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Dentist Decatur

Dr. Ronald Hammond

Dr. Ronald Hammond graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1979. Prior to studying at Indiana University School of Dentistry, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dr. Hammond has owned Decatur Family Dentistry for more than 29 years, allowing him to develop long lasting, trusting relationships with his patients. Dr. Hammond is devoted to providing only the highest standard of care for his patients. His unique artistic eye and clinical skills have enabled him to provide many beautiful smiles for his patients over the years. Dr. Hammond’s talent is seen in the wide range of dental care that he provides.

Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Hammond has kept up to date with hundreds of hours of continuing educational classes. He continues to perfect his skills through advanced training in restorative, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. He recently has also begun practicing dental sleep medicine, giving sleep apnea sufferers an alternative option to CPAP therapy.

Dr. Hammond is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and the Isaac Knapp District Society.

Dr. Hammond is married to his wife Linda (Gaunt) and has two daughters Allyson, and Ashley. He has been a certified scuba diver for over twenty years. He is also an avid amateur underwater photographer. The office décor reflects his underwater passion.

Dr. Forrest Fullenkamp

We are excited to have Dr. Forrest join our practice! Dr. Forrest is a Decatur, IN native and excited to be home. Dr. Forrest brings 5 years of unique experience in practicing dentistry in the military. He offers a wide range of specialized care from implant restoration to clear aligner orthodontics and dental sleep medicine. Dr. Forrest is passionate about providing patient centered care and developing long-lasting relationships! He believes strongly in lifetime dentistry and strives to help each patient receive gentle, quality care!

He is married to Dr. Julie; together they have 2 precious children. In his free time he enjoys fitness and golf.

Dr. Julie

Dr. Julie has been practicing dentistry for 6 years and has worked in multiple offices while moving around through the military. She offers a variety of services such as crowns, oral surgery, restorations, and clear aligner orthodontics. Her passion lies in providing lifetime, patient-centered care. She strives to deliver a relaxing, comfortable, and safe environment for her patient. Dr. Julie truly believes each patient should be treated as if they are family!

Dr. Julie is married to Dr. Forrest. She loves spending time with their 2 children, traveling, and fitness.

Meet the Team

Gina has been a hygienist at Decatur Family Dentistry for 20 years. The best part of her job is helping people feel more confident about their oral health! She also enjoys spending time with her family, going to their sporting events, and sports in general, especially IU basketball.

Beth has been a part of the Decatur Family Dentistry team, as a hygienist for 13 years. She has a passion for people and dentistry. Her passion has led her to serve on a yearly mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She also enjoys volunteering at her church and Bellmont Middle School Campus Life.

Laurel has worked in the dental field since 2003 and has been with Decatur Family Dentistry since 2013, as our front desk receptionist. In 2023, she became our office manager. She is grateful to work in the caring, faith-filled atmosphere that Dr. Hammond has established in the office. Laurel enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with her husband, Greg, their children and grandchildren.

Whittney started with Decatur Family Dentistry as an expanded function dental assistant with us in 2012 and is now an essential part of our front desk team. She feels honored to be able to serve the Decatur Family Dentistry patients and to be a part of the amazing team! Her hobbies outside the office include exercising and spending time with her 3 kids.

Mary has been an expanded functions dental assistant at Decatur Family Dentistry for 30 years! She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable about receiving dental care, and being part of such a fabulous team. Outside of the office, she enjoys golfing, bike riding, and reading.

Linda has been in the dental field for over 35 years. She has spent 25 of those years with Decatur Family Dentistry, as a dental assistant. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping and her 3 grandkids.

Heidi has been with Decatur Family Dentistry since August 2023 and an expanded function dental assistant for 21 years.  She is thankful to be a part of an amazing and trusting team.  Her words, when asked “This office feels like home”. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, skiing, word games and being with her family.

Chelsea has been a certified expanded functions dental assistant since 2015 and joined Decatur Family Dentistry in August 2023. She enjoys being part of our team and helping patients feel comfortable in the dental office. Outside of the office you can find Chelsea spending time with her family, crafting or exercising. 

Nicki has been practicing dental hygiene for 21 years, joining Decatur Family Dentistry in 2019. She loves getting to know her patients and sharing her passion for dental health! Nicki strives to make her patients feel comfortable during their appointment, and leaving at the end of their appointment feeling confident about their oral health! She also loves watching her 3 children with all their activities they’re involved in and reading books.