Brandy has been a dental assistant since 2010, shortly after she received her certification to be an expanded functions dental assistant. She strives to help patients have a great experience while they are at our office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, camping and other outdoor activities. Brandy got married in 2011. She and her wonderful husband have one amazing son who was born in 2013 and one sassy daughter, born in 2018.
Catelyn graduated from Chesterton High School in 2019, whilst taking the dental vocational program through the Porter County Tech & Careers Center. She has had the pleasure of being Dr Mystie’s patient and is now assisting for Chesterton Family Dental. She plans on attending IUN for Dental Hygiene in August 2019.
In her free time, Catelyn enjoys going to the beach, exercising, spending time with her family and cats.
Cindy has been a dental assistant since 1996. She attended the Portage High School Vocational program. After a few years in the field she completed a course to become an expanded functions dental assistant in 2005. She truly enjoys helping her patients reach their dental goals while making them as comfortable as possible and providing a fun friendly atmosphere.
Kelley has been in dentistry since 2007. After attending IUN for her dental assisting certification and working for three years as an assistant, she decided to grow in her position and take her skills up front. Any questions you may have in regards to your insurance, treatment explanations, or financial assistance, she’s your girl! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, going to the beach, and cheering on her favorite team- the Green Bay Packers! Kelley and her husband Bryan reside in Kouts with their two German Shepherds; Zeus and Luna, and five ferrets.
Mallory graduated from Dental Hygiene School in 2011 and has worked with Drs. Bob and Mystie since 2012. Mallory loves having the opportunity to spend time getting to know her patients while doing her best to make them comfortable in the dental chair! Mallory started her career in pediatrics, so she enjoys working with little ones – it gives her a chance to be silly with the kids and educate them in good oral hygiene. She resides in Valparaiso with her husband Jack and their 2 wonderful dogs, Jetta and Dag. Some of her favorite past times are running, archery, gardening, and reading!
Melissa is our office manager and has been working in dentistry since 1999. She has worked with Dr. Mystie since 2004. Chesterton Family Dental is lucky to call this jack-of-all- trades a part of our team! Melissa has attended many leadership and management courses during her career. She obtained her dental radiology license in 2015. Melissa is happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have with financials, insurance, or treatment goals. In her spare time you can find her at the gym, hanging out with her furry children, or soaking up some sunshine.
Sarah has been a dental hygienist since graduating from IUN in 2014. She enjoys getting to know each of her patients and keeping their smiles healthy. In her free time she loves running 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. Sarah completed her first marathon in 2018! She also likes spending time outside with family and friends and hiking at the Dunes.
Shannon was born and raised in NW Indiana. She graduated from Olympia College in 2005 and obtained her Expanded Functions Certificate in 2006. Shannon strives to ensure our patients always feel informed and comfortable during their visit. To her, there is nothing more gratifying than educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, watching sports and trying out new restaurants.
You know what they say – “All work and no play…”
Dr. Mystie Pieters, Dr. Robert Pieters, Dr. Heather Hradek, and the Chesterton Family Dental team at Runnin’ with the Irish 5K 2019
Melissa, our office manager, Cindy, our EDDA, and Dr. Mystie Pieters
Dr. Bob Pieters, Sarah and Mallory, hygienists, Dr. Mystie Pieters, and Melissa, our office manager at the Valpo Turkey Trot 2018