Meet the Staff


Front Desk

Carmela is one of our business assistants and will greet you either on the phone or when you come into the office. She is a patient advocate with over 25 years administrative experience. Fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English, Carmela also has experience helping patients with disabilities and those with special needs.

Carmela is passionate about people. When she’s not working she’s finding ways to get involved in her community, exchanging stories with her (3) daughters or planning her next trip to visit her family in Italy. She also loves to feed people.


Front Desk

Brit is one of our business assistants and her friendly demeanor will greet you when you call or visit our office. She prides herself on making sure patients feel comfortable and welcome.

When she is not working she spends time with her fiancé and fur babies. She also enjoys hiking in the outdoors, wine and music.


Business Assistant

Aneta is our business assistant and her friendly demeanor will greet you both on the phone and in person.

She has many years of dental office experience and is an expert at coordinating treatment plans. Aneta loves working with patients to help them feel comfortable in achieving their smile goals.

Aneta was born in Poland and is bi-lingual. She is married with two daughters and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Attending their daughters’ softball games, fishing on their boat, traveling and going to the beach or the pool are some of her favorite activities.



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.



Kat is a licensed hygienist who graduated from IUN. She loves working with patients to help improve their overall smile and to achieve optimal overall health.

She is health oriented as she works out regularly and is a vegan. Kat loves baseball, music festivals and travel as well as spending time with friends and family.


Dental Assistant

Kelle has been a dental assistant for over 14 years and has enjoyed working with all of her patients to achieve happy, healthy smiles all while making them comfortable and relaxed during the process.

Kelle loves animals and in her spare time enjoys riding her motorcycle.


Dental Assistant

Melanie is a licensed dental assistant who enjoys taking care of patients and improving their smiles.

In her free time she spends time with her four kids and loves the outdoors.

Richter Dental
8750 Broadway, Suite D Merrillville IN 46410
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Neal B. Richter Doctor