The Smiles by Arnold & Associates Team
Our Awesome Chesterton Dental Team
Chesterton Office Manager
With nearly a decade of dental experience, Meghan joined our Chesterton office in 2013, and she loves working as a member of a great team. Her passion is helping patients feel comfortable and smile confidently. Meghan completed dental health vocational school and holds licensing in radiology (x-rays). She really wears many hats in the office! Chesterton is Meghan’s home town, and she loves having the opportunity to live close to her family, especially her sister, Sarah, and nephew, Caden. When she’s not hard at work helping patients smile, Meghan enjoys kickboxing, running, going to the beach, getting pampered, and organizing everything (though she does some of that around the office too). Meghan also loves to visit local wineries, listen to rap music, and is a self-proclaimed Dottie Couture online shopping junkie.
Becki has been with our team for more than a decade. She loves working with patients to better understand their oral health care needs and learn to look forward to their dental office visits. Becki studied at the Common Wealth Business College, and she holds radiology licensing and Invisalign certification. She’s originally from Whiting, and calls herself a devoted pit bull mom. Becki loves spoiling her pit bull, doing yoga, cooking, and pickling. She’s also a self-described true crime and criminal profiling addict!
For nearly a decade, Amanda has been offering patients a friendly smile and help getting the smiles of their dreams. She loves meeting new patients and helping them achieve all of their oral health and hygiene goals. Amanda studied at Purdue University, and she graduated first in her 2008 dental hygiene class at Indiana University Northwest. She also holds local anesthetic certification. A native of Valparaiso, Amanda and her husband, John, are the proud parents of two sons, Logan and Landon. She spends her free time working out, running, reading, shopping, and visiting with friends and family. Ask Amanda about how she was voted prom queen!
With nearly two decades serving our patients, Brandy is one of our most beloved team members, and she still cherishes having the opportunity to meet new people every day. Brandy studied dental hygiene at Indiana University Northwest. She is originally from Chesterton, and Brandy enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, step daughter, and two Yorkies. She also likes working out, visiting tropical places, shopping, and organizing.
With over a decade of experience, Jessica joined our team in 2019. She has lived and worked in the Chicagoland area for 10 years and is happy to be home in the Hoosier state closer to family. Jessica has a passion for anything dental and dreamt of being a hygienist since she was a little girl.
She considers herself a bit of a dental nerd, from participating in a dental assisting vocational program in high school to graduating at the top of her class in hygiene school at Indiana University of South Bend. She also holds her local anesthetic license.
Jessica and her husband Ryan, have two boys. In her free time she enjoys spending time at her family's lake house in Michigan, as well as reading, shopping or anything outdoors.
Kerstan has been with our team since October 2019 and has since been ensuring our patients receive the best care we have to offer. She is passionate about her ability to create a safe and friendly atmosphere while greeting every patient with a smile. She completed a dental assisting training course with DATS of Northwest Indiana at Smiles by Dr. D in December 2018. She holds her license in radiology and is eager to further her education as an expanded functions dental assistant in the future.
Kerstan is from a small town in rural Newton county and enjoys riding her Harley Davidson, spending time with her boyfriend, girl’s days with her mom and sister, and cuddling on the couch with her dog.
Maggie has been in the dental field since 2008. She grew up and graduated from Chesterton, then went on to study Dental Assisting at Indiana University Fort Wayne. She has her Associates Degree, Dental Assisting Certificate, Coronal Polishing and Fluoride achievement, and is a Certified Expanded Functions Assistant.
You will now mostly see her up front, where she has added Business Assistant to her resume! Maggie enjoys quality time with her husband Aaron, two boys Jackson and Harrison, cat MJ and dog Madison. Any additional time is spent with her large extended family and closest friends. She loves life, loves dentistry, and looks forward to continuing to make people smile.
Our Awesome Valparaiso Dental Team
Stacy joined our team in 2013, and she brought a decade of dentistry experience with her. She loves working with the caring team to help our patients smile every day. A Highland native, Stacy loves spoiling her dog, Tootsie, cooking, watching the Cubs and Bears, and spending time with family and friends.
Christine joined our team in 2017 with more than two decades of dentistry experience. She loves working in a field where there’s always something new to learn and new patients to get to know each day. In addition to her dental assisting certification, Christine is also certified in x-rays and Zoom! whitening. Originally from Lowell, she loves spending time with her kids, friends, and family members. She loves the outdoors, and Christine is a proud animal rights activist.
Lauren is brand new to our office in 2017, but with more than a decade of dentistry experience, she is already helping our patients conquer their dental fears and learn to love visiting our dental office. She earned her expanded functions dental assisting (EFDS) certification in 2005 from Indiana University Northwest. Originally from Hammond, Lauren enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Piper and Penny. They like camping, watching and rooting for Chicago sports teams, and going to games.
Natalie has worked with us for more than a decade off and on. She took some time to focus on her family, but she never stopped being dedicated to her patients. Now that she’s back in our office full time, Natalie is enjoying spending more time helping patients understand and improve their oral health. Natalie earned her dental hygiene degree in 2006 from Indiana University Northwest. She has held continual CPR certification since 1997, gained her local anesthetic license in 2011, and most recently, she gained her Zoom! whitening certification in 2017. A Chesterton native, Natalie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Jason and her three sons, Troy, Sam, and Joey. She spends much of her down time cheering on her sons at various sports events, running half marathons, biking, hiking, dancing to live music, and relaxing with friends and family. Natalie is dedicated to fitness. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a former Zumba instructor.
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