Cosmetic Dentist in Columbus, IN

All our professionals at North Park Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry

 

 

Jeff VanDeventer, D.D.S. - Clinical Director/Dentist

Dr. Jeff VanDeventer was born and raise in Bloomfield, Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University, then later from Indiana University School of Dentristry in 1989. He began his career as an associate dentist in Bloomfield before moving to Tucson, Arizona in 1994 and opening his own practice. In Tucson he served on the Southern Arizona Dental Society Board from 1998-2003. Dr. VanDeventer and his family relocated to Indiana in September 2003 and began practice in Columbus, IN. They opened the doors to North Park Dentistry in late November 2005.

Dr. VanDeventer is an active member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, South Central Dental Society, Columbus Regional Dental Society and numerous study clubs. He is also a part-time faculty teacher at the Manatee Community College Dental Assisting School in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. VanDeventer enjoys learning and applying new techniques and continues to strive to make dentistry more enjoyable and affordable for people. "I am passionate about building relationships with people and having them become very comfortable in coming in to see us."

Dr. VanDeventer is married to Kathy (for over 29 years) and together have 3 children; Kristin, Michael and Nathan. In his free time he is family oriented and enjoys playing golf (also caddying for son Michael), coaching and watching basketball, church and the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

Dr. Tanner Mitchell D.D.S. -Dentist

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tanner Mitchell (Indiana School of Dentistry 2019) has joined our dental team in August 2019 on a full time basis. Dr. Mitchell grew up in Greenwood, Indiana and attended Purdue University from 2012-2015 majoring in Health Sciences. Dr. Mitchell and his fiancée Madison are engaged to be married September 28th, 2019. Madison is employed at St Francis Hospital as a Radiation Therapist.

Dr. Mitchell is passionate and excited to not only serve our patients, but also our community as well. His beliefs of dentistry and his ethics align nicely with our core values at North Park Dentistry. Our desire has always been to provide the highest quality dental care in a pleasant, friendly environment. Our mission is to serve you and we take that responsibility very seriously. Dr. Mitchell’s skill set includes oral surgery, limited endodontic therapy (root canals), pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, as well as general restorative care. He will be a tremendous asset to our office, our patients, and our community as we move forward. We eagerly look forward to having you meet him in the coming months!

 

Dr. Julie Kern-Anderson, D.D.S. - Dentist

 Dr. Julie Kern-Anderson was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan, and is a proud Wolverine having earned both her undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees from the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Univeristy of Michigan Swim Team from 1999-2003 and specialized in dinstance freestyle. Dr. Kern-Anderson completed a General Practice Residency at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She also fulfilled a two-year commitment with the National Health Service Corps prior to moving to Columbus and working in private practice providing comprehensive dental treatment. Dr. Kern-Anderson joined North Park Dentistry in October 2016 and brings her enthusiasm for helping others to the practice. "My most meaningful reward comes from working with patients of all ages to overcome their dental anxieties and ultimately develop life-long commitments to health." Dr. Kern-Anderson participates in regular continuing education opportunities and is eager to apply the latest dental techniques. She is a member of multiple study clubs and is committed to furthering her education and clinical skills by attending advanced dental courses at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Kern-Anderson is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Indiana Dental Association, South Central Dental Society and Columbus Regional Dental Society. She also participates in the Columbus Young Professionals. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kern-Anderson enjoys spending time with her husband and their miniature English Goldendoodle, Rocky. She likes working out and visiting with family and friends.

 

     

Shayley- Dental Assistant/Patient Coordinator

Shayley is a Columbus North graduate and Ivy Tech trained dental assistant currently working as our scheduling and treatment coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs, friends and family. She loves meeting our patients and helping them to feel comfortable and answer any questions they have.     

 

Courtney- Dental Assistant/Patient Coordinator 

 

 Courtney studied dental assisting at Ivy Tech, where she got her Expanded Functions certificate. She then began working at North Park Dentistry in 2017. She enjoys binge watching shows with her husband, reading and adventuring outdoors. Courtney and her husband are welcoming their first child in June 2019. 

 

Ashley - Hygienist 

Ashley graduated from Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene in May 2005 and started working at North Park Dentistry in July 2005.  She enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her husband and their two children

 

 

 

Nealy - Hygienist

 

Nealy graduated from Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene in 2014 and started working at North Park Dentistry October 2018. She enjoys spending time with her husband on house projects, working out, gardening and being outdoors. 

 

 

Kierra - Dental Assistant

 

Kierra graduated from Franklin Dental Assistant School in February 2019 and began working for North Park Dentistry in April that same year. She is getting married in September 2019 to Jacob. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Jacob and family, finding something crafty, and attending her local church.

 

Judy- Dental Assistant

Judy has over 30 years experience in the dental field.  Judy joined North Park Dentistry in 2006.   She has been married over 30 years and is a two time cancer survivor.