South Bend Providers

Dr. Daniel Klauer

Clinical Director

Dr. Klauer, AKA Daniel, AKA DK, has even more credentials than he does nicknames (Doctor of Dental Surgery, Diplomat of American Board of the Craniofacial Pain, Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Diplomat of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine). After attending Notre Dame and playing on the Varsity Golf Team (FORE!), he headed to dental school at The Ohio State University and met his wife Hayley in The Ohio City of Columbus. In…

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Heather Banks, NP

Nurse Practitioner – TMJ, Pain, and Sleep

Growing up in the small town of Rensselaer, Indiana, Heather dreamt of becoming a teacher (not too far off from educating patients as a Nurse Practitioner). Her loyal, hilarious, and compassionate qualities led her to join the National Guard as a Medic after high school, and eventually pursue a permanent career in healthcare. Along with RN, BSN, MSN, and FNP-C, Heather is very proud to also hold the titles: mother and grandmother (yeah – she’s basically a superhero). If she…

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Dr. Sahar Hameed

Pediatric Sleep & Tongue Ties/Lip Ties

If there were Oscar Awards for Dentistry, Dr. Sahar would thank multiple mentors in her acceptance speech (and keep thanking them even as the orchestra played). Dr. Dinaz Gandhi, her oral surgery professor in Pakistan, taught her to look beyond teeth to the patients themselves. Dr. Louis Tarnoff at Temple University (where she earned her DMD) reminded her of the why behind the work — to give a piece of the patient’s life to back to them. And Dr. Klauer,…

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Krystal Finchum, RDH, COM

Myofunctional Therapist

Krystal loves learning almost as much as she loves to practice what she’s learned. She’s earned her Dental Assisting Certificate and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and received extensive training in Myobrace, functional frenuloplasty, and Buteyko breathing. If she had a superpower, it would be mindreading (to find out what they’re learning). When she’s not at TMJ, she’s hanging out at backyard bonfires with her husband and kids (and s’mores), dreaming up a holiday that celebrates bonfires and…

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