Valparaiso (219) 531-8914
951 Southpoint Cir. Suite A
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Chesterton (219) 926-5445
1830 S 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

Dr. Arnold named Doctors' Choice National Award Winner

The Doctors’ Choice National Award is given to only one Doctor’s practice in the entire country. Considering that there are around 200,000 dentists in the United States, this is a tremendous honor. This prestigious award is based on impeccable practice credentials, outstanding leadership within the profession, and the quality and quantity of endorsements from leading dental colleagues from around the country.

Dr. Arnold and the Smiles By Arnold & Associates team have consistently provided exceptional care and service over the years, won multiple awards within their field, taught other dentists and their teams improved techniques and systems, and are respected by their colleagues - some of the best dentists and teams in the country.

For these reasons, Dr. Arnold was awarded this honor, as well as the honor of the Doctors’ Choice Award for Valparaiso and Chesterton, IN.

Learn more about the award and Smiles by Arnold in this interview with Dr. Arnold.


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Oct 29, 2014 by David S. Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD

These days everyone claims to be an expert. This is especially true in the arena of cosmetic and appearance related dentistry! Every advertisement, whether it be in the Yellow Pages or in a magazine claims that this particular dentist is the local authority on cosmetic dentistry. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth and the public is unknowingly falling prey to those clinicians that are less than qualified to truly provide the quality smile enhancement and restorative dental care they deserve. Most of these clinicians have attended a Friday course, watched a video, or read a dental journal to obtain their status of self-proclaimed "expert".
One clinician that does not fit into this mold is Dr. Jim Arnold. Jim not only has attended thousands of hours in continuing education, including extensive hands-on and live-patient programs, he has been instrumental in the education of countless other clinicians desiring to increase their skill levels with these new procedures.
As one of the original founders of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and now the Executive Director of the HornbrookGroup Seminars, I have been very selective in which clinicians achieve the status of "mentor" in these advanced programs. In fact, only 25 clinicians worldwide have obtained this distinction! Not only do these individuals need to possess exceptional clinical skills, they need to posses them at a level that is far beyond the average dentist. Their knowledge and expertise in new materials and techniques, and their ability to share this expertise with others has placed them in the top 1% of our profession.
Dr. Jim Arnold is one of these chosen clinicians and although he has guided numerous other clinicians, his primary benefactors are his patients. They are the ones that reap the benefits of his extensive training on a daily basis and I hope that they truly understand how lucky they are.


Oct 28, 2014 by Dr. Peter D Boulden, DMD

Over the years I have seen plenty of talented cosmetic dentists at continuing education courses. I can say without doubt that Dr. Jim Arnold is one of the most highly trained dentists in the country. Jim actually has a reputation amongst cosmetic dentist as continually dedicated to clinical education and excellence. I admire Jim because he is passionate about his profession in a way that other dentists envy. Jim really represents the best of what dentistry has to offer.


Oct 27, 2014 by Dr. Gerilyn Alfe

I've had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Jim Arnold since 2001. We met while taking a continuing education course together here in Chicago, where I now practice. I've been heavily involved in CE since 1998 and find that I seem to bump into the same people over and over at these courses. The reason is that there is a very small percentage of dentists who care enough to improve themselves on a regular basis, so we seem to keep running into one another!
Dr. Arnold has made an enormous commitment to improving himself and his practice so he can offer the best dental care in Indiana to his patients.
He teaches with me at the prestigious HornbrookGroup, a hands-on course where we teach other dentists how to perform smile designs, extreme makeovers and more complex cases. Being involved with this group puts Dr. Arnold in the top 0.1% of dentists worldwide in his level of expertise and training. If I needed dental work done, I would not hesitate to have Dr. Arnold take care of me, even though it would mean an hour drive down from Chicago!


Oct 27, 2014 by Dr. Gary Radz

Dr. Jim Arnold, more than any dentist that I've met in my 10 years of traveling and teaching, has made a serious commitment to practice and patients through his dedication to learning and advancing his understanding and practice of advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. It seems like every month I see Jim at a different continuing education course, learning and perfecting the latest and greatest in what dentistry has to offer. I commend Jim for all of the time and effort this takes. Too many dentists are content to be "good"; Jim just won't stop until he's one of the very best!


Oct 26, 2014 by Dr. Kevin Bogden

I am writing this letter to thank you for your excellent work and professionalism. Please thank your team for me. They were kind and gentle.
For the first time in my life, friends and patients are complimenting me on my smile. The difference is truly remarkable.
A patient once informed me that the best gift she ever received was a beautiful smile. I agree. Thank you once again for the beautiful smile and all your help.
P.S. If any of my patients move to your area, I will strongly recommend you.


Oct 25, 2014 by Dr. Sharon Perelman

Dr. Arnold was my mentor during my training in cosmetic dentistry. After taking courses I too wanted to improve my smile. Naturally, I wanted Dr. Arnold to do my case. I loved his attention to detail, positive attitude, and patience.
Lets just say the result is fantastic! Thanks Jim.


Oct 24, 2014 by Dr. Michael Maroon

Dr. Jim Arnold is one of the finest clinicians I have known. He has the unique combination of clinical & personal skills that allows him to listen to patient concerns and develop an appropriate treatment plan to handle even the toughest of situations. His aesthetic artistry is second to none and the smiles he recreates are outstanding. In addition to being a great clinician, he is also a devoted father & husband who is involved in his local community and several charities. I'm privileged to know him and call him a friend.


Oct 23, 2014 by Dr. Rick Coker, DDS

Dr. Jim Arnold is a man who I am proud to call a friend and colleague- a man whose dentistry and approach to life is inspiring and helpful. His work in dentistry has been consistently excellent and his motivational management style has been responsible for his significant success at the highest level.


Oct 22, 2014 by Dr. Trent Smallwood

Having witnessed, first hand, the fantastic talent of Jim Arnold, I can safely say he is one of the few dentists in the country I would trust for my own dentistry, or that of my family's. Rarely will you find an individual that possesses such a passion for dentistry, or has so much respect for his patients that he is willing to sacrifice thousands of hours, attaining higher education to better serve his own patients and teach other doctors, all over the country the value of what contemporary dentistry has to offer.


Oct 13, 2014 by Dr. Kam Patel

I have known Jim for over 10 years as a friend and respected colleague. Jim has insatiable appetite to seek training in advanced education in dentistry, which has afforded him to ability to provide the highest level of care for his patients. He is a great team leader , educator and mentor. His passion for what he does is highly evident as seen with his interaction with his associates and staff.