Open Hours - Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm | Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm | Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Karlei - 550 x 500


Team Leader
Karlei began her career at East Center Dental in 2006. She’s worn a few different hats since she started and became Team Leader in April of 2015. She loves helping the doctors and team get patients healthy. She also takes care of the marketing for ECD and maintains their social media! (Like us on Facebook!) She’s been happily married to Dan since 2001. In 2015, she gave birth to their beautiful son, Oliver. They enjoy spending family time together and traveling. They are foodies who enjoy trying new restaurants and attending concerts.
Chris - 550 x 500


Chris graduated from Dental Hygiene School in South Bend in 1986 and has been with East Center Dental for the last 20 years. Chris has 3 grown children and one precious grand baby. She enjoys spending time with her husband fishing and exploring new places along Lake Michigan.
Jennifer - 550 x 500


Jennifer has been a familiar face at East Center Dental for many years. She graduated from IPFW in 1989 and has been practicing dental hygiene ever since. She loves to educate our patients. She has 4 children and 1 granddaughter. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and doing outdoor actives like walking, biking and gardening.
Beronica - 550 x 500


Beronica started off in the dental field working at our front office; from there she spent some time as dental assistant until she decided to go to dental hygiene school graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from IU. She recently continued her education and received her anesthesia license. Beronica is fluent in Spanish and she enjoys offering this service to many of our patients. She is married to her husband, Jason and is the mother of 3 daughters. In her free time she enjoys running and spending time outdoors.
Martha - 550 x 500


Martha is a familiar face around East Center Dental! She earned her associates degree in 1996 from IUSB for dental hygiene and has been working here ever since! Her goal as a hygienist is to get patients healthy! She also speaks fluent Spanish. She’s been married to her husband, Terry, for 26 years. When she’s not at work you will find her enjoying a run with her dog Carlos, taking pictures and reading.
Nicole - 550 x 500


Nicole has been with East Center Dental since 1992. She received her certification for dental assisting from IUSB and received her EFDA certification in 2014. Her kind and caring personality puts our patients at ease. She feels it’s an honor to serve them with they come in for treatment. She is married and is raising 3 active children. When not at working you can find her at either a basketball or baseball game!
Jenn - 550 x 500


Treatment Coordinator
Jenn started at East Center Dental in Sept. 2005. You will find her helping our patients schedule their upcoming treatment and working with them to find a easy financial plan to fit their treatment into their budget. Jenn has been happily married to her husband Brandon since 2006. They have two children, Mason and Maddie. Jenn enjoys spending time with her family and attending Mason's sporting events and Maddie's chear competitions. She is a lifelong resident of Leesburg, IN.
Charis - 550 x 500


Appointment Coordinator
Charis joined the East Center Dental team in 2017. She loves to help with scheduling appointments, answering patient questions and welcoming them to the office. With over 7 years of experience as a patient care coordinator, she feels right at home at ECD team. She is originally from Oregon, and has been calling Indiana her home since 2000, when she married her husband, Jeff! When she’s not at the office you’ll find her spending time with family, camping & traveling.
Melissa - 550 x 500


Care Coordinator
Melissa joined ECD in 2006 and has thoroughly enjoyed her many different roles through the years. She semi-retired in 2016 and continues to fill in on occasion. So you may still see her in the office once in awhile. She’s married to her husband Clint and they have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. They love hiking, antiquing, IU basketball, spending time with family but especially spoiling the grandkids!!
Johna - 550 x 500


Dental Assistant
Johna has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She received her certification for expanded function dental assisting in 2010. She then received her coronal polishing/fluoride certification in 2017. She loves being able to give patients confidence again by working with Dr. Rudolph to bring their smiles back. Johna often volunteers her time by giving back to the community at free dental clinics throughout Indiana. She has 1 son and has been with her boyfriend since 2015. They enjoy traveling and visiting new places together. She is originally from Rhode Island, so you can often find her rooting for her New England/Boston teams and eating seafood.
Ashley - 550 x 500


Dental Assistant
Ashley is a fun, loving and, energetic dental assistant. She started her dental career when she graduated Ivy Tech in 2019 as a dental assistant. She has furthered her dental education receiving her expanded function certificate including coronal polishing, fluoride application and carries prevention certificates in 2020. She is from Huntington, Indiana and has a young son whom she adores. You can often find her hiking and enjoying nature with friends and family on her days off. She loves everything about the dental field and it has been something that she has wanted to do ever since she was a child.
Sierra - 550 x 500


Dental Assistant
Sierra is a dental assistant (Aka NINJA) here at ECD! She has 10 years in the dental and medical field. She fell in love with dentistry when she was 6! What she love’s most about dentistry is the bond she forms with her patients. She helps them conquer the fear and anxiety that they may experience when visiting the dentist. Showing them the importance of a healthy mouth and how that connects to their overall health. She looks forward to welcoming you to our amazing ECD family. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful, crazy girls. They LOVE to travel and experience new things as a family. Due to her husband being prior Air Force they have traveled a lot.
Tinisha - 550 x 500


Dental Assistant
Tinisha is an expanded dental assistant here at ECD. She has been in dentistry for over 5 years now and loves it! From an early age, she knew dentistry was for her. When she was very young people would compliment her smile and she remembered how confident and positive that made her feel. She knew she wanted to be a part of something that would help others achieve confidence through enhancing their smile. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the happiness in others who have improved their smile and oral health whether it be through completing Invisalign, getting new crowns, veneers, or dentures, or even whitening their teeth.” Said Tinisha. Besides dentistry, she also has interests in history, art, and music. When not at work she enjoys traveling all over the world visiting museums, tasting new foods, and experiencing new cultures or just simply spending time with her family; her better half of over 20 years Jamie, and their three children.