This TEAM is our "Most Valuable Practice Asset" - MVPA!

They have helped us care for you from a few years to over twenty-six years.  Call us! - You will hear and understand why they are our "MVPA's" and how much WE CARE!! 





Sandy Roberts 


Sandy has been a valued member of the Highland Park Dental Care since 1994.  Sandy is the proud mom of two exceptional daughters and grandmother to five adorable, brilliant grandchildren.  She graduated from the University of Illinois and has worn many hats in her working years.  In former lives she was a teacher, credit manager, softball coach and sharpshooter.  Her current hobbies include reading and making jewelry.  She also officiates wedding ceremonies!  She has been a member of the Highland Park Dental Care team for over 20 years and still cannot believe that she gets paid for doing what she loves:  providing exceptional personalized service to many wonderful patients.  In an effort to better serve their needs, Sandy continues to participate in industry related classes to remain current and informed.


Nancy Putnam






Nancy joined Highland Park/Lake Bluff Dental care in 2010.  She continues to study her mentor Sandy in an ongoing effort to meet and exceed patient expectations as Sandy has done for so many years.

Nancy's various adventures have included a 20 year career in finance, followed by time spent in the culinary industry. As a pastry chef, she once spent her days baking up to 30 pies a day!  She enjoys Thanksgiving much more now that she's no longer on the "pie clock" and can bake and spend time with her family, friends and five rescue animals.

Nancy enjoys physical fitness, reading and volunteering for PAWS Chicago.  She is a vocal proponent of animal adoption!





Ann Lindquist

Ann has been with Dr. Knudson's practice since 1999.  She received her dental hygiene degree at the University of Michigan Dental School.  Ann is a favorite of long-time patients and continues to educate herself on the newest industry standards of care and oral health.  She has been married for 34 years, has 3 children, one granddaughter and one "granddog".  Ann currently resides in Deerfield where she loves to plan trips, cook, and read and attend Ravinia summer concerts.


Patti Pulkownik


Patti has been a hygienist for 20 + years.  She graduated from Harper College with honors.  She grew up in Chicago and moved to Lake Forest in 1991 to raise a family.  Patti continues to learn the latest technology in dental hygiene and loves learning and growing.  She volunteers at church and also presents seminars on leadership.


Kellie Syvertson


Kellie has been working with Dr. Knudson since 2012.  She lives on the north shore with her husband and daughter.  Kellie loves oral hygiene education, preventive dental care and the Baltimore Ravens !