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Doctors and Team

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and team who make David J. Blackman, DDS the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Carol Stream.


Dr. David Blackman

Dr. David Blackman is a board-certified and licensed dentist with over 35 years of experience in general, cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is a graduate of the College of Dentistry at UIC where he received his Doctorate in Dental Science.

Dr. Blackman’s approach to dentistry combines decades of experience with an eye for detail, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. A customized treatment plan is created for each patient to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish. This emphasis on personal attention and individualized treatment stems from Dr. Blackman’s commitment of providing patients with the best dental care.

Dr. Blackman provides a range of comprehensive dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, implant restorations, dental crowns and bridges, along with complete general dentistry services. The professionals at David J. Blackman DDS & Associates are experienced in all areas of dentistry and offer orthodontic and oral surgery services onsite.

When he’s not at work, Dr. Blackman enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Dr. Blackman has been married to Patty for 35 happy years. They have 3 grown children. His oldest, Carolyn, is married to Andy. Dr. Blackman just became a first-time grandpa to Carolyn and Andy’s daughter.  Michelle is married to Justin, who is currently serving our country in the Army. Dr. Blackman’s youngest, his son Mark, is a junior at Marquette University.

Dr. Patrick Carroll, DDS – Oral Surgeon

Dr. Patrick Carroll is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon originally from the Chicagoland area. Dr. Carroll completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003 with honors and earned an early admission to dental school. While at Indiana University School of Dentistry, he developed an interest in surgery. He graduated with distinction in the top 10% of his class in 2007. Then he began a hospital-based residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN where he completed his training in 2011. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a tertiary care facility and Level-1 Trauma Center where Dr. Carroll was an integral part of the facial trauma and reconstruction team. In addition to various rotations in general surgery, anesthesia, and internal medicine, he was exposed to congenital deformities such as cleft lip/palate, head and neck pathology, facial cosmetics, orthognathic corrective jaw surgery, TMJ disorders, and all aspects of dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants and wisdom teeth.
Dr. Carroll enjoys private practice and impacting his patients lives in a positive way. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and exploring the great city of Chicago.

Dr. Lauren Hoye – Orthodontist

Dr. Hoye was born and raised in Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr Hoye achieved Bronze Tablet Highest Honors recognition for graduating in the top 3% of her class. She then obtained her Certified Public Accounting License and worked as a tax associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ LLP in Chicago in their Personal Financial Services division before deciding to pursue dentistry.

Dr. Hoye attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois, and was part of the inaugural class. After obtaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, she completed a 3-year orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2018. In addition to her certificate in orthodontics, Dr. Hoye earned a Master in Oral Sciences degree for her research pertaining to the accuracy of tracking orthodontic tooth movement using Dental Monitoring smartphone technology. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and both the Midwest and Illinois Societies of Orthodontists. Dr. Hoye is honored to have become part of a profession that can change peoples’ lives through improving facial aesthetics and instilling confidence in their appearances.

She currently resides in Chicago with her husband, Jim. In her free time, Dr. Hoye enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and traveling.


Liz – Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I work with each individual patient, establishing their current oral health and answering any questions they may have to make their experience with us more comfortable. I love to build great relationships with my patients and their families and I’m always learning new techniques to make their dental experience better and more comfortable. I live in the western suburbs with my husband Kenny and our daughters Olivia and Juliana. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Heather – Office Manager

Working in this office as long as I have, I think of our patients more like friends I get to visit with every six months. I love building relationships with patients that extend past the dental office. Our doctors are friendly and easy going, and when it comes to your complete dental and oral health, they are the best! I live in the western suburbs with my husband, Tom, and our children, Alyssa and Thomas. I enjoy working out, taking walks with my husband and watching our kids’ sporting events.

Betty – Patient Care Coordinator

I am one of the newest team members to join the Dr. Blackman & Associates dental family. Even though I have only been here for a short time, it feels like I’ve always belonged. I have been a Patient Care Coordinator for over 25 years. I take great pride in helping others have the smile they deserve. I love that so many friends and neighbors already are patients here. I have been married for 27 years and have 2 grown children and one adorable granddaughter. I enjoy attending dental seminars, gardening, walking and most days cooking. I am very fortunate that I can walk to work. I look forward to being a part of this wonderful team for a very long time.

Kathy – Dental Assistant

Working in this office is like working with family. We love to laugh and have a lot of respect for one another. Our doctors are truly wonderful at what they do and treat patients with the absolute best care available. I think it’s very important to listen to what patients needs and concerns are so we can give them a great dental experience. I am married with three sons, grandchildren, two cats and a parrot. I love to go to classic rock concerts, take walks, go for bike rides, swim and go on vacations!

Missy – Dental Assistant

In all of my years of dental assisting, I have never worked with a more caring office. The doctors and staff truly care about their patients and each other. We know that a patients time is important and their care is our priority. In our office, we maintain a calm and easy going attitude to make our patients feel comfortable while using the newest and latest in dental technology. I love spending my free time riding my horse, cooking, painting, gardening or just spending time with my friends and family.

Laura – Dental Assistant

I help our patients develop the confidence and self-esteem that comes with a beautiful smile. We work with people of all ages, so we encourage everyone to participate in their treatment and educate and motivate them to maintain good oral hygiene. I love seeing our patients’ smiles when they’ve had a great experience in our office! I live in the western suburbs with my husband Rocky and two children, Stella and Michael. I love spending as much time as possible with my family and friends.

Andrea – Dental Assistant

I’ve been a patient at this office since 2003 and over the years Dr. Blackman and his wonderful team have always treated me very well. Luckily, I’ve been given the great opportunity to become a part of this team that is more like a family. Being an assistant allows me to treat our patients with the same care and respect that I have always received. I am also bilingual and happy to assist our Spanish speaking patients. On my days off you can find me spending time with family, my boyfriend, or my two American Staffordshire Terriers that I love to spoil.

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