Catherine Tepavcevic, RDH, has over 26 years of experience in all aspects of the dental field. She currently works in private practice, implementing nonsurgical protocols in order to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with various periodontal issues. She educates with a strategic view of periodontal issues and has an ability to communicate them clearly to patients. A graduate of the College of Lake County, she was honored with the Academic Excellence Award for having the highest clinic and academic grades in her class. Through sharing her knowledge and experience with patients, she helps them realize that prevention is the key to optimum oral health. She makes a great effort to make all of her patients feel that a visit to the dentist can be a positive experience.