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Meet St. John’s Favorite Dental Team

Our team will greet you with a smile, check you in quickly, help you get settled into the dental chair, and provide absolutely everything you need to enjoy a smooth and stress-free appointment. Nothing makes them happier than helping patients smile from check-in to checkout, and after one visit, you’ll wonder how you ever took care of your teeth without them! Read on below to start getting to know some of the friendly faces here at Creating Smiles.

Melissa, Office Manager

Melissa’s career in dentistry spans well over 25 years so far, and she never gets tired of seeing patients’ happy smiles once they’ve completed their treatment. Originally from Munster, she attended the University of Southern Indiana for her college education.

Melissa has two sons who are both very devoted to baseball and one daughter who is a bookworm and currently attending dental school. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her family, seeing new places, and decorating her home for the holidays. Her favorite channel is HGTV – the shows give her so many ideas! In the future, she’s really looking forward to going skydiving with her daughter.

Heather, Insurance & Financing Coordinator

Heather is from Lowell, and she’s been working in the dental field for nearly five years. She attended Kaplan University and is certified in CPR and Radiology. Today, what she loves most about her job is seeing the transformation that comes over patients inside the practice – even when they’re terrified at first, they look so comfortable and content by the end of their visit!

Heather is happily married and has a son who is at the fun toddler age – he keeps her very busy. Her family also has a “mini zoo” which includes two dogs, a cat, a bird, and a fish tank. When she isn’t busy at work, she loves spending time at the pool in the summer, doing lots of fun activities with her loved ones, playing sports, going for walks, and riding bikes. She’s also recently developed an interest in redoing old furniture so that it looks brand new again.

Skye, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Skye has been a member of the Creating Smiles team for over 25 years so far. She studied at Indiana University Northwest and is certified in both CPR and radiology. She really enjoys working closely with patients and helping them overcome any fears or anxieties they have through the power of sedation dentistry.

Originally from Hobart, Skye has one daughter in college who is studying elementary education and another daughter who is currently a senior in high school. Outside of the dental office, her top passions are reading and adopting senior animals.

Sara, Dental Assistant

A Chicago native, Sara’s career in oral healthcare covers a full decade so far. She attended Olympia College for her education and is trained in coronal polishing, dental sealants, radiology, and CPR. Her favorite part of this job is an easy answer – being able to give patients their confident smiles back is so rewarding!

Sara has a large family with boyfriend. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, dancing, and cooking.

Megan, Dental Hygienist

Megan is from Valparaiso, IN originally, and she studied dentistry at Indiana University Northwest. She is also trained in CPR and radiology. Today, what she loves most about her job is being able to help patients achieve such healthy smiles.

Outside of work, Megan loves spending time with her sisters (one of whom is her twin) and her three cats. Her biggest personal interests include basketball, softball, and watching movies. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s never cut her hair before!

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