Dentist in Munster, IN
Welcome to Compton Dental Center’s website. Our doctors have over 37 years combined dental experience. They continue to attend educational courses to keep abreast of the latest dental technology as well as patient care and comfort. The doctors also see to it that the entire team benefit from higher educational classes so that you, our patient, will receive ultimate patient care (service). Our vision statement says it all… “Our team is dedicated to excellence in dentistry and enhancing the lives of our patients”.
Dr. Eric Compton DDS
Dr. Eric is a dentist who offers a unique combination of artistic skill coupled with advanced scientific techniques. He has a special talent and vision for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Eric has spent many hours studying the relationships between a healthy mouth, sleep apnea, heart disease and diabetes. He has been bringing the best and the latest in dentistry to Northwest Indiana for over 25 years. Dr. Eric is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Northwest Indiana Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Laser Academy, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He has fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and Midwest Implant Institute. He is also on the Board of Directors at Community Hospital.
Dr. Eric is married with four children. When out of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys classic and exotic sports cars, hockey, golfing and skiing.
Mark Broomhead DDS
Dr. Mark J. Broomhead graduated dental school from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2005. There he received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Mark was awarded the Dr. Gerson Gould and Mr. Sol H. Gould Memorial Scholarship that is awarded for clinical excellence. He was also awarded with the Dr. Jerry F. Balaty Award in recognition of excellence in operative dentistry. During his time at UIC-COD, Dr. Mark was a course instructor for dental students. He also spent time working with children at the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.
Dr. Mark has completed an advanced certification and is a Premier Provider for Invisalign®. He is also trained in Botox® by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). Dr. Mark is an active member in the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Mark is committed to the continuing education these societies offer and regularly attends educational seminars so he remains current with the latest dental research and new advancements in esthetic as well as general dentistry.
Dr. Mark grew up in Lansing, IL, and he is excited to be back in his hometown practicing dentistry. He is married to his wife Amanda, who also works in the field of dentistry, as a registered dental hygienist. In his free time, Dr. Mark enjoys competing in International Triathlons.
Dr. Bonick DDS
Dr. Bonick is our periodontist. He specializes in gum disease and implants. Dr. Bonick has been practicing for over 25 years helping people keep their smiles healthy. He is dedicated to restoring optimal health for patients by providing a compassionate, individualized approach for wellness through periodontics and dental implants with an emphasis in diagnosis, treatment and care, while utilizing the most advanced treatment available.
Dr. Bonick has 2 sons. His oldest is working in Chicago, and his youngest is in school in Germany. In his free time, Dr. Bonick loves sculpting and ballroom dancing.
Janna – Dental Home Health Director
My father, Dr. George Compton, hired me as his dental assistant in 1982. I have been a concierge and a receptionist for several years and love the relationships I have with so many of our patients. When I am out of the office, I can usually be found at a “destination unknown” with my husband or on a walk with our dog or trying out a new recipe.
Nancy – Office Manager
I have been with Compton Dental Center for 23 years. Before that time I worked for another local dentist for 4 ½ years. The reason why I have stayed at Compton Dental Center so long is due to the fact that I truly admire the high quality dental work that is performed here by our dentists and hygienists day in and day out. They are always professional and up to date on the latest technology and education. They strive to give each and every patient exceptional service-above and beyond your expectations.
Because Dr. Compton cares as much for his entire staff as well as his patients, he has given me the opportunity to enrich my dental education throughout the years by attending classes and seminars that are relevant to you, the patient. You may not see me in the office, but I am back here, in a room of my own, and always ready to come out and greet you personally.
Every team member here is enjoyable to work with and friendly with all of our patients. My family considers Compton Dental Center their dental home.
When I am not at work I serve as a member of Celebrate Recovery and other various ministries at my church in Crown Point, Bethel, as well as enjoying my family and my dog. I also love to travel. I have 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren-I have been blessed.
Beth – Administrative Assistant
I have been with Compton Dental Center since 2001. I am happy to work at an office where I have been able to learn so much. I started out here with no dental experience, but now I feel confident helping our patients with their treatment and financial options. I also feel very fortunate to have gained so many great friends through the office.
Johanne – Administrative Assistant
I joined the Compton Dental Team in 2007 with 15 years of dental experience. My goal is to try to find a way to help patients get the treatment they need or want, while fitting it in their budgets. When I’m not at work, I’m usually spending time at our cottage in Michigan. I have always loved going to the beach. I also enjoy antiquing and visiting the wineries nearby. It is a wonderful place to relax on weekends. My home away from home.
Kayla – Administrative Assistant
I am currently attending Indiana University for Dental Hygiene. The program has recently expanded from Associates Degree to a Bachelors, so I’m excited about that! If I’m not at school or work, you can find me all over the city of Chicago, most likely at a Cubs game.
Barbara – Hygienist
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ~John Wooden
42 years at Compton Dental Center and still enjoying the journey, family and friends. I also love photography and gardening.
Kathleen – Hygienist
I have 36 years dental experience. There have been many changes in my field. The challenge has kept the field of hygiene exciting. It has been a good field to work in and has given me the opportunity to balance job and family. My husband, Rob, and I moved to Munster in 1981, and raised 2 children here, Joshua and Sarah. My children are both married now. Josh and Julie live in Indianapolis and have 2 children, Amelia and Adeline. Sarah and Nick live in Lakeview, IL and have one child, Nicholas.
Brittany – Hygienist
I graduated from Indiana University in 2004. I received a degree in Dental Hygiene and began my career at Compton Dental Center post graduating. I have been employed by Compton Dental Center since 2004 and I was a patient myself prior to being hired. I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work in such a professional, hi-tech office. I enjoy the relationships I build with my patients and I love educating them on their oral health. I pride myself on the customer service offered at Compton Dental Center.
Laura – Hygienist
I have been a dental hygienist since 2010, and I love what I do. I enjoy the personal relationships I have developed with my patients. I am CPR/BLS certified. I am also certified in providing local anesthesia. I try to continue to expand my skills by learning and implementing new techniques to provide the best care for my patients. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and spending time with my dog.
My name is Aimee. I am excited to be a hygienist at Compton Dental Center. I am a long time patient of Compton Dental Center and I am honored to now be working with the great staff I have come to know over the years. I graduated from Indiana University with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. I am now currently working on advancing my degree to obtain a bachelor’s degree. I am both CPR and local anesthesia certified. I am eager to begin building relationships and offering the best care possible with Compton Dental Center’s patients.
Rebekah – Clinical Assistant
I began working in the dental field in 1995 at an Orthodontic office. After working in the Orthodontic field for six years, I decided to broaden my dental experience. In 2001, I went to IUPUI for my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification. What I love most about my job is making people feel good about their smile, and improving their dental health.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, stepson, and two boxer puppies.
Kat – Clinical Assistant
I chose a career in dentistry because it is such a great feeling being a part of something that improves the lifestyle of others. I have been an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for 8 years. I am a Certified Dental Radiographer through the state of Indiana. I also hold a certificate for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Saving.
Michelle – Clinical Assistant
I have been married for 22 years to my husband, Jack. We have a 7 year old son, Trevor. I went into dentistry because I enjoyed my dental experiences growing up. I wanted to be part of a team that cared for patients and improving their dental health. I have been fortunate to be a part of the Compton Dental Center team since I graduated from I.U.N. in 1990.
Laura – Clinical Assistant
I have been with Compton Dental Center since 1994. I graduated from I.U.N with my Radiography and Dental Assistant Certification. I then went on to get my Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification. I have kept up my certification with continuing education credits.
I enjoy everyone I work with at Compton Dental Center. I enjoy what I do because a smile is one of the first things noticed about a person.
Gaby – Hygiene Assistant/ Hand Massage Therapist
I have been at Compton Dental Center since 2008. I am a licensed certified massage therapist. I provide complimentary hand massages to our patients during hygiene visits. I love providing this service, especially when patients tell me that my massage relieves their anxiety to dental work. Some patients even tell me, “You are the main reason I come back!”
I also assist the hygienists. Compton Dental Center has given me the opportunity to expand my education and get my dental radiograph certification.
In my personal life I enjoy my time with my husband, Carlos, and my two kids, Lesley and Joshua. I’m usually in soccer games cheering for them or in dance rehearsals. I like to run, dance and workout when I can. (I also like shoes! )
Sharon- Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant since 1989. In 2003 I had the opportunity to get the training to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. I have been with Compton Dental Center since 2007. I love my job because I enjoy helping patients to feel comfortable and making them smile. I have been married for 25 years. I am an animal lover! I have 1 dog and 4 cats. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, fitness and yearly trips with friends.