Our Team

Our staff shares Dr. Rubino’s commitment to continuing dental education. We are exceptional dental professionals who will do everything possible to give each patient the care they deserve. We participate in each patient’s visit with the goals of helping your general health and well-being through excellent oral health. We believe that patient dental education is the cornerstone to achieving these goals. View our team and you’ll see why our Chicagoland dentist office ranks as one of the best in the area.


Ross E. Rubino, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Rubino is a lifelong resident of Park Ridge. He attended Mary Seat of Wisdom, Maine South (1968), Michigan State University (1972) and UIC College of Dentistry (1977) and began his practice in Park Ridge in 1978.


Terri Rubino, RDH.

Terri was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. She attended Ferris State University, graduating in 1981 and has been working in the practice since February 1983. She is a highly skilled hygienist/gum therapist and is also our general office manager. Terri is very much a “people” person and particularly enjoys the numerous patients whom she has been seeing for many years and are now friends! Terri loves to travel and also worked on Holland America Cruises.


Kay Tousignant, RDH.

Kay Tousignant is from Michigan and received her dental hygiene from Ferris State University. Kay has many years of practical experience and taught dental hygiene at Kennedy King College and was affiliated with UICCOD. She joined our team in September of 2013.


Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson joined our team in January 2005. She has 16 years of dental assisting experience including two working in a pediatric dental practice. Kathy is an advanced dental assistant who works closely with Dr. Rubino evaluating materials and techniques.


Sara Galiano

Sara Galiano joined our team in August 2006. She is our Business Manager and Appointment Coordinator. Sara is also involved in our infection control systems and inventory control. Sara is from Harwood Heights and has a background in customer service and sales.


Jennifer Shirley

Jennifer Shirley is from Minnesota and also lived in Ohio. She received her Certificate in Dental assisting from University of Louisiana in 2002. Jennifer and her husband moved to the Chicago area late in 2013. They live in the area and have two children.


Samantha Guess

Samantha Guess joined our team in April 2012. She has 10 years of dental assisting experience and also works with Sara at the front desk. She especially enjoys working closely with our great family of patients!


Denisse Ascencio

Denisse Ascencio started with us in August of 2012 after completing a dental assisting program. She has been our hygienist/infection control assistant and is now learning to doctor assist. Denisse went to Maine West High School and lives in the area with her son.