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Who We Are...

Forest Ridge Family Dentistry is a general dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state-of-the-art procedures. We pride ourselves on personal attention, superior customer service, and reasonable fees. We look forward to serving you.

Dr. John Schymanski

Dr. John Schymanski was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and he knew at a very young age that his dream was to become a Dentist. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He went on to graduate from the Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. He has been practicing in the Chicacgoland and Northwest Indiana area since 1985. In August of 1997, he opened his own dental practice here in Schererville, Indiana: Forest Ridge Family Dentistry. As a dentist, Dr. John wants to offer his patients the best overall oral healthcare that he possibly can. His biggest concern in the dental field right now is gum disease and the effects it can have on a person's overall health.

Hygienist Debbie

Hygienist Debbie was born and raised in central Indiana before moving to Colorado and living there for ten years. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting from the Community College of Denver in 1978. She practiced as a dental assistant for two years before continuing her education in Dental Hygiene at Northwestern Hygiene School in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Northwestern's Hygiene School in 1982 and has been practicing as a dental hygienist ever since her graduation. She has been working at Forest Ridge Family Dentistry full time since 1999. Debbie became a dental hygienist because she wanted to experience the dental field beyond assisting, however, she did not wish to become a dentist. Her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is helping patients acquire and maintain a healthy mouth.

Dental Assistant Kara

Dental Assistant Kara was born in Valparaiso, Indiana. She moved to Crown Point, Indiana at a young age and has lived there since. On a whim, she decided to apply to Everest College in 2008. Once she began her education at Everest College, she discovered that she found the dental field most intriguing. She then decided to pursue her education in Dental Assisting. In 2009, she completed her internship here at Forest Ridge Family Dentistry and graduated as a Dental Assistant from Everest College. She has been working here as a full time Dental Assistant alongside Dr. John since January of 2010. Kara's favorite part about her job is being able to give our patients the perfect, life changing smile that they are looking to achieve.

Office Manager Becky

Receptionist Becky grew up in Schererville, Indiana. She moved to Allendale, Michigan in 2009 to attend Grand Valley State University. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics. Upon graduating, she decided to move back home and began working here shortly thereafter. As the receptionist, she handles the incoming phone calls, she manages the patient accounts, she files insurance, and she is responsible for helping with office billing. Becky's favorite part about her job is dealing with the patients. It is her goal to ensure that every patient has a pleasant and enjoyable experience here at Forest Ridge Family Dentistry.