Gosport Dental Clinic - Barbara LaMere-Heck D.D.S.
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Terri Irwin
Terri has been with Dr. Heck since the practice first opened in 1983. She is the technician in charge of the Gosport Dental Clinic’s in-house laboratory. Terri makes all of our dentures, partials and other appliances. Gosport Dental Clinic also offers same day relines and repairs. Terri has taken many hours of continuing education and has her certification in radiology and expanded functions. She is the proud grandma of three, Zane, Brayten, and Ella.

Julie Surber
Julie has been with Dr. Heck since 2005. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2003. Julie is a gentle hygienist and makes getting your teeth cleaned a very pleasant experience. Julie is patient and willing to educate about how to better care for your teeth and gums. Julie has received her certificate in local anesthesia and can now give injections and is currently working to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts.

Afton Cooper
Afton Cooper has been with Dr. Heck since 2009. She started her career at Gosport Dental Clinic as a temporary hygienist for four years and and now works as a permanent staff member. Afton received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009 from the University of Southern Indiana. Along with her degree, Afton has received her certification to administer local anesthetic. Afton, her husband, Chad, and their two children raise livestock in Gosport, IN and love participating in the local county fair.

Amy Herrington

Amy joined Dr. Heck and staff in the Spring of 2015. Amy’s gentle nature makes her a great asset, especially when helping care for patients with dental anxiety. Amy is a lifelong resident of Gosport and granddaughter of farmers Jim and Wanda Cooper. She enjoys Jeeping and spending time outside with her husband Jack and her fur baby Harley. In the future, Amy and Jack look forward to starting a family.

2012 - BeckyRebecca Krauss
Rebecca has been with Dr. Heck since 1998. She has attended Indiana University where she received her Dental Radiographer certification, Coronal Polishing and Caries Detection certification Rebecca is the oral hygiene educator and uses her exceptional people skills to calm even the most nervous patient. Her people skills are so exceptional that many of the patients request Rebecca as their assistant. Rebecca was raised in Gosport and was Dr. Heck’s very first patient back in 1983.


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Angel joined Dr. Heck in the Summer of 2016. She graduated from Dental Assisting School at Ivy Tech in Columbus in 2004. Angel is also an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and has been placing fillings for 13 years. Her professional knowledge and positive attitude have been a great asset to the practice and dental team.


Amy Woodall 
Amy has been with Dr. Heck since 2000. When you call the office, the friendly voice you hear on the line is most likely Amy’s. Her people skills combined with her knowledge of insurance coding are a great asset to the dental clinic. As financial coordinator, she will happily help you utilize your insurance to maximize your dental benefits. Amy’s friendly personality can help calm the most nervous of patients. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her two sons, Drew and Kane.






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Ashley joined the Gosport Dental Clinic team in early 2016. She graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2008. Ashley is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and been placing fillings for 6 years. Her positive attitude and continued education benefit Dr. Heck and the Dental Clinic tremendously.