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Meet Our Crown Point, IN Dental Team

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Wendy, Office Administrator

Wendy loves getting to know patients, and she truly goes above and beyond to offer exceptional care. Wendy will be happy to help you with all of your scheduling, insurance, and financing needs. Before she even graduated from high school, Wendy completed the Don Roberts Beauty School becoming a licensed cosmetologist, so she’s no stranger to helping people look and feel their very best. Originally from Portage, Wendy is married to Jesse, and the couple are the proud parents to three kids, Jesse, Alanna, and Dylan. The family also has several pets. In her free time, Wendy enjoys music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

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Ashley, Office Administrator

Ashley 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. She offers attentive service to help patients schedule appointments, process dental insurance claims, and receive low or no interest financing when necessary. Ashley studied at Indiana University Northwest. Originally from Crown Point, Ashley loves spending free time with her boyfriend, Austin, and daughter, Astella. She enjoys photography, fishing, camping, and rooting for the Packers and Blackhawks. Dedicated to community service, Ashely participates in charitable 5ks in the area, the relay for life, and she has completed the Chicago Avon walk for breast cancer.

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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 25 years, first joining our staff two and a half years ago. She received her education from Indiana University Northwest School of Dentistry and is a CDA (certified dental assistant), as well as a licensed dental radiographer. Her favorite part of her job is being 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, traveling with her family, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, and watching her son wrestle and play football. She also has pet ducks and chickens!

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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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Toni, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Toni has been a member of our staff for six years and counting. She attended Everest College and also has her radiology license. She loves being able to help people feel better and look better through her work.

Originally from Valparaiso, Toni has two grown children and six granddaughters. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys antique shopping, refinishing old furniture, and playing with her grandkids. She also has raised two of her grandchildren from birth – they’re nine and ten now!

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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 been a member of our dental team for six years now and has 35 years of overall experience in the field. She attended both Indiana University and Purdue. Her favorite part of her work at Advanced Dental Concepts is getting to be around so many people.

Originally from Shelby, Carla and her husband have two children named Kyla and Tommy. Her hobbies outside of the office include boating, shopping, doing DIY projects, and simply spending time with family. She is about to be a grandma for the first time

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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!