Our dental team at Tooth Acres Dentistry is committed to helping you improve your smile in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We work hard to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Each of our team members is highly trained and knowledgeable, and we are glad to assist you however we can. We welcome you to contact our dental office in Fort Wayne, Indiana to learn more about us and to schedule your visit with our caring dentist, Dr. Painter. We look forward to getting to know you!
Tammy — Office Manager & Dental Assistant
Tammy has worked in the dental field for 25 years and has a passion for all aspects of dentistry. She joined our practice in 2016 and absolutely loves it! She really appreciates being part of such a high quality and caring dental office. Tammy enjoys informing patients about their treatment needs, answering questions, and putting them at ease. She helps the office team run smoothly and efficiently. Tammy spends her free time doing activities with her family and friends.
Crystal – Patient Coordinator & Financial Specialist
Crystal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University in 2005, and she has been with our dental team since January 2013. She enjoys interacting with our patients every day and strives to help with their dental care by creating financial arrangements that allow us to accept their treatment. She and her husband, Rick, have 4 children–Paige, Carter, Lillian and Brody. When she isn’t working, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Tonya – Patient Coordinator & Insurance Specialist
Tonya earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in management and has been part of our dental practice since January 2013. She loves making patients smile and enjoys getting to know our patients and their families. Tonya helps our patients by working with dental insurance companies to answer any questions they might have regarding their insurance. She and her husband, Lee, have four very active children. Away from the office, Tonya enjoys spending time with her family, taking family vacations, and exercising. She also loves watching her sons play travel soccer.
Nancy – Patient Coordinator
Nancy joined our office in 2015, bringing with her 17 years of administrative dental experience. Prior to that, she was an international senior buyer with Mattel. Nancy enjoys interacting with patients, helping them understand and obtain their dental benefits, and bringing smiles to their faces. She appreciates being part of a dedicated and enthusiastic dental team. Nancy has two children and four grandchildren, with whom she spends most of her free time. She enjoys reading, crafting, and shopping! Please come into the office to see Nancy, along with the rest of our amazing dental team.
Shelley – Patient Coordinator
Shelley is originally from Ohio and recently moved to Indiana upon marrying her husband, Mark, in September 2016. She has been in the dental field for 30 years, dental assisting in both general and oral surgery offices as well as instructing dental assistants. After hours, Shelley is a portrait photographer and has a studio in Angola where she lives. She has 2 children and 2 wonderful grandchildren.
Brittney — Registered Dental Hygienist & New Patient Coordinator
Brittney graduated from the Mott Community College dental hygiene program in 2015. At Tooth Acres Dentistry, she attends to new patients by making sure they feel comfortable and confident with their new dental home. With her degree in Dental Hygiene, Brittney also cares for patients’ oral health and all their dental needs. Creating valuable relationships with patients and easing any fear patients may have regarding their dental treatment makes Brittney a great addition to our office! In her free time, Brittney enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family.
Lisa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa graduated from IPFW with her degree in dental hygiene in 2011. She has been working in the dental field for six years. Lisa was born and raised in Fort Wayne and she is happily married and has two young boys. Lisa loves to meet new people and make her patients comfortable while also encouraging patients on their road to a beautiful healthy smile.
Catie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Catie graduated from Rhodes State College in 2007 and she joined our Fort Wayne dental practice eight years ago. One of her favorite parts about working at Tooth Acres Dentistry is that it feels like family; Catie loves her co-workers, and she enjoys truly getting to know her patients. She focuses on listening to her patients and making them as comfortable as possible. Catie and her husband, Keith, have three children, Delaney, Adilynn, and Broden. She enjoys her free time with family and friends.
Sarah – Registered Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant
Sarah has been with our practice for six years. She attained her Dental Assisting Certificate from IPFW in 2005 and her Hygiene license in 2008 from Indiana University South Bend. She takes pride in her work, providing excellent and gentle teeth cleaning. She also goes the extra mile to educate patients in oral health and disease. Her main goal of making patients to feel comfortable and confident in her work makes her a natural asset to our practice. She enjoys spending time vacationing at the lake with her husband and three children and is commonly found shopping in local shops.
Amanda – Dental Assistant
Christina – Dental Assistant
Christina is our dental assistant with expanded functions and comes to us with 27 years of experience. Her fillings are impeccable, and like Dr. Painter, she is a perfectionist. Her strengths in organization and assisting have greatly benefited our office since her arrival in August. Christina is happily married and has a nine-year-old son. She went to Heritage High School and completed IPFW’s dental assisting program. She enjoys camping, spending time with her family, christian music, and antiquing furniture. She is also a member of Fellowship Missionary Church. The staff particularly enjoys her amazing baking skills.
Lindsey – Marketing Director
Lindsey joined Tooth Acres Dentistry at the start of 2017. She grew up locally, calling Fort Wayne home. Lindsey graduated from IPFW with a major in English, a writing concentration, and a minor in media production. She keeps visitors up-to-date via Facebook and Twitter, and designs the office’s newsletter and signage. She especially enjoys working on fun projects, like the office’s quarterly giveaways and Barnfest. Her favorite after-work activities include reading books and playing board games with her husband, Tyler.