Meet Dr. Hyde

As a teenage orthodontic patient in the Valparaiso office where my mother was a receptionist I decided I wanted to be an orthodontist. That was a great decision and one I have never regretted. I enjoy the long-term relationships we can develop with patients and their families. Young people are changing so much during their treatment time and the follow-up period that it’s fun to look back at the photos of where they started. It’s also rewarding to take care of patients who become parents and bring their kids back for treatment as well. I can’t imagine doing anything I would enjoy any more than orthodontics. 

Education

  • Portage High School, Portage, Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science – Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis
  • Masters of Science in Dentistry – Indiana University School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics

Professional Associations and Recognition

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
  • Past President, Indiana Association of Orthodontists
  • Past President and ex-officio board member, IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association
  • Current President, IU School of Dentistry Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • Part-Time Faculty, Indiana University School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics
  • 2013 Recipient of the Maynard K. Hine Medal, IUPUI’s most prestigious alumni award
  • Hine Legacy Society member
  • Dean’s Society member, IU School of Dentistry
  • American Dental Association member
  • Indiana Dental Association member
  • Distinguished Service Award recipient, IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association

Outside the Office

My wife, Kathy, and I have lived in Valparaiso since 1977 where we are active members of the First United Methodist Church. We have raised two beautiful daughters in Valparaiso, who are both college graduates and happily married with families of their own (one living in Grand Rapids, MI and one living in Indianapolis). I have been a competitive cyclist for over 30 years and have recently applied my love of cycling into triathlons. You might see me at the Valparaiso YMCA or on the road cycling or running. I especially love refueling! When my wife and I travel, it’s always an active vacation with bikes, kayaks, hiking shoes, swimsuits, and running shoes. 

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