Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Leslie

Head Dental Assistant

I love seeing people leave happy. First-time patients may come in and have a certain level of fear or worry about treatment. I tell them they have nothing to fret about: Dr. Franklin is truly gentle and we offer dentistry with a pleasant touch!

I assist Dr. Franklin with all procedures and work directly with patients. I take X-rays, provide chairside assistance, and offer home-care instructions after oral surgery or other procedures. I also oversee our other dental assistants, I am the infection control officer, and handle billing and treatment planning. I’m here to help, and always with a smile!

During my time off, I love being with my children, especially when we’re playing sports or swimming. I also like shopping excursions and travel every chance I find.


Charles

Collections Maneger

I attended Chicago Public Schools and have a Bachelors in Economics from Northwestern University. I have worked  in various fields such as banking, information technolgy, and social service. I first worked with Pleasant Touch Dental as office manager in the 1990's before embarking in the field of advertising. I enjoy, reading, photography, and astronomy. What I like most about Pleasant Touch Dental is the warm, kind hearted, friendly staff and our wonderful patients. I especially like knowing that our patients feel better off once experiencing Dr. Franklin and the staff of Pleasant Touch Dental.


Ronita

Dental Assistant

I will be assisting the doctor during your treatment with everything from taking X-rays and ensuring you feel comfortable during your visit to providing post-appointment care instructions and teaching oral hygiene techniques to maintain your oral health.

I love working with the Pleasant Touch Dental team because not only do they really care about the work they do, they also ensure the patients are well educated on all the options available to them and the procedures they will undergo. Dr. Franklin leads by example in practicing gentleness, patience, and precision. It’s a great feeling to work with a team that takes pride in the care they provide. They are the embodiment of patient-centered care.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, volunteering with Chicago Cares, and walking my dog. You might also see me jogging around town!

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