“It is very rewarding to see the changes that occur in a patient’s self-image and confidence during and after orthodontic treatment. I am fortunate to be able to positively influence their lives by creating beautiful, balanced smiles. After 30 years in the profession, I still find it exciting to come to work each day with full commitment to provide each patient with the best possible care.” — Dr. Rykovich
A native of Northwest Indiana, Dr. Tom Rykovich attended Andrean High School before commencing his undergraduate education at Butler University. There, he majored in zoology while playing football for four years on an academic and athletic scholarship.
Dr. Rykovich received his dental training at Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He continued on to the University of Illinois, where he received his Certificate in Orthodontics.
As an orthodontist dedicated to providing care that is not only effective, but efficient, Dr. Rykovich continues his education to stay current with new clinical procedures and techniques. He is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, having completed many hours of training in this technology.
Dr. Rykovich currently resides in Mishawaka with his lovely wife of 34 years, Debbie. They’ve been blessed with four children: Aubrey, Mark, Brian, and Stephen. Dr. Rykovich is an avid golfer, frequenting many of the fine courses in the area. He also enjoys Canadian wilderness fishing, and has taken more than 50 fly-in trips to remote destinations.
Dr. Rykovich participates in the state Donated Dental Services program, through which he provides orthodontic care to those who could not otherwise afford treatment. In addition, he works with various community organizations, giving needed orthodontic care to disadvantaged children. On a global scale, Dr. Rykovich is involved with his wife and daughter in supporting their missionary work in Central America and with The Rafiki Foundation in Africa.