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Our Philosophy

Our vision is that we are known for educating and guiding our patients along a path of optimal oral and dental health by providing the highest level of state-of-the-art dentistry. Our focus is oral and systemic health, cosmetic dentistry, and functional dentistry. We expect, every day, as a team of energetic professionals to earn the loyalty and trust of our patients.

Paul Etchison


Dr. Paul Etchison was born in the city of Joliet, Illinois. He spent his childhood growing up in Lockport and graduated from Lockport Township High School. Continuing his education, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Etchison then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree along with a Bachelor of Science in dentistry.

Kathy Pycinska


Dr. Kathy joined the Nelson Ridge team in 2015 and grew up in Munster, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University, after which she attended Indiana University School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery with high distinction. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Pycinska elected to continue her dental education by completing a one-year, general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Keri Eberhardt


Dr. Eberhardt grew up in Tinley Park and graduated from Andrew High School before completing her Undergraduate studies at University of Illinois, where she was a Division 1 diver and loved being able to travel to the majority of the Big Ten schools and represent U of I. After Dr. Eberhardt received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she went on to complete a 12-month Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida in Seminole.

Amir Danesh


Dr. Amir Danesh earned his DDS in 2008 and received his postdoctoral specialty training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Danesh’s goal is to put his patients’ interests first and minimize inconvenience and stress by making processes noninvasive and more efficient. He is a big believer in evidence-based dentistry and uses current techniques and industry breakthroughs to provide the highest quality of care to his patients.