Meet the Team – Davis & Langefeld Family Dental
Paulene – Front Office Administrator
Paulene is the first face you will see when visiting the office. She loves welcoming our patients, and making them feel comfortable from the moment they walk in. Paulene has over 27 years of dental business administrative experience. Her forte is insurance, in which she loves being a patient advocate. She assists our patients in utilizing their dental benefits efficiently in order to get the treatment they need. We know insurance can be confusing, so she will gladly answer any questions and help navigate the process for you.
She loves spending time with her family. Paulene is also a big dog lover. Her furry pride and joy is her 5 year old Shih-Tzu, Bandit.
Judy – Dental Assistant
As our whitening specialist, Judy is more than happy to discuss ways that we can help brighten your smile. She loves being a dental assistant, and especially enjoys getting to know our patients to provide personalized attention and care. She knows that some patients are nervous about coming in for dental treatment, and works hard to change that. Let her know what music you’d like to listen to and if you need a pillow to feel more comfortable- she will even hold your hand if you need it!
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, two kids, and the rest of their family.
Diane – Registered Dental Hygienist
Diane has been a dental hygienist for 30 years. Her dental career began when she started working for her father who was a dentist. From there, her love of educating patients about their oral health grew. If you have any questions, Diane loves to answer them and provide tips and tricks for improving your hygiene routine at home.
Diane lives with her husband in the downtown area of Palatine. She enjoys traveling, cooking and learning about wellness.
Geri – Registered Dental Hygienist
Geri provides our patients with preventive care to help them keep a healthy mouth for a lifetime. While educating her patients is an important aspect of her job, she appreciates learning from them as well. She loves that every patient is different and getting to know each one is a treat for her. In our office, patients are treated like family with nothing but the highest quality care and results.
Geri and her husband, Rob, enjoy their two sons, two daughters-in-law, and their wonderful grandchildren. Her time outside the office is spent in Jazzercise, walking, gardening, baking cookies, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes!
Jane – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jane’s number one priority is her patients’ oral health, so in addition to providing cleanings and placing sealants, she also offers personalized education for effective home hygiene. Having good oral health is also vital to overall wellness, so she makes sure her patients understand why keeping their mouth clean is so important.
Her free time is spent with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys hiking, playing Bunco, bowling, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers! (She maintains a healthy rivalry with Dr. Langefeld, who is a big Bears fan. You can feel free to give her a hard time, too!)