DENTAL TEAM


Dr. Lili Paz, DDS

Dr. Paz grew up in Elgin, IL and attended Burlington Central High School. She graduated from Greenville University in southern Illinois where she double majored in Biology and Chemistry. After her bachelors, she worked in translational research in the area of infectious diseases for several years. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas – Health San Antonio.After her dental education, Dr. Paz relocated back to the Chicagoland area where she enjoys being a family dentist. “I’m passionate about providing high quality, comfortable, and comprehensive care for our patients because I believe in the importance of dental health and its connection to overall health. When patients come to see us, my goal is to help them understand my recommendations so they can make confident decisions about their dental care.” Dr. Paz is also a member of American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Paz and her husband Renzo live locally with their three children Liam, Alessandro, and Sebastian. They enjoy going out as a family, watching movies, and visiting with friends and family.


Dr. Gary Dettman, DDS

Dr. Dettman obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Loyola University Chicago in 1982. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Illinois in 1986. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, McHenry County Dental Society, and Marengo Union Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Basile and Dr. Dettman have been married for 27 years.



Dr. Martha Basile, DDS

Dr. Basile graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and worked as a dental hygienist while going to dental school. She graduated from University of Illinois Dental School in 1987. Her love of dentistry started with her father who is now a retired dentist. She worked in his office all through high school and college and is lucky to have inherited some of his patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the McHenry County Dental Society. She loves spending time with her husband, and two cats. She also enjoys reading, walking, and shopping.


Trisha, Office Manager

Trisha has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She enjoys working with people and is glad to be a part of the Marengo Dental staff since 2018. She loves to cook, golf ,hiking, travel and spend time with family and friends.


Amy, Receptionist 

Amy joined our team at Marengo Dental in July 2022. She is one of our full time, dual-trained employees who works as a receptionist and chairside dental assistant. She brings over 20 years of experience to our team. She is certified in coronal polishing and pit fissure sealant. She enjoys making people smile and making our patients comfortable at their dental visits. She loves spending time with her husband and two children, specially watching them at all their sporting events.


Theresa, Hygienist

Theresa joined our team in 2018. She grew up in Woodstock as the daughter of a Dentist and began her passion for dentistry.

She currently lives with her husband Jeff in Rochelle, they have two children, and one grand-child. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, camping, reading, travel and playing cards and board games.


Genia, Hygienist

Genia obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Milwaukee Area Technical College at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has worked at Marengo Dental since 2002. She enjoys her coworkers as well as her wonderful patients. She stays current by attending continuing education classes and keeping up with any and all new dental advances.
Genia is married to David, and has three wonderful married children. Her nest is never empty because of her nine beautiful grandchildren. Her greatest accomplishment is her family.


Anastasia, Hygienist

Anastasia has been in the dental field for 18 years. She obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Harper College in Palatine IL. She is a Marengo city resident her whole life. She has two children that are actively involved in sports and other activities. She has three cats and two dogs.


Lindsey, Hygienist

Lindsey obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Rock Valley College in Rockford IL. She is a Crystal Lake resident her whole life. She has one child that is actively involved in sports and other activities. She loves to enjoy her free time with her son, family and friends. 


Sarah H., Lead Dental Assistant

Sarah began her carrier as a dental assistant in 2020. She started working at Marengo Dental in April 2022 as a chairside assistant for Dr. Paz, Dr. Dettman, and Dr. Basile. She now oversees the ordering of the office’s dental supplies. As a Lead DA she provides oversight, leadership, and mentorship to fellow dental assistants. She assists in the efficiency and functionality of patient care. She enjoys being with family and friends. 


Payton, Dental Assistant

Payton joined Marengo Dental in January 2023. She graduated from North Boone High School and is continuing her education at Rock Valley College to obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene. She helps to keep our office clean and organize. She also likes to help patients feel more at ease by providing a friendly face and engaging in conversation. She loves  to spend time with family and friends.


Contact Us


Ph: (815)568-1202

Fax: (815)568-0286 
110 E Washington St  Marengo, IL 60152 [email protected]

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