Meet the Doctors

“Expert care with a personal touch”

Dr. Michael J. Whitted, DDS

Dr. Michael J. Whitted

Dr. Michael Whitted completed his undergraduate education at the University of Northern Iowa, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry, he went on to attend dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is happily married to his wife, Anna, and he is a very proud father to his three sons Michael, Johnathan, and Christopher. Dr. Whitted was an associate dentist in Naperville, Illinois for three years before opening his own practice in South Elgin, Illinois in May of 2006.

Dr. Whitted and his family have fallen in love with the Fox Valley area and are proud to call it home. Living within minutes of the office offers a convenience and flexibility to both himself and his patients. Dr. Whitted and his family are involved in the local community and he loves running into patients around town; whether it be at community event, Saint Patrick’s school or church activity, a high school sporting event, or even while out to dinner at a local restaurant.

Dr. Whitted is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), Chicago Dental Society (CDS) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). These organizations allow him to stay up-to-date with all the recent changes in the field of dentistry, through the many hours of continuing education he and his team receives each year.

Dr. Ryan Skale, DDS, DABCDSM

Dr. Ryan Skale grew up in Northbrook, IL before completing his education in Ohio where he received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and doctoral degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Following dental school, Ryan was selected to a competitive program at the Bay Pines VA hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida where he received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Skale began working at Michael J. Whitted & Associates in July of 2009. Recently Dr. Ryan completed a lengthy and challenging Mini Residency and Hands-On Residency program with the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Research Centre, totaling more than 200 hours of continuing education in TMJ pain, clicking/popping, headaches, snoring, and sleep apnea. His board credentialing and extensive training in the treatment of these disorders allow him to treat our patients more effectively.

Dr. Ryan was recently awarded Diplomate status and Board Certification with the American Board of Craniofacial Pain Dental Sleep Medicine, a status only a handful of other doctors in the state hold. We now can offer a comfortable and effective alternative to CPAP therapy by using Oral Appliances to treat Sleep Apnea. It has become his passion and goal to help improve the quality of life for adults and children by treating their TMJ / Craniofacial pain and Sleep Apnea.

Ryan’s commitment to excellence and his patient’s overall health have had a great impact on our office.

Dr. Katherine Staniek, DMD

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.