Dr. Valerie Lake
Dr. Lake grew up in Fort Wayne, and elected to return home to establish her dental career. She graduated from Snider High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Miami University (Ohio.) She attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2002.
During her first few years in dentistry, she worked in private practice as an associate dentist while participating in numerous capacities within local and state dental societies. Dr. Lake accepted the position of Dental Clinic Director at Matthew 25 Health & Dental Clinic in 2008, where she developed strong ties to this one-of-a-kind free clinic in downtown Fort Wayne. In 2013, she was presented with an excellent opportunity to own her own dental practice – a longtime life goal for her. She enjoys serving in this family-friendly dental practice, on the southwest side of town.
Dr. Lake enjoys giving back to her community. She continues to see patients at Matthew 25, on a volunteer basis. Furthermore, she has volunteered at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for over 10 years, providing dental care for animals when they develop dental problems. She is a proud wife and mother, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family. Dr. Lake and her family have a small farm northwest of Fort Wayne, with horses, dogs and cats. She also enjoys horseback riding, hiking, landscaping and she is an avid reader.