Our Staff

Our Staff – A message from Dr. Scheumann

“I am very pleased and proud of my staff as they take a personal interest in providing not only appropriate and quality care for everyone, but also work hard to know each of our patients personally in helping them achieve sound dental health.

I am thankful and blessed to work with staff members who are loyal to my office and to our patients. Most of my staff has worked at this office for more than 10 years and enjoy the relationships they have with everyone.

As a patient, it is nice to see the same faces when you come in each time and to call someone by name to receive help that you may need. You can call upon any one of them for answers to your questions or for help.”

— Gary A Scheumann, D.D.S.

Dr. Gary Scheumann, DDS, PC

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Scheumann graduated from Indiana University and continues education through multiple courses covering all disciplines of dentistry. He is a member with fellowship standing in the Academy of General Dentistry and American College of Dentists, maintaining these through accredited classes.

Many hours have been spent with nationally recognized speakers relating to cosmetic dentistry, implants, restorative and reconstructive dentistry and many other disciplines of dentistry including oral conscious sedation and medical management of patients.

Dr. Scheumann is an avid student and committed to staying abreast of recent technologies in dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Society, Indiana Dental Association and Isaac Knapp District Dental Society.

Dr. Scheumann has lived and worked in DeKalb county for more than 30 years and sees patients from all counties in Northeast Indiana, Southern Michigan and Western Ohio.

He enjoys time with family and friends. He loves any outdoor activities, including fishing, golfing and excursions with his wife Kathy on their motorcycle. They also enjoy visiting and hiking in our country's beautiful national parks.

Dr. Jessica Pickard, RD, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

A native of Auburn, Dr. Pickard graduated from DeKalb High School before earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences at Purdue University in May of 2004. In May of 2005, she completed an internship as a Registered Dietician (RD) in Columbus, Ohio at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. From there she matriculated to Indiana University School of Dentistry in the fall of 2005 and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in May 2009.

In June of 2009, she married Brayton Pickard and the couple settled in Portland, Maine, where Dr. Pickard provided exceptional care in a dental office. In May 2011, she and her husband moved to Auburn, IN and she started working here with her father. Since moving back to Auburn, their family has expanded. They welcomed their first daughter, Gretchen, in May 2013; their second daughter, Imogen, in February 2015; and a son, Magnus, in November 2016. They love to spend time together as a family enjoying the outdoors.  They especially enjoy downhill skiing, spending time at the lake, hiking/running, and rock climbing.

Dr. Pickard is a registered member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, the Fort Study Club, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Northeast Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has had considerable experience in all aspects of family cosmetic dentistry and is an avid student for continuing education. She has additional certification in Invisalign braces (www.invisalign.com) and oral sedation (www.sedationcare.com).

Autum H.

Office Manager

Autum graduated from International Business College in February 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration.  She began working for Scheumann Dental Associates in April 2011 as the insurance and website coordinator and has been the office manager since August 2012.  She has been a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) since October 2015.  Autum lives in Huntertown, IN with her husband, Kameron.  She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, shopping, going for walks and playing tennis and racquetball.  Autum is a dog lover and loves pampering her two goldendoodles, Oakley and Kingston.

Brenda K.

Front Office: Hygiene Coordinator

Brenda is the Hygiene Department Coordinator.  She is the happy voice you hear when scheduling your continuing care and cleaning appointment.  She joined our team in 2007 and her warm smile will greet you as you arrive for your visits.  She finds joy in knowing each and every one of our patients. Brenda loves to scrapbook, spend time with her family and friends, and spoiling her dog, Bailey.  She also enjoys three season perennial gardening.

Amy L.

Front Office: Insurance Coordinator

Amy's warm smile has been with Scheumann Dental Associates since September 2012.  She enjoys working with the public, processing the insurance claims, and sending cards to brighten your day.  Amy and her husband Derrick recently moved to Auburn! They enjoy biking, kayaking, tennis, and spending time with their dogs, Rupert, Riker and Thor.

Sue M.

Dental Assistant

Sue graduated from the IPFW Dental Assisting program in 1967.  She has worked for Dr. Scheumann since February 1983.  Sue lives on a farm outside of Harlan with her husband, Larry, and her dogs, Sadie & Lana.  She has five children and eight grandchildren; Kyra, Breanna, Caden, Stokes, and Sienna live in Knoxville Tennessee, Luke and Mari live in Bradford Pennsylvania, and Mackenzie lives in Leo Indiana. Sue enjoys visiting the grandchildren whenever she can.

Kortney H.

Dental Assistant

Korthey graduated IPFW Dental Assisting Program  May 2015. She has worked at Scheumann Dental Associates since December 2015. She has been a member of the ADAA since December 2014. Kortney lives right here in Auburn! She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, shopping and travelling. She is an animal lover and loves spending time with her cat, Kitty, and her dog Dolly.

Mary F.

Lab Assistant

Mary is proud to be one of the longest tenured employees at Scheumann Dental Associates, having joined the office in 1992.  She spent her first 21 years with the practice as Office Manager, greeting patients with an unforgettable smile and warm conversation. In her current role as Lab Assistant, Mary most enjoys the interaction with many long-time patients and getting to know the new families and their smiles. Away from her job, she and her husband, Jerry, enjoy spending time with their family, including their nine grandchildren in Auburn, North Carolina and Illinois.  They also look forward to spending many summer days enjoying their Buckeye friends and family on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio.

Amy N., LDH

Dental Hygienist

Amy was born and raised in Indiana.  In 1988, she graduated with honors from IPFW Dental Hygiene Program, where she also received the Rebecca Fisk Award for her proficiency.  She has enjoyed working with the patients and staff here at Scheumann Dental Associates since 1994.  Amy has an ongoing commitment to your dental health.  Her main focus is thorough and gentle cleanings.  Amy and her husband, Brian have been happily married for over 25 years.  They have two children, Lauren and Kyle. Lauren graduated from Saint Francis with a bachelor degree in nursing. Kyle graduated from IPFW for Mechanical Engineering. She enjoys church, exercising, traveling, gardening and studying nutrition.

Angela H., LDH

Dental Hygienist

Angela and her husband, Cris, relocated to Auburn from North Carolina in 1990.  She graduated from IPFW in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Science in Dental Hygiene, and began working for Scheumann Dental Associates in December of that year. Cris and Angela have 2 children, both married.  Their daughter, Laura and her husband, Cameron, live in Ohio in the Cleveland area.  Their son, Wil, and his wife, Anna, live here in Auburn.  They have blessed Cris and Angela with four grandsons, Harvey, Fletcher, Wade and Edison. Cris and Angela are members of the Auburn United Methodist Church.  Angela enjoys reading, biking, camping, spending time with her grandsons, and playing her mountain dulcimer.

Tammy T., LDH

Dental Hygienist

Tammy received her Associate’s Degree in Science in Dental Hygiene from IPFW in 1988. In 2003, Tammy began working at Scheumann Dental Associates and enjoys making a difference in the smiles of people she meets. Tammy and her husband, Steve, have been married 25 years and have lived in Auburn since 1996. They have three children: Tiara, Ashlyn, and Devin. Steve has worked for DeKalb Central Schools since the spring of 1993 and is currently the assistant superintendent. Tammy enjoys spending her free time visiting her children at college, cooking, going for long walks, and caring for her dog, Daisy.

Connie P., LDH

Dental Hygienist

Connie is a long time DeKalb County resident.  Connie and her husband, Brian married in October 2010 and moved to Auburn.  She graduated in May 2008 with an Associate’s Degree in Science in Dental Hygiene.  She began working at Scheumann Dental Associates in the spring of 2011. Brian and Connie welcomed their first baby, Leona, in January 2014. Connie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog, Ruby.

EG H., LDH

Dental Hygienist

E.G. and her husband, Greg relocated to Auburn in 1989 from Indianapolis. In 1993 she graduated from IPFW with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. In 1995 she earned her Bachelor Degree in Dental Health Education and in 2004 earned her Masters Degree in Education. In addition to private practice, E.G. volunteers at Matthew 25 in Fort Wayne and at Saint Martins in Garret. E.G. and Greg have four children and six grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Sara S., LDH

Dental Hygienist

Sara received her Associate's Degree in Science in Dental Hygiene in the spring of 2012. Sara and her husband, Bryce, were married in October 2011 and live in Edgerton, Ohio. Sara and Bryce have one son, Stirling, who was born July 2016. Sara and her family attend Life Changing  Realities Fellowship in Edgerton. Sara enjoys reading, writing, gardening, yoga, and spending time with family.