5943 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368, 219-762-9567

 

Dentist in Portage, IN

Our professionals at Relaxed Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to remain informed of the latest trends in dentistry.


Nicas Yiannias, DDS

Nicas Yiannias, DDS

Portage, IN Family Dentist

Relaxed Dentistry
 

Dr. Yiannias has been practicing dentistry since 2001.  Born in Athens, Greece, Dr. Yiannias served in the medical corps of the Greek military during his time in the service.  He has extensive experience in a variety of dental practices across the Chicagoland area, including downtown and suburban practices, as well as a pediatric dental office where he practiced for four years.  Dr. Yiannias has completed multiple parts of the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. He  is a member of the American Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Northwest Indiana Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.  He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Lynn
Lynn has been a part of the Relaxed Dentistry team for more than 23 years. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary with x-ray certification and worked as a dental assistant for many years. Her love of people and great knowledge of dentistry makes her the ideal first person to greet you as you enter our office. Combining this with her expertise in scheduling and insurance makes Lynn a valuable asset to our team.

 

Jennifer
Jennifer has been a hygienist at our office for 19 years. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene and continues to attend seminars to further her education. She is concerned that periodontal disease is a major health problem in America and spends much of her time instructing her patients in preventing disease. She is also a Certified Dental Assistant and has a certificate in Expanded Functions. Jennifer’s sincere dedication to the dental profession is reflected in the excellent care she provides for her hygiene patients.

 

Kristy
Kristy has been part of the Relaxed Dentistry team for seven years. She graduated from Indiana University South Bend as a Certified Dental Assistant with X-ray certification. She is also an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. Kristy is our whitening specialist and is ready to share her knowledge with patients. Her capable professional skills combined with her warm, caring nature make her a wonderful asset to our office.

 

Jodi
Jodi spent the first five years of her employment as a dental hygiene assistant.  Her certification in x-ray and knowledge of dental hygiene makes her invaluable as she compliments the hygienist's care of patients.  Her ability to provide a smooth flow of patient care in hygiene made her promotion to Patient Treatment Coordinator a natural event.  As Treatment Coordinator, Jodi helps patients understand their treatment and makes the financial arrangements that fit comfortably into the patient's budget.  She has several no interest financial plans that help patients get the dental care they need now while spreading payments out over time.

 

Cindy
Cindy has worked in various capacities in the office for 21 years.  As our own Dental Concierge, her love of people make her a natural at greeting and making patients comfortable.  She received her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Course certificate and regularly helps chairside by placing filling materials and adjusting bites. Her background as a national makeup artist gives her a rare skill in the dental office for cosmetic dentistry. She uses her skills as a photographer after taking special courses for dental photography and helps patients identify areas that could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. She works magic with bridal parties and is especially mindful to help parents of bridal party members who so appreciate her artful eye. Her after treatment photos adorn the office walls…a picture being worth a thousand words. Her one-on-one attention with patients has resulted in marvelous smile makeovers.

 

Julie
Julie is the most recent addition to our team, and her experience in dental hygiene along with her commitment to patient care makes her a valuable asset to the office. Julie is a Licensed Dental Hygienist with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University Northwest and has been a hygienist for six years. She grew up in Hobart, Indiana and currently resides in Michigan City, IN.  Julie enjoys her work and strives to improve her patients' well-being through proper education of the importance of oral hygiene.