Meet the Doctors

Dentist in Merrillville


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 AssociationIndiana 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. 

Born and raised in Lansing, IL, and St. John, IN, Dr. Kamp and his amazing wife Carrie currently live in Merrillville, IN with their 3 children, dog, and two cats.  Together they enjoy cooking, traveling and scuba diving as well an

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. 

Dwayne Karateew D.D.S.

Dr. Karateew is currently the director of UIC Periodontology and MDC is very privileged to have him as our part-time in-house periodontist. He currently holds Certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. He currently resides in Chicago and loves skiing, fly fishing, and gourmet cooking. 

Louis Sertich, D.D.S. M.S.

Dr. Sertich founded and led the Merrillville Dental Center for almost 40 years before his retirement in 2020. He still stops in to chat, tell jokes, and bring smiles to the thousands of patient’s he’s served over the past 4 decades. He currently spends his time with his wife and grandchildren