life — knowing they have a trusted dental team just a phone call away
We make decisions based on the best interests of our patients.
We generously share our knowledge through patient education, patient care and team collaboration.
We show respect for those we serve and for one another within our practice.
Peter Lo Destro, DDS
Peter Lo Destro graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1985 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in biology from Illinois Benedictine College. He continues his education yearly and has been practicing in the area for 32 years. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
He has been married to his wife, Cheri, for 36 years; they have five children, 2 boys and 3 girls, as well as 6 grandchildren. He enjoys construction projects and spending as much time with family as he can. His goal as a dentist is to help his patients as much as possible to manage their oral health in a caring, upbeat environment.
Meet Our Team
Stephanie Tidaback – Front Desk
Stephanie joined our team in 2017. She earned her associate degree in business administration, and she is thankful to now be part of a great team and a practice where she loves working with a knowledgeable and up-to-date doctor. Stephanie is the friendly voice that our patients talk to when they first walk into our office, and she tries to help patients in any way she can. Outside of work, Stephanie loves spending time with her boyfriend of 4 years, and she is very close to her parents and 3 brothers. She enjoys traveling with her boyfriend and building/redoing furniture.
Tabby Miller – Dental Assistant
Tabby has been with Dr. Peter Lo Destro since 1996. She feels that working at our practice for so long has helped bring a high comfort level and a trusting environment for patients, as they know that we have their best interests at heart. Tabby enjoys being part of a team that is very down-to-earth, and she couldn’t imagine working any place else. Tabby loves working with the doctor and the girls – to her, they are not just co-workers; they are all good friends and like family. For Tabby, the best part of coming to work is getting to see her great patients, many of which have been coming since they were kids and are now bringing their own families.
Tabby has been married to her husband, Brian, for 24 years. They have a daughter, Bella, who is 12-years-old, and a stepson, Matt, who is 27. She also has a 200-lb. dog named Otis and a cat. Her favorite thing is to spend time with her family and friends. Together, they like to go camping, “glamping,” and traveling.
Laura Zielinski – Dental Assistant
Laura has been with us since 2015, and she feels that the relationships she has built with Dr. Peter Lo Destro, her co-workers, and her patients are the best part of being with the practice. As a dental assistant, Laura contributes by being dedicated to and caring for our patients in a kind and professional way. Laura is married with three children. She enjoys baking and cooking in her spare time.
Sarah Anwora – Dental Hygienist
Sarah has been with Dr. Peter Lo Destro since 1997, but she has 25 years of experience in the dental field. She attended Prairie State College loves being a dental hygienist. She especially enjoys building relationships with all of our patients and being a part of a fun, caring team that makes coming to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Sarah is married and has two kids. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, relaxing on the beach, and hiking with her dogs.
Michelle Hereford – Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been with Dr. Peter Lo Destro since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and she is a registered dental hygienist. She has 2 boys, Mason and Jaxson. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing sports, traveling, and being with friends and family.
Kerry Burjek – Dental Hygienist
Kerry graduated from Harper College in dental hygiene. She joined our practice in 2004, but she has 27 years of experience in the dental field. Kerry loves working with a great team that is fun to be with and a doctor who is passionate about dentistry. As a dental hygienist, she always wants to make sure that our patients are comfortable and happy about coming to see us. Kerry is married with 3 boys, a dog, and a cat. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and trying new and exciting foods wherever she goes.
Rachel Kerby – Dental Hygienist
Rachel has a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Southern Illinois University, and she has been with our practice since 2014. To her, the best thing about being a part of our practice is the amazing team and patients that she gets to work with. Rachel is married with 3 kids.