Our team is committed to make each dental procedure stress free and as comfortable as possible for you. We have a great team who make sure you understand each aspect of dental treatment plan and have confidence in our services. We are here to answer all of your questions and concerns. Our team will make sure you are comfortable and know you and your family are in the very best hands.
Dr. Nirmaldeep Singh Brar, DMD
Family Background: – Grew up in Northern part of India to a homemaker mom and teacher dad. Happily married and blessed with 2 beautiful kids 3.6 yrs. old daughter and 1 year old son. At present, we live in Munster, IN.
Educations:- I graduated with BDS degree from Pacific Dental College, India in 2008. Moved to United States in 2010 and graduated with DMD degree in 2015 from University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.
Skills and Strengths: – I worked in Central Illinois for 2 years and gained a lot of experience in different aspects of dentistry. In 2018, I acquired Gentle Dental Family Care PC. Now it is known as Smiles By Gentle Dental LLC. I am certified in implant dentistry.
What I like to do when I am not at work: – In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.My passion is sports.
Jamie Novak, RDH
Family Background: – I grew up in Highland, Indiana.
Educations:- I graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 2000. To expand my skills, I took a license course at IUPUI to become licensed to provide local anesthetic to our patient.
Skills and Strengths: – I started working at Gentle Dental Family Care P.C. in 1999. Which is now known as Smiles By Gentle Dental. I believe in providing personalized dental treatment and education to our patients to achieve great oral health.
What I like to do when I am not at work: – In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, sporting events and playing volleyball.
Prensis McClain, BSc.
Family Background: – I have been a resident of Lake County all of my life.
Educations:- I graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management.
Skills and Strengths: – I coordinate scheduling, insurance benefits, treatment plans, and patient finances. I have several years of experience in customer service. My goal is to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and is more confident in their smile when they leave.
What I like to do when I am not at work: – I enjoy spending time with my family and friends when not at work. In my spare time, I take delight in painting and sewing.
Catherine Lopez, Front office
Family background: My hard working parents were both born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. I have two older brothers and an older sister that are also Uruguayan. I am the first one in my family to be born in USA and my younger sister came a few years laters. We were both raised in Chicago’s south suburbs.
Education: I am the first in my family to graduate high school (Bloom High School, 2015) and attend college (Prairie State College, 2016).
Skills and strengths: I intend on developing within my new professional career. I feel that key attributes such as my ability to learn and grow at a rapid pace, and my multiple bilingual languages such as Spanish, Italian, and English, will help play key roles in my success.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, significant other & friends. I also enjoy reading, writing poetry and drawing in my spare time.
Lovie Diggs -Dental Assistant
Family background– I grew up on the south side of Chicago with my mother, commissioner for Chicago Housing Authorities, my father who is a gym teacher and siblings. I moved out to Merrillville Indiana back in 2016 to focus on my education and start my own family. I currently have a 6 year old daughter.
Education- growing up I attended private school. I went to Our Lady of the Gardens Catholic School. I went to Seton Academy High School and attended Richard Dailey college for 2 years. In 2018, I decided to follow my dreams to be in the dental field and joined Brightwood College! It was there that I received a certification as a dental assistant!!
Skills & strengths- This year I gained experience at Chatham Dental and Barnes Walton Dental. I am a very well-rounded individual. I’m really good with people and love communicating and socializing with others. I am often told that I have a caring personality.
Hobbies– I really enjoy vacationing and spending time with my family in my spare time. I also like to relax and do yoga.