Our friendly smiles
Dr. Matthew Kolkman
Dr. Kolkman was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN; graduating from Northrop High School in 2004. He attended Butler University for undergraduate schooling before moving on to Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has continued his education after dental school taking specialized courses in sedation dentistry, laser dentistry, root canal therapy, placing and restoring dental implants, and bone grafting.
Dr. Kolkman volunteers frequently at the St. Martin's Dental Clinic in Garrett and the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic in Fort Wayne. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, has an Associate Fellowship with the World Clinical Laser & Imaging Institute, and is a board member for the Matthew 25 Dental Advisory Committee.
Dr. Kolkman and his wife, Mandie, spend their free time with their toy cockapoo, Bijou, and orange tabby cat, Bella. They enjoy traveling, listening to local music, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Kimbra Druley
Dr. Druley grew up close to Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Elmhurst High School. She then attended Ball State University where she was cumulatively on the Dean's Honor List and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Druley pursued her DDS at Indiana University School of Dentistry, from where she graduated in 2002.
Dr. Druley and her husband Jeremiah have twin daughters and a son. She has had Continuing Education in cosmetic dentistry, Lumineers, dental veneers, Cerec porcelain restorations, Invisalign and conventional orthodontics, sedation dentistry, and dental implants.
Patient Care Specialists
Erin has been in the dental field since 1999. She is one of three original team members, as she has been here since we opened in February 2010.
As our Office Manager, Erin prides herself in providing exceptional customer service to our patients.
Erin has lived in Fort Wayne all of her life. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, family and friends!
Liz joined our team in November of 2012. As our Treatment Plan Coordinator, Liz brings 10+ years of experience in insurance and billing. Liz believes the best part of her job is building relationships with our patients and seeing their smiles as they enter and leave!
Liz lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and son. Outside of the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Jean has been a part of our team at GFD since October 2014. As our Accounts Manager, Jean excels at helping patients through difficult times. She believes the best part of her job is being apart of a caring team that always wants to be better for the greater good of our patients as well as our community.
Jean lives in Fort Wayne. When not working, she loves to spend time with her son, her family, and her friends.
Jami joined our team at GFD in 2016 as our scheduling coordinator. She has a background in the hospitality and hospice industry, and has a passion for helping people.
She has enjoyed building relationships with her GFD family and appreciates the level of commitment the team provides to our patient’s health and happiness.
Jami was born and raised in Oklahoma, but has lived in the Fort Wayne area for the past 10 years. She enjoys sailing, reading, and spending time with her husband, and two daughters.
After graduating from IPFW in 2008 for Dental Hygiene, Lori joined GFD as one of the three original team members in 2010.
She loves how GFD has become a part of the community and we see our patients as friends and family.
Lori lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and twin sons. She enjoys spending time with family, baking, Pinterest projects, and traveling.
Tiffany grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Snider High School & IPFW. She received her Dental Hygiene license and Local Anesthesic license in 2011. Tiffany joined the GFD team in August 2013 and loves all of the up-to-date technology here because it allows her to give the best dental care patients deserve. She also enjoys being hands on with website updates including our No Cavity Kids Club page.
Tiffany loves spending time with her 4 year old daughter, Audrey. They love watching Disney movies, going to the lake, and swinging at the park. She is also engaged to be married in August 2017.
Jamie graduated from IPFW with an associate's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She joined our team at GFD in September of 2014. The favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and providing them with great dental experiences.
Jamie lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and their two dogs. She considers Grabill a perfect community to work in because she loves the outdoors! Some of her favorite hobbies include swimming, skiing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
Annie has enjoyed helping many people through the practice of dental hygiene since 1982. Her favorite aspect is getting to know each patient as an individual and caring for their total health. She and her husband were New Haven High School sweethearts and have been married since 1982.
She currently enjoys caring for patients at GFD three days per week. She also gets to shape the future of the dental hygiene profession through her job as an instructor at IPFW. And, she likes to volunteer as an EMT for New Haven EMS on a regular basis.
Nic has worked as a Dental Assistant since 2002. She graduated from IPFW as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2005. She then continued her education and attended IUPUI to become a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2005. She joined our team at GFD in 2011.
Nic loves working in the small town of Grabill for a patient-oriented practice.
Nic enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. In her spare time, she relaxes at the lake with family and friends.
Kim joined our team at GFD in 2014. She has been in the dental field since 1996 and brings great experience and incite to our team.
Kim believes that transforming smiles and in turn improving personal self-esteem for our patients is the best part of her career.
In her time away from the office, Kim spends it with her awesome family. Her husband, Dave, and 2 daughters, Josie and Mya. In the summer, spring, and fall, they travel for softball and volleyball and enjoy every minute of it!
Sydney graduated from Ross Medical in Dental Assisting in 2013. However, she began her career with us at GFD before that, in August 2012, starting as an intern and working her way up to Dental Assistant.
Teamwork is something Sydney values and knows she can count on when she shows up at work every day. Her main goal is to help our patients attain healthy smiles that they are proud to show off.
Sydney was born and raised in Fort Wayne. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends and family.
Melanie graduated from Ross Medical in Dental Assisting in May 2015 and has been a team member at GFD ever since.
Her favorite thing about being a Dental Assistant is the personal connection she is able to develop with our patients and other team members.
Mel was born and raised in St. Louis, lived a short stint in Baltimore before arriving in Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and other family and friends.
Katie began her dental career at GFD in November 2014. She feels blessed to work with a group of such hardworking, caring, and patient-oriented people.
Making people smile, helping people have a healthy smile, and creating lasting relationships are all very important things to Katie.
She has lived in Fort Wayne her entire life. She graduated from IPFW as a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in May 2014. She was an Army wife for four years, so when she is not at work, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and boxer!