Dental Personnel Placement Service, Inc

Dental Personnel Placement Service, Inc. is a small firm that offers all of the benefits and services of a larger firm, while maintaining a personal touch. We believe we provide a quality and conscientious service for our clients.
 DPPS is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to sponsor accredited continuing education. In 2005 we will sponsor 2 events involving more than 10 dynamic speakers and totaling more than 20 hours of CE credit.
 DPPS is also endorsed by The Illinois Hygiene Association. This endorsement includes the right to offer proprietary local anesthesia texts as part of our product line. In addition, our product line includes other dental publications, products, and supplies which can now be ordered on-line thru the DPPS website.
 DPPS participates and supports the annual Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting. Look for our booth this February!

Our Mission

To recruit and place professional, conscientious individuals enabling the dental office to:

  • Function at the pinnacle of success.
  • Offer the best service to the dental practice.
  • Enhance the oral health of the patients served by the dental practice.

Our Business Goals

  • Provide temporary and permanent dental personnel to fill vacancies in the dental practice.

  • Provide services such as staffing and equipment repair within 48 hours of receiving a service request.

  • Be a part of the dental team within each practice where DPPS is utilized.

  • Offer a product line of dental texts, publications and supplies that we know can positively affect the efficiency and productivity of the practice ( DPPS on-line shopping now available, click on the shopping cart icon).

  • Offer a series of ceu opportunities that we know can positively affect the efficiency and productivity of the practice.

  • Maintain professionalism in all our relationships at all times.

DPPS is Licensed by the State of Illinois to issue
CEU Credits

Endorsed by the Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association

What Clients Say About Working With DPPS

" I am writing you to tell you about my personal experience with Kathy Karwoski and her company, DPPS. I have been an Illinois licensed dentist for the past 26 years and therefore have had the need to use the services of numerous staffing agencies. Kathy's company has set itself apart from the others. Kathy has demonstrated a new level of competence in this service area of business. She provides prompt and efficient service with special attention paid to the needs and desires of my practice. Kathy's efforts to recruit excellent candidates and her conscientious follow up, are in my opinion, unmatched in this business. DPPS should be acknowledged for its relentless approach to ideally matching very qualified employees to our office. I sincerely commend and appreciate Kathy's superior efforts. Thereby, I fully endorse Kathy Karwoskiand DPPS as a much-needed addition to the field of dental staffing agencies." -Dr. Patrick J. Bannon DDS "2002"

Additional Testimonials below

Our Team

Our founder and president, Kathy Karwoski, RDH, became a dental assistant in 1982 and worked as an expanded duty assistant before returning to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has now practiced hygiene for 17 years and continues to practice on a limited basis. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Prairie State College School of Dental Hygiene and is the founder and owner of Direct Dental Supplies, Inc which is a web based supply company for dental offices.

Kathy's extensive experience and knowledge of the dental field offers each practice the opportunity to work with a dental professional who embodies a full scope and team approach to dental staffing and management. Kathy has also worked as a representative during the Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter Meetings consulting with dental auxiliaries on dental products.

Mel Siemek left a position as a bank manager to manage our permanent placement services. Her knowledge of office procedures and human resources management makes her ideally suited to fill this position.

Joy Alber, RDH was an Account Coordinator at a major banking firm before becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She served as the Administrator of the IDHA from 1991 to 1998. She is responsible for gathering the information for our Dental News Updates page which our clients find invaluable. (Picture Pending)

Sue Lubke brings her experience with project management and her strong organizational skills to bear on the huge task of maintaining our Job Guide and Seminar mailings and data bases. Every mailing you receives has passed through her competent hands. (Picture Pending)

Gene Siemek keeps our client offices functioning at the pinnacle of efficiency by maintaining their electrical and dental equipment. Gene has been an IBEW member for over 25 years. His expertise in electrical and equipment maintenance and repair brings another level of quality service to DPPS. Gene is insured through DPPS and practices that utilize our repair service between now and March 1, 2003 will be able to attend our March 22, 2003 Dental Convention FREE! (Picture Pending)

What Clients Say About Working With DPPS

"Just wanted to let you know that you run a great company. I hope that I have done well by you and that you have had positive responses from the offices that I have worked for. I really enjoy temping, it keeps me on my toes and most of all the flexibility is to die for. Thanks again".
-Bess

Dental Personnel Placement Service, Inc. has tremendously helped our busy dental office stay on its feet. Whenever we need a helping hand, they find us someone to fill in right away! This keeps our practice running smoothly! We never have to disappoint our patients by canceling appointments, because DPPS is our backup plan! The staff is wonderful! We have even hired a hygienist permanently through DPPS! DPPS is great!" -Egan Dental

"As a hygienist who is new to the Chicago area, I was provided through DPPS, the opportunity to have temporary work while seeking a permanent position. It worked out perfectly for me."- Linda King, RDH

"DPPS has always been there for me when I have had any personal needs. My hygienist I hired through DPPS has been with me for two years and I couldn't be happier with her. When I have had assisting needs the temporary help I have received has been GREAT. I have and do highly recommend DPPS to anyone in need of new personnel in their office. Thanks for your great support!- Dr. Geri Ann DiFranco DDS

"DPPS found me two permanent part-time jobs in wonderful offices. When I needed extra work, they're there for me." -Sandy Serratore,RDH

"I get hours I want, the money I'm worth, in the areas I want to work-thanks Kathy and DPPS."-Joy Lantz, RDH

"I can say in your behalf that you have a great service and that the way you help and make your clients feel, we're lucky to have a Dental Placement office such as yours! Being in the dental field as long as I have, I have come across some winners and it's hard to be honest with people because you never can tell when someone really cares, but you truly care and it shows. We (your clients) can talk to you regarding a job and also can talk to you on a personal level which is a great opportunity for us all. So if I had to say one thing to help you get people to know what your service is about I would say you have a great business and anyone who needs a helping hand finding the right staff for their office it would definitely be with Kathy and her staff! So I hope you give her a chance you'll find out you will truly love her, and her service...I do."- Traci

"DPPS is the best. You can work when you want to work, how you want to work and where you want to work."- Alice Gatley RDH

"I have enjoyed working with you and I know I will do business in the future. Thanks for being there for us! Keep up the excellent service you provide."- Dr. Roberta Foley DDS