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Meet Our Portage, IN Dental Team

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Kathleen Hayes LDH, Business Coordinator

Kathleen is a licensed dental hygienist with Advanced Dental Concepts and serves as the business coordinator. Kathy is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University Northwest where she received her LDH degree. Kathy is the wife of Dr. Hayes and has been a member of Advanced Dental Concepts since it's inception in 2004.

Kathy and Dr. Hayes have 3 wonderful children and she enjoys spending quality time with her family and loves the relationships she has built with our team and our patients.

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Wendy, Office Administrator

Wendy loves getting to know patients, and she truly goes above and beyond to offer exceptional care. Wendy will be happy to help you with all of your scheduling, insurance, and financing needs. Before she even graduated from high school, Wendy completed the Don Roberts Beauty School becoming a licensed cosmetologist, so she’s no stranger to helping people look and feel their very best. Originally from Portage, Wendy is married to Jesse, and the couple are the proud parents to three kids, Jesse, Alanna, and Dylan. The family also has several pets. In her free time, Wendy enjoys music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Marleen, Dental Hygienist

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Victoria, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

With over 30 years of dental experience, Victoria says great dental work is still exciting to her! She loves working with people and that’s what makes her a great fit for her career as a dental assistant. She is originally from Chesterton and has received IU expanded training. In her time away from the office, Victoria loves walking her dog Mazey Mae, SCUBA diving, and exercising. As a child, Victoria’s parents actually had to trick her into going to the dentist’s office -- and now she can’t get away!

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Toni, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Toni has been a member of our staff for six years and counting. She attended Everest College and also has her radiology license. She loves being able to help people feel better and look better through her work.

Originally from Valparaiso, Toni has two grown children and six granddaughters. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys antique shopping, refinishing old furniture, and playing with her grandkids. She also has raised two of her grandchildren from birth – they’re nine and ten now!