All our staff members have a common goal in helping each patient feel listened to and at ease with their procedures. When you step into our office you will be greeted with the main lobby featuring a television tuned to Pandora, couches, and a complimentary coffee station. Once you're checked in, simply sit back and relax until you’re called (we strive to run on time, so you probably won’t have time to get settled in).
Our patients say.
“Not all dentist are created equally. Having the knowledge to handle dental needs and having compassion for patients should go hand and hand. Oftentimes just a few extra words of encouragement can soothe the anxiety that accompanies dental work. This is what I received at Family Dental. I no longer have as much trepidation when I have procedures and exams. My children also feel comfortable and that means a lot. The professionalism of the front desk staff is on point. There is no air of pressure and they are polite and courteous. The dental hygienist I have encountered have been friendly smiling young ladies who brighten the office.”
“I had a very positive experience at family dental office. They made me feel very comfortable there was no pains and pulling this tooth. It was little swelling which they told me about! They welcome me from the greeter to the billing. Thank you so much for that experience!”
“The best dentist appointment I have ever had. The environment was welcoming, the staff were polite, professional and overall amazing. Dr. Sim was awesome. I can't wait for my next visit.”
“The complete staff at this office are amazing. They welcome you with complete confidence. I am the type of patient that becomes very anxious at dentist visits. But the dentist and his staff are very comforting and talk to you through everything they are doing. They take the time to reassure you through every step of the way. I believe I truly just found myself a new dentist. If you’re like me with being anxious you should really give this dentist and his staff a try you won’t regret it. ❤️ I walked into his office in tremendous pain and walked out with a root canal with no pain. 😁”
“I've been a patient at Family Dental Care for many years, I would say at least 20 years. Great service! The staff is amazing, always helpful and happy to provide service with a smile. If you are looking for a dentist, Dr. Sim is amazing. He is always so nice and takes care of his patients like family!”
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Chanbo Sim
Doctor Sim is a family, cosmetic, and implant dentist offering exceptional dental treatment in Merrillville, Indiana since 1991.
He is committed to providing conservative, comfortable dental care to all of his patients. He genuinely enjoys his work because he cares about people he loves to see his patients walk out of his office with big, healthy smiles.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Allison Lent
Dr. Lent is originally from Valparaiso, IN. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lent strives to provide the level of care that would mirror the treatment she would provide for her own family.
We love our families and we want to make sure that even our youngest patients enjoy coming to see us. In our waiting area, we have a playroom just for kids. We strive to make sure that kids have positive experiences because many adults are hesitant to visit a dentist due to unpleasant experiences as a child. Our staff members are calm and patient when treating kids and go out of their way to explain everything.