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Meet Our Crown Point, IN Dental Team

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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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Monica, Regional Manager

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.

Leana, Team Leader

A Chicago native, Leana has been working in the dental world for over five years so far. In addition to her dental expertise, she is a certified phlebotomist and certified legal assistant. Today, what she likes most about her position is getting to help patients so directly each day.

Leana hails from a crazy, loud Italian family. She even has a twin brother! In her spare time, she enjoys vacationing, fishing, hiking, and gardening.

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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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Crystal, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Crystal has been working in dentistry for over a decade now. Originally from the Hammond area, she studied assisting at Everest College. She looks forward to helping our patients smile brighter.

Outside of work, Crystal has a growing family that includes five kids. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, camping, drawing, doing various arts and crafts, and (of course) spending quality time with her loved ones. She also loves karaoke – in fact, she used to sing in a band!

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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!

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Lindsay, Insurance Claim Specialist

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.

Letty, Front Desk Administrator

Letty has been working in the dental field for nearly five years so far, and she feels so grateful to work with such beautiful people day in and day out! She attended college at Indiana University and has additional training in customer service and CPR.

Originally from East Chicago, Letty has the most loving and caring family imaginable. She’s a very outgoing person and is always ready to spend quality time with the people she loves! Her favorite hobbies include kickboxing, doing Zumba, and lifting weights.

Kayla, Front Desk Administrator

Kayla is from Winfield and studied at Ball State University. As one of our dedicated office administrators, she loves working in a great atmosphere and getting to interact with wonderful patients every day! Our visitors appreciate her positive attitude. 

Outside of working hours, Kayla loves spending quality time with her family, which includes her two children Emmett and Mya, her siblings, and her parents. You can also often find her bowling, playing softball, and watching movies.

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Debra, Front Desk Administrator

Debra (also known as “Debbie”) is from Morocco, IN and studied at Purdue University. Today, she’s proud to be part of such a family-friendly and team-oriented environment! She always goes the extra mile to take good care of our patients.

Debbie is a proud mother of three and grandmother of two. She has six siblings as well! In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, fishing, gardening, and hanging out with her loved ones.