Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Amberly has been working in dentistry since 2009 and has been a part of Dr. Cochran’s practice for just as long. She says she chose a career in dentistry because going to the dentist was always an enjoyable and pleasant experience growing up. Now she assists Dr. Cochran chairside, helping patients have the same positive dental experiences she was used to. What Amberly loves most about being a dental assistant is having the power to transform someone’s smile and watch them regain their confidence. She likes being part of a small private practice because it allows everyone to have close, meaningful relationships with patients. When you meet Amberly, you’ll find she’s honest, attentive to details, motivated, friendly, and hardworking. Amberly likes spending time with her family and fur babies outside of work and getting out on the golf course as much as possible.
Brandy was born and raised in Elkhart, graduating from Jimtown High School in 1998. After working in the RV industry for 9 years, she knew she wanted more in life and enjoyed helping and educating people. She graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She met Dr Cochran in 2013 and has worked/known him ever since. She also worked with a pediatric dentist for 5 years 2 days a week. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them feel comfortable during their dental experience.
She married her husband Mike in July, 2011 and they have 3 boys. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to go camping with her family.
Carrie is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend with over 20 years of experience in dentistry and working in our office. Over time, Carrie has been the trusted teammate; we know we can all count on to take care of anything the office needs. Our patients love her because she’s got the knowledge and expertise to answer questions and help make their visits with us even more enjoyable and comfortable. Carrie says she wanted to work in dentistry because her father worked in the dental field. If she wasn’t working with us, she’d probably pursue a career that involves working with children. Carrie is honest, friendly, accountable, hardworking, and loyal. Outside of the office, she is usually spending time at the lake with her family, walking her two golden retrievers, watching her son play basketball and run track.
Corrine a.k.a “Corky”
Corrine is a graduate of Indiana University Dental School in Indianapolis. She also obtained an M.S.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She’s been working in dentistry for several years and is a valuable part of our team. As a dental hygienist, Corrine takes great pride in getting to know her patients and helping them take care of their smiles. She says she decided to work in dentistry because there’s something fun about taking a challenging mouth and making it healthy again. She loves working with her patients and learning about their smile and life goals. If Corrine wasn’t involved in dentistry, she says she’d probably chosen a job where she gets to spend time outdoors. She is dependable, reliable, caring, interested in her patients’ lives, and dedicated to helping our office grow and thrive. In her spare time, she donates her time with the Red Cross’ Chapin Street Clinic, is a busy mother of seven kids, and likes being outside enjoying nature.
I work with Dr. Cochran and the rest of our team to provide full dental care for our patients.My focus and specialty is in screening, treatment and prevention of oral disease. Seeing my work translate into improving health for our patients is extremely rewarding.. I love getting to know the patients I treat and enjoy building lasting relationships with them.
I was born and raised in Mishawaka, graduating from Mishawaka High School in 1988. I graduated from Indiana University South Bend’s Dental Hygiene program in 1992 and served on the Student Alumni Council. I married my husband Tom in 1991 and have 3 children.. In my spare time I enjoy reading and snuggling with my 3 dogs.