All professionals at Michiana Smiles maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Jeni, a Michiana native, grew up in Edwardsburg, Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan and obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class earning Omicron Kappa Upsilon distinction.
After dental school, Dr. Jeni attended post-graduate training in Augusta, Georgia where she served as a chief resident during her second year of the General Practice Residency. Within the residency she received extensive training in implant dentistry, bone augmentation, dental extractions, intravenous conscious sedation and management of medically complex patients.
Dr. Jeni is happy to be back in the Michiana area where she can use her advanced training to better serve the members of the community. Dr. Jeni enjoys participating in continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of techniques available to provide excellent patient care. She also volunteers as a faculty member at the General Practice Residency in Augusta, GA.
Dr Jeni’s professional accomplishments include a publication in the Journal of Dental Education, Fellowship achievement in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist and one of the youngest female dentists to earn her Associate Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
In her free time Dr. Jeni enjoys paper crafting, volunteering, exercising and spending time with her family, including her husband and English Bulldog.
Dr. Jeni’s Credentials
I'm responsible for the business aspects of the office. Usually I'll be dealing with accounts payable and receivable and insurance matters. I quite enjoy accounting, but especially love getting to know our wonderful patients. I've been working in this building since 1985!
In my off time I enjoy may beautiful granddaughter, reading, going to the beach, dancing and shopping. I met my husband Tony in college where he played basketball and I was a cheerleader. I am an avid Boilermaker fan, a member of Miami Trendsetters home economic club, a member of St. Mathew's Church, and a supporter of St. Joseph County 4-H.
My role as a dental assistant allows me to work directly with patients during many of their procedures. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Indiana University at South Bend in 1989 and have worked in this office for 24 years. In addition to building some really great relationships with our patients, I’ve also been part of a team that is truly like my second family. We’ve all been here a long time, and I can’t imagine working with a better group of people.
I am a lifelong resident of Mishawaka, graduating from Marian High School in 1987. I have been married to my husband Vic in 1996, and we have three children named Luke, Alex, and Lainey. I enjoy reading, walking outdoors, going to my children's sporting events, and spending time with my family.
My duties at the office include assisting the doctor, taking X-rays, ensuring our patients are comfortable, and performing lab work. I love making people smile again and the relationships I form with patients makes coming to work worth it! We’ve all worked together for a long time so we feel like family and really enjoy each other’s company. I started my career in dentistry in 2002 after graduating from the dental program at Indiana University South Bend.
I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband since 2006. We have two beautiful children who we love and who keep us very busy!
I perform dental cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and take radiographs, and help prevent decay by applying fluoride and placing sealants. I also educate our patients by giving them instructions on proper oral hygiene. My favorite part of working in the dental field is knowing that I’m providing a valuable health care service while at the same time, I get to build lasting relationships with patients.
I work with the dentists and the rest of the team to provide full dental care. My focus and specialty is the screening, prevention, and treatment of oral disease. Seeing my work translate into better health for our patients is very rewarding. I love getting to know the patients that I treat and keeping in touch with them over the years.
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