Dr. Samuel L. Corey
Specializing in cosmetic and general dentistry, Dr. Samuel L. Corey’s family dental practice is located on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Because of his expertise, Dr. Corey often travels to cities across the country to present lectures on cosmetic dentistry, particularly focusing on crowns, veneers, and implantology. He also lectures on Cerec and Waterlase dental technology.
The SLC Family Dentistry office approaches the practice of dentistry as a team of professionals, and Dr. Corey believes his staff plays a vital role in the work that he does every day.
Sam Corey was born and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana, and received a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington. He received his D.D.S. degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 1991. Dr. Corey opened his dental practice in Terre Haute the next year, then moved his practice to Fort Wayne in 1995. Dr. Corey, his wife Lois, and his two sons Sam, 26, and Nicholas, 24, live in Fort Wayne.
To stay current with the latest dentistry techniques and educational information, Dr. Corey and his staff take continuing education courses on a regular basis. He usually completes 80 to 100 hours of continuing education courses a year. Contributing to the community is also important to Dr. Corey and his staff. One Friday of every month, Dr. Corey and rotating staff members volunteer their time at Matthew 25’s dental clinic in Fort Wayne.
American Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantology
World Clinical Laser Institute
Lois joined Dr. Corey’s team in 2008 as a dental assistant. She has a dental background dating back to 1995. She left dentistry to work for her father’s business in the sales department. Although she loved working for her family she eventually found herself back in the dental field when she married Dr. Corey. Lois is certified in radiography and is working toward certification in expanded functions. When she isn’t working, Lois enjoys taking long motorcycle rides with her husband and spending time with her stepsons Sam and Nick.
Cyndi is the Front Desk Coordinator and has worked with Dr. Corey since July 2000. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State University. Along with greeting patients and scheduling appointments; she maintains Dr. Corey’s practice management software, manages all insurance, and accounts receivable, She is also the master behind all of our before and after photos.
Melissa is the newest member of our team. She joined us February 2011 as an Accelerated Dental Hygienist. She attended Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne where she completed her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2010 and is licensed in both Indiana and Ohio. Melissa received an award from the Academy of Dentistry for High Achievement in Dental Care for Persons with Disabilities; she also received an award for Honorary Academic Achievement. Melissa is certified in CPR/BLS training and has been for the last five years. She loves all aspects of oral hygiene, especially patient interaction. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading, running and vacationing with her husband.
Amy joined our team in November of 2004 as a Dental Assistant and Sterilization Technician. She is new to dentistry but not a stranger to the dental community, her brother is a well known orthodontist in town. Amy attended Ball State University and Echols International in Chicago. Her previous experience is with sales in the travel industry. Having fun with her kids, traveling, creating handmade jewelry and aerobics are Amy’s favorite things to do.
Elizabeth graduated from IPFW’s dental assisting program in May of 2009. She is a certified dental assistant and holds current x-ray certification. She joined our team in September of 2009. Elizabeth is the hygiene assistant and her duties include scheduling appointments, updating patient records, taking x-rays, cleaning and preparing rooms for the next patient, and assisting Dr. Corey during hygiene exams. Elizabeth has always been interested in the dental field and loves that she can be a part of it everyday. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, riding bikes and spending time with family and friends.
Ava is a Certified Expanded Dental Assistant. She gradulated from IPFW in 2011. While attending IPFW she played Softball for the Mastodons. Along with being Dr. Corey's assistant, Ava manages the laband is highly trained in Implantology Dental Assisting. In her free time Ava enjoys photography, playing Volley Ball, and Softball.
Natasha joined our staff as an expanded Dental Assistant in 2014 following her graduation from IPFW Dental Assisting Program. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children and playing Soccer and Volley Ball.