Chris Pallotto, DDS

Our owner and general dentist is a 1986 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Pallotto has been a consultant to the dental implant industry and has lectured internationally on the subject of dental implants and tissue regeneration. He holds numerous professional memberships including the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Duyen Tran, DDS

Our General Dentist, grew up in Chicago, Illinois where she completed her Doctor in Dental Medicine training at Midwestern University and received the Award of Excellence in Patient Care.

Growing up, she has always had a terrible and traumatic dental experience. Being in the patient’s perspective, Dr. Tran personally understands the importance of meeting the right doctor who can properly diagnosis, treat, and educate patients in oral health and overall wellness. Dr. Tran is committed to making a difference in the community. Her goal is to deliver a positive dental experience with emphasis in comprehensive dental care, patient education, and comfort. She is a dedicated practitioner who commits to life time learning through evidence based dentistry and continuing education courses to treat her patients with the latest knowledge and technology. Dr. Tran is devoted to provide care for the underserved communities and desires to continue her travels in hopes to deliver dental care locally and abroad. She is an active member of community outreach programs, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.

Patrick Carroll, DDS

Dr. Patrick Carroll is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon originally from the Chicagoland area. Dr. Carroll completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003 with honors and earned an early admission to dental school. While at Indiana University School of Dentistry, he developed an interest in surgery. He graduated with distinction in the top 10% of his class in 2007. Then he began a hospital-based residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN where he completed his training in 2011. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a tertiary care facility and Level-I Trauma Center where Dr. Carroll was an integral part of the facial trauma and reconstruction team. In addition to various rotations in general surgery, anesthesia, and internal medicine, he was exposed to congenital deformities such as cleft lip/palate, head & neck pathology, facial cosmetics, orthognathic corrective jaw surgery, TMJ disorders, and all aspects of dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants and wisdom teeth. Dr. Carroll enjoys private practice and impacting his patients lives in a positive way. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and exploring the great city of Chicago.

Meet Our Team


Our hard-working, dedicated, and friendly dental team at Oak Dental Associates is thrilled to help you become proud of your smile! We work alongside our dentist, Dr. Pallotto, to deliver dental care in Oak Lawn, Illinois, that is beyond your expectations. If you would like to get to know us a little better, please feel free to browse through our photos and give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

Check back soon to meet our team!

December 10, 2013 Dentistry From The Heart