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 - Clinical 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.
Nicole Badman, LDH
Nicole attended Purdue University for her dental hygiene pre-requisite classes and then graduated from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne with her Dental Hygiene degree. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 16 years! Her passion is patient education and providing a thorough, gentle cleaning.
Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family on the lake and camping with her horses. She loves anything outdoors.
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
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.
Meet Our Front Office Team
Libby Hoover - Front Office Team Leader, Marketing Coordinator
Libby has over 15 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. She also manages the office marketing campaigns and enjoys planning events to celebrate our awesome patients.
She married her high school sweetheart, Rick, and they have three young children that keep them busy. Libby works remotely in the morning and is in the office most afternoons.
Ann Eisert - Dental Hygienist
Ann has been practicing dental hygiene since graduating from Indiana University Northwest in 2002. Ann and her husband Kirk have four kids. She enjoys getting to know her patients of all ages. When she is not at the office, Ann loves to spend time with her family, managing the family farm and enjoying God's green Earth.
Randi Curry - Dental Assistant
Bio coming soon.