Meet our Team
Although our sign proclaims dentistry, we are really in the people business. We have an uncompromising commitment to the patient first. This concept guides the design, implementation and evaluation of all procedures and conduct whether administrative or clinical. Our goal is simple . . . It is to provide professional dental care services of the highest quality with the utmost compassion.
Our goal is EXCELLENCE! To achieve this goal, it is necessary for all individuals to be part of the team and for each team member to agree to maintain the dependability, integrity, responsibility and pride. Each individual is as important as the other; each job as necessary as the other job. Cooperative team support will enable us to successfully attain our goal.
We pledge to be kind, sympathetic, and understanding to our patients and to each other. We will be alert to patient and employee dissatisfaction and respond appropriately. We will be committed to open communication and positive relationships. Most importantly we will enjoy what we do, whom we work with and the patients we care for.
Amy – Dental Hygienist
Amy graduated from IPFW with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1998. She continues to learn and explore new trends in dental health by regularly attending continuing education courses and reading professional journals.
As a hygienist, Amy believes that each patient is an individual and deserves to be treated as such. She enjoys helping patients find solutions to their unique oral health needs. Her caring personality helps patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their appointments.
After hours, Amy enjoys reading, listening to music and spending a quiet evening with her husband and dog. As a former interior designer, she is obsessed with HGTV and decorating shows.
Gordon – Dental Hygienist
Gordon is a 2003 graduate from the Indiana University School of Dentistry dental hygiene program. He was a frequent visitor to the deans list but not so frequent as to wear out his welcome.
Gordon grew up outside of Chicago but has also lived in Atlanta, Georgia prior to moving to his families’ native Indiana. He has lived here for the last 26 years.
Gordon is married with two children, and too many cats. He has also been a loyal employee for the past seven years.
Jamie – Dental Assistant
Jamie earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Dental Careers Foundation and has 16 years experience. She has worked with Dr. Garvin for 6 years.
Jamie has an outgoing personality and will help patients relax and feel comfortable during the dental treatment. She will be your side while Dr. Garvin is improving your smile.
After hours, Jamie enjoys spending time with her daughter, friends, and 3 dogs. She spends time outdoors camping, boating, swimming, and watching her daughter play sports.
Patty – Receptionist
Patty Lovejoy joined Garvin Dentistry in June of 2016 after moving to Indianapolis from Fort Wayne. She has worked in a dental office for over 14 years!
She has six adult children and five grandchildren and another grandchild due the beginning of June! Patty enjoys spending every moment possible with her grandkids. When she isn’t with her grandkids, she enjoys sporting events, concerts, movies and plays.