Meet the Team


Barbara

Office Manager

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I am responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the front office. Having worked at our office for 34 years, the patients and their parents have become more like family members rather than clients. I really enjoy interacting with all our unique and wonderful patients. We all share so many common interests. If you add up all the numbers, our team members have worked together for a combined 124 years; we have really become more like a family. It’s no wonder why I love coming here every day!

Dayton is my hometown, and I am a member of Incarnation Church. I am married with two married adult children and one grandchild. Traveling, gardening, and needlework are a few of my favorite activities. I enjoy living every day to its fullest!

Cathy

Chairside Assistant

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In addition to assisting Dr. Ryckman with our patients’ care, I am also our lab technician and help out at the front desk whenever I’m needed. I began with this office in 1997, and like many of my teammates, have enjoyed building relationships with our patients and their families. Everyone here works well together and helps each other when needed. When Dr. Ryckman came on board, he came in with a purpose to make smiles better. Patients can count on his honesty about treatment and enjoy his laid-back attitude.

I have two married children, seven grandkids, and one great-grandchild. I love spending time with my grandkids, reading, doing yard work, and playing with my two dogs.

Caroline

Orthodontic Assistant

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I assist Dr. Ryckman with many of our patients’ orthodontic procedures and help with adjustments, placement and removal of appliances, and Invisalign. It’s so exciting to see our patients happy with beautiful smiles the day their braces come off! I truly enjoy working with our patients and providing the best quality care.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy being outdoors and love to snowboard, go camping, or fishing. I also have a dog named Stanley and a cat named Lucey!

Charity

Orthodontic Assistant

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My 31 years of experience in dentistry comes in handy when putting even the most anxious patient at ease. I’m here to help our patients achieve their desired smiles and improved confidence from the first appointment to the very last. The best part is always when they get their braces removed!

I have been married for almost 28 wonderful years. We have two sons, but no grandkids yet, so I spoil my cats! In my free time, I love camping and being outdoors.

Kathy

Orthodontic Assistant

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For 28 years, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our patients and their families, and watching their smiles change as they go through their treatment. I assist Dr. Ryckman with treatment, take X-rays and photos, and coordinate Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Ryckman is an outstanding orthodontist. He is honest, kind, and cares about his patients and their families. The women on our team have worked together so long we are like family.  We help each other, work together well, and enjoy each other’s company.

I have been married for 31 years to Mike. We have two grown children, Marc and Chris, and five cats. I enjoy gardening and cooking, and stay active by doing Zumba and riding my bicycle.

Pat

Patient Coordinator

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I love working with people and thoroughly enjoy interacting with our patients. As our receptionist, I help patients schedule appointments, process billing and insurance, and make our office a pleasant, welcoming place in which to be. I never get tired of seeing the patients’ reactions when their braces are removed! Dr. Ryckman is so great to work with and there is no doubt that our patients’ best interests are always his top priority. Our assistants and technicians are so experienced and knowledgeable and they make a fantastic team. I am the “new kid on the block”, and feel so fortunate to be a part of this practice.

I am a mother of two daughters; Sarah is a teacher in Indianapolis and Emily is an engineer living in Las Vegas. I love the outdoors and spend much of my time walking, hiking, and gardening.

Sandy

Orthodontic Assistant

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I am one of our chairside assistants, helping our patients to achieve beautiful smiles and Dr. Ryckman with whatever he needs to create them. It’s been a real pleasure to watch so many patients’ smiles evolve so beautifully over the past 28 years. Dr. Ryckman is a great doctor who truly cares about his patients. Our staff works well together, and many of us have been together for a long time. We are like family.

I am married and have two married children and three grandchildren. I am active in my church and support our grandchildren in their school activities. I also like to travel when I can!