Meet the Crown Hill Dental Team
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Jamie is likely the first smile you’ll see at the end of your appointment or the first hello that you hear on the phone. She’s been with our practice since 1994, and she’s a graduate of Indiana Business College. Jamie is proud to work for a family-friendly office that is up-to-date on the latest technology and features such a friendly staff. She’s a real people person! She and her husband enjoy spending quality time with their daughters, grandchildren, and golden doodle, Molly.
Suzanna helps coordinate all the front desk responsibilities, including billing, scheduling, and checking in patients. She’s been with us since 2013 and graduated from West Vigo. Suzanna enjoys meeting new people and talking to all our patients; even though she may see you for only a few minutes she’ll be sure to have you smiling fast! With her quick wit and big heart you can be sure she’ll help you out however she can. She has been married to her husband for over 15 years, and has a son and daughter. For fun, Suzanna enjoys cooking, camping, and gardening, and she also enjoys watching her daughter participate in sports.
Valerie will be one of your favorite people as you are looking at options for getting your mouth healthy. She helps explain options and helps with every aspect of making your goals possible including planning, scheduling and financing. You will see her really shine as she goes above and beyond to help you achieve the goals you have for your health. You may also catch Valerie at chairside because she is also a dental assistant and especially loves the relationships she builds with our orthodontic patients. She’s been with us since 2004, and attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry for her dental assistant certification and has expanded her training to include certification in radiology, coronal polishing and fluoride treatment. Valerie is all about team and loves that the whole team feels like family and takes care of one another. She’s very versatile, and she likes switching between her many roles. During her free time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, softball, camping, boating, and crafting.
SuzieDental Hygienist, Oral Myofunctional Therapist
Suzie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 29 years. She came to our practice in 2001. She earned her Associates of Dental Hygiene in 1992 from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is also licensed to administer local anesthesia.
In December of 2020, Suzie became an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. This practice enables her to identify, prevent and treat disorders of muscle function of the face and mouth.
She is currently on the path to certification in myofunctional therapy.
Bettering the health of the patients is the main goal that she strives for daily. Also important to her, is the team approach that is in the office. Suzie believes humor is the best medicine and uses this approach to help patients and her staff family.
For fun, she likes to watch movies, spend time with family and continually absorb information relating to myofunctional therapy and airway. Suzie and her husband Webb have two children.
Jennifer has been with our office since 1987. With her years of services and her caring personality she has a true patient following which is not a surprise when you experience what its like to be in her chair. Jennifer is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and completes cancer screenings, periodontal assessments, airway screenings and of course periodontal therapy and preventative cleanings. She is also certified in administering local anesthetic. She’s been with us since 1987, and she received her degree in dental hygiene from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Jennifer is married with four children. She enjoys attending all of her children’s sporting activities and spending time with her family and friends.
Andrea has been a dental assistant with Crown Hill Dentistry since 2001. She has grown in this field by attending Indiana University School of Dentistry to be certified in expanded duty, coronal polishing, fluoride application and radiology. She has a passion for dentistry and uses her experiences to comfort patients and make them feel right at home. You’ll never know what Andrea and her patients might be catching up on because to her they are all friends and family. She’ll always be up for a good laugh or a good cry – whatever you need that day. When Andrea is not working she loves spending time with her husband, Mark, and their three daughters, Isabella, Alandra and Nahla. They enjoy outdoor activities, going to the movies and of course shopping!
Stacey assists the dentist and can perform expanded functions. She has been with our practice since 1986! She received her dental assisting certification from Indiana University, and she’s certified in x-ray tech, coronel polishing, and fluoride application. For Stacey, the family-oriented atmosphere of the office is a definite plus, and she likes that we take a non-judgmental stance toward oral health. She cares a lot about our patients, and she’s very particular about the care they receive. She’s been married for almost 36 years, and she has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Her hobbies include shopping and being outdoors, and she loves her cats.
Sheila helps with chairside dental assisting, and she loves assisting with surgeries and cosmetic dentistry treatments. She also helps order supplies and coordinates consultation information. Sheila has been with our office since 1984. She received her education from Indiana University, the Professional Careers Institute, and American Orthodontic Society. Her co-workers are like her family, and she loves working with people. For fun, she loves anything to do with the outdoors, horses, and animals in general, and she belongs to several volunteer organizations to help both people and animals. She has more hobbies than she has time! She’s also been married for over 25 years.
Jami is a Clinton native and a graduation of the 2016 American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program that she earned while stationed in Misawa, Japan. Jami is certified in expanded functions, radiography, coronal polishing and fluoride application from the IU School of Dentistry. She joined our dental family in 2018. Jami loves the work she does in our office and is extremely passionate about helping and treating our patients with TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. Jami also is passionate about the work we do for our veterans. Jami has a teenage son, Braden and a stepdaughter, Maiya. She’s been married for almost 2 years to her husband, Justin. In her free time she likes to camp, hike, kayak, travel, road trip and almost anything she can do outdoors.
Lindsey received her dental assting dental certification in 2019 and joined our team in 2020. She loves the family friendly atmosphere that we have in our office and already has formed great relationships with so many patients. Lindsey is a dog mom to an Australian Shepher/Husky mix. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and especially loves attending her nieces and nephews sporting events.
Jonie is a 2002 Indiana University School of Dentistry graduate. She hasbeen practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 19 years. In additionto her Associates of Dental Hygiene degree she has obtained her license toadminister local anesthesia.Jonie believes that great oral health is key to overall, total bodywellness. She believes that systemic health is directly connected to oralcare and function. Patients are her number one priority. She thinks it isof great importance to connect with people, make them feel comfortable andprovide them with the information they need to make solid oral healthdecisions in an environment that is friendly and enriching. Jonie lovesthe team approach that all patients are afforded under the excellent careof Dr. Gooding.In her free time, Jonie enjoys running and family time with her husbandTravis and their three kids, Hadley, Hollis and Malayna.
Amy has been shining smiles with the team since 2016. Her passion for dentistry began in 1990 as a high school student working in a cooperative learning program. Seeing first-hand how a healthy mouth and a good oral hygiene can have such a positive effect on a person’s overall health she knew that she had found her calling. She received her Associates in Applied Science and Lakeland College and has been serving her community ever since. She is enthusiastic about patient education that is provided in a compassionate manner in a caring environment and especially loves to teach children the value of good oral health. She is also excited to be a part of an ever-growing field and loves to expand her knowledge to provide the best care possible to my patients and is thrilled to be helping many of our patients achieve the healthiest mouth possible through treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ.
When she’s not helping patients put their best smile forward you can usually find her on long walks with the dogs, reading a book or planning travels to the nearest sunny spot. However, what she loves most is hearing blues music played by her favorite musicians…her husband, her high-school sweetheart of over 30 years, and her two amazing sons. And her family continues to grow with the addition of her sons’ brides, so she can’t help but smile her best smile!