Meet The Team

Amanda

Financial Coordinator

About Amanda: Amanda has been a part of the team since 2007! Some of her hobbies include reading, traveling, and anything outdoors. She enjoys volunteering her time at IndianaMom, an organization that provides free dental care, and has participated since 2015.

Education and Continuing Education: Amanda Graduated from Eastbrook High School in 99. She then attended Indiana Business College.

Why did you choose dentistry? "I have always been interested in healthcare. I love the reward you get when you help patients through whatever challenges they may have."

What are your goals for yourself and the office as PDC? "I want to continue to grow with my office family to make the patient experience top priority." 


Keeley

Scheduling Coordinator

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Keeley loves spending her free time with her husband, Michael. They enjoy binge-watching movies on Netflix and hiking with their dog, Mollie. They love to travel and so far, their favorite places are New Orleans and Volterra, Italy. 

Education and Continuing Education: Keeley graduated from Wabash High School in 2004 and attended IPFW in 2005.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I was inspired to get into the healthcare field by hearing the rewarding stories of a friend. I was lucky to have joined this team in 2013."

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? ​"I want to help our patients feel as comfortable as possible in our office, especially since it's not everyone's favorite place to be. I look forward to making scheduling as easy as possible. I want the office to maintain the excellent reputation we have come to achieve."



 



Sara

Office Manager

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Sara has been married to her husband, Thomas, since the spring of 2010. In the fall of 2015, she welcomed a son into her family. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, and traveling. They welcomed their second child in December of 2017.

Education and Continuing Education: Sara graduated Lakeview Christian School in 2006. In 2012, she received an IWU Bachelor's Degree. She received her Dental Assisting Certificate from Kaplan College in 2009. She also got DANB Certification in 2009.

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "One of the first things I notice about a person is their smile. I love being able to help people who want to improve their health and smile. I'm proud of the work we perform here."

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? ​"With a new office comes new challenges and responsibilities. I hope to stretch my talents to accommodate those needs."


Shelly

Receptionist

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Shelly enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She has 3 daughters, 1 son-in-law, and and 3 grandsons.

Education and Continuing Education: Shelly is an Eastbrook High School graduate and attended the Professional Careers Institute in Indianapolis.

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "I was a patient of Dr. Gorman Sr and I thought it seemed interesting." 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "To continue to learn and improve my skills as a dental assistant so I can be an asset to PDC. [I want] to help PDC continue to be a growing practice."


Stephanie

Recall Coordinator

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Stephanie has been married since 2008 and has 4 children. They love outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hunting.

Education and Continuing Education: Stephanie graduated from Blackford High School in 2008 and became a Certified Dental Assistant from Everest in Jacksonville, FL. She joined our team in July 2019.

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "Dentistry has just been something that has always interested me."

What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "​​[I want] to do the best job I can do." 



Adriana

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Adriana enjoys spending time with her family and her boyfriend, Lake.

Education and Continuing Education: She graduated Mississenewa High School in 2018 and graduated Ross Medical Education in 2019 with a diploma in dental assisting, which is when she joined our team.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I love seeing smiling faces and I love that I get to help people achieve the smile they've always wanted!"

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "I hope to become an expanded dental assisteant and to build stronger relationships with our patients."


Angela

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Angie's hobbies include working out, spending time with her husband and granddaughter, going to the lake, and hanging out with friends. 

​Education and Continuing Education: ​Angie is an Expanded Duty Assistant and has been in dentistry since 1985, which is when she started working for Dr. Kelly.

​In the Practice

​Why did you choose dentistry? "​I love helping people and changing their lives."

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "​To make people smile again because we made them a new smile."


Cassie

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Cassie is married to Cody (with whom she's been with since 17!) and they have 2 children, Natalie and Blayden. She enjoys camping and kayaking with the family, reading, shopping, and traveling. 

Education and Continuing Education: She graduated from Mississenewa High SChool in 2012 then attended Ivy Tech and Ross Education Center to become a dental assistant.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I have a desire to help others. To be a part of boosting someone's confidence just with their smile is so fulfilling. There is so much to learn and relationships to build along the way." 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "​With being out of dental school for about 4 years, I have a lot of goals for myself. I;d eventually love to go back for my DA expanded duties certificate.


Jessica

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Jessica has been in dentistry since 2000 and joined our team in November of 2018. She and her husband have 3 children: Alecksa, Ashlinn, and Brittany. They share love for their 2 dogs, Hurley and Hugo, and enjoy taking them camping! They also enjoy going to concerts and traveling.

Education and Continuing Education: Jessica graduated from Lakeview Christian School in 1991. She then attended Taylor University for 2 years. She joined the PDC team in November 2018.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I kind of fell into it. My brother is a dentist and had a practice in Kokomo. He asked me to come work for him and it was the best decision I have ever made. To be able to help people gain confidence again with a beautiful smile is very rewarding." 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "[I'd love] to continue to love what I do and build relationships with our patients along the way."

 

 

 


Nicole

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

About Nicole: Nicole is the mother of two beautiful children- Aiden and Alayna. She loves spending time with her family, going on walks, and bike rides. She is a very bubbly, outgoing person. She has been a dental assistant since 2012 and a member of our team since 2013

Education and Continuing Education:

Inside the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I wanted to be in the medical field, and I love to make and see people smile, so I chose dentistry!"

What are your goals for yourself and for the office as PDC?




Shannon

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Shannon has been married to Jason since 2016. They have 2 children, Titus and Jaxon, and 2 Siberian Huskies named Everest and River.

Education and Continuing Education: Shannon graduated from Mississinewa High school in 2005 and Kaplan College in 2006 with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She completed the Expanded Functions class at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2013. She has been a dental assistant since 2006 and with Progressive Dental Center since 2013.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I love dentistry because I really feel like I will make a difference and help someone achieve the smile they have always wanted." 

What are your goals for yourself and PDC?  "[I would like] to help our practice grow and continue giving excellent care to our patients." 



Tiffany

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Tiffany has been married to Keith since 2005 and they have 5 kids- Taylor, Gerrick, Keith R, Baileigh, and Raegan. They have 2 dogs, Sylas and Boston. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family, boating, and hunting.

Education and Continuing Education: Tiffany graduated from Marion High School in 1998 and started working for Dr. Leighty in 1999. She became an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2001. 

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? I love to see the smile on my patient's face after their appointment.



Holly

Hygienist

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Holly has been married since 2007 and had son Brady in 2011. She enjoys traveling and go to sporting events with them. 

Education and Continuing Education: Holly graduated from Mississenewa High School in 2002. She went to school for dental assisting from 2002-2003, then went back to school for hygiene in 2009. She graduated with an Associate's in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She joined the PDC team in December of 2018.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I had a lot of orthodontic treatment when I was in my early teens and saw how it changed my self esteem. I wanted to help others feel that way." 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "[I want] to succeed in what I do, increase my knowledge, and gain new experiences." 


Linda

Hygienist

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Linda lives with her husband, Dennis, and their 2 cats, Tobi and Iris. They love to travel, play golf, read, and make jewelry!

Education and Continuing EducationLinda is a graduate of Oak Hill High School. She attended Indiana State University pre-hygiene, and IU School of Dentistry to become a hygienist. She is CPR certified and completes numerous Continuing Education courses. Linda has been a team member since 1989.

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "I wanted to work in the healthcare field one on one with people to improve their well being and see the results of our efforts."

What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "To deliver excellent care while building personal relationships."



Stephenie

Hygienist

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Stephenie has 3 wonderful children: Dietrich, Nora, and Jude. When she's not working or spending time with them, she enjoys working out, reading a good book, spending time in nature, or drinking coffee with a friend.

Education and Continuing Education: Stephenie was an undergrad at The University of Wisconsin and attended the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch for dental hygiene. She has been a hygienist since 2004 and with our team since 2015.

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "I wanted to be a part of a helping profession and once I got into hygiene school, I discovered a passion for oral health as it contributes to one's overall health. Dentistry has been a perfect fit for me."

What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "​​[I want] to contribute to the health of Grant County by educating patients and treating their oral health needs. I desire to continue to learn more in the field of dentistry as more information is available. I love to learn new things." 



Teresa

Hygienist

Outside the Practice

About Teresa: Teresa has lived in Marion her whole life. She graduated from Oak Hill and went to Indiana University. Her daughter is currently in nursing school. She enjoys working on her horse farm north of Marion with 7 horses, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. Teresa also enjoys cowboy mounted shooting, horseback trail riding, and camping. She has been in the dental field for 28 years and has been with the team since 1997!  

​Education and Continuing Education:

Inside the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "I wanted to help people save their teeth. At age 10, I had an awesome hygienist who began my desire to become a hygienist also. I like the relationships with people that I have been blessed with over the years. The most rewarding is being able to help people- children and adults- overcome their fear of dentistry and eventually look forward to their dental appointments."

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC?



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