Dr. Ursitti has been in private practice since 1995 and first opened the doors to All About Kids Dentistry in January of 2002. For her, the best part of this job by far is providing the highest quality of oral healthcare possible for the children of this community while also building long-lasting relationships with their families. She always approaches each patient with genuine warmth and compassion and can’t wait to help them achieve the healthy, happy smile they deserve. If you’re interested in learning more about her, just keep reading below.
Dr. Ursitti grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where a close neighbor (who was attending dental school) once gave her a dental mouth mirror. He was a big influence on her, so she started playing dentist in her free time, even setting up a small chair and a side table in her basement. She checked everyone’s teeth – her family, her friends, even her pet poodle Sheba! As she grew older, she realized how much she liked working with her hands and learning about science. Slowly, it became clear that dentistry was the perfect way to combine both passions while also making a big difference in people’s lives. Over time, she found herself particularly interested in treating children, so she focused her efforts on pediatrics – and the rest is history.
Dr. Ursitti pursued her dental doctorate at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, followed by a General Practice Residency at New York Hospital. She then completed her advanced training in pediatrics at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a pediatric residency at Beth Israel Hospital. In conjunction with her pediatric training, she won a National Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for research on Pharmacological Agents for Behavior Management. Today, she is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, which represents her commitment for this field through rigorous examinations and lifelong learning.
Today, Dr. Ursitti has completed countless continuing education courses (including tongue/lip tie treatment with laser dentistry) and makes an effort to stay involved with organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels. She is the Director of the NW Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society, a former Trustee for the State Dental Society of Illinois, the President Elect of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, and a former Delegate for the American Dental Association. She is currently a member of the following organizations:
Dr. Ursitti was raised in a traditional Italian-American family and always makes it a priority to spend quality time with loved ones. Today, she and her husband Patrick have one son named Gianni, and they live on a small ranch with a barn in Barrington Hills. They enjoy downhill skiing, traveling, playing golf, cooking at home (especially Italian food around the holidays), taking long walks through the hills of the neighborhood, and especially working outdoors on their little ranch. As for personal hobbies, she used to participate in choral singing and would love to get back into it one day. She still has a very deep appreciation for the arts!