Meet Our Dental Care Team
Kim CDA, EFDA
Kim has been a dental assistant for 42 years. Her journey into the realm of Dentistry began as an eleven-year-old with decay in her first molars. The dentist who performed the procedure had an assistant who talked her through having her first molars pulled, by promising to stay with her and help her through the appointment as much as possible. The compassionate assistant influenced her so much that she decided to pursue a career as a Dental assistant so that she could comfort patients who did not understand, were scared, or just needed a diversion during their dental treatment.
Kim graduated from Olney Central College, in Olney Illinois with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 1976 and passed the National Board examination in June of that same year. Her 42-year long career has taken her through many continuing education opportunities such as Coronal Polishing and Caries Prevention Procedures. In 2009 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI.
When Kim is not tending to patients, she is with her husband Jim fishing, spending time with family, or taking road trips.
Madeline is a 2017 graduate from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Her interest and passion for dentistry were first sparked from a personal experience in which her smile was forever changed. This confidence boost and background in the sciences pushed her to pursue a career in dentistry.
Madeline started at Paradox dental as an intern but moved up as a dental assistant as she realized she loved learning more about patients, staff, and procedures. Although she loves her Paradox family, she plans to attend the IU school of dentistry so she too can offer patients the opportunity to change their lives with dentistry.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Willow and cat Benjamin. She also loves spending time with her family and going on kayaking trips.
You will find Pam at the front desk in our office.
She thrives on taking care of every one of the patients and working with them to make them as comfortable and happy as possible with everything from phones calls to visits to accounting.
Pam has been in this position for 12 years.
7 at Paradox and 5 in Illinois.
She truly cares about the patients and families in our practice.
Pam was born and raised in Momence, Illinois. She and her late husband Gordon raised their 6 children in the tiny town of Donovan, Illinois.
She enjoys family and has 16 grandchildren.
When she is not taking care of our patients, she enjoys traveling to visit Colorado grandchildren and spending time with her other grandchildren, locally.
She enjoys travel and reading.
Kitty Smith has been in dentistry for 32 years; first as a dental assistant then this year had her 25th alumni reunion. Kitty knew she wanted to go into dentistry when she went to her orthodontist in northwest Indiana and saw all the radiographs and study models and went on a tour of the orthodontic lab. She is happy being able to care for the families that are in her southside neighborhood.
Terrie is a front office coordinator with our clerical team and has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has been happy to use it extensively in her career. Terrie is a large proponent of serving others and being a patient advocate. She is happy when a patient has had a great patient experience.
In her free time, Terrie likes working on her new house, which is an old farmhouse that needed some work. But her real joy is spending time with her adult daughters and their families. If you want to see her beam, ask her about her grandson. Often, Terrie will pack up her little dog, Walter, and head up to spend the day playing with him.
Tammy obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1996 from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.
She was raised in an Air Force family and calls many places home but now resides in Greenwood with her husband, two teenagers, three dogs, and 14 chickens.
When not treating patients at Paradox, most times, you can find Tammy and her husband supporting the children with activities at Center Grove or the Junior Fuel Hockey league. They also enjoy sneaking away to visit grandchildren in Manitoba, Canada, whenever the opportunity comes along.
Tammy has a special interest in coaching patients toward the optimal state of oral health each patient desires. Tammy also enjoys being active in the community providing many forms of service whenever possible. Other hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, and simply exploring the great outdoors with her family.