Dentist – Chesterton, IN
Dr. Sylvie Kristoff, DDS
Dr. Kristoff grew up in Northwest Indiana and is a Munster High School alumnus. Dr. Kristoff attended IUPUI and obtained a Biology B.S. degree. While at IUPUI Dr. Kristoff researched the relationship of smoking and poor oral health to increased risk in atherosclerosis at the IU Oral Health Research Institute. During this time she presented her research in several microbiology meetings and was awarded a research grant. Her project has since then been pending publication along with other supporting projects. After attending IUPUI she continued to work in research at Eli Lilly and was part of the Insulin Drug Development team. Before attending dental school, Dr. Kristoff became phlebotomy certified and worked for a periodontist and immediately fell in love with dentistry. She loved working with patients and helping them overcome their fears achieve their dream smiles. While there, she had hundreds of hours of hands-on observation of connective tissue grafts, extractions, flap and osseous surgery, implants, and sinus augmentation.
Dr. Kristoff attended Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD), where she obtained her D.D.S. While attending IUSD she was a coordinator for the annual Give Kids a Smile event. Give Kids a Smile is an event for kids in underserved communities that allows them to come in and get treatment free of cost for the day throughout the entire country. Dr. Kristoff was also involved with Delta Sigma Delta, a dental school fraternity, and served as president for much of her time at IUSD. Dr. Kristoff enjoys focusing on the prosthetic, cosmetic, and surgical aspects of dentistry. She is always looking for an opportunity to continue her education and expand her skills. Dr. Kristoff is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Northwest Indiana Dental Association.