We stay up-to-date on procedures and technology, attend continuing education courses and train on the latest technology to meet and exceed the level of treatment you should expect to receive.
Dr. Kurt M. Halum’s goal is to provide a pleasant visit to the dental office promoting the establishment of trust and confidence in children that lasts a lifetime.
Dr. Halum is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist originally from Munster, Indiana. His vision is to serve as a premier provider of patient-focused dental care for infants, children and teens through compassion, skill and teamwork.
Dr. Halum has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.
Dr. Halum is happily married with three children and enjoys reading, exercising, learning and traveling.
Denise is happy to work in an office where children and their parents walk in smiling and share how much they love coming to Kurt Halum Dentistry for Children. Her goal is always to ease their fear and apprehension, especially for children with special needs. Enabling them to relax and diminish their fears or anxiety gives her a great sense of accomplishment. Denise has been a hygienist since 1992 and enjoys spending time with her two sons, family, traveling with friends and her rescue dog Sasha.
Tricia Cetnar recently joined Dr. Halum’s team. She attended Bishop Noll Institute and later graduated in 1992 from IUN as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Tricia has been a hygienist for almost 25 years! Her motto in practice is to treat her patients like family. She’s a kind, patient and caring professional and is always learning to be a better clinician for her little patients! In her downtime, Tricia enjoys boating, skiing, golf and tennis.
Alison has been happily married for 31 and a half years with two children and one very cute grandchild. She loves traveling, camping and spending time with her family. She attends Faith Church in Dyer, IN.
Lisa graduated from beauty school in 1986 but has worked in the dental field for over 20 years! She enjoys spending time with her family and cruising on her motorcycle with her husband.
Geralyn has college experience at IUN and Columbia College and brings 23 years of dental experience. She is married with 2 children. Her hobbies include concerts, antiquing and “shopping shopping shopping!”
Joanna graduated from Northwest Indiana in 2009 and has certifications in Dental Assisting. She’s the proud mother of 4 wonderful boys; they are very active in a variety of activities and excel in life, they keep her constantly on her toes! Joanna loves writing, rock climbing, camping, fishing, paintball and skydiving. She volunteers as a religious education coordinator at her church, as well as in activities that benefit the needy and fundraising for local civic groups.
Jillian helps keep daily patient flow efficient and strives to educate patients and their parents on daily home care. She takes great pleasure in helping them to achieve optimal oral health. Jillian has been in the dental field since 2000 including 7 years in pediatrics. She graduated from The Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2005 with a degree in fashion design. She’s married and has a beautiful daughter. When not working her passions are shopping and spending time in the great outdoors with family, friends and their two dogs.
Julie’s goal is to build trust with their patients. She enjoys joking with them and will even sing a verse or two to help them feel at ease. Her passion is to help children who are extremely frightened or those with special needs to have a positive experience. Julie’s daughter is attending IUN for dental hygiene and her autistic son has a great love for music. There is always a song in Julie’s heart!
Nicole started working for Dr. Halum in 2007 while in school for her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She graduated in 2010 but recognized her passion for pediatric dentistry and stayed working in pediatrics! She’s proud to have worked for such a caring doctor for over a decade! She specializes in traumas, special needs children, rehabilitating traumatized children and helping Dr. Halum fix teeth and tissue. She enjoys working both clinically and administratively. When not working, Nicole goes adventuring! She travels frequently and enjoys many outdoor activities such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, biking, hiking, swimming, camping, hammocking, yoga, surfing, skydiving and extreme sports! There is no shortage of fun in her personal and professional life!