Welcome to Lakeshore Family Dental, PC! We are delighted that you are considering having us provide you and your family with your dental needs.
At Lakeshore Family Dental, PC, we believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual’s dental needs. We also believe that in order for a dentist to fully understand your needs, they need to listen to and understand all of your concerns, and that is exactly what we do. We will sit down with you to discuss all of your concerns and your goals and respond with the best treatment options possible. With the help of our professional, certified, highly experienced and dedicated staff, we will make sure that all of your concerns have been addressed and that any and all issues have been resolved.
At Lakeshore Family Dental, PC, we know that value and convenience are important considerations when choosing a dentist for your needs. We invite you to look around our site to learn more about our practice, including the services that we offer and our staff. If you have any questions at all or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact us.
We hope you will find that our practice offers the quality and commitment that you are looking for to meet your dental needs.
**** DOCTOR BIO ****
Vidas Noreika, D.D.S.
A lifelong resident of the Michigan City area, Dr. Noreika established Lakeshore Family Dental, PC in 1999. His educational career began with graduation from Michigan City Rogers High School in 1983. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1987 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis in 1991.
As a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Indiana Dental Association Dr. Noreika has actively kept up with continuing education and the ever increasing fast pace of technology and dental field developments.
The son of immigrants Dr. Noreika is native born American, but is also proud of his heritage, easily converses in Lithuanian, and enjoys travel to Lithuania and beyond.
Always appreciative of the natural beauty of our area Dr. Noreika enjoys his time spent outside. Whether in his yard with his dog Margis, out in the woods or on the water all seasons are enjoyed. In recent years he has cherished the challenge and “therapy” of competitive sailing. As a crewmember of the yacht QuickSilver 33547 he reveled in capturing a first place finish in the Midwest’s premier race, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac 2013—a 333 mile, 2 ½ day dash from Chicago to Mackinac Island, MI!
Dr. Noreika has an easygoing demeanor and feels that open communication is paramount. He believes in the Standard of Care and that an educated patient is a smart patient and therefore able to make the best treatment decisions. Bottom line, Dr. Noreika’s desire is to provide you with the best dental care and to establish you as a happy patient here at Lakeshore Family Dental."
**** MEET THE STAFF ****
Christina has enjoyed the rewards of practicing dental hygiene for over 23 years and joined the Lakeshore Family Dental team in 2003. A local gal, she graduated from Michigan City Rogers High School and then received her dental hygiene training at Indiana University in Ft. Wayne, IN. Christina has had the advantage of working in a variety of dental office settings, but prefers working in a family practice where she is able to truly get to know her patients and their families. When she finds free time Christina enjoys the outdoors and watching sporting events, namely basketball and volleyball, those that her children participate in.
Ketra is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from Indiana University in 1977. Amusingly Ketra “came with the office”! She began her first dental hygiene job here with the previous dentist 36 years ago and has been with Lakeshore Family Dental since its inception. She enjoys interacting with her patients and receives great satisfaction from her job.
Ketra has a son and daughter, 3 dogs and a cat. She has been very involved in her community having served 8 years on the LaPorte School Board of Trustees, 12 years on the LaPorte Educational Development Board, and over 20 years as an officer on various PTA boards and as a mentor in the local schools.
Ketra is a very positive person who is dedicated to delivering the best possible care to all of her patients.
Lynn brought with her several years of clinical dental experience when she joined Lakeshore Family Dental in 2008. As our Team Leader she now confidently takes on a variety of administrative and patient service functions. Lynn’s many hats include primary patient contact, scheduling, billing, records upkeep, insurance filing, office communications, and more. She is concerned with completing her duties precisely and getting the job done right. At home Lynn quickly jumps into and enjoys spending time with family and friends.