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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 over 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.


Nathan Pinsky, D.D.S.

Dr. Pinsky grew up in Chicago and Park Ridge, IL with his parents and two younger brothers. Dr. Pinsky attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a bachelors in both Molecular & Cellular Biology and Psychology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University, School of Dentistry. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Pinsky attended a general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Through Northwestern's program, Dr. Pinsky developed confidence in treating medically complex individuals in a wide variety of dental procedures ranging from dental extractions and implants, to root canals and preventative care.

Dr. Pinsky lives downtown in Streeterville with his fiancée, Kirsten, and their dog, Koda. When not working, Dr. Pinsky enjoys playing guitar and piano, as well as fishing, snowboarding, basketball, and tennis.