Meet Our Dental Team
We believe our biggest asset is our passionate, hardworking team. Each member brings a unique skill set to our practice and we're confident you're in the best of hands each time you're with us.
Nicholas Rorick, PhD, DDS, FAGD
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN himself, Dr. Rorick is proud to be serving the community he loves. He attended Hillsdale College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology, and later earned his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Rorick worked diligently on genetics research and was published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Genetic Medicine, and Human Molecular Genetics. While he found this rewarding, Dr. Rorick knew his passion was to help patients. This lead him to enroll in dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top third of his class.
After completing dental school, Dr. Rorick completed duty with the U.S. Navy, and in July of 2016, he earned a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of his field and has participated in over 500 hours of continuing education. Dr. Rorick has received several awards for service and leadership and is eager to utilize those skills in the community. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children together and look forward to raising them in Fort Wayne.GET IN TOUCH
Bri is the first person patients meet when they walk through our doors. She enjoys being able to provide patients with the best customer service and address all of their needs. Bri has a strong background in insurance and patient care, both equally important to our practice. She finds interacting with patients and making them a part of the Sycamore Hills Dentistry family extremely rewarding. Helping others feel at ease in our practice is one of Bri’s many specialties.
She and her husband, Allen, have a beautiful baby boy named Brody and he has blessed their life immensely. She enjoys spending their weekends as a family and soaking up all of the quality time they can. Her favorite hobbies include gardening in the summertime and shopping. She’s always looking for a bargain!
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
A Fort Wayne native as well, Melissa earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from IPFW in May of 2009. Melissa is most passionate about building meaningful relationships with her patients and educating them on the importance of oral health. She is a member of the Summit Hygiene Study Club and her goal is to continuously sharpen her skills and knowledge by completing many hours of continuing education courses every year. When she’s not at the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Anthony, and their two sons, Dylan and Mason.
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST, LA
Originally from Columbia City, IN, Alivia earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern Indiana. Additionally, she is licensed in local anesthesia as well. Alivia is committed to providing her patients with the most compassionate care and treatments. She believes her work is her craft and loves getting to spend time with her patients and their families. Her goal is to make patients feel at home when they come in to visit her.
Alivia enjoys spending time with her friends and family and enjoying the outdoors. She’s a member of several volleyball leagues in the Fort Wayne area and serves as an assistant coach for two school volleyball teams. She finds great joy in helping the kids improve and sharing her love for the game with them. She is thrilled to welcome you to the Sycamore Hills Dentistry family!
LEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT
Johna-Marie relocated to Fort Wayne from Newport, Rhode Island to earn her certificate in Dental Assisting at IPFW. Shortly after, she attended IUPUI and earned an additional certificate in Expanded Function. Johna-Marie often volunteers her services at free dental clinics around the Fort Wayne area. She loves helping others and seeing her patients’ happy faces after she’s tended to their smiles.
Making patients feel at home while they’re visiting the office is one of Johna-Marie’s favorite aspects of her job. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, particularly her son, Blake. She enjoys going back to the beach in Newport and on Sundays, you can find her cheering on her beloved New England Patriots!
ADVERTISING & MARKETING
As our Director of Advertising and Marketing, Liz has several roles within our practice. From marketing to human resources to bookkeeping, she is an asset to our team in many ways. Liz has a unique background in elementary education, website design, and the service industry, all of which positively impact a family-oriented dental office.
We Love New Patients!
If you're searching for a new dental home, look no further than Sycamore Hills Dentistry. We invite you to take advantage of our new patient offer for your initial exam, cleaning, and set of X-rays. Our team loves seeing new faces around the office, and we'd be honored to be your go-to practice for all of your dental needs.