Peter J Waidzunas, DDS, Ltd


Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Dr.  Suite 119

Gurnee, Illinois, 60031


 Dr. Peter J Waidzunas

is a life long resident of Lake County.   Born in Waukegan, Illinois is married to Judy (Clay) Waidzunas and they have 2 children - David who has received his MBA degree with honors in Graduate School in Illinois and is formerly of Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville.  Daughter Lauren is an attorney and Healthcare Claims Consultant.

 Dr. Waidzunas attended Marquette University and the University Of Illinois College Of Dental Surgery at the Medical Center in Chicago earning both a BSD and DDS degree in 1977.


 Dr. Waidzunas has been in private general dental practice since 1977. He pursued his interest in anesthesia early in his career and has attended numerous post-graduate courses and further training ever since. Dr. Waidzunas is one of a very few general dentists in Northern Illinois to have advanced training, certification, qualifications, licensure and experience in I.V. Sedation Anesthesia. He has specialized his practice around I.V. Sedation providing patients who have not had dental care out of fear and anxiety of dental visits.


 He has current and/or previous memberships and/or certification in the following;

  • American Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Lake County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implants and Transplants
  • American Heart association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • American Orthognathic Society
  • Alumnus Pankey Institute
  • Alumnus Peter Dawson Seminars
  • Pankey Study Club




Doctor Waidzunas is proud to have some of the finest and most loyal staff members that any office could have.

Collectively, they have over 100 years of experience with Dr. Waidzunas alone! Most importantly they all enjoy coming to work every day and surrounding themselves with wonderful patients in a friendly relaxed environment.


Sue has been with Dr Waidzunas for over 40 years and has been a mainstay of the practice. She joined the office after graduating from the College of Lake County Dental Assisting certification program in 1978. She is also certified in anesthesia assisting.

She is married and has 2 grown daughters. She is a new grandmother as well!




Jessica recently joined us after  working for several years in an oral surgery office as well as general dental offices.  She brings a wealth of talent and experience to the office and as office manager, will handle insurance claims, appointments, financial issues and related matters. She will be able to answer any questions that may arise in those areas. She has  2 dogs, JoJo and Oakley and is soon to be married to Sean who has a daughter, Maddie.  Jessie looks forward to meeting and working with all of you.



Vicki has been a member of our team since 2010. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in dental hygiene in a bachelors degree in healthcare management teaching dental hygiene students in clinical hygiene.  She also teaches courses in CPR, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. Keeping you comfortable and relaxed is her main concern.




Dolores, whom we affectionately refer to as Dolly,  is a new member to our team in 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa in 1987. Upon completion of college, she worked in a variety of dental practice settings. She regularly attends continuing education programs affiliated with professional organizations in her field, such as the ADHA, McHenry County and Fox Valley Dental Hygiene Associations. She is committed to improving the oral health of our patients by providing comprehensive dental hygiene care. Her gentle touch and enthusiastic personality help keep patients comfortable and at ease. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her husband and family.


Jen is the newest member of the office staff.   Jennifer completed her Dental Hygiene degree in 2012 from the College of Lake County, IL.  She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association & Illinois Dental Hygienists Association of Lake/McHenry County.

Jennifer truly loves her work in dentistry and being a part of a fantastic practice.  She strives to build a rapport with each patient as well as a comfortable experience.  She loves laughing, family time, traveling, fishing, reading, walking her dogs, and being outdoors.  She and her husband Jim, have 3 children; Blake, Garrett & Grace.


Danette joined the office in 1985 after working with several other Lake County dentists. She had the title of office manager, handled all billing, financial and insurance related matter. She was also in charge of the arts and crafts department within the office! Danette is also certified as an anesthesia assistant. She retired this year but occasionally fills in when someone is out or on vacation.




Carla is a licensed registered dental hygienist. She’s been with Dr. Waidzunas since 1983 after working for other dentists in Wisconsin and Illinois. She attended dental hygiene school in Madison, Wisconsin. Carla is a member of the American dental hygiene association and attends their local monthly continuing education meetings.  Patients know that when they’re treated by Carla, their personal comfort and family interests are her first concerns. She also retired last year. She too is missed by patients and staff.





Phone: 1.847.336.7300

Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Drive  Suite 119

Gurnee, IL  60031