Dr. Kathleen Wegner Barto – Dentist

 

Dr. Kathleen Wegner Barto - Dentist Dr. Katie Barto grew up in Melrose Park, IL and attended Trinity High School before going to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in History.  After graduation, Dr. Barto returned to the metro and obtained her dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Barto has been working in private, family practice in the Chicagoland area for almost ten years.  She has supplemented her office hours with a school program that provides dental treatment and improves access to care for underprivileged children.  Throughout her dental career, Dr. Barto has also participated in many volunteer activities including the 1000 Smiles Project in Jamaica, Give Kids a Smile, Illinois Mission of Mercy, Indian Health Services of Montana and Crusaders Clinic of Rockford. Dr. Barto also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member of Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove.  She enjoys teaching dental students, but even more so believes in educating her patients about oral health.  Her belief is that understanding how to take care of your teeth and gums is the key to preventing problems and maintaining a happy, healthy smile. Dr. Barto believes in lifetime learning and
enjoys her continuing education classes which have ranged from pediatrics to aesthetic dentistry to oral surgery.  She is excited to join our team and share her knowledge with us. Dr. Barto lives in Lemont with her husband and enjoys reading, volunteering, traveling, and most sports.

Candice – Hygienist

Candice - Hygenist Hello, I’m Candice!  I’ve been involved in dentistry since high school and a dental hygienist since 2008.  I’ve been with Dr. Fu’s office for several years now.  I love working in the community in which I live with my husband and my two rescue dogs JoJo and Jacob.  I’m always eager to provide the best care for my patients and learn more through continuing education. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, Chicago sports (especially the White Sox), and traveling.

 

 

 

Debbie - Hygienist

DebbieHello, my name is Debbie and I have been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years. I have had the awesome experience of working for Dr. Fu since 2004.  I have two energetic boys and we live in Woodridge.  I am an avid runner, running road races for 28 years!  In my spare time, I really enjoy improving my dental skills with continuing education courses and my running times with newly set goals.  I look forward to meeting you!

 

Kim – Hygienist

kim1Hello, my name is Kim and I have been working with Dr. Fu since 2014.  I have been a dental hygienist since 2007.  I grew up in Downers Grove and now live in Lockport with my husband and daughter.  In my free time I am with my wonderful family and friends, reading, playing piano, and enjoying the outdoors.  I believe in continuing my education to learn about the latest advances in dentistry so that I can better educate and treat my patients.  I am certified in Diode Laser technology which is used for treatment of periodontal disease and aphthous ulcers.  My favorite part about being a dental hygienist is making patients feel comfortable during their dental visit, education them on their dental/periodontal health, and building trusting relationships.  I look forward to meeting you!

Natalija – Dental Assistant

ntalHello, my name is Natalija.  I have been a Dental Assistant since 2013 and have been with Dr. Fu’s office since 2014.  I love working in Dentistry.  I am always striving to learn and to continue my education.  I live in Darien with my husband and my two children.  I enjoy spending time with my family and I look forward to meeting you!

 

Kristy – Dental Assistant

Kristy - Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Kristy. I’ve been working in dentistry since 1986 and has been Dr. Fu’s assistant since 2003.  I also work part-time at a hair salon and spend my days off volunteering at the local animal shelter.  I love animals and working with children.  I live in Woodridge with my two children, cat, and my dog.  It would be nice to meet you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri – Front Desk

Sherri
Hi, I’m Sherri and I have been a member of Dr. Fu’s staff since 1999.  I am the friendly face working the front desk greeting our patients, scheduling appointments and answering any financial or insurance questions our patients might have.  I enjoy reading, traveling, cheering on our Chicago sports teams, volunteering in the Woodridge community, spending time with friends & family.