We have an amazing staff that is ready to assist in your care. My team has decades of experience–rest assured you are in good hands. They share the same passion for excellence with our patients as I do.
Roberta – Office Manager“Rob” has been in the dental industry for many years. She began as a dental claims processor for Prudential Insurance Company, Her dental insurance knowledge has proven to be quite useful when working with patients. She believes that dental insurance can be quite overwhelming and takes the time to make sure each patient can maximize their insurance to the fullest potential. She works with all types of insurance and with patients who do not have insurance as well. We always find a way to make dental treatment here affordable and workable with any budget. What she likes best about the office is that we provide excellent dental care; the staff is professional and friendly all at the same time! We are a great big dental family here. Her daughter, Maegan, is in the culinary industry and lives in California. Rob loves to cook, enjoys movies, dining out and having her daughter cook for her.
Nancy – Business AssistantNancy has been working in the dental field for over 20 years. She has worked with Dr. Bahl since 2011. She lives in Hobart with her husband Gus, and two miniature pinchers, Chloe and Annie. Nancy and Gus enjoy camping and antiquing. She also loves to decorate cakes and cupcakes for her friends and family.
Amy – Business AssistantAmy has been part of the Excel team since May 2013 as a business assistant.She has been in the dental field for ten years with expertise in dental assisting and insurance coordination. She loves working with the patient’s and helping them to maintain a healthy smile. Amy is a dedicated mother of three boys and is very active in all of their sports and extra-curricular activities. Amy enjoys time with her family and friends, and loves to travel. She is very excited to be a team member at Excel Dental Studio and to work alongside Dr. Bahl and staff.
Paula – Registered Dental Hygienist Paula has worked as a Dental Hygienist since her graduation from Indiana University in 1981. In addition to her Dental Hygiene License, Paula also holds a permit for Dental Anesthesia. “Dental Hygiene has been a very rewarding career for me. After three decades in dentistry, I still love what I do! I have grown both personally and professionally in my years in Dental Hygiene”. Attending regular Continuing Education Seminars helps to keep her skills fresh and keeps her current in the latest technology. “Dr. Bahl encourages us to keep abreast of all the advancements that occur in dentistry. At Excel, we have an educated, caring, and compassionate team and a wonderful family atmosphere!” Paula is the BUSY mom to two high school aged boys. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling , antiquing, movies, history and cooking.
Denise – Registered Dental HygieniestDenise is a hygienist with the Excel dental team. She graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1998. Denise enjoys the opportunity to work in the dental field because it is challenging and very rewarding. She is passionate in educating her patients about oral health and how it affects their overall well being. Denise loves meeting new people and having a job where she can interact with them all day. She continues to expand her skills with continuing education and is licensed to administer dental anesthesia for complete comfort to her patients when needed. Denise is a wife and mom and leads a very happy and active life.
Tina – Registered Dental Hygieniest Tina has been working as a licensed hygienist since she graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1996. Tina’s dedication to her dental hygiene career is evident in her continuing education studies. She feels that staying current with the new products and technology ensures that her patients receive complete and up-to-date health care. Tina has advanced her studies to include administering local anesthetic, which allows more comfort for those patients that require extra care. “I feel that at Excel Dental we help personalize each patient’s homecare routine to create and maintain a healthy smile and healthy life.” Tina enjoys her patients and is committed to helping them achieve their dental goals. In her time away from the office Tina enjoys volunteering, photography, traveling and reading.
Nicole – Certified Dental Assistant Nicole joined our team in October of 2013. She graduated from Indiana University Northwest with her Dental Assisting Certificate. Nicole is a Certified Dental Assistant and has her Radiology License. She joined the dental field because she want to help people with their confidence. Nicole is a big sports fan and enjoys watching the Chicago Bears,Blackhawks,and Bulls. Her favorite season is summer,she loves to be outside and enjoys running. Nicole is excited to continue her
education with Dr.Bahl and the rest of the wonderful staff at Excel Dental Studio.
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Excel Dental Studio, 40 West 73rd Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410