Dentist in River Forest, IL


Gina Piccioni, D.M.D.

Dentist in River Forest, IL

River Forest Dental Studio

Dr. Gina Piccioni was born and raised in Pennsylvania where her interests in biology and fine art were initiated and developed at a young age. Because she graduated high school as 1982's Salutatorian, she was accepted into Albright College's Biology/Pre-Med curriculum as a Walton Scholar. Under the guidance of her career counselor at Albright, Dr. Gehres, she participated in a dental externship and was "bitten" by the idea of becoming a dentist.

Dr. Gina was accepted to the University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine, and during her last summer break went to Tallahasse to complete a dental externship for the Federal Department of Corrections. She returned and graduated with the class of 1990 to then immediately head west to attend a General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado's Health and Science Center. This residency provided insight into hospital dentistry, oral surgery, anesthesiology, pediatric dental care, and treating the compromised patient.

In 1994 Dr. Gina moved to Chicago to call it home and has been practicing dentistry in the area ever since. She is a member of the AGD (pre-fellow) IAGD, and recently the AACD. Dedication and respect for her profession and career has her attending many seminars and online sites to stay current with the ever changing technology that makes dentistry better than ever for her patients. She became the owner of River Forest Dental Studio in 2012, and enjoys providing compassionate dental care to all her patients.


Christine M Tavolacci, R.D.H.

Chris Tavolacci received her education at William Rainey Harper College and graduated with high honors in 1987 with an Associates degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene. This program provided comprehensive training in periodontology, clinical skills, and the applications of microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, oral pathology and community care in dental hygiene. While in the dental hygiene program, Chris was president of her class and president of the Harper chapter of SADHA, Students of the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Chris has attended numerous continuing education courses since graduating and was certified by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in the administration of local anesthesia in 2002.

Chris has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for 20 years and has been working with Dr. Hartmann for 15 years. She is married and has three sons. She enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Riley.


Ann Marie Suter, R.D.H.

Ann Marie received her Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1994, from Prairie State College. Annually Ann Marie commits upwards of 150 hours to continuing education seminars and self-study. She has special interests in nutrition as a means to help control the systemic and dental disease. Ann Marie prides herself with the ability to collaborate with patients to achieve better care.

Ann Marie was born and raised in the Western Suburbs and is raising her 4 children in Berwyn. For fun she is a figure skating instructor and is often at sporting events cheering for her children.


John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

Dentist in River Forest, IL

River Forest Dental Studio

Dr. Hartmann received his Bachelors degree with highest honors from Elmhurst College majoring in Biology. From there he went to dental school at Loyola University and graduated in 1980.

He received additional training in a general practice residency program also at Loyola Medical Center. This program provided advanced training in the fields of oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry as well as anesthesiology and treating medically and mentally compromised patients. He has also had experience treating geriatric patients and was the attending dentist at several nursing homes.

Dr. Hartmann has been in private practice at the same location in River Forest since 1981.

Dr. Hartmann has a wife and three grown children. His interests include fishing, hunting, boating and scuba diving and enjoys all forms of outdoor activities.

Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio