Your Merrillville, IN Dental Staff
All our professionals at Merrillville Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. The family atmosphere we maintain in the office complements the high level of service and care you will come to expect from us. We are fortunate to have a terrific staff to provide the best care possible.
We would also like to welcome Dr. Timothy Kamp as an addition to our office to help provide extended evening and Saturday hours for your convenience!
Louis Sertich D.D.S., M.S.
General Dentist in Merrillville, INMerrillville Dental Center
Dr. Sertich received his pre-dental bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. He then went on to Loyola University of Chicago for a Master's Degree in Dental Materials and attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
In addition to starting his own private practice, The Merrillville Dental Center, P.C. in 1982, Dr. Sertich has experience and expertise in many aspects of the dental industry. He worked in product development and evaluation for Teledyne Dental Products while attending dental school. He was also an instructor of Dental Materials at Harper College in Palatine, IL. He has passed his vast knowledge of dentistry on to many young dentists and dental assistants through his multitude of positions within the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the Northwest Indiana Dental Society. He has held the position of President and Vice President of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society and is currently the President of the Northwest Indiana Dental Foundation for Education. Dr. Sertich has always availed himself of the most modern treatment modalities and the most up-to-date breakthroughs in dentistry in order to give his patients the highest quality care.
In the 31 years that Dr. Sertich has been in practice, he has been involved in many philanthropic organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America as a Boy Scout Leader since 1999, and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001. Dr. Sertich has been a resident of Crown Point for more than 25 years, where he lives with his wife, Pamela.
Dr. Kamp graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a Master's Degree in Biology. He then completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL.
While working on his doctorate, Dr. Kamp used his background in engineering to perform research in several labs on cutting edge dental materials to advance the field of dentistry. He has worked with new biomaterials to enable faster bone healing, 3D printing of stents for guided implant surgery, and actively continues to educate himself about the latest and most effective treatment methods in dentistry.
He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana State Dental Society, the Northwest Indiana Dental Association, and the Adademy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kamp is a certified Invisalign provider and has training in implant dentistry.
Born and raised in Lansing, IL, and St. John, IN, Dr. Kamp and his amazing wife, Carrie, currently live in Lombard, IL. Together they enjoy cooking, traveling and scuba diving.
Dental Staff in Merrillville, IN
Kathie G., Office Manager
Kathie is the Office Manager, and one of the first smiling faces you will see as you enter our office. Kathie keeps things extremely well organized, and will always have a fast, informed answer to any of your questions. Kathie has been with Dr. Sertich for 23 years and has a total of 38 years of experience in dentistry. She has a wonderful husband named Scott, 3 beautiful daughters,3 granddaughters, and one grandson . In her free time, Kathie loves to go to the beach, read and garden. She is currently taking a women's self-defense class called "Fight Like a Girl" in Crown Point. Of her time at Merrillville Dental Center, Kathie says,"Over the years I have met tons of wonderful people. We have an excellent staff. I enjoy coming to work here every day!"
Julia P., Administrative Staff
Julia is another face at our front desk who helps to keep things running smoothly. You will generally hear her friendly voice when you call our office. She is our office assistant and has been with Dr. Sertich for 16 years. She is the person who will be happy to help you with your scheduling and insurance needs. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Joseph's College in 2001, with a degree in psychology, and is also certified in Dental Radiation. Julia has two beautiful cats and is the Aunt to four great children. She is an avid gardener and bird watcher. "I love working with our team here at Merrillville Dental Center, and we have many wonderful patients. We love to laugh with our patients and make them smile!"
Amanda, Administrative Staff
Amanda is an administrative assistant at the front desk. She had 5 years experience as a front office manager before joining our office. Amanda does her best to help patients understand their insurance, treatment options and billing questions. At home, she and her husband care for their garden, 17 chickens, 2 cats and an indoor rabbit, Maisy. They have a daughter in college and Maisy travels with them to visit her. "I try hard to make sure the patients are informed and have a great experience at our office. We treat them like family so they will want to return."
Brenda R., Dental Assistant
Brenda is one of our wonderful assistants. She is a graduate of Aristotle College in the Dental Assistant program. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, as well as having a certification in Dental Radiation. Brenda has over 25 years of experience as a Dental Assistant, with 22 of them as an assistant for Dr. Sertich at Merrillville Dental Center. She is married with three great children and a beautiful granddaughter. "Come visit us at the office. We will take good care of you and your family!"
Tammy M., Dental Assistant
Tammy is another assistant you may have the privilege of seeing when you come to our office. Tammy has a sweet and friendly demeanor that patients love, and she works hard to put patients at ease. Tammy has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel like a part of our family. She has been with Dr. Sertich for 11 years. She has been married for 21 years and has a beautiful daughter named Caitlin and two adorable grandsons named Gabriel and Chase.. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and golfing. "Dr. Sertich is a wonderful boss, and we have a great time here at Merrillville Dental Center. I enjoy working with our patients and trying to ease their fear of dentistry through laughter."
Abbey D, Dental Assistant
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Linda B, Dental Assistant
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Jennifer B., Hygienist
Jen is one of our competent and knowledgeable hygienists. She graduated from Prairie State College in 2005, with a degree in Dental Hygiene and a clarification in in local anesthesia. She has worked with Dr. Sertich for 5 years. Patients appreciate her chairside manner, which helps put them at ease. She is very thorough, yet gentle. She has been married for 8 years, and has 2 daughters, ages 7 and 8. "I pride myself in staying abreast of the latest technology and continuing education, to provide my patients with the superior care they deserve."
Miranda A., Hygienist
Mandy is another one of our hygienists at Merrillville Dental Center. She graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 2000 and has been with our team since 2004. Mandy is friendly, gentle and proficient. She also loves working with a team oriented staff such as ours. Mandy takes great pride in the care she provides and feels that educating our patients is very important. "If I can be a part of restoring someone's oral health and make them smile, then I've done my job.: Mandy has been married to Joe since 2004. She love going to Michigan and spending time with her husband and two children.
Alison S., Hygienist
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Emily D. Hygienist
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Tiffany Z. Hygienist
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Joanna G. Hygienist
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