About Dr. Durso and Associates

Dr. Durso

Dr. Durso has been proudly serving as a community dentist in Mount Prospect since 1989. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1980, and earned his D.D.S. from the Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1984.

Dr. Durso is known in the community for combining personalized, thoughtful patient care with state-of-the-art dental technology. He is continually mastering the latest dental technologies and techniques in order to provide his patients with the best dentistry available.

Every year Dr. Durso spends several weeks providing dental services to those in need. Working with the Holy Spirit Missionary sisters and the El Nino Rey Mission Group, Dr. Durso brings necessary dental services to residents of remote mountain villages in Mexico.

Dr. Tekle

Dr. Sophia Tekle attended the University of Arizona, as well as the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

She is member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Teckle’s passion comes from the confidence she can give a patient just by practicing dentistry. She strives for a comforting, illuminating, and intimate experience for all her patients. When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys, cooking, traveling, hiking, and being with family and friends.


“A person’s oral health is important to maintain, and as a dentist, I make it my mission to convey that importance to my patients. I want my patients’ overall treatment to be relaxing, informative, and to get them closer to achieving their oral health goals. At the end of the day, I want my patients to leave my office smiling.”

Jennifer - Office Manager

Jennifer has been with our team since 2007. She is the first smile you will see as you enter our new and beautiful office. She takes great pride in assisting patients with any concerns and questions, including insurance benefits, claims processing, and scheduling.

Jennifer is married to Daniel and has two children, Danny and Stephanie. In her free time, other than spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys game night, cooking, shopping, traveling and watching movies. For the past 25 years, she has been creating beautiful memories with her talent in designing wedding flowers and floral arrangements for other special occasions.

Sue - Business Assistant

Sue has been with Dr. Durso's office since 2016. She has enjoyed her position at the front desk and likes learning the different aspects of her job.

Sue has been married for 27 years and has two children, Ryan and Karlene. She cherishes time spent with family and friends. Sue also enjoys cooking, hiking in state parks and reading true crime stories.

Lisa - Dental Hygienist

Since 1987, Lisa has been sharing her care and compassion in the field of dentistry. In 1996, she became a registered dental hygienist. Lisa joined our team in 2001. As someone who has always enjoyed helping people, Lisa lists her patients and co-workers as her favorite aspects of her job.

Originally from Glenview, Lisa graduated from Glenbrook South High School and later earned her AAS degree in dental hygiene from Harper College.

She and her husband, Jay, have two sons, Drew and Jordan, and a daughter, Kaelyn. Besides spending time with her family, Lisa enjoys cooking and traveling.

Sue - Dental Hygienist

Sue has been working as a Dental Hygienist for 30 plus years, and a part of Dr. Durso’s team since 1996. She has seen many changes over the years in dentistry, which have all been for the better in caring for our patient’s dental needs. Sue does not look at her patients as just another set of teeth, but as an individual that she would like to get to know.

Sue and her husband, Chuck, have two adult children and are adjusting to being empty nesters. Sue loves to bake in her spare time and she and her husband enjoy traveling to their favorite vacation spot, Walt Disney World.

Jan - Dental Hygienist

Jan graduated from Harper College in 1978 with an associates in science and an associates in applied science in dental hygiene. Her classmate is also practicing hygiene at this office, Sue. Jan's career volunteer accomplishments include serving the dental hygiene professional organization in the Component, State, and National levels.

In her Rolling Meadows community Jan has served asPTA president in Elementary and Jr. High schools as well as chairperson to many committees. She was the Swim Mom at both Rolling Meadows and Mount Prospect swim teams and did extensive fund raising for many aspects of the community. Jan is currently a volunteer and core team member at her church.

Her home life is being a wife to Dave (40 years 2016) and mom to Jeffrey and Jessica whom both are working in their chosen careers. Hobbies Jan enjoys Abe cooking and travel, especially cruises. Her favorite activity is organizing group cruises, educating her clients on various ports of call and taking those groups on planned shore excursions.

Samantha - Dental Hygienist

As a graduate from SIU in 2017 with a BA in dental hygiene, Samantha loves to continue learning about the newest technologies in dentistry. While studying for her master's degree in Public Health at UIC, Samantha hopes to use the knowledge she gains to help patients better value their oral health. She believes every appointment should begin and end with a smile. Samantha joined the practice in the summer of 2017. Originally from Elgin, Samantha and her fiancé Chris plan to be married in the summer of 2018. In her spare time she likes to exercise and runs multiple events every year. Spending time with her family though is always her favorite.

Sarah - Dental Assistant

Sarah officially joined our team in 2014 as a dental assistant but she was no stranger to our office. Sarah completed her internship at Dr Durso's office back in 2011, but she couldn't stay away! Sarah has always been enthusiastic about dentistry and absolutely loves her job.

In her spare time she attends many Chicago Blackhawks games, as her brother is one of the goalies for the Carolina Hurricanes! Sarah has been a great addition to our team because of her positive attitude and genuine care for the patients. We are so excited to have her back at our office.

Linda - Dental Assistant

Linda has been a chair side assistant for 20 years. She is constantly learning new and interesting approaches to dentistry as the field evolves and integrates with technology. She truly enjoys her job, her patients and co- workers.

Linda has been married to her husband Joe for 24 years and they have two children, Joey and Ryan. She and her family have lived in Mount Prospect since 1994. In her spare time Linda likes spending time with family and friends and also going to concerts and movies.

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