I am so lucky to have a job that I love. Going to work and feeling like I have made someone healthier and feel better about themselves is such a rewarding experience. Being a dentist, has also allowed flexibility to be a mom as well.

For the past 30 years, I have been passionate about seeing the differences in my patients, whether it is helping them get out of discomfort, or helping them achieve a smile they are proud of. My patients continually inspire me, and it feels satisfying when they are so appreciative of the work we do.


I obtained my Bachelor of Science at the University of Indianapolis, and my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. I have also taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses involving TMD treatment, snoring and sleep apnea, restorative and smile design, laser treatments, and just recently became DTR certified.

I am continuously trying to seek out new information and techniques to help me treat my patients with the best possible care. I believe the field of dentistry is continuously changing and the only way to stay current is to learn the newest and best way to perform treatments.


  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • North Central Dental Association
  • North Central Dental Foundation founding member
  • American Equilibration Society
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Dawson Academy Alumni

I addition, I have been involved in the community. In the past, I volunteered at a local dental clinic as an instructor. I also have served on the board of our local YMCA, a Give Kids a Smile volunteer dentist, am a founding member of the North Central Dental Foundation, and was a board member of Dental Lifeline of Indiana for many years.

Personal Life

I am a native of Mishawaka and married another Mishawaka native who is a firefighter. We have five children who are mostly young adults, and they are all very active, especially in hockey. I love gardening and look forward to more travel now that my kids are getting older. I also love to read. We have a family lake house that we love to be at in the summer.

Cocquyt Family

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