanings, they provide Periodontal Screening and Recording, Scaling and Root Planing, Sealants, fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instruction.

These are our registered dental hygienists:

I have been practicing dental hygiene for 36 years. After graduating from Loyola University I began to work for Dr. Kowalik and have continued to be part of the team in his office. I have met many wonderful people and enjoy seeing them when they have appointments with us. I also enjoy seeing new patients and always hope they feel comfortable as part of our "dental family." Outside the office I have my newly retired husband and two sons to keep my life interesting and most times jumping.

I've been a practicing Dental Hygienist for 27 years; 26 of which have been with Dr. Kowalik. I received my degree in Dental Hygiene at Prairie State College in 1981. I enjoy working in the field of dentistry and watching the growth and advancements that dental hygiene and dentistry have made. I'm kept extremely busy outside the office, raising my 4 children and all the activities in which they are involved. My oldest is now a graduate of Millikin University and is employed by Millikin. The second is currently a student at the University of Illinois. The younger two are both in high school and keeping me busy with soccer, volleyball and wrestling.

Mary Jo
I graduated from Southern Illinois Univesity, School of Dental Hygiene, in Carbondale, in 1978. After practicing in Herrin, Illinois, and working in a pediatric dental office for a few years, I moved to the Chicago area and have been working for Dr. Kowalik for 23 years. It's great seeing all of the familiar faces year after year, as well as meeting new people all of the time. I enjoy taking courses regularly to continue my education and I plan to continue my work for many years to come.