Meet the Staff

Meet Lisa Kwolek from Richter Dental


Front Desk

Lisa is one of our business assistants. She primarily ensures that our patients stay healthy by helping them schedule their hygiene appointments. Lisa is very caring with our patients, always willing to help the team, and is a great asset to the office.

Lisa is married and has three daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking road trips with her husband to wineries and antique stores.

Meet Paris Courtney from Richter Dental


Front Desk

Paris is our business assistant. Paris is the first person who will greet you upon entering the office. You can't miss her warm and welcoming smile. She is very knowledgeable about scheduling, billing and insurance and is always willing to help patients with any questions or concerns.

Paris enjoys spending her free time with her daughter who is very involved in plenty of activities.

Meet Jodi Durachta from Richter Dental



Jodi is one of our hygienists as well as the hygiene department team leader. She graduated from University of Southern Indiana and continues her education to learn the best options for our patients. Her knowledge and care with our patients make her a wonderful part of the Richter Dental team.

Jodi has three daughters and five grandchildren. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she is involved in Tri Kappa Sorority, giving back to the community. Jodi is also very artistic and does many crafts. She also enjoys checking out different wineries and often shares her delicious finds with us.

Meet Shannon from Richter Dental



Shannon graduated from Indiana University NW Dental Hygiene program. She loved educating patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and the effects it has with their overall health.

Shannon is married and has a daughter and three sons. All of her children are very involved in sports and when not providing exceptional dental care she can be found at football games, volleyball games, track meets or wrestling matches.

Meet Leanne Heiniger from Richter Dental


Dental Assistant

Leanne assists Dr. Richter and the other the clinical staff members. She is very caring with all of our patients, ensuring they have a calm and pleasant experience.

Leanne is married and has one son and two daughters. All three of her children are tennis players and she spends many hours watching them on the courts. Leanne enjoys spending her free time at their lake house in Michigan.

Meet Jamie from Richter Dental


Dental Assistant

Jamie assists Dr. Richter and she began working in the dental field in 1998. In addition to her outstanding clinical skills she also has front office experience. She is passionate about her work and caring for patients.

Jamie is married and has a son and two daughters. She enjoys gardening, going to different farmers markets and spending time with her family.

Meet Becky from Richter Dental


Dental Assistant

Becky assists Dr. Richter and the team as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is a graduate from the Indiana University NW Dental Assistant program amd continues in the program instructing students in clinical science skills.

Becky loves making a positive impact on the lives of patients and students. She is married with two sons and one daughter. Becky enjoys spending her free time hiking local and state park trails and gardening.

Richter Dental
8750 Broadway, Suite D Merrillville IN 46410
1-219-682-0291 USD Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Neal B. Richter Doctor
Christine Business Operations
Lisa Front Desk
Paris Front Desk
Jodi Hygienist
Nicole Hygienist
Cara Dental Assistant
Leanne Dental Assistant