New Smile

Starts Here.


New Smile

Starts Here.

Our Services

Day Crowns

Our complete in-house design and creation process gives you back your healthy smile in just one appointment.


It’s time to love your smile again! Replace your missing teeth with the natural look and feel of implants.


There’s more to dental hygiene than cleanings alone. Oral health is an essential – and often overlooked step – toward overall health!

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No insurance, no problems.

Call us today to learn how the Distinctive Dental Plan can help you get on the road to optimum oral health. (219) 663-7193.

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Crowns And Veneers

We understand that your time is important. We are one of the few dentists in Lake County that feature crown and veneer making technology using the Digital E4D CadCam which allows us to provide bioceramic same day crowns and veneers. Because of this state-of-the-art technology, we are able to decrease the number of visits with us that will ultimately help you maximize your time.

Meet the Team

  • Bret A. Bologna, DDS

    Dr. Bret A Bologna grew up in Michigan City, Indiana where he attended grade school and high school playing sports and being involved in many clubs and organizations. It was during those early days he developed a love for baseball and specifically for the Chicago Cubs. He transplanted to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend Marian College (which is now Marian University) where he attained Magna Cum Laude distinction in the field of Biology. He stayed in Indianapolis to attend Indiana University School of Dentistry where he was the President of his Dental School class.

  • Brandi

    Brandi has worked as a dental hygienist at DDS since 2005.  Graduating from Indiana University Northwest in 2000.   She lives in Crown Point with her husband and 2 daughters.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, sports, traveling and volunteering at her children’s school.

  • Claire

    Claire has been a member of the Distinctive Dental Solutions team since 2007, but she started her training for this position long before that.  Claire studied Hospitality and Management at Purdue Calumet and during her time in college she maintained a job at the Radisson working weekends as a food runner and weekday mornings at The Radisson as a waitress serving the needs of the business, but even more important to her was serving the public.  A professor recommended she move from what she was doing and move to the financial side of the hospitality business as it was where she showed a clear ability in the classroom.

  • Dawn

    Dawn was born and raised in Crown Point, Indiana, so she has been able to see the growth of our “small town” first hand.  While it is not the several stop light, no traffic bedroom town it once was, she feels that it is better now with diversity, business-driven growth, but it is still a great place to call home.  She relates this growth of her home town to that seen at Distinctive Dental Solutions in her time as an employee.

  • Misty

    Misty lives in Crown Point with her husband of 20 years and they have two children together.  They have lived in Crown Point since 2002 and love calling Crown Point their home.  Her daughter will be attending Ball State University in the fall of 2019 and her youngest attends Taft Middle School.

  • Paula

    Paula is the newest member of the DDS team, but definitely not a newcomer to dentistry. She has worked as a Licensed Dental Hygienist in a family practice setting for several decades and still loves what she does! Paula looks forward to creating new bonds and building relationships with her patients here at Dr. Bologna’s office! She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and received her Dental Hygiene degree from Indiana University Northwest.


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Office Re-Opening

Hello from the team at Distinctive Dental Solutions.  You may or may not be aware of this, but our office has been closed since March 19, 2020 by decree of the Governor of Indiana and by Federal recommendation.  Since the time of formal closing, fortunately we have been able to see and help patients with emergency level treatment, but no “routine” schedule has been allowed since that time.

On April 20th, Governor Holcombe issued Executive Order 20-22 which stated that dental offices among other health related fields would be allowed to return to practice as early as April 27, 2020.  This Order, as with all items related to this crisis, is subject to revision and will be revisited by the Governor’s office weekly for the duration of the crisis.

As Distinctive Dental Solutions, as you have come to expect and rely on, we are hard at work to re-invent our office experience to present the best and safest experience possible to ensure the health of our team and each of you, our valued patients.  It is because of this need to plan for and execute changes to the office and gather all needed items of personal and patient protective equipment needed, we will open to direct patient care on May 4, 2020.

You will notice multiple changes to the way you are welcomed into the office, where you will wait, if needed, prior to or after your appointment, and even the door where you will exit upon completion of an appointment in the office.  Each one of these have been designed to keep you and us as safe and “individual” as possible in keeping with the social distancing rules that have been so successful in controlling the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  What will NEVER change is our total commitment to providing only the best care possible delivered by the best possible team of care givers in the high-tech and “home-like” setting to which you are accustomed. 

We have missed you all very much and look forward to seeing you back in the office for your dental care as soon as possible, but we will not move forward until we can be confident in our systems and protocols to keep everyone involved safe and healthy. 

Here is to seeing you in the office very soon!!


Bret A Bologna DDS and the entire Team at Distinctive Dental Solutions

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