Dentist in Park Ridge, IL

All of our professionals at Dr. Hogan’s office pursue continuing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. The brief descriptions below will assist in introducing our staff members to you.


Daniel E. Hogan, B.A., D.M.D.

Park Ridge, IL Dentist

Daniel E. Hogan, B.A., D.M.D. received his Bachelor of Arts from Drake University, majoring in the biological sciences. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine. While establishing his dental practice, he also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at Loyola University School of Dentistry located at the Medical Center campus in Maywood.

Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. He acted as chairman of the Park Ridge Dental Study Club in the late 1980’s. He is a member of the American College of Oral Implantologists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the ADA Clinical Evaluator Panel. In 1988 he provided content support for oral cancer and dental health information included in the Wonders of Life Pavilion at Walt Disney World.

Locally, Dr. Hogan has been very active in community organizations serving as a member of the board of directors of numerous groups including the Park Ridge Jaycees and serving as president of the Rotary Club of Park Ridge, the District 64 Caucus, elementary and middle school PTO’s and the Maine South Music Boosters. He was a youth soccer coach and an active leader of Cub Scout and Boy Scout Programs in Park Ridge. He is currently active in the Rotary Club of Park Ridge and with St. Paul of the Cross Church.

Dr. Hogan and his wife of over thirty-seven years, Mary Hogan, have two grown children. Their daughter Kate is the Deputy Features Editor for People.com and with her husband, are expecting their first child.  Their son Dan is in his fourth year of medical school, currently in his clinical rotations in Brooklyn, New York.


Mary Hogan, B.A., Office Manager

Mary Hogan, B.A., Office Manager, also graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Mary has had an active role in the practice since its inception, working behind the scenes while raising their two children to her more visible role in the office during the past ten years. Mary is adept at dealing with your insurance claims and will assist you with billing or insurance questions.

Mary maintains an active profile in the Park Ridge community having served as a director or president of numerous organizations including Park Ridge United Way, Park Ridge Pan-Hellenic, Park Ridge (Twentieth Century) Juniors, a local PEO chapter and the Development Council and Governing Board of Lutheran General Hospital. In 2001 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Rotary Club of Park Ridge and in 2003 was recognized for Excellence in Community Service by the National Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Carol Melka, B.A., R.D.H., Dental Hygienist

Carol Melka, B.A., R.D.H., Dental Hygienist, has been caring for patients in our practice since 1992. Carol earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University and went on to graduate from the Dental Hygiene program at Loyola University, School of Dentistry.  Carol enjoys the opportunity to have a good laugh with her patients and to listen to their life stories. She keeps the office energized and in good spirits. Carol has two wonderful sons whom she loves and enjoys.


Lisa G., A.A.S., R.D.H., Dental Hygienist

Lisa G., A.A.S., R.D.H., Dental Hygienist, graduated with Honors from the Dental Hygiene program at William Rainey Harper College. She has enjoyed working with patients from young children to the mature adult in the private practice setting for over eighteen years. In her free time, she likes to cook, read, travel and spend time with her husband and their children.


Kathleen McCarthy, Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a valued member of our patient care team for nearly 30 years.  Her skills as a chairside dental assistant are second to none.  Her pleasant, confident chairside manner keeps our patients feeling comfortable and well cared for during their visits.  Kathy enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their 5 daughters and their 11 growing and active grandchildren. Kathy’s busy family may be the reason she is always the voice of calm in our busy and ever-growing practice.


Andrew Cupp, B.S., Dental Assistant

Andrew Cupp, B.S., Dental Assistant. Andrew is a Park Ridge native, attended Maine South High School and is a former star of the Maine South Football team. He continued his education at Purdue University, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in May of 2009, having studied General Health Science. Andrew worked part-time for our office during his college breaks from 2006 until his graduation from Purdue. He completed certification for Coronal Polishing and for Pit & Fissure placement. Andrew completed his Master’s Degree in Medical Science in May 2012 and-and is in his final year of dental school at Midwestern University, with a planned May 2016 graduation. During his “downtime” from school, he sharpens his patient skills and clinical knowledge by assisting in our office.  Andrew enjoys working with our patients and staff and will make an outstanding dentist.


Adam Forbes, Dental Assistant

Adam is a senior pre-dental student at Purdue University and will be pursuing a career in dentistry.  He joined us two years ago in order to learn more about patient care in the dental setting and has been well trained as a chairside assistant by Kathy and Andy.  The experience he gains working with us will certainly reinforce his career choice.  Adam is a Park Ridge native, graduate of Maine South and is an experienced Red Cross Swimming Life Guard.

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