Dr. Bruce Smith
Dr. Michael Orrico
Hygienist, R.D. H.
R.D.H., Treatment Coordinator
Our Office isn’t a typical office.
It’s a home–for all your dental needs.
Leave your stress at the door and recline in a comfortable chair. Take in the view: a bit of woods outside the window so close you can almost smell the trees. It’s a relaxing place.
Sound like a typical trip to the dentist? We don’t think so either—and we pride ourselves on that! But don’t take our word for it, make an appointment and experience the comfort for yourself!
Meet the docs.
Bruce Smith, D.D.S.
Dr. Bruce Smith is a 1973 Elston High School graduate. He received his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University in 1977, followed by his graduate degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1981. That same year, he began his practice here in Michigan City.
Passionate about the community, Dr. Bruce is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Michigan City Rotary Club, in which he’s been an active member since 1982. He also maintains a strong focus on continuing education, striving for constant improvement. He is a graduate of both the Dawson Academy, and the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetics.
Michael Orrico, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Orrico attended undergrad at Loyola University and is a proud graduate of Northwestern University Dental School—class of 1995. Since graduating, he’s spent more than 19 years practicing dentistry, from Chicago’s west side all the way to South Bend, Indiana.
An avid marathon runner, Dr. Mike knows about disciplined determination, and that attitude carries through to his work. He continues advanced training in surgical implants and is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute. He is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a member of the American Anesthesia Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, and a graduate of the Nash Institute for Cosmetics, and a recipient of the Complete Dentistry Award from the Dawson Academy.
Meet the staff.
Emily – Emily loves providing our patients with a calm atmosphere, gentle care and the greatest comfort available. She has been with the Centre for more than two years and has been working in hygiene since her graduation from Indiana University Northwest in 2011. Emily’s goal is to have each of her patients leave our office feeling relaxed and happy, with a healthy smile.
Kathy – Kathy has a business background, which helps the office run smoothly making each patient’s non-clinical experience at the Center exceptional. Kathy enjoys helping them work with their budgets to get the treatment they need. She loves to see their beautiful smiles after they’ve benefited from our treatment.
Christel – Christel has been with us for 25 years! Originally, she began as a hygienist, but loved helping people out so much, she moved to front desk to be the face of the practice. She enjoys building relationships with the patients and helping them get the care they need.
Amanda – Amanda has more than 5 years experience in the dental field and is very passionate about what she does. She enjoys being a part of our team, and excited to be a part of each patients journey to a beautiful and healthy smile.
Stephanie – Stephanie is a graduate of Ball State and has more than 25 years in accounting and finance services. She works to make sure your insurance benefits are working hard for you.
Jennifer – Jennifer graduated from Indiana University Northwest and has more than 10 years experience in Dental Health. She strives to make a difference and give our patients the best service possible. It’s important to her that patients feel welcome and see that she’ll go above and beyond to give them the best dental care. Jennifer likes to provide the fundamentals that are needed to continue great oral health and maintain that beautiful smile.
Rhonda – Rhonda is one of our long-term staffers: 24 years at our office! Rhonda is passionate about hygiene and is excited to help patients receive comprehensive dental care. She has also received advanced training to help make the patient experience as comfortable as possible.
Alison – Alison has been with us for 4 years. A Ball State and Kaplan College graduate, she loves working with the patients and making them feel comfortable with their experience. Alison is passionate about what she does and loves helping patients, you can experience it first hand next time you’re in the office.
Pam – Pam has a background in marketing and customer service which makes her a great fit for working with our patients. She is a service-driven team member who loves seeing what a difference we make in patients lives.
Brook – Brook is one of our hygienists here at the Centre and has more than 13 years in the industry—from clinical work, to teaching hygiene at IU, Brook has a broad knowledge of hygiene and we are happy to have her sharing her skills with us and our patients.
Tracey– Tracey is a Purdue Graduate and has several years experience in the marketing and events industry. With her background, she understands how important it is to have a positive experience at your dental office, and she works hard to make sure your experience is the best.
Judy – Judy graduated Bryman Dental assisting school, and has 20+ years of experience. She has been with the Centre for 22 years. Judy loves to help patients get the care they need and the service they want, and takes great pride in helping our patients walk out with happy, healthy, beautiful smiles.