Mill Creek Family Dental

Meet the Team

Dr. J Matthew Cronkhite

Dr. J. Matthew Cronkhite, DDS

Dr. Matt Cronkhite has been the dentist at Mill Creek Family Dental and a resident of Lafayette since July of 2006. He and his wife, Doris, both deeply appreciate the community and especially the wonderful people in it.  They are very grateful for the warm receptions they have received since coming here. Both Dr. Cronkhite and Doris are active in their church, and Dr. Cronkhite enjoys playing the saxophone in the worship band.  He is an avid fan of almost all sports, but particularly follows college basketball.  He is also always on the lookout for competitive ping pong enthusiasts, like himself!  Dr. Cronkhite earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Indiana University before attaining his D.D.S. from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He greatly enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and finds it very gratifying to be able to help a variety of people obtain a healthy, beautiful smile. Dr. Cronkhite is a good listener, and his straightforward and honest manner gains his patients’ trust. He thoroughly communicates diagnosis, recommended treatment, and all information and options his patients need to determine the course of their treatment. He enjoys getting to know his patients and takes very seriously the responsibility that comes with the trust they place in him to provide optimal care. He feels especially honored when patients recognize how highly they are valued and refer their families, friends, and co-workers. His patients truly do come first, and Dr. Cronkhite and the Mill Creek Family Dental team continually look for ways to improve and provide the highest quality of service.

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Marti

Marti - Office Manager

Marti has lived in Lafayette her entire life. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration in 2006. She has been working in the dental field since 2005. She really loves working with people and loves getting to know the patients at Mill Creek. Outside of work, her husband Kevin and her three children Brandi, Brooke and Austin keep her very busy.

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Mandi

Mandi - Business Assistant

Mandi graduated from Ivy Tech’s Dental Assisting program in May 2006. Mandi has been with Mill Creek since 2007 and enjoys working with her patients because they brighten her day. She lives in Lafayette with her husband Matt, her son Kyle, and their dog named Bandit.

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Laura

Laura - Dental Hygienist

Laura graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne in May 2010. She enjoys spending quality time with her patients, and is very passionate about oral care. She resides in her hometown of Logansport where she loves spending time with her family and her husband Christopher and her dog Dexter.

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Shannon

Shannon - Dental Hygenist

Shannon obtained her certificate in Dental Assisting in 2004 then graduated with her associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from IU Northwest in 2008.  Shannon enjoys teaching children the importance of oral health and being able to make others feel better about themselves through dentistry. She is originally from North Judson, IN and now resides in Lafayette with her husband and three children, Aubrey, Aiden, and Cooper. In her free time she enjoys gardening, golfing and watching her children’s sports activities.

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Tara

Tara -  Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Tara attended IUPUI Dental School for dental assisting and graduated in May 2012 with coronal polishing and fluoride application certificate.  She continued her education and graduated with expanded functions in July 2012. Tara really enjoys working in dentistry and has been with Mill Creek since July 2014.   In her free time she enjoys traveling, baking, shopping, and going for walks with her dog, Marlee.

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Jenny

Jenny - Dental Hygenist

Jennifer is a native of Lafayette. She graduated with an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from the University  of Texas in 1991.She enjoys building relationships with her patients. In her free time she travels as much as possible. She has two children, Dillon and Delaney.

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Jenni

Jenni -  Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Jenni has been an expanded functions dental assistant since 2002 and has worked in almost every aspect of dentistry. Jenni loves dentistry because she has a true passion for people and enjoys caring for them. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Josh, daughter Makenna, and son Jacoby. They live in Monticello. She is a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, Indiana Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts. She enjoys playing fantasy football and baseball and traveling with her family.

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DeeDee

DeeDee - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

DeeDee is from Lafayette. She graduated from IU School of Dentistry as an Expanded Functions dental assistant in June 2009. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She really enjoys working in dentistry and looks forward to getting to know the patients here at Mill Creek Family Dental.

 

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