Meet Our Providers

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Jess Holler, Dentist at Elite Smiles Dental

Dr. Jess Holler


Dr. Jess L Holler has been practicing dentistry in the Wabash Valley for over 40 years. He founded Holler Family Dentistry in 1981 after taking over the practice from Dr. Merle Drew. In 2021, Dr. Holler partnered with Dr. Steven Pilipovich and Dr. Theodore Kula to open a brand new general dental practice, Elite Smiles Dental.

He first became interested in a career in dentistry when he was in high school. Dr. Holler’s first focus was on the medical field, and he entered Indiana University as a pre-med student. In his second year at school, Dr. Holler met his wife Cindy – and her grandfather was a dentist. Meeting and talking with him sparked that interest in pursuing dentistry.

His favorite part about working in dentistry is interacting with his patients and helping them achieve excellent oral health. With a lifetime of experience, Dr. Holler has all the knowledge needed to care for even the most elaborate cases.

In his spare time, Dr. Holler enjoys being with family and friends and spending time outdoors when possible. He also likes working the yard, golfing, and reading on the beach.

Dr. Mark Schmitz, dentist at Elite Smiles Dental

Dr. Mark Schmitz


Dr. Mark Schmitz, a born and raised Hautian, has returned to the Wabash Valley to practice at Elite Smiles Dental.

A graduate from Terre Haute South High School, Dr. Schmitz found an interest in dentistry at an early age. After experiencing multiple rounds of orthodontic treatment as well as being able to volunteer at a dental clinic in his youth, that interest quickly turned into a passion.

Dr. Schmitz took this passion with him as he went on to graduate from DePauw University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, which lead to him to pursue his Master’s Degree in Biology from Purdue University. He completed his dental training at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. In between studying, he also found time for love as he was able to meet his wife Claire while in school!

Dr. Schmitz loves the challenge of being a general dentist and is always happy to create specialized plans for his patients.

When he’s not in the office, Dr. Schmitz enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies (the funnier, the better!), running and traveling.