As long as I can remember, I knew I would become a dentist and be just like my Dad (Loyola, 1985). His patients remember me running around his small Southside office after pre-school, assisting as a teenager, and have watched me grow up to become the dentist I am today. I like to joke that I’m a “chip off the old tooth” when it comes to my style of practice. After attending college at Augustana College, I attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2015. When my mother became ill, I left a post-graduate program in periodontics and implant surgery to help at home and decided to stay so I could help my family after her passing.
I’ve worked as an associate in private practices in Illinois and more recently, I spent the last 4 years practicing in beautiful St. Joseph, Michigan. My husband has worked at various NWI hospitals as a surgical neurophysiologist with most of his time spent at Porter Regional Hospital and other facilities within the Northwest Health system. We’re excited to finally establish long-term roots and start a family here, but for now we have our big dog until the family expands. I'm particulary excited to find a local choir and my husband plans to rejoin the Valpo Comumunity / University Concert Band on tuba when his braces come off.
I am excited to bring implants and advanced technology to the office over the next year. Even with contemporary dentistry and a modern approach, my goal is to always keep the “small office feel” that I remember growing up so that we get to know each of our patients, not just treat teeth. I will explain your dental options in an approachable way, so that you feel confident to make your own health decisions. Everyone on our team is committed to enthusiastically providing you and your family excellent dental health care in a professional and friendly manner. We even may crack a joke or two.
I’m always amazed at how many patients have been with my Dad his whole career of 35+ years, and I’m so excited to finally do the same with our community here in NWI. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly, and I look forward to helping you smile brightly.