Brianne M.

The staff is fantastic and so friendly!  I really enjoyed coming and you will certainly see me back there!

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Giana Paterno, D.M.D.

I grew up in Elmwood Park, Illinois and received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University. I went on to earn my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  While in dental school, I was a two-time recipient of Dr. Cascio award for clinical excellence and participated in several community outreach programs. I volunteered at Northwest Community Healthcare mobile dental clinic servicing residents of Elk Grove, Palatine, Wheeling, and Schaumburg.

I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentist, and the Arcolian Society.  I regularly attend meetings and continuing education seminars to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the dental field and am a certified Invisalign provider.

I am very passionate about dentistry and believe in patient education so that my patients can make informed decisions when it comes to their health care. I enjoy being a general dentist because I am able to treat an entire family, from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between.  It is important to me that all patients feel comfortable throughout their dental treatments.




Dr. Marco Colella, DMD

Dr. Marco Colella was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois.  He attended Benedictine University where he participated in genetic research and earned a Bachelors degree in Health Science.  He then proceeded to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

After graduating Dr. Colella moved back to the Wheaton area and began working in St. Charles.  He also began participating as a volunteer dentist at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic which helps many patients who have limited access to quality dental care.

When not in the office Dr. Colella greatly enjoys spending time with his fiance, his family, and friends.  Dr. Colella is a big fan of traveling and likes to experience different cultures through food and travel.  He enjoys fitness whether it is working out at the gym or mountain biking.  He is an avid reader, especially when pertaining to dentistry and changes in technology and techniques.  Dr. Colella also loves to cook, feel free to swap recipes with him as well!




Dr. Danielle Kerger, DDS

I was raised in Aurora, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Upon graduation, I moved to Omaha, Nebraska to study at Creighton University School of Medicine where I earned a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences. Researching was an amazing experience, and I loved Creighton so much that I decided to stay there to attend Creighton University School of Dentistry. I had a wonderful experience at the dental school, serving as a student teacher in prosthodontics, receiving numerous scholarships, the Pediatric Award of Excellence, and graduating with honors.

I am a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. I have also received Invisalign certification and have extensive experience with digital dentistry.

I reside in Wheaton with my husband and three beautiful daughters. We love spending time together as a family, and exploring all of the things that Chicagoland has to offer!

I look forward to meeting you and providing you with excellent dental care.





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We know you have your choice of where you go to the dentist, so we want to thank you for choosing our practice.

Second Street Dental

Second Street Dental is a modern dental clinic, specialized in diagnostics and treatment of dental and oral disorders. We offer comprehensive services from all fields of dentistry. In addition to high-end dental equipment, all services are provided in a comfortable, luxury environment.


Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday8:00 am - 1:00 pm*

Saturday8:00 am - 1:00 pm*



115 S. Second Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: (630) 343-5822

Email: office@second-street-dental.com