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Lynch Family Dentistry
Drs. Tim and Kelly Lynch have been a part of the South Whitley community for over 30 years. With a few of their original employees, they have become a very successful dental practice, offering a variety of services in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
The building that houses the dental office has quite a history. It was originally the Matson's Food Market, which was built in 1893. In 1900 it was lost due to fire. The structure was rebuilt the following year. An addition was built onto the north side of the building in 1963. Stan Duggins, lifetime resident of South Whitley, purchased the property in 1976 and used the main floor for a NAPA Auto Parts Store. The upstairs was used for dancing and roller skating. Dr. Tim Lynch purchased the building in 1989, remodeled it and the rest is history.
Tim graduated with his undergraduate degree from IU and Kelly from Purdue. The couple met at IU School of Dentistry. Tim graduated in 1983 and Kelly in 1984. Dr. Lynch started his own dental practice in Fort Wayne and then decided to open a second location in South Whitley in March, 1985. After working for Dr. Platt in Fort Wayne for 4 years, Dr. Kelly made the move to the South Whitley office. The two doctors began alternating days and continue to do it that same way, after all of these years.
The office is closed on Wednesdays, but keeps very busy on the other 4 weekdays. There are 7 employees, 2 of which have worked there from the beginning. LeAnn and Cindy are familiar faces to the patients. The group offers a variety of treatments in our own community. Their basic comprehensive dentistry includes cleanings, crown/bridge/extractions, sealants, bleaching, implants, and removable appliances. They continue to take new patients and are Healthy Indiana Plan Providers.
Tim and Kelly have 3 children. Jonathan is in his 4th year of residency at Henry Ford Orthopedic Surgical Center, Meredith will be starting dental school in the fall at IU, and Allie is a dental hygienist in both locations owned by her parents. By 2021 this will truly be a family practice, when the Lynch daughters will both be involved. Meredith plans to join her parents when she graduates in 4 years. When Kelly was asked what she likes about having a business in South Whitley, she states," I am from a small town, so I just love working in a small town. No traffic and the people are great. I love my patients."
To Drs. Tim and Kelly and your amazing staff, we are happy you are here. We look forward to many more years of your exceptional patient care and we thank you for all you do for the people in our community!
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