Dental Services

EVERYBODY… Deserves to smile

NorthShore Health Centers offers comprehensive dental services at multiple Indiana locations, prioritizing children and preventive care. Our skilled team provides treatments ranging from cleanings to fillings, and we annually host Give Kids a Smile Day, offering free dental care to children up to age 17. Plus, our strict policy ensures proper consent for minor patients, ensuring safety and accountability in our care approach.

Dental Services

Dental services are available with an emphasis on children and prevention. Dentist services are offered at the PortageLake StationMerrillvilleHammond, and Chesterton Indiana. NorthShore Health Centers is able to offer our communities dental services that meet the needs of everyone in the family. All staff members are excellent clinicians with outstanding credentials and extensive experience in family dentistry.

Dental hygienists are available to clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

Dentist in Highland & Portage, IN | NorthShore Health Centers

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health. NorthShore’s dentists promote good dental health and the prevention of dental diseases.

Services Available:

  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
  • Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
  • Write prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications
  • Take and examine X-rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas for problems
  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
  • Teach patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride and other aspects of dental care

New Dental Patient Registration Packet
New Dental Patient Registration Packet – Spanish

Give Kids a Smile Day

NorthShore along with thousands of dentists across the country take time to help underserved children get the oral health care they need. NorthShore hosts Give Kids a Smile Day on the first Friday of every February. Children up to age 17 can receive a free cleaning, x-rays, exam, electric spin toothbrush and toothpaste, and fluoride treatment. Appointments are required. Space is limited.

Minor Consent Form

NorthShore Health Centers’ policy is that a parent/guardian must fill out a consent form giving permission for another adult to accompany their child to the child’s medical, dental or vision appointments. For the protection of your child, we are no longer accepting written permission letters or verbal concept over the phone as acceptable documentation of minor consent. Please print out the Minor Consent Form below and return to any NorthShore Health Centers’ locations or stop by one of our locations for a copy of the form. Once you complete the form, it will be documented in the child’s file and referenced for all future appointments.

Minor Consent Form – Permission to Accompany a Minor

Dental Appointment Policies

Dental Walk-In Policy

Dental Broken Appointment Policy

Dental Procedures

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays at NorthShore During a routine dental exam or an emergency exam, dental X-rays will also be taken to…


Dental Cleanings at NorthShore NorthShore recommends dental cleanings be completed at least twice a year. Depending on your oral condition,…

Dental Services

Dental Services Dental services are available with an emphasis on children and prevention. Dentist services are offered at the Portage, Lake Station, Merrillville, Hammond,…

Routine & Emergency Exams

Dental Exams at NorthShore Routine Oral Exams NorthShore recommends that patients have a routine oral examination every 6 months. This…

Fillings & Extractions

Fillings & Extractions at NorthShore Fillings NorthShore offers dental filling services as a way to treat dental decay (cavities) or…


Dental Sealants/Fluoride at NorthShore NorthShore provides sealants as a preventative service in the fight against dental decay (cavities). Brushing and…

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment at NorthShore Prior to your first dental cleaning with NorthShore, one of the hygienists will perform a procedure…

Dentures, Partials & Flippers

Dentures, Partials & Flippers at NorthShore Dentures NorthShore offers dentures for patients that are missing teeth, and/or whose teeth cannot…

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges at NorthShore Crowns A crown is a cover the dentist can place over a single tooth to…