Wonderful Staff

Meet the dedicated staff at Palit and Wansten Dentistry

  • Each staff member has more than¬†fifteen years of experience in the dental field
  • Our staff works as a team to exceed the CDC and OSHA sterilization and office safety guidelines
  • We comply with HIPAA and patient privacy guidelines
  • We have regular in-service training to ensure that our staff is up to date with the most current dental techniques
  • We will take the time to¬†listen to all of your questions and concerns

Joan – Front Desk CoordinatorJoan has been a dedicated part of the practice for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Joan relocated to the Midwest years ago. She is an experienced 5k runner (but ask her about her marathon experience!) and enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.


Cathy – Dental AssistantCathy has been a part of the team for 15 years and being a Lake Bluff native, she loves catching up with all of the patients when they come in for their dental visits. She enjoys cooking and traveling and will chat for as long as you let her about dogs.

Lake Forest Dental Office - Dr Sonya Palit, Dr Josh WanstenVanessa – Dental Hygienist

Vanessa has been keeping teeth clean in Lake Forest by using the latest training and technology and a gentle approach. Her patients love her tips and tricks for keeping a healthy mouth and she is great when working with children.