Meet our Northwest Indiana Dentists
Dr. Jim Arnold
Dr. Jim Arnold has been practicing dentistry in Northwest Indiana since 1996 and has enjoyed giving back to the community where he grew up. Originally from Valparaiso, he is very happy to be raising his family in the same, wonderful town. He feels very fortunate to serve the people of Valparaiso, Chesterton, and all of Northwest Indiana with excellent, comprehensive dental care….read more
Dr. Lisa Shideler
Dr. Lisa Shideler comes from a family of dentists. Growing up in Valparaiso gave her the unique opportunity to spend a lot of time in her father’s dental practice. She graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1983 and moved on to the Indiana University School of Dentistry to become a dental hygienist…read more
Dr. Natalie Wargo
Dr. Natalie Wargo grew up in Hebron, Indiana, attending Boone Grove High School. Upon her 1995 graduation, she went on to Purdue to study Biology, and she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. Dr. Wargo moved from West Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis where she earned her dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry from 1999 to 2003….read more
Dr. Leslie Clevenger
Dr. Leslie Clevenger joined our practice in 2014, bringing with her a variety of honors and accolades following her graduation from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Her passion for exceptional dentistry drives her to pursue continuing education, and her warm, caring personality makes her an ideal fit for our patient-centered practice. During her leisure time, Dr. Leslie enjoys traveling, running, watching sports, and spending time with her lovely family.
Dr. Sales was raised in Glendale, AZ where she attended Deer Valley High School. After graduation, she continued her education at the University of Arizona for one year. Realizing her love for California, she decided to transfer to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2010. Not long after, Dr. Sales’ education led her back to Glendale, AZ where she received a Master’s of Arts degree in Biomedical Sciences at the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University, in 2013. Right after receiving her Master’s degree, Dr. Sales began dental school at the College of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University, completing her dental education in 2017.
During dental school Dr. Sales was very involved in her education and extra curricular activities. She served as Vice President for four consecutive years, Social Chair for the American Student Dental Association for two consecutive years, and had various other leadership roles in the Dental Anesthesia Club and the Student Government Association. In addition to leadership roles, Dr. Sales presented a lecture at the American Dental Education Association in 2016.
Giving back to the community is also something she enjoys. Dr. Sales served on multiple occasions for Give Kids a Smile, UMOM, as well as traveled around the world on a dental mission trip to serve the people of Tonga. Lastly, she has been heavily involved in additional continuing education outside of dental school. She was privileged to travel to Cartagena, Colombia to gain unparalleled experience in implant surgical courses. Dr. Sales is a member of the American Dental Association, AZ Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
After graduating dental school, her fiancé was matched for an orthopedic residency in Chicago, IL, which is what led Dr. Sales to the Midwest. Her biggest passion is traveling, but she also enjoys exercising, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.