Joel R. Korczak
D.D.S. , M.A.G.D.
Dr. Korczak received his undergraduate training at Loyola University of Chicago prior to attending the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He graduated with honors in 1981 and has been in private practice since that time. Since then, he has received advanced training in implant and restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontic treatment. Dr. Korczak is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana State Dental Society, Northwest Indiana Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. He also holds a fellowship and a mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Patricia ("PJ") Lucido
Patricia is a 1993 graduate from Indiana University Northwest. There she completed her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and has been the hygienist on Dr. Korczak's team since then. Patricia began her work in the practice in 1987 as a dental assistant for six years before becoming a hygienist. Patricia greatly enjoys working with patients and their families and has formed numerous long-term bonds with them over her nearly 30 years in practice. She is particularly sensitive to putting nervous patients at ease during their visit. Patricia is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.
Mary began her dental assistant career in 1978 in Chicago, Illinois after attending Felician College. In her 38 years of working as a dental assistant, 11 have been with Dr. Korczak's team. Mary loves her job and coworkers. She enjoys interacting with patients and tending to their dental needs. Mary has been married for 34 years, has 3 children, and 5 grandchildren. Outside of being a dental assistant, she spends her time gardening, cooking, and horseback riding.
Nicole has been a part of Dr. Korczak's team since February of 2000. She started out as a chairside assistant while studying Business Management at Purdue University Calumet. Upon graduating with her bachelor's degree in 2003 she soon made a transition to be a part of the front office operations. Her position includes scheduling, treatment plan coordinating, financial arrangements, insurance and billing to name a few. She has been responsible for all front office operations for over 12 years. She strives to make sure all patients receive the utmost service. It is her goal to make sure each and every patient leaves the office 100% satisfied.