Dr. Roger Pecina is the founder and owner of Afdent Dental Services. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1977. He is a member of the American Dental Association and continues his education each year by attending advanced training seminars that involve cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, root canals, sterilization and staff management. This continual training allows Dr. Pecina to stay on the “cutting edge” of technology so that patients will continue to receive the best available treatment.
His main goal as a dentist, is to listen to the patient. By listening to the patient and hearing what their concerns, fears, and goals are, it helps him to better serve the patient as a whole, not just the area of concern on a specific day. Dr. Pecina is committed to caring for the patient in a fashion that allows the patient to see all treatment that is necessary, at an initial evaluation appointment, then assigning treatment to be done in order of importance. The patient is involved in the decision making process throughout the entire initial evaluation.
Dr. Pecina enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He has practiced in the Mishawaka area over 30 years and is always making room for new patients, their family and friends.
Dr. Springer is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Indiana Dental Association (IDA), and the North Central Dental Society, Dr. Springer joined Afdent in April of 2010. Driven by uncommon energy and enthusiasm, and a broad range of expertise, Dr. Springer – in his day-to-day activities – demonstrates an exceptional command of “Patient Friendly Dentistry” in helping our patients achieve good oral health. Dr. Springer can usually be found spending time with his wife and two children, and – a Pennsylvania native – during football season he bleeds black and yellow for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dr. Byron Moore grew up in Evansville, IN and graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in May of 2004. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the North Central Indiana Dental Association.
He joined the Afdent team in October of 2011. He is extremely impressed with the great staff and the team approach to providing “Patient Friendly Dentistry”.
He has spent hundreds of hours attending specialized continuing education courses covering various topics in dentistry. This enables him to have a greater understanding of comprehensive dentistry and allows patients to receive the best available treatment.
He is married to his wife Aimee, whom he met in college. They are blessed with twins, Brendan and Leah, and look forward to raising them in the Michiana area.
In his spare time, he enjoys listening and playing music of all styles, cheering on the Bears and Cubs, and doing outdoor activities like camping and fishing.
A longtime resident of Northwest Indiana, Dr. Dziak – a 1977 graduate of the Loyola (Ill.) Dental School – lives in Michigan City with his wife and two daughters and has a sparkling track record of providing the highest levels of patient-focused dental care. Licensed to practice in three states (Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois), Dr. Dziak is known not only for his encyclopedic knowledge of dentistry, but for his ability to make our patients, here at Afdent, feel right at home. Community Service is Dr. Dziak’s chief interest outside of work and family – he serves as a volunteer Fireman and as a volunteer First Responder.
Dr. Matthew Bueter graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, North Central Dental Society, and Indiana Dental Association.
After a year of associating in an Indianapolis private practice, Dr. Bueter moved back home to Elkhart and joined the Afdent Family Dental Team in July 2012. He is recently married and is looking forward to starting and raising a family locally.
Dr. Bueter continually strives to further his education and implement the best techniques into his practice. He is very compassionate loyal and dedicated doctor continuing to serve his community and make smiles brighter!
Dr. Hurcomb grew up in Crown Point, Indiana. She is a 2007 Graduate from Indiana University School of Dentistry.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, North Central Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Hurcomb joined Afdent in November of 2012 and brings a special energy and vivacity to the team. Right from the start, she has thought that the comaradery and team work between professionals at Afdent is world-class.
She has spent countless hours continuing her education focusing on patient care, leadership, and advancing her technical skills to better serve her patients.
Dr. Hurcomb is married to her husband Corey and they spend every extra minute with their son, Henry Danger. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and especially baking goodies for the team.
Dr. Backs is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he gained valuable experience in all facets of dentistry. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and is also a member of the Indiana Dental Association and American Dental Association.
Dr. Backs is originally from Bedford, IN and completed his Bachelor Degree at Wabash College before moving to Indianapolis for Dental School. He is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling when out of the office. He also is a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football, and is thrilled to be so close to the action here in Mishawaka. Dr. Backs is very excited to join the Afdent Team and continue to further his education as he practices alongside a tremendously talented group of doctors and staff.
Dr. Eraso is an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist and an Orthodontist. He
received his D.D.S. from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia,
his advanced standing dental degree from Indiana University School of
Dentistry, his M.S. in Oral Biology from the University of Louisville, his
certificate and M.S. in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from The University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Orthodontic Certificate and M.S.D
from Indiana University.
Currently Dr. Eraso is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of
Orthodontics at Indiana University; practice privately Orthodontics and is
one of the founder radiologists of Beam Readers, Inc. Diagnostic Services.
Dr. Eraso contributes as a reviewer for the American Journal of
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle Orthodontics, the Journal of
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Endodontics,
the Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology and the Australian Journal of
Orthodontics. He has published several papers in the field and lectured at
various professional meetings and continued education courses nationally and
internationally. Dr. Eraso is a member of numerous professional societies
including: American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and
Maxillofacial Radiology, International Association of Dentomaxillofacial
Radiology and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Eraso’s areas of interest include digital imaging and 3D
reconstruction, teleradiology and advanced imaging for Orthodontics, TMJ and