The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff, including their training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. James L. Discipio
Dr. James L. Discipio received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1984 and his Master of Science Degree in 1985. Included among his professional memberships are the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Jim and his wife Nancy have three children, Nicholas, Jake and Jenna Darlene, all who are married, and two grandchildren, Sadie and Jack. Time permitting, Dr. Jim enjoys fishing, basketball and running. His dedication to family, continuing education and excellence in dentistry has contributed to his growing list of loyal patients.
Dr. Joseph V. Discipio
Dr. Joseph V. Discipio is a graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry and has been in practice for over forty years. He maintains active membership in several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Discipio is the past president of the Chicago Dental Society and was given the prestigious honor of being named ‘Alumnus of the Year’ of Loyola University School of Dentistry. He also holds the position of state dental examiner for the North East Regional Boards. Dr. Discipio has three sons and eight grandchildren and enjoys fishing and gardening. The success of his practice is credited to his caring approach and conscientious work ethic.
Mary - Office Coordinator
Mary has been in the dental profession and worked at the same dental practice for over 40 years, attributing this longevity to her love of dentistry and the many wonderful patients she has encountered on a daily basis at Dr. Discipio's office.
She is a graduate of the Morton College Dental Assisting Program and Elmhurst College, is married and has four children. Mary enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, doing home projects and volunteering at the West Suburban Homeless Shelter and Greater Food Depository.
The favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and helping them achieve/maintain optimum dental health. She is proud to be a part of the Discipio dental family.
Kathy - Business Assistant
Kathy is a graduate of the Morton College Dental Assisting Program and has been with Dr. Discipio's office since 1980. She began as a clinical dental assistant and presently works at the front desk. Kathy enjoys being around people, which is what makes her job so rewarding. She also enjoys spending time at the Morton Arboretum and sharing her passion for hockey with her two adult sons.
Karla - Clinical Assistant
Karla is a graduate of the Everest College Dental Assisting Program and is a certified dental assistant. She has been in the dental profession for over four years and loves every aspect of dentistry, especially her interaction with patients and seeing the transformations that great dentisty can achieve. Karla grew up on the south side of Chicago and enjoys all genres of music and the variety of entertainment that our city has to offer. She especially loves spending time with her two beautiful children and family.
Ann - Hygienist
Ann graduated from Kennedy King Hygiene Program in Chicago and has been a registered dental hygienist for 16 years, the past three at Dr. Discipio's office. One aspect of her profession that she really enjoys is the one on one interaction with patients and helping them improve their oral hygiene, which contributes to their overall better health. In her free time, Ann spends time in Michigan with her family -- swimming, boating and just relaxing.