Dr. Petrelli is a native of the Chicagoland area. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master's in Music from DePaul University. She is also a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and has owned Glen Ellyn Dentistry since 2006. Prior to that, she has been practicing dentistry in the Chicagoland area since 2002. She is skilled in all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys treating patients of all ages. With an advanced education in both cosmetic and pediatric dentistry, she welcomes patients as early as 12 months in age. She really takes pride in her thorough examinations and treats the body as a whole rather than just "looking at the teeth". She seeks out all she can to learn the latest and greatest in the world of dentitistry. She is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She also is a member of Gordan J. Christensen's International Study Club. In 2015, she trained in Los Angeles, CA with Dr. Chao to learn the "pinhole technique", and just recently, she acquired her associate fellowship as a certified laser dentist through the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) at the Biolase headquarters in Irvine, California.
In addition to her dental background, Dr. Petrelli is an accomplished flutist/piccolist and pianist. She has played the flute with the Chicago Civic Orchestra and toured nationally throughout and after college. She has a passion for operatic music and enjoys going to performances at the Lyric Opera House in the city.
When she's not practicing dentistry, some of her favorite things to do are go to movies, golf, bowl in her bowling league, see Broadway shows, travel with her family, and take her dog (145lb English Mastiff) Sully, and (125lb Great Dane) Cash, to the dog park . She and her husband, Ben, welcomed their daughter, Harper Lee, named after the author of her favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird in 2011. Dr. Petrelli is a resident of Glen Ellyn, so you may see her walking around downtown from time to time with her husband and Harper.
"My patients are not just patients to me, they are treated like family by my entire staff. My staff and I take great pride in knowing our patients and their families well. We love when they come to their dental appointments with pictures of their new baby or house, wedding, graduation, etc. I feel like I have witnessed the growth of many children in my practice who are now off to college, and it makes me proud that they have healthy smiles." - Dr. Petrelli