Dental Staff

Dentist in Waterloo, IN

 

Dr. Larry G. Payne DDS

Larry attended Sam Houston State University in Texas and Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating from Dental school in 1984. He has been practicing in Dekalb County for 30 years now and he loves working in this area. Larry has been happily married to Dianna for twenty-four years and has four daughters, Mallory, Sheridan, Lauren and Shelby. Some of his hobbies include hunting, golfing, camping and traveling with his family. Some quotes that inspire him are, “Things of quality have no fear of time” and “Freedom is only one generation away from being lost”. He loves dentistry is because it is gratifying for him to improve the oral health of others; to improve their quality of life through helping improve the appearance, comfort and function of their teeth.

Front Office Staff

Kloudi – Dental Assistant EFDA and Business Administrative Assistant 

Kloudi graduated from IPFW in 2002 with her Certificate in Dental Assisting. Kloudi started working with our team in April of 2007 as a dental assistant but in 2016 she started working in our front office as a receptionist. She has been happily married to her husband for almost 20 years, and they have three amazing children, two boys and one girl. She also has a married stepson who made them grandparent in March. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, music, photography, and nature. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 which says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Kloudi loves working here because she likes helping patients make the best decisions for their dental health. 

Kristen – Front Office Assistant

Kristen is a high school part time worker who also takes some dual credit classes at Indiana Tech. She wants to become a lawyer in the future. Kristen is one of 7 children and in her free time she loves to ride her 5-year-old off the track thoroughbred. Her favorite inspirational quote is, “If you aren’t in love with your life, change it.” One of the reasons she loves working at our office so much is that she can do the small things that not many people think about and make sure that the patients have a smooth and easy visit. It motivates her to make the patient's visit better and the employee’s lives easier.

Dental Assistants 

Kelly – Dental Assistant EFDA

Kelly graduated from Southern Maryland in 2000 and has worked here since July of 2015. Her past experiences include eight years in Oral Surgery and four years in Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, she loves to travel back to Maryland to visit friends and family or go boating on the Chesapeake. Her favorite quote is “Living the Dream” and if you ask her how she is doing she will always reply with that. Something that motivates her is seeing how happy our patients are with a new smile. 

Tiya - Dental Assistant EFDA 

Tiya graduated from IPFW in 2010 and has worked in denistry since then. She got married in 2012 and has three beautiful children. In her free time she loves to go boating, biking, or hiking. She also enjoys attending concerts with friends, and traveling. She says that she hasn't been everywhere - but it's on her list. Her favorite quote is "I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later." - Mitch Hedberg. Tiya enjoys denistry because everyday is different, you never know what the day will bring.