Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Northwest Indiana

Family Dentistry Northwest Indiana

Dr. Jim Arnold and Family

With over 30 years of family and general dental care, we see patients from age 3 to 100 – with tender loving care – treating everyone who walks through our door like family with ultimate care, respect, and compassion. Every team member does what they can to make people feel welcome and comfortable. The difference is obvious at the very first visit, and we’ll always do whatever it takes to ensure an excellent experience, exceptional care, and first-class customer service.

Dr. Arnold and his team have attended more than 1,000 hours of training in advanced cosmetic dental procedures, high-tech dentistry, and oral conscious sedation. In fact, Dr. Arnold spent several years teaching the procedures to other dentists with the prestigious Hornbrook Group. His philosophy is that every smile should be unique to the individual, and he will spend as much time as necessary to determine the wants and needs of each patient, delivering the best care available.

Meet Your Northwest Indiana Dentists


Five Reasons to Trust Your Smile With Us

1) Exquisite Cosmetic Dentistry

“Smiles By Arnold & Associates has been providing exceptional cosmetic dental care in Northwest Indiana since 1996. Every smile is different, and our experienced team treats every patient like the individual they are– as a member of our family. Our team provides comprehensive dental care in Valparaiso and Chesterton, and we see patients from all over Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan, Chicago, and South Bend.

We are proud of the smiles that we enhance with porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, Invisalign®, and Zoom!® Whitening. Our expertise in the field of cosmetic dentistry has helped countless patients improve their self-confidence, which has in turn also benefited them in their personal relationships and professional lives. Helping to change lives is truly our passion. Read more…

The Hornbrook GroupACE- Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics

Dr. Arnold has taught these techniques to hundreds of dentists since 2004. He was a clinical instructor with the Hornbrook Group for four years, and he lectured on cosmetic dentistry in nine cities in India in 2007 and 2008. He has also won several awards with the AACD, Fellowship in ACE, “best dentist” in NWI by Times readers three years in a row, and Dr. Jim Arnold is the only dentist in NWI certified to place DURAthin® no-prep veneers.

2) Gentle Family and General Dentistry

Dr. Jim Arnold's Children

Dr. Jim Arnold’s Children

A healthy mouth is key to a healthy body! We love working with children starting from a young age because of the fun experiences that set them up for a lifetime of positive dental care. We want to ensure that kids never develop a fear of the dentist, but actually enjoy coming for their check-ups. We focus on all areas of general dentistry, providing our Northwest Indiana patients with the best dental care possible. Our team is well-equipped to see patients starting at a very young age. In fact, we have patients ranging from ages 3 to 100! Read More…

3) Relaxing Sedation Dentistry

The Smiles by Arnold & Associates team has been performing oral conscious sedation for fearful Northwest Indiana patients since 2003. We have many spa amenities that make dental visits very relaxing – television, music, massage chairs, paraffin hand treatments, aromatherapy, and freshly-baked bread. Patients routinely snooze through their treatment, 100% anxiety-free, and they awake feeling great, often with years of dental problems solved. Read more…

4) Experienced Invisalign® Providers

invisalign northwest indiana

The trusted Smiles by Arnold & Associates team is known for providing excellent orthodontic options without the bulky metal brackets and wires. Invisalign’s clear, nearly invisible trays make for a perfect alternative to braces with the same beautiful result! Most cases are completed within one year. Read More…

5) Phenomenal Team of Professionals

We cater our services to everyone. Each individual has a unique set of concerns and needs. We attend to these issues with patience and compassion, never judging one’s decisions, but providing support to ensure the best result possible. We believe in co-diagnosis with the patient, and determining priorities together because we know that the more involved patients are in this process, the less room there is for uncertainty and fear. Our kind, gentle approach appeals to patients of all ages, and we love working with children. Providing a positive dental environment and gentle care to children sets them up for dental success for the rest of their life.

Each team member is hand-picked for their exceptional attention to detail, warm personalities, and professionalism. Our oral conscious sedation protocol is exceptional, and puts every anxious patient at ease. We spend time getting to know each patient to find out their concerns as they relate to past dental experiences. Additionally, we provide amenities such as massage chairs, television, music, aromatherapy, and paraffin hand treatments that help to relax most patients. For those people with the highest anxiety, one little pill helps them to snooze through their appointment. Upon waking, we have corrected years of dental problems, or provided them with the smile of their dreams.