The DaVinci Family Dentistry Staff
Trinh, Dental Hygienist
Trinh is originally from Vietnam and grew up in South Bend Indiana. She attended Clay High School and graduated sixth in her class. She continued her education and obtained her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Indiana School of Dentistry, where she made the Dean’s List.
Trinh has been working with Dr Meeks since 1997. After working with Dr. Meeks for many years she has always valued his great work ethic and the service he provides for his patients. In order to continue providing great dental care to patients, Trinh is learning the latest techniques and treatments in dental hygiene. This allows her to offer these new techniques to her patients and help them achieve better oral health.
When she is not working, Trinh enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching soccer, running and Notre Dame Football.
Vicki, Dental Assistant
Vicki hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a graduate of Snider High School. She continued her education and has had advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry from Pac-Live in San Francisco CA and the Prestigious Rosenthal Institute in New York City. Vicki has also had advanced training in Orthodontics with Invisalign and Six Months Smiles.
Vicki has been a member of DaVinci Dental Family Dentistry since 2001. She is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board. She enjoys listening, educating, and caring for patients’ needs. Her goal is to make sure each patient is relaxed and comfortable so they always have a positive dental experience.
Vicki loves spending time with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include restoring antique furniture and reading. She also enjoys volunteering her time at Matthew 25 Dental Health clinic.
Dawn, Business Manager
Dawn was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Homestead High School. She then attended and graduated from Gestalt Institute for Life Coaching. Dawn has been working in the field of Dentistry for over 15 years and has been working with Dr Meeks for over 8 years.
Dawn enjoys assisting patients with their financial arrangements so they can receive the dental care they deserve. During her time off Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, coaching, Pilates and Traveling.
Lynette, Dental Hygienist
Lynette was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Norwell High School. She attended Ball State University where she started out as a voice and music major. During her time in college she became interested in Dentistry.
Lynette has been in Dentistry for 26 years and has a passion for people. She enjoys treating adults and children alike. She has worked with a Periodontist and enjoys seeing patients improve their dental health and is thrilled when she sees an adult with periodontal disease transition to a healthy mouth.
Outside the office she likes to ride her bike, go for a run and sing with her church choir. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Christine Brautzsch, Dental Hygienist
Christine was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana. Christine knew she had a passion for the dental field at an early age and her senior year she attended Anthis Career Center for Dental Assisting. She graduated from Wayne High School and then from IPFW with her Certification in Dental Assisting. She later decided to continue her education and completed her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Christine has been in the dentistry field for 10 years. She has been a member of DaVinci Dental since December 2017. She loves building relationships with her patients and educating her patients on home care to help prevent the effects of periodontal disease. Her goal is to help improve her patients overall health, starting at their oral health.
Christine loves being active. She enjoys going to the gym, running, & taking her two dogs on a walk. In her spare time, she and her husband also love to travel. They have zip lined in St. Lucia and Mexico, been deep sea fishing in Aruba, biked through the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, have seen the Mona Lisa in Paris and the Coliseum in Rome, cruised through Alaska and the Mediterranean, camped under the stars in Canada, and even ran with the bulls in Spain.
Shannon Proegler, Business Assistant
Shannon is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a graduate of Homestead High School. After graduating high school, she immediately joined the workforce in an administrative capacity. She has worked in the administrative field for over 10 years. In 2017, she obtained her Associate Degree in General Studies, where she continuously made the Deans list. During a summer internship at a dental office, Shannon decided to continue her education, taking some additional classes in dentistry to learn more about the field.
In January of 2018 Shannon began working at Davinci Dental as a Business Assistant. She is CPR and AED certified. She enjoys building relationships and assisting patients in any way possible, to make their appointment more enjoyable.
Shannon’s goal is to spend as much time as possible with her husband and two dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, soccer, singing and being crafty. She also enjoys things that get her adrenaline flowing. Shannon has been skydiving, loves ziplining & riding rollercoasters.