Meet Our Team

Team Member

Derek L. Garcia, DMD

Dr. Garcia was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, class of 2013. He and his wife, Brandee, have been married fourteen years and have two children , a son, Sam, age 16, and a daughter, Cora, age 9. While managing a busy growing practice he is always welcoming new patients. Dr. Garcia believes in providing exceptional care and standing behind it. He is currently a member of Seymour Chamber of Commerce, International Team Implantology, and Columbus Dental Forum. Dr. Garcia enjoys watching sports, working out, reading, playing video games, and spending time with family.

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Brooke - Hygienist

Brooke is a dental hygienist. She received her degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May of 2002, and joined our practice in July of 2002. She and her husband, Josh, have been married since 2000 and have 3 children; Karsen, Wyatt and Chase. Her favorite hobbies include: running (especially mini-marathons), watching her daughter swim, watching IU basketball, and camping with friends.


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Ruth - Hygienist

Ruth is a dental hygienist. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975. Ruth has been with the practice since 1983. She resides in Brownstown. Her life is full of excitement with two daughters and son-in-laws. She also has 3 wonderful grandsons, Jack, Hank, and Grady and a sweet granddaughter, Palmer. Ruth enjoys boating, shopping and “spoiling” her grandchildren.


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Suzanne - Hygienist

Suzanne is a dental hygienist. She joined the practice in 1989, after graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988. She was born and raised in Seymour. She and her husband, David, have three children; a son Jacob, and two daughters Alex and Hannah. She has been blessed with two grandsons, Charlie and Cooper. Suzanne enjoys watching all sporting events and reading.


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Paula - Patient Coordinator

Paula has worked in the dental field since 1996. She joined our practice in May 2007. While she has completed the Expanded Function Dental Assistant school and keeps her radiation certificate current, her main focus is managing the schedule and building relationships with each patient that calls or comes into our office. She and her husband, Gerry, have 2 sons and daughter-in-laws, and 5 precious grandchildren. Paula enjoys shopping, traveling, and cross-country trips on their Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle.


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Adrienne - Practice Coach/ Regional Manager

Adrienne is the Practice Coach/ Regional Manager for our practice. She has been a dental professional since 1998. She started her career as a chairside assistant. She has obtained her CDA though Dental Assisting National Board and Expanded Functions Certifications from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Adrienne’s understanding of the clinical side of dentistry allows her to assist the patient to prioritize their treatment so that they can maximize their insurance and minimize their out-of-pocket expenses. Adrienne has 1son that keeps her busy at various sporting events. She also enjoys playing volleyball and working out in her spare time.


Coral

Coral - Financial Coordinator

Coral is the Financial Coordinator for our practice. She has been a dental professional since 2010. She started her career as a chairside assistant. She has obtained Expanded Functions Certifications from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Coral’s understanding of the clinical side of dentistry allows her to assist the patient to prioritize their treatment so that they can maximize their insurance and minimize their out-of-pocket expenses. Coral and her husband, Joe have a 9 month old daughter, Nola. In her spare times she loves to travel with her family and friends.


Stacie

Stacie - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Stacie has been a dental assistant since 2014. She joined Garcia Family Dental in October of 2018. She graduated from Ivy Tech Dental Assisting program in 2014, and then continued her education by completing the expanded function program at Ivy Tech. She lives in Seymour with her husband Craig and their daughter, Sophia. They love spend time with their family, traveling and going to ComicCon Conventions.


Lexi

Lexi - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Lexi started her dental career in high school and has been chairside assisting since 2009. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting from International Business College in 2014. She was born and raised in Seymour, and now lives in Scott County. In her time away from work she enjoys the outdoors, camping, fishing, spending time with her family: Jess, and her son Bhodi, and crafting.


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