Meet The Staff

Surgical Assistant  


I have worked in oral surgery since 1999.  I truly love what I do.  It is my goal to treat every patient as if they are part of my family.  Working in oral surgery gives you a chance to see so many different things which makes for a great mix up to the day.  I am so honored to be a part of this team at Ruckman Oral Surgery.  We all work very well together.  It is truly a family dynamic!  I married the love of my life in 2013. We have 2 kids, JJ and Natalie which keep us very busy.


Surgical Assistant


I have worked in Oral Surgery for 8 years now. I graduated from the IPFW Dental Assisting Program and became a CDA in 2013. I love Oral Surgery because of the variety of procedures that can be done on a daily basis so you’re learning and observing new things every day. I love taking care of the patients as well and making them feel comfortable and at home in our office. I am excited to work with Dr. Ruckman and his team to provide great patient care. I am married to my husband Jordan and we have two daughters. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, being outside in the sunshine, baking, and exercising.

 Surgical Assistant


I am relatively new to Oral Surgery, as I attended Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne Dental Assisting Program and graduated in 2017. Upon graduation, I have consistently been passionate about oral surgery.  I am a Certified Dental Assistant, DANB Certified, member of ADAA, have my license in Radiology and am CPR certified. I love meeting new patients and educating them on better oral health.  Outside of work I enjoy sending time with my husband Andrew and our dog Norman.  I enjoy my free time being outside with family and friends. 


Surgical Assistant

I have worked in oral surgery for 35 years. I followed in my mom’s footsteps and she taught me everything I know. I have a passion for oral surgery and taking care of patients. I have met many wonderful people over the years because of my job. My goal is to make our patients experience a good one. Ruckman Oral Surgery is such a family environment. We truly are a great team together and hopefully that shows through to our patients. Outside of work I have 3 amazing kids, Maddy, Randy, and Paige, a great son-in-law Terry, and I am Grammy to my sweet grandson, Wilder. 

Scheduling Coordinator


I really enjoy being part of Dr. Ruckman’s team. Being in the front office allows me to meet and interact with each of the patients on a daily basis. My goal is to make sure that each patient’s treatment is a pleasant experience from that initial first phone call all the way thru the end of their treatment.  I grew up in North Webster, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University…however I am now a big Michigan fan! I currently live in Leo with my husband and 3 children. I enjoy  spending time with family and friends.  


Scheduling Coordinator

I was born and raised in Logansport, IN, where I graduated from Logansport High School. After high school I moved to Fort Wayne & got back into the dental field. I love meeting new patients and helping them with any questions they may have. In the last 10 years I met my husband, Dillon. Now I’m busy chasing around our son, Coby and daughter, Kennedy. I love to travel and spend time with my family!


Office manager

I have been in the dental field for almost a decade and have the unique opportunity to work in several areas of the profession including clinical, lab, and administrative. I’m honored to be apart of the Ruckman Oral Surgery team! We care for each other and our patients like family! I currently live in Fort Wayne with my husband and our two perfect kiddos. In my free time I enjoy being at the lake, baking, reading, and being with my family!


insurance Coordinator


I have worked in dentistry since 1997 with experience from clinical to front office.  I have found my passion to be insurance and accounts receivables.  My goal is to ensure all patients have their insurance needs taken care of without the stress of dealing with the insurance company.  My husband and I have 4 children.  In my spare time I enjoy taking vacations with my family.