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.

Kara Passolt Kung, D.M.D.

Dr. Kung, a graduate of the University of Iowa as well as the Midwestern University-College of Dental Medicine, is proud to be a part of the Morton Grove community. A member in good standing of many professional dental organizations, to include the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Association, Dr. Kung brings a wide variety of experience and knowledge to the Morton Grove Dental Associates team.

Dr. Kung, also known as Dr. Kara, has enjoyed getting to know and interact with our wonderful patients. She specializes in developing treatment plans based upon specific individual needs and is known affectionately for the care and compassion she exhibits.

When Dr. Kara is not in the office, she is the mother of a three-year-old daughter, Madison, upon whom she and her husband lovingly adore. She enjoys traveling with her family and experiencing new culinary delights.

Jennifer Daleiden, Dental Hygienist

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

I earned an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences-Dental Hygiene. I am a registered Dental Hygienist with certification to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. My passion and 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 and my two boys who I absolutely adore. When I’m not at work, I spend as much time as possible with my husband and children, learning to cook and decorating our home. I truly enjoy caring for my patients each day, and look forward to meeting new ones!

Melissa Waite, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Diplomas: Kirkwood Community College and Northern Illinois University.

I earned my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015 from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and completed my clinical coursework at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. While working as a Registered Dental Hygienist, I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from Northern Illinois University. I am certified to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. I love educating patients on the link between oral and systemic health and I strive to provide dental care in a positive and relaxed environment. In my free time I love to travel, read, and work out. I live with my loving husband, David, and our three dogs: two Pugs (Charlie & Maybelline) and a Newfoundland named Thor. We welcomed a beautiful daughter into our family in 2023.

Kimmy Yaras

Dental Hygienist
Diploma: Harper College

I have been a registered dental hygienist for seventeen  years working in general dentistry and periodontal offices. I earned an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences along with my certificate in Dental Hygiene at Harper College. My experience in the dental field began when I worked as a receptionist at a dental office while I was still in high school and continued into a position as a dental assistant. During my continuing education within the hygiene field I earned certification to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. I enjoy speaking with my patients and working with them to obtain excellent oral health.

When I am not working, I volunteer with local organizations such as the Cub Scouts and the local Parent Teacher Organization while also hanging out with my husband and five children. I love working with my patients and being part of the wonderful team here at Morton Grove Dental Associates.

Angela Arghiropol

Dental Hygienist
Diploma: Kennedy- King, UIC Hygiene Program

I have been a registered dental hygienist for 23 years working in general dentistry and pedodontist offices. I earned my associates degree in Applied Sciences - Dental Hygiene program in 2001. I am certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. I am very happy to be a part of the Morton Grove Dental Associates team, striving to provide high quality dental treatments and patient education. On my free time, I love to be with my family and 2 children. I enjoy traveling and going to water polo games with my daughter.

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.

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.

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. I have 2 children: Peter and Holly. We enjoy cooking, shopping, playing tennis, and spending time together.

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.

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 at the office. We now have 2 married daughters and have welcomed a granddaughter into our family in 2023. We are dog parents to a wonderful mutt named Frankie.

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!

Holly Korzun

Dental Assistant

I started coming to Morton Grove Dental as a young child. I am currently a sophomore in high school and want to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist. I enjoy working with our patients and providing a comfortable and happy experience for them. I am involved in many clubs at school as well as play on the varsity tennis team. In my free time I like to read, go shopping, and play with my dog, Hunter.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am 2:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am 7:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only  
Saturday: By Appointment Only  

Office Location

9133 Waukegan Road
Morton Grove, IL60053
 (847) 470-0001
 (847) 470-0132
 [email protected]