Meet The Team
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Meet the Doctors
Timothy Kamp D.M.D., M.S.
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. After completing his studies in 2016, he joined and ultimately became the owner of Merrillville Dental Center.
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 Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Indiana State Dental Society, and the Northwest Indiana Dental Association. Dr. Kamp is a certified Invisalign provider and has extensive training in implant and restorative dentistry. He’s currently pursing both an implant and a general dentistry fellowship and is passionate about treating complex cases where he can utilize his multidisciplinary training.
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.
Dr. Patel was honored as the American Academy of General Denistry Senior Student of the year at graduation for exhibiting outstanding potential as a general dentist and commitment to life-long learning and growth on the front line of oral health and dental care.
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.
Beau Schneiss, D.M.D.
Dr. Schneiss is dedicated to staying up to date on the latest technologies to provide his patients with the best possible information and care. He was born and raised near Milwaukee, WI and moved to NWI a few years after he completed dental school and an advanced surgical residency at the VA hospital.
Dr. Schneiss is known to love spending time with his family and friends while having fun outdoors. He’s on a quest to visit all the national parks and also is a Cheesehead and passionate Green Bay Packers fan. He is a member of several professional dental organizations and respects each patient’s individual values and preferences.
He’s completed multiple advanced training programs in cosmetics and implant dentistry and is currently pursuing a fellowship in implant dentistry.
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Meet our Clinicians
Jennifer B., Hygienist
Jen is one of our awesome, competent and knowledgeable hygienists. She graduated from Prairie State College in 2005, with a degree in Dental Hygiene and a certification 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 2 daughters, ages 12 and 13. “I pride myself in staying on top of the latest technology and continuing education to provide my patients with the superior care they deserve.”
Miranda A., Hygienist
Mandy is one of our favorite 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 loves educating her patients on their oral health. She’s also an incredible team player and is proud to help do her part. “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 loves going to Michigan and spending time with her husband and two children.
Emily D., Hygienist
Emily graduated from Ivy Tech S.B. in 2014 and has been with the MDC since 2016. In addition to being a hygienist, she’s also trained as a dental assistant and loves helping in every area of the office. You can find her on the weekends drawing or painting or tending to her succulents.
Paige P., Hygienist
Paige’s smile is contagious and has won the hearts of countless patients since she joined the team in 2020. She is recently engaged, loves traveling, seafood, and spending time with her friends and family.