Sedation Dentistry

We strive to make every visit relaxing and calming. To ensure your comfort during your appointment, we offer varying levels of sedation to help melt away your anxieties. At Merrillville Dentist., you can rest easy knowing that your experience will be a breeze, no matter your needs.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth almost always cause problems, whether it is now or in 20 years. Our Pain-Free extractions and sedation can help so that these pesky buggers never have the opportunity to cause problems for you in the future.

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Dental Implants

Smile again with confidence. Implants replace a missing tooth with a titanium post and a crown to restore your bite and prevent bone loss. They’re long-lasting, and look and function just like a natural tooth. In fact, they have the highest success rate and longest lifespan of all restorative treatment options, making them the ideal solution for missing teeth.

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Same-Day Crowns

Restore your smile in a single visit! With advanced technology and the latest techniques, we can create durable, beautiful dental crowns, without the wait.

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Our Team

Merrillville Dental Center we understand your anxiety before getting a treatment, so we work especially hard to put you at ease.

Timothy Kamp D.M.D., M.S.

Dr. Timothy grew up in a family that encouraged him to be hardworking and have empathy for all. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s degree in Biology at Purdue University. Dr. Kamp earned his Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. He believes in honesty and empathy towards his patients. The empathetic nature of Dr Kamp makes his patients feel comfortable and heard. Dr. Kamp actively continues to educate himself about the latest and most effective treatment methods in dentistry.

He has extensive training in implant and restorative dentistry and is passionate about treating complex cases where he can utilize his multidisciplinary training.

  • Implantologist
  • General Dentistry
  • DDM Midwestern University
  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University
  • Master’s in Biology at Purdue University
  • Invisalign provider
  • Implant and restorative dentistry
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Dr Friend holding certificate at Implant Pathway event

Brittanie Patel, D.D.S., M.S

Dr. Patel is a Hoosier through and through. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She then completed her master’s degree in 2013 before moving on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Science from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2017

Outside of work, she is most likely to be spending time with her husband, Rikin, and their two boys, Ajay and Dhru. They currently live in Valparaiso and enjoy the many perks Northwest Indiana has to offer.

Dr. Brittanie Patel finds her passion providing quality, compassionate and personalized comprehensive dental care for you and your whole family starting within 6 months of the first baby tooth. She strives to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable, creating a great experience and long-term patient relationship while building the healthy smile you deserve. She is passionate about treating the smallest of smiles to grow healthy smiles and happy kids.

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Our Team

At Merrillville Denal Center, we’re dedicated to creating meaningful relationships with our patients. Our highly trained team wants every patient to feel safe and comfortable – like you’re visiting an old friend!

Beau Schneiss
D.M.D.
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Jennifer B.
Hygienist
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Miranda A.
Hygienist
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Emily D.
Hygienist
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Paige P.
Hygienist
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Melanie C.
Office Admin
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