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Meet Our Crown Point, IN Dental Team

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Ashley, Office Administration/Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Ashley is a dental assistant who found her love for the front office. She enjoys having the opportunity to work as part of a team that feels like family and taking the time to get to know her patients. Ashley offers attentive service to help patients schedule appointments, process dental insurance claims and works on our marketing for in and out of the office along with handling the social media parts. Ashley loves spending her free time with her family which includes, photography, fishing, camping and rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Green Bay Packers. She stays busy with her daughter being involved in Girl Scouts, Softball, Soccer and is big into the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society and is very dedicated to her community service which she has gotten her daughter involved with as well. Ashley patriciates in varies charity runs in the area and even has had her daughter start running with her during these events.

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Shanna, Treatment/Financial Coordinator

Shanna first joined our practice four years ago. Originally from Valparaiso, she loves getting to see patients each and every day. She is a very creative person!

Shanna and her husband Scott have been married for 33 years. Together, they have three children and one granddaughter. Her hobbies outside of work include crafting, scrapbooking, wall vinyl, quilting, and traveling to see family.

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Monica, Hygiene/Treatment Coordinator

Monica is originally from DeMotte and has been involved in dentistry for over 25 years, first joining our staff in 2013. She received her education from Indiana University Northwest School of Dentistry and is a licensed dental radiographer. She was a dental assistant for 17 years. Her favorite part of her job is able to Interact with patients.

Monica and her husband Dave have two kids named Taylor and Tristan. When she has free time, she enjoys photography, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

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Victoria, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

With over 30 years of dental experience, Victoria says great dental work is still exciting to her! She loves working with people and that’s what makes her a great fit for her career as a dental assistant. She is originally from Chesterton and has received IU expanded training. In her time away from the office, Victoria loves walking her dog Mazey Mae, SCUBA diving, and exercising. As a child, Victoria’s parents actually had to trick her into going to the dentist’s office -- and now she can’t get away!

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Kathleen Hayes LDH, Business Coordinator

Kathleen is a licensed dental hygienist with Advanced Dental Concepts and serves as the business coordinator. Kathy is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University Northwest where she received her LDH degree. Kathy is the wife of Dr. Hayes and has been a member of Advanced Dental Concepts since it's inception in 2004.

Kathy and Dr. Hayes have 3 wonderful children and she enjoys spending quality time with her family and loves the relationships she has built with our team and our patients.

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Jamie, Dental Hygienist

Jamie is originally from Hobart, and she’s been working in the dental world for four years now, having spent the last one as a member of our team. She attended Indiana University Northwest and is also licensed to administer local anesthetic.

Jamie has a two year old son named Jackson. In her free time, she enjoys doing CrossFit, listening to music, and going to the beach.

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Allison, Dental Hygienist

Allison has been working in the dental field for 16 years now and became a member of our team 10 years ago. She attended Indiana University Northwest, where she graduated with honors. She also pursued continuing education in order to receive her local anesthetic permit. Today, her favorite part of her work is helping patients.

Originally from Crown Point, Allison and her loving husband, Terry, have been together for 16 years. They have a daughter named Breeyana, a son named Zackary, and a dog named Chloe. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

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Sally, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Sally has worked in the dental field since 1974, and she has loved every minute of it. She is passionate about working with great people and helping patients look and feel their best. Sally is certified as an expanded functions dental assistant and she is x-ray certified. Originally from Crown Point, Sally is married to Bill, and the couple have two adult daughters, Sarah and Beth and four grandchildren Emma, Eli, Jack, and Ollie. Bill is a pastor and Sally enjoys participating in church functions in her spare time. She also loves spending time with family and friends and quilting.

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Carla, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Carla has nearly four decades of dental field experience, and she has been part of our Crown Point team for 8 years as an expanded functions dental assistant. She loves spending time with patients and helping them get beautiful smiles they’ll feel proud to share. Carla studied at Purdue University and Indiana University Northwest. She is both a certified dental assistant and an expanded functions dental assistant. Originally from Shelby, IN, Carla is proud to call Crown Point home. She and her husband, Tom, are the proud parents of their children, Kyla and Tommy, son-in-law, Andrew, and grandson, Oliver. In her free time, Carla enjoys being with family, boating, and completing DIY projects.

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Laura, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Laura is a relatively new member of our team, but she already loves the amazing people she works with every day. She attended Ivy Tech Community College for her education and has her Associate’s in Dental Assisting, as well as certifications in CPR and coronal polishing. Originally from Chesterton, she is married with four daughters. Her hobbies in her free time include staying active, doing yoga, drawing, and painting. She’s actually been involved in the medical field for over a decade so far and spent several years as an EMT and volunteer firefighter!

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Lindsay, Front Desk

When you open the front door to our practice in Crown Point, Lindsay is likely the first person you will see. She will help you feel right at home! A native to Lowell, IN, she loves meeting new people on a daily basis and feels privileged to be part of a team that genuinely cares about patients. Through Kaplan College and Purdue Calumet, she has earned associates degrees in applied science in medical assisting and phlebotomy.

When Lindsay is away from the office, she spends most of her time with her young daughter. She also enjoys fishing, reading, and spending as much time as possible outside. She is an experienced barrel racer with Quarter Horses. In fact, she competed in the World Championships in high school.

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Tiffany, Dental Assistant

Tiffany is a relatively new member of our team, but she already loves connecting with patients and making sure they have great appointments! She is currently majoring in dental hygiene and has also undergone extensive vocational and “on the job” assistant training. Originally from Valparaiso, she is very close with her small family and friends, and her favorite hobbies include practicing yoga, traveling, writing, reading, cooking, and baking. Her favorite type of yoga is aerial yoga – she just learned to flip upside down and hang by just her legs!