James Bertini, D.D.S

Diploma: DDS, Loyola Dental School 1986-1990, BS, Loyola University, 1982-1986

Memberships: American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

Upon graduation in 1990, I completed a 1 year general practice residency at North Chicago VA Hospital and Great Lakes Naval Base (1990-1991) Certificate received. I am married and have two children, Nicole and Danielle. I enjoy providing customized dentistry to my patients which includes dental implants. I look forward to meeting you and your family. My hobbies include hot rods and sports.

Peter J. Galdoni, D.D.S

Attended Marquette University and Loyola School of Dentistry.

Memberships: American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

I am married to Maureen and we have four boys and two dogs. My hobbies include music and sports. Professionally, my goal is to provide high quality, personalized dental care in accordance with my patients’ needs and desires.

Shari Bertini

Office Manager

Diplomas: BA Loyola University Chicago, MA Concordia University, River Forest

My name is Shari. I have worked for Morton Grove Dental Associates since it opened in 1991, first as a Dental Assistant/Front Desk receptionist, and now as the Office Manager. I have a bachelors degree in education and a masters degree in curriculum and instruction. I taught Elementary Education for 4 years before starting our family. We have 2 girls. Nicole is now an elementary school teacher and Danielle attends the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, majoring in both psychology and communications. We have lived in Park Ridge since 1999 and share our home with a shih tzu/pekinese named Cookie. I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.

I believe in getting to know the specific needs of each patient so that I am better able to add a much appreciated “personal touch” to your dental experience, and make it as comfortable as possible for each of our patients. There probably isn’t a dental question that you can ask me that I won’t be able to answer. I will always greet you with a friendly smile the moment you walk in our door!

Rita Spatuzza

Dental Assistant

Diploma: Associates, Triton College

I am a certified dental assistant. I have been a dental assistant for over 16 years. I also have experience in different areas of dentistry, such as oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics. I recently received my certification in coronal polishing and sealants. I speak Spanish and Polish. I enjoy meeting new people and traveling.

Jennifer Daleiden

Dental Hygienist

Diploma: Kennedy-King/UIC Dental Hygiene Memberships: American Dental Hygienists Association

I earned an Associates Degree in Applies Sciences-Dental Hygiene. I am a registered Dental Hygienist with certification to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. My main purpose as a dental hygienist is to instruct, educate, and guide my patients in proper oral health. Outside of the dental office, I go home to my husband, my baby boy and our dog, Shadow. When I’m not at work, I spend as much time as possible snuggling with my precious baby, learning to cook and decorating our home. I truly enjoy caring for my patients each day, and look forward to meeting new ones!

Kristine Korzun

Office Assistant

I first experienced the office as a young patient. I was then hired to work full-time as a dental assistant and front desk receptionist. Since getting married and having 2 children, I now work part-time at the office. My husband and I have 2 children ages 9 and 7. We enjoy lots of time together including being in the outdoors, going fishing, and playing games.

I enjoy making our patients dental visits as comfortable as possible, and answering any questions or concerns that they may have. I am qualified to help each and every patient with their specific insurance plans, and help ensure that their experience at our office is as stress free as possible.

Shatha Droszcz

Dental Assistant

Diploma: Medical Assisting, Robert Morris College.

I have been working as a dental assistant for 9 years. I also live in Morton Grove with my husband and our daughter and our dog. I recently received my certification for coronal polishing and sealants. I enjoy doing surgical placement of implants and restoring implants. On my time off I enjoy going to the health club with my daughter.

Valerie Dinglasan

Lejla Vojnikovic

Angela Peterson