Dental Hygienist / Hygiene Department Head

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.

Brandi has significant experience in the dental hygiene field and is the head of the hygiene department at DDS.   She is dedicated to providing her patients with the most current education and technology.   Technology has changed over the years and made dentistry more exciting for myself and patients by improving quality, putting greater emphasis on prevention that will translate into fewer cavities and less periodontal disease and shorter treatment times.  One of the biggest tools we recommend today is the power toothbrush.   At first it might feel strange, but the Oral B makes brushing easier which helps to maintain oral hygiene and prevent plaque or cavities.  Brandi enjoys visiting the local schools to teach children about dental health.   The Intra-Oral and Cari-Vu Camera has been another game-changer in dentistry.  It allows the patient to see what I see in their mouth.  The Cari-Vu uses non-ionizing radiation but uses trans-illumination technology to see cavities and cracks, making it ideal for children and pregnant women.   The Piezo Scaler has revolutionized periodontal therapy by decreasing patient time, providing a higher level of patient comfort, more efficient removal of plaque and calculus, less tissue trauma and decreasing our hand and wrist fatigue.  Technology is amazing, but in and of itself, it is only a tool wielded by a knowledgeable user.

We at DDS value technology, but we value the relationships we create and foster using our skill, technology, personality, and one on one mentality to create an ideal environment for the patient.   I am so excited to see what else is developed over the next decade and am excited to share it all with you!


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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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