Meet Our Dental Team – Chesterton, IN
Meet Your New Dental Family
Our team is ready to show you just how easy it can be to take care of your family’s teeth. Each member of our staff has years of experience as well as a commitment to customer service that will help you feel right at home from the moment you step through our doors. They can’t wait to meet you and your loved ones, but first, you can start getting to know everyone by reading on below.
Kathleen Hayes, LDH, Business Coordinator
Kathleen, or Kathy as friends like to call her, is a licensed dental hygienist as well as our business coordinator. She graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1991 with an LDH degree. She is Dr. Hayes’ wife and has been a part of our dental office since it first opened in 2004. Today, she deeply loves the relationships she has built with our patients as well as the other team members.
Kathy and Dr. Hayes are the parents of three wonderful children, Patrick, Daniel, and Riley, and nothing makes her happier than spending quality time with her family.
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.
Sally, Team Leader/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Sally has more than 15 years of dental experience, and she is our “Front Desk Superstar.” She loves working with people and learning about them as our practice enhances their smiles. In addition to being our receptionist and a certified dental assistant, she also has certifications in coronal polishing and dental X-rays.
Originally from Texas, Sally spends most of her free time shopping, biking, or running. In fact, she has completed 3 marathons as well as a sprint triathlon.
Holly M., Dental Hygienist
Holly has a wide range of experience in the dental field, having worked in family, pediatric, and periodontal dental offices in the past. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and believes that good dental health is essential for optimal overall health. She is very grateful for the opportunity to work in such a state-of-the-art dental office alongside a fantastic team.
Holly takes a lot of pride in being a calming influence in our dental office and is great at soothing nervous patients. She always takes the time to listen to someone’s concerns so she can provide exactly what they need.
Her personal interests include physical fitness, boating, golfing, and taking walks on the beach. However, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her friends and family.
Kayla, Dental Hygienist
Kayla has been a part of the dental field for 9 years, and giving our patients a great experience and easing their anxiety are her top goals each time she steps into our office. In addition to being a certified hygienist, she also has dental assisting experience and can provide local anesthetic.
When not at the office, she likes to travel, go boating, ride motorcycles, or spend time with her adorable French bulldog, Moose.
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!
Allyssa, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Allyssa has 2 years of experience in dentistry, and she likes how her job gives her a chance to meet and get to know new people in her community. To date, she is a certified EFDA and also has certifications in coronal polishing, CPR, and ICE.
She likes to spend her weekends mostly hanging out with her two kids, Addy and Colton, or relaxing with her Great Dane, Duke. She also loves to go camping and take nature walks.
Lisa, Dental Assistant
Lisa joined our practice in 2020, and she brings 15 years of experience to our team. For her, the best part about her job is getting to work with such an amazing team every day. She is certified in dental assisting, dental X-rays, and CPR.
At home, she and her husband John stay very busy thanks to their 3 daughters and 2 stepchildren. During her free moments, you’ll find her walking her dogs, boating, fishing, or gardening. She has also started water skiing at age 52!