Dr. Katherine Staniek is a comprehensive General Dentist that grew up and currently resides in South Elgin. In fact, she was a patient of Dr. Whitted’s prior to joining the office as a doctor. She even shadowed Dr. Whitted as a young girl while her interest in the field of Dentistry was growing.
Dr. Staniek graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Biochemistry. Afterward, she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-IL. In addition, she completed an Advanced Education of General Dentistry at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. While attending residency she gained additional experience treating medically complex patients, handling dental emergencies, and performing difficult dental procedures.
Loving all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Staniek regularly attends continuing education seminars throughout the year to improve her dental skills and to stay up to date with the latest techniques. She focuses on making the experience at the dentist a positive one for everyone. Friendly, dedicated, energetic and intuitive, Dr. Staniek prides herself in addressing each patient’s unique concerns and needs. She is passionate about developing meaningful relationships and taking a personal interest in each patient.
Dr. Staniek is an active member of The Chicago Dental Society, The American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Polish Dental Arts. She is fluent in both English and Polish. When Dr. Staniek is not in a dental office, she enjoys spending time with her loving family and friends. Her hobbies include traveling, skiing, and cooking delicious food.