Douglas Snyder, DDS
Dr. Snyder has over 30 years of experience as a family dentist. After graduating from Goshen High School and College, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the IU School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 1985.
His postgraduate education has included a wide range of dental care techniques, which allow him to emphasize gentle dentistry and modern care to his patients. Each year, Dr. Snyder completes about 50 hours of continuing education. Recently, he completed an extensive program on dental lasers that lasted for several days. He is also trained in Same Day Dentistry, FastBraces and Dental Implants.
His Professional Affiliations Include:
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Northwest Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Better Business Bureau
Outside the Office
Each year, Dr. Snyder works with Dentistry From the Heart – a program that provides free dental treatment for underprivileged people throughout the Elkhart community. He also works to provide supplies to the local women’s shelter and area schools.
In his spare time, Dr. Snyder enjoys working around his home, playing golf, attending football games and riding his motorcycle. You may even see it parked at the office!
Choose Our Elkhart Dentist!
Dr. Snyder is driven to create a fun and relaxing experience for his patients – providing essential services like emergency care and same day dentistry. Get to know Dr. Snyder by scheduling your first visit with us today!
Meet Our Hygiene Team
Holli Becker, LDH – Hygiene Team Leader
After graduating from K.V.C.C., I interviewed with Dr. Snyder. I’ve been with the office ever since – for 17 years! My passion for dentistry began in fifth grade when I started orthodontia with Dr. Roberts, also from Elkhart. I always looked forward to visiting the office and staff. My passion is and will always be patient comfort, patient education, and honesty. Honesty is the key to any relationship. I want what everyone deserves: a happy and healthy smile.
I married my college sweetheart of 23 years, Ian. Originally from Goshen (Ian is from Kalamazoo), we moved back to the area to be close to family. We have two beautiful children: our daughter, Rhiannon and our son, Broghan. We also have a “third” child, Sookie, our Malti-poo.
Michelle Stickel, LDH
Originally from Severn, North Carolina, Michelle has been a resident of Indiana since 2012 and has been a dental hygienist since 2015. She met her husband in Indiana and now has a little girl. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and being outdoors.
Nicole Badman, LDH
Bio coming soon!
Sara Decker, LDH
Sara is an Elkhart native, born and raised! She joined Dr. Snyder’s practice after graduating from the IUSB Dental Hygiene program, and has been with us for 7 years. Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, ages 3 and 1, and the family labradoodle. Her favorite things include: traveling, shopping, sports, reading, cooking, sushi and good wine. She loves making connections with her patients and developing great relationships!
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Allie Mahan – Dental Assistant Team Leader
Allie joined Dr. Snyder’s team in 2015 as a Dental Assistant. She enjoys getting to know and building relationships with her patients. Outside of work, spending time with her husband, Jeremy, her daughter Kameron, and her son, Tatum, is of the greatest importance to her. She also enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and shopping.
Kristi Wise – Dental Assistant
Kristi hasn’t been at our office long, but her infectious smile and personality has made us feel like she has been here for years. Her hard work and dedication show in all that she does. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, son Cade, and daughter Addison.
Sarah Marks – Dental Assistant
Sarah was born and raised in Elkhart, IN. She graduated with her Dental Assisting diploma in 2010 and has been with Dr. Snyder since April 2016. She enjoys the outdoors, yoga, tennis and most importantly, helping others. She loves spending time with her wonderful boyfriend Bryan and his beautiful daughter, Layla. Sarah has a handsome 6 year old, Cohen, a mini dachshund, Binks, and a grumpy cat, Chandler.
Meet Our Front Office Team
Alesha Grove – Treatment Scheduling Coordinator
Alesha Grove is our front desk Treatment Scheduling Coordinator. Bringing her 5 years of knowledge as a Dental Assistant to the table, Alesha has transitioned to the front desk seamlessly, and helps our patients understand procedures better before scheduling. She is the mother to an amazing 2 year old little boy, Jamyson, and is getting married this fall to Gatlin.
Angie Siebert – Hygiene Coordinator
Angie joined the practice in June 2014 as a hygiene coordinator. Her friendly face greets patients as they check-in at the front desk for their dental appointments. Angie and the spirit of her late husband, Chris, have 3 children: Andrew & Samantha (Sam) who recently graduated from Jimtown, and Ty, who will be a Freshman in August 2017. Their family recently welcomed an Adec client, David Schrock into their home and family. Angie has given back to the community and coached Baugo little league for 11 years. Angie is a natural caregiver and will make sure you get the care you need!
Libby Hoover – Front Office Team Leader, Marketing Coordinator
Libby has over 12 years of dental office experience. Joining the practice in the Spring of 2015, she provides administrative support, knowledge of dental insurance, and finds ways to make necessary dental treatment affordable with payment plans and financing options. Libby married her high school sweetheart, Rick, in 2013 and has a son, Graham, and a daughter, Quinn, and they are anticipating the arrival of a third child in Fall 2017!
Teri Wargon – Insurance Coordinator
Teri has worked at the Front Desk since 2008. She recently transitioned into her new position as our Insurance Coordinator, checking dental benefits with dental insurance companies to provide better estimates for patients. Teri has been married to her wonderful husband, Rob, for 25 years. They have 2 kids and 6 grand kids. She loves spending time with her family and enjoying her 9 week old puppy!