Meet The Team
Karlei - Team Leader
Karlei began her career at East Center Dental in 2006. She’s worn a few different hats since she started and became Team Leader in April of 2015. She loves helping the doctors and team get patients healthy. She also takes care of the marketing for ECD and maintains their social media! (Like us on Facebook!) She’s been happily married to Dan since 2001. In 2015, she gave birth to their beautiful son, Oliver. They enjoy spending family time together and traveling. They are foodies who enjoy trying new restaurants and attending concerts.
Chris - Hygienist
Chris graduated from Dental Hygiene School in South Bend in 1986 and has been with East Center Dental for the last 20 years. Chris has 3 grown children and one precious grand baby. She enjoys spending time with her husband fishing and exploring new places along Lake Michigan.
Jennifer – Hygienist
Jennifer has been a familiar face at East Center Dental for many years. She graduated from IPFW in 1989 and has been practicing dental hygiene ever since. She loves to educate our patients. She has 4 children and 1 granddaughter. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor activities like walking, biking and gardening.
Beronica – Hygienist
Beronica started off in the dental field working at our front office; from there, she spent some time as a dental assistant until she decided to go to dental hygiene school, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from IU. She recently continued her education and received her anesthesia license. Beronica is fluent in Spanish, and she enjoys offering this service to many of our patients. She is married to her husband, Jason, and is the mother of 3 daughters. In her free time she enjoys running and spending time outdoors.
Martha - Hygienist
Martha is a familiar face around East Center Dental! She earned her associate’s degree in 1996 from IUSB for dental hygiene and has been working here ever since! Her goal as a hygienist is to get patients healthy! She also speaks fluent Spanish. She’s been married to her husband, Terry, for 26 years. When she’s not at work, you will find her reading, taking pictures and enjoying a run with her dog, Carlos.
Nicole - EFDA
Nicole has been with East Center Dental since 1992. She received her certification for dental assisting from IUSB and received her EFDA certification certification in 2014. She also has an associate’s degree in general studies. Her kind and caring personality puts our patients at ease. She feels it’s an honor to serve them when they come in for treatment. She is married and is raising 3 active children. When not at work, you can find her at either a basketball or baseball game!
Courtney – EFDA
Courtney has been with us since December 2009. She graduated from IPFW as a Certified Dental Assistant with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies. In 2014, she received her Expanded Functions certificate. She loves being a part of the East Center Dental team. She looks forward to many more years providing outstanding care to our patients. She married her best friend and high school sweetheart in 2012. She has three beautiful children: Ezekiel, Alexis and Amelia.
Devan - EFDA
Devan has certifications as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) and also in coronal polishing and caries prevention. She has been a dental assistant for over 9 years and joined East Center Dental’s team in the Spring of 2014. Her goal in dentistry is to help patients feel as comfortable as possible when they come into the office. She makes our patients feel like one of the family. During her free time, Devan enjoys spending time outside with her husband, Chad, and two daughters, Makenlie and Gracie.
Toni - Dental Assistant
Toni started working at East Center Dental in May of 2015. She loves to get patients healthy! She has a passion for orthodontics and is a huge help to our patients as our Invisalign lead assistant. She is married to her husband, Trent, and together they have two very energetic boys, Kyser and Braysen. She enjoys spending time with her family. They live on a small lake and love to be outside! She also likes to do all things DIY and recently renovated their home.
Jenn - Treatment Coordinator
Jenn started at East Center Dental in September of 2005. You will find her helping our patients schedule their upcoming treatment and working with them to find an easy financial plan to fit their treatment into their budget. Jenn has been happily married to her husband, Brandon, since 2006. They have two children, Mason and Maddie. Jenn enjoys spending time with her family and attending Mason's sporting events and Maddie's cheer competitions. She is a lifelong resident of Leesburg, IN.
Sherri - Treatment Coordinator
Sherri graduated from Warsaw Community High School and attended classes at Gulf Coast College in Panama City, FL. She began her career in dentistry in 2009. Sherri serves as a Treatment Coordinator and enjoys helping patients achieve the smile they deserve while getting healthy. She also helps patients with their insurance needs. Sherri and her husband, Dan, have 3 children: Dallas, Alicia and Emma. They enjoy the outdoors. They can often be found playing volleyball, kayaking and camping. Sherri also enjoys spending time with her twin sister, Tiffany.
Charis - Appointment Coordinator
Charis joined the East Center Dental team in 2017. She loves to help with scheduling appointments, answering patient questions and welcoming them to the office. With over 7 years of experience as a patient care coordinator, she feels right at home with the ECD team. She is originally from Oregon, and has been calling Indiana her home since 2000, when she married her husband, Jeff! When she’s not at the office, you’ll find her spending time with family, camping & traveling.
Michelle - Appointment Coordinator
Michelle joined East Center Dental in October 2017. She started her dental career in Orthodontics after graduating from Ross Medical as a dental assistant. Michelle is the first person you’ll meet when you walk in the door, and she loves greeting and welcoming patients to the office. She is the mother of 3 boys, and a grandmother of a beautiful 7 year old granddaughter. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook and bake for family and friends.
Melissa - Care Coordinator
Melissa joined ECD in 2006 and has thoroughly enjoyed her many different roles throughout the years. She semi-retired in 2016 and continues to fill in on occasion. So you may still see her in the office once in a while. She’s married to her husband, Clint, and they have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. They love hiking, antiquing, IU basketball, spending time with family but especially spoiling the grandkids!!
Sarah - EFDA
Sarah graduated from IPFW Dental Assisting program in 2004 and gained her Expanded Functions certification in 2005. After completing her studies, she worked part time in a dental office and taught part time at her alma mater until 2017. She is excited to be back in the dental office full time again. Sarah is married to her high school sweetheart, Brock. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, and playing softball.