Everything we do at Sycamore Hills Dentistry is based on providing our patients with ethical, affordable treatments. We do not believe in compromising when it comes to the oral health of you and your family. When you visit Sycamore Hills Dentistry, you will receive the treatments that are right for you. We are a compassionate practice, so all our patients receive both pre and after care support when undergoing treatments. Education at Sycamore Hills Dentistry plays a major part in helping our patients continue to enjoy beautiful, functional, and healthy smiles.
Dr. Nicholas Rorick, DDS, PhD, FAGD
Dr. Nicholas Rorick was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN and is a graduate of Homestead High School. He went on to achieve his undergraduate degree, a B.S in Biology, at Hillsdale College and then his PhD in Genetics at the University of Iowa, where he was funded by National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rorick worked steadfast on genetics research that ultimately saw his work published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Genetic Medicine and Human Molecular Genetics. However, his passion to help patients lead him to leave the laboratory setting and enroll in dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top third of his class. Dr. Rorick completed duty with the US Navy, during which he received numerous commendations and awards for his service and leadership. In July of 2016, Dr. Rorick earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He also feels it is important to continuously expand his skills and knowledge and has participated in over 500 hours of continuing education. He has come home to Fort Wayne with his wife Elizabeth and three children and is eager to use his experience to serve the community he loves.
Liz has a great attitude and is an invaluable member of our team. Her many roles including marketing, human resources, and bookkeeping. Liz’s diverse background in elementary education, website design, and the service industry has provided many different skills that are all important in a family oriented dental office.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa was born and raised in Fort Wayne and graduated from Northrop High School. She earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from IPFW in May 2009. Melissa is passionate about building relationships with her patients, as well as educating them on the importance of oral health. She strives to continually improve her skills and knowledge, and has completed many hours of continuing education every year as a member of the Summit Hygiene Study Club. In her free time, Melissa loves being with her husband, Anthony, and two sons, Dylan and Mason.
As the first person patients meet when they come through our doors, Bri loves providing them with the best customer service. Taking care of patients and addressing all their needs is what she loves the most. Bri comes to us with a solid background in insurance and patient care. She loves to interact with them and get to know them-they are like an extended family here at Sycamore Hills Dentistry. It has always been a source of joy for her to be able to help others and make them feel at ease.
Bri is married to Allen and they have a beautiful baby boy, Brody that has blessed her life immensely. Bri loves being with her family on the weekends and spending time with them. She also loves gardening in the summertime and, of course, shopping. She is always looking for the best deal!
Dental Assistant, EFDA
Johna-Marie moved to Fort Wayne from Newport, Rhode Island to attend IPFW where she graduated in 2010 with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She then continued with her education at IUPUI and received an additional certificate in Expanded Functions in December of 2010. Johna-Marie also volunteers her services for free dental clinics in the Fort Wayne area. She loves helping her patients and seeing their happy faces after giving them back their smiles and self-confidence.
Johna-Marie loves to make her patients feel at home and comfortable when they are visiting our office. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, especially her son, Blake. She loves going back home to visit Newport and spending time there on the beach and with family. On Sunday’s you can find her rooting for her favorite sports team, the New England Patriots.
Registered Dental Hygienist, LA
Born and raised in Columbia City, IN, Alivia attended the University of Southern Indiana where she achieved a Baccalaureate degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is also licensed in local anesthesia. Alivia strongly believes in providing the best and most compassionate care and treatment for her patients. She is very passionate about her work and loves the time she gets to spend with patients and their families. Alivia strives to ensure that patients feel comfortable and at home when they come in to see her.
Alivia enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She especially loves playing volleyball in many different Fort Wayne leagues. Alivia is involved, in her spare time, as an assistant coach for two school volleyball teams, dedicated to helping kids improve and love the game as much as she does. She is excited to welcome you to Sycamore Hills Dentistry and take care of you and your family!
Dental Assistant, EFDA
Janean was born and raised in Bluffton, In. She attended IPFW where she graduated with a certificate in Dental Assisting. Janean continued her education and has recently received her Expanded Functions certificate, enabling her to more effectively treat and help patients and provide excellent care. Janean has a strong passion for helping people around her and wants her patients to feel comfortable and informed.
Janean’s husband, Philip, is always pushing her to be the best version of herself, she is recently married and enjoys life with her best friend. Together they attend their local church and love spending time with family. Janean enjoys traveling and they have made a goal of visiting all 50 states together!
Dental Assistant, EFDA
Tiffany comes to us with a solid background in pediatric dentistry. She brings years of experience as well as strong patient centered skills to the forefront every day. Her extensive experience in pediatric dentistry enables her to provide patients with knowledge as well as comfort when they are attended by her during their appointments. Tiffany loves to educate her patients on all things dental, in a way they can understand and appreciate. She always takes the time to go the extra mile and ensure that patients are happy and comfortable
Tiffany is a mother of 2 adorable boys, Cylis and Cornelious, who are her pride and joy. On her time off she enjoys going to Church, bowling and trying all the new restaurants that pop up in and around Fort Wayne. You can find her and her boys off on adventures on her time off-going to Sky Zone, Laser Tag, amusement parks and anything else that sounds like fun! Tiffany is excited to meet you and make you feel like family as soon as you walk through the doors.
Thank you to the Aboite Fire Department, our local fire station, for allowing us to partner with them in giving back to our community.
The team donated Christmas gift baskets to 29 Army National Guard members from the 519th CSSB 38th sustainment brigade.
Also, we have partnered with the Mad Ants, the local NBA D-league team, to promote teeth brushing. These are pictures of the Mad Ant visiting our office.
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