Terri has been with Dr. Heck for 33 years, since the very beginning of Dr. Heck’s practice. 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. We also offer same day relines and repairs. Terri has taken many hours of continuing education. She also has her certification in radiology and expanded functions. She is the proud Grandma of three, Zane, Brayten, and Ella.
Julie has been with Dr. Heck for 10 years. 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. She received her certificate in local anesthesia and can now give injections.
Afton Cooper received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009 from the University of Southern Indiana. Afton has worked part time as fill-in dental hygienist in our office for over 5 years. She became a permanent staff member in the spring of 2014. Afton, her husband, Chad, and their two children raise livestock. Afton has received her certification to administer local anesthetic.
Amy joined our team as a dental assistant in 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 of Gosport. 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.
Rebecca has been with Dr. Heck for 17 years. She has her Radiological Certification and attended Indiana University to receive her certification in Coronal Polishing and Caries Detection. 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. She was raised in Gosport, and Rebecca was Dr. Heck’s very first patient 33 years ago.
Angel graduated from Dental Assisting School at Ivy Tech in Columbus in 2004. She is also an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and has been placing fillings for 13 years. She has been with the Gosport Dental Clinic since early 2016. Her professional knowledge and positive attitude have been a great asset to the practice and dental team.
Amy has been with Dr. Heck for 17 years. 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. Dr. Heck truly values Amy’s photographic memory. This talent allows her to remember names, phone numbers, and the color of a patient’s chart. Amy’s friendly personality can help calm the most nervous of patients.
Ashley graduated from Assistant school in 2010. She is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. She has been placing fillings for 6 years. She has been part of our dental team for the last 6 months.