About Us

Featuring a recently renovated office, state-of-the-art equipment, and a staff second to none, Haupers Family Dental is excited to welcome  you to our office.  Bucking the trend of large high-volume dental practices; Haupers Family Dental is committed to providing a personal experience to each and every patient.  Our location just outside downtown Palatine makes for easy travel, and comfortable office size will feel like home as soon as you walk through the door.  While many have all but abandoned the idea of a cozy private dental practice, we’ve put all we have into our office with confidence our patients will appreciate the personal attention.  Generous appointment times, an informative and caring staff, and a true desire to provide quality care to everyone who walks through the door is what drives us.

Don’t be surprised if you spot Dr. Mary and her family in one of Palatine’s excellent restaurants, volunteering at St. Theresa Church, or out enjoying the summer on a bike ride.

The “Family” in Haupers Family Dental applies to both the care we provide to area families as well as those deeply involved in the practice’s operation.  Dr. Mary’s father, Dr. Peter Haupers, is an accomplished Periodontist with over 30 years of experience.  Dr. Peter is an invaluable asset to our patients in helping with diagnosis and treatment of advanced Periodontal cases.

Welcome to our family, we’ll do everything possible to make you feel right at home.

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Dr. Mary Haupers


Growing up in the Northwest Suburbs, Dr. Mary Haupers attended St. Viator High School before moving on to Marquette University in Milwaukee for undergraduate studies. She stayed on at Marquette University for her dental training, graduating in 2009. The dental school at Marquette had just been given a brand new facility with the latest equipment for an exceptional learning environment.  Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Mary has had the privilege of working alongside several talented area dentists. Dr. Mary has also attended numerous continuing education seminars at some of the most well respected dental education facilities in the U.S., honing her skills and expanding her range of dental procedures to serve you better. Dr. Mary is proud to call the Palatine area her home, and looks forward to providing quality dental treatment to area residents for years to come.

Dr. Peter Haupers


Dr. Peter Haupers, Jr. was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from St. Patrick High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University at Chicago. Dr. Haupers then attended Loyola University Dental School for his dental degree and was elected class president all four years. Dr. Haupers continued to study at Loyola during his Periodontal Residency program which resulted in both a Certificate in Periodontology as well as a Masters degree in Oral Biology. After almost 20 years in practice, Dr. Haupers returned to school to obtain a second masters degree in Management from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, distinguished with Beta Sigma Gamma honors. We are fortunate to have his expertise available to assist with specialized procedures in-office.

Debbie Stortenbecker

Debbie Stortenbecker

- Dental Assistant -

Growing up in Schaumburg and attending Harper College for Hygiene school, Debbie is proud to call the Northwest Suburbs her home.   She brings invaluable experience to our office having been a practicing hygienist for the past 14 years.  Debbie is blessed to have a wonderful husband and three loving children in her life.  When not working her busy schedule she enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, concerts, and wine tastings with friends.

Debbie loves the opportunity to connect with patients on multiple levels during their visits and offering individualized support for dental needs.  If she had not become a hygienist she would have turned to nursing for a career as she truly enjoys assisting and interacting with others.  Her best advice for patients is that oral and general health are deeply intertwined with one another and should not be viewed as separate entities.  Debbie possesses all of the values Dr. Mary strives to encompass in our practice and is a perfect fit to the team.

Mayra Perez

Mayra Perez

- Patient Care Coordinator/Surgical Assistant-

Mayra brings over 18 years of experience in the dental field to our office having worked as both a periodontal assistant and a patient care coordinator.  Mayra loves meeting new people, learning about her patients’ lives, and helping make their time in the office as enjoyable as possible.  In addition to her extensive experience in the dental field, Mayra’s bubbly personality and determined work ethic make her a perfect fit to our team.

Mayra has been happily married for over 10 years and is blessed with two wonderful daughters.  When she’s not putting a smile on everyone’s face at the practice, Mayra can be found planning DIY projects in her home and studying new options for interior design.  Mayra also makes a point to regularly unwind by enjoying time with family and friends.  We’d be hard pressed to think of a better fit to our team and consider ourselves fortunate to have her as a part of our team.

Haupers Family Dental

Mon.8am - 4:30pm
Tue.8am - 4:30pm
Thur.8am - 4:30pm
Fri.8am - 4:00pm

147 E Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL 60067