Palatine Complete Dental
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at Palatine Complete Dental

Wouldn’t you love to find a dentist in Palatine who could meet all your family’s needs in one friendly, familiar location?

At Palatine Complete Dental, we are pleased to treat family members of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents, with honest, affordable dental care. Our valued patients find that we offer a refreshing blend of small-town hospitality and big-city amenities and technology.

Dr. Michael Unti and his team strive to provide you with such a pleasant, stress-free experience that you will know you’ve found the ideal dental home for your family.

We wouldn't be able to do what we do—and do it so well—without the fantastic people who work behind the scenes together every day to make what we do look so seamless. Our team loves visiting with our long-time patients and getting to know new families. We value you as a person and want to provide high-quality dental care that we customize for your unique needs.

Your family deserves the best that dentistry has to offer in Palatine, and our team delivers. Please spend a few moments getting to know more about us, then call us to schedule a convenient appointment.

Palatine Dentist Dr. Michael Unti

Dr. Michael Unti

Dr. Michael Unti graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in physics, with honors. His dental education started at the University of Illinois Dental School where he received a bachelors of science degree in dentistry in 1986 then his doctorate degree in 1988, graduating fifth in his class. 

From the beginning of his dental career, Dr. Unti has committed himself to achieving and maintaining excellence in dentistry. After dental school, he was awarded a Certificate of Orthodontics from the United States Dental Institute, an achievement that enables him to offer all phases of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages.

Additionally, Dr. Unti has attended numerous advanced training programs in TMJ disorders and treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, periodontal surgery, and bone grafting.

In his personal life, Dr. Unti and his wife Debbie have three children and two grand children. They are pet parents to Winny the Dog, two red-eared slider turtles, and two red-foot tortoises. Outside of work, Dr. Unti also enjoys golf, woodworking, and fixing things that need fixing.

Community Involvement

Dr. Unti is a long-time Assistant Scout Master for troop 160 and serves on the Men’s Ministry and several other committees at Living Grace Community Church in Cary, Illinois. With Living Grace. He has been on multiple mission trips to Honduras reaching the poorest of the poor with needed dentistry and the Gospel of Christ.  He is the  lead singer and manager of the Lakes Area Swing Band, an 18-piece Glen Miller/Rat Pack big band that raises funds to provide scholarships for kids who want to go to band camp. Dr. Unti is also honored to have received the Blackhawk Council Sycamore District Award of Merit and Distinguished Service Award.

Dental Associations

  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • Fellow Academy of Dentistry Int’l (FADI); currently Vice Regent and Professional Relations Chair
  • Lifetime Member Christian Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)
  • American Academy of Functional Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Functional Orthopedics
  • American Equilibration Society
  • International Academy of Orthodontics

Dr. Unti was selected as the Top Area Dentist pick by Consumer Reports in 2005 and Chicago Magazine Top Area Dentist in 2009.

Local Professional Affiliations

  • President Northwest Suburban Branch Chicago Dental Society
  • Mediation Committee Chicago Dental Society
  • Delegate to the Illinois State Dental Society's House of Delegates
  • Active in the Illinois State Dental Society's Political Action Force
  • Professional Relations Committee for the American Equilibration Society
Office Manager and Dental Assistant Donna

Donna

Office Manager/Certified Dental Assistant

Donna joined Palatine Complete Dental in 1983 after graduating from Elgin Community College and receiving her Certification in Dental Assisting. She is a lifetime member of the American Dental Assistant Association and Dental Assistant National Board.

Donna grew up in Woodstock, IL and spends her free time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, cooking, and singing in her church choir.

Dental Hygienist Juliana

Juliana

Dental Hygienist

One of our veteran staff members, Juliana has been with Palatine Complete Dental since 2002. She attended Harper College, graduating from their dental hygiene and criminal justice programs. Because of Juliana’s dedication to excellence, she has received numerous awards and honors. In 1991, she was chosen by her peers for the Most Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student and received the Community Dental Hygiene Award. For her commitment to volunteerism, she was awarded the Knights of Columbus IL State Council Auxiliary Lady of the Year Award in 2012.

Juliana loves working with her patients to help them achieve optimal dental health, which she knows can have a transforming effect on their self-esteem. She enjoys being part of a professional team with an amazing doctor, all of whom treat our patients like family.

A native of Palatine, Juliana devotes much of her free time to volunteer service, working with area charities and churches. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, and spending time with their eight children and eight (at present) grandchildren.

Dental Hygienist Christine

Christine

Dental Hygienist

Christine is a native of Algonquin, Illinois and joined Palatine Complete Dental in 2017. She attended Harper College where she received her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene.  She also has a masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University.

As a valued member of our team, Christine’s favorite part of her job is helping people. She loves knowing she’s playing a part in helping our patients stay healthy and enjoys seeing them leave their appointment with clean teeth and a big smile!

In her spare time, Christine likes to travel with her husband, see movies, try new restaurants, and see her nieces, nephew, and stepdaughter as much as possible.

Dental Hygienist Alice

Alice

Dental Hygienist

Alice is a graduate of Harper College and recently joined Palatine Complete Dental in 2020. A skilled dental hygienist, Alice was selected for the Advancement in the Art of Periodontology Award. She loves helping patients understanding the importance of healthy teeth and gums and showing them how to brush and floss properly.

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Alice speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).  She enjoys spending her free time gardening and training in equestrian sports.

 

Dental Assistant Kirsten

Kirsten

Dental Assistant

Kirsten has been part of our dental team since 1998. After taking a break for several years to stay at home with her sons, Kirsten returned on a part-time basis and is now back working with us full-time. She graduated from the dental assistant program at Elgin Community College and has also earned certification in coronal polishing and pit and fissure sealants.

Kirsten enjoys working with our patients, helping to ease their anxiety, and building trusting relationships. She encourages patients to continue making regular appointments and keeping their smiles healthy. Kirsten loves seeing a patient's smile transform, and the confidence that it gives them. She also likes working with a team of coworkers that feel like family.

A native of Lombard, Illinois, Kirsten is married with two teenage boys and a crazy, silly Australian Labradoodle named Coco. The family stays busy with kids school activities and sports, and in her free time, Kirsten also enjoys walking and cooking

Dental Assistant Heather

Heather

Dental Assistant

Heather has been a member of the Palatine Complete Dental team since 2011. As one of our skilled dental assistants, she enjoys making our patients happy and seeing the big smile on their faces when their treatment is finished.

A native of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Heather enjoys free time with her daughter, taking long walks, going boating, and spending time with family and friends.

Certified Dental Assistant Amanda

Amanda

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Amanda graduated from the dental assistant program at Elgin Community College and went on to receive her Certification in Dental Assisting (CDA). She is a native of Cary, IL and recently joined Palatine Complete Dental in 2019.  She is also a certified EMT and works at  A-TEC.

Amanda is thrilled to be part of helping to enhance our patients’ quality of life by improving their oral health. When patients come to us with a problem and afterward are pain-free or have their smiles restored, it brings them such joy and happiness! Amanda also loves working with a dentist who is so passionate and goes the extra mile for his patients to bring them the best care possible.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors biking, as well as going to country music concerts with her friends, bonfires, and cooking. 

Front Desk/Assistant Anita

Anita

Front Desk/Assistant

Anita is usually the first friendly face you see when you arrive at Palatine Complete Dental. She always has a smile to greet you and will welcome you warmly to our practice. A member of our dental team since 2017, Anita enjoys catching up with our patients and finding out what’s been happening in their lives since their last visit.

Anita was born and raised in Chicago and now resides in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, camping, reading, and walking her dogs. 

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