Meet The Team

Amanda

Office Manager

Outside the Practice:

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.

Inside the Practice:

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." 


Michelle

Business Assistant

Outside the Practice:

About MichelleMichelle enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids. She has 3 boys, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren, and 2 stepdaughters. Her happy place is at home with all her family on their little hobby farm, where she has 2 donkeys, a horse, 2 dogs, chickens, and a parrot!

Education and Continuing Education: Michelle graduated Eastern High School in 1984. She attended IU School of Dentistry and graduated as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 1988.

Inside the Practice:

Why did you choose dentistry?  [My interest] started in high school, through the school-to-work program for dental assisting because a person's smile is the first thing that I notice. I enjoyed it so much that I continued assisting at my training office. [Plus] scrubs are so comfortable! 

What are your goals for yourself and the office as PDC? [My goal is] to help Dr. Ron Munson's patients comfortably transition to PDC and to be an asset to the awesome front office team that keeps PDC running so smoothly. 


Shelly

Business Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Shelly has been with her fiance, Ron, for 16 years. She has three daughters, 1 son-in-law, three grandsons, and one granddaughter.  enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family. She has 3 daughters, 1 son-in-law, and 3 grandsons. He has one son and one daughter. She enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, camping - anything outdoors, and spending time with family. 

Education and Continuing Education: Shelly is an Eastbrook High School graduate of '83 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 to be an asset to PDC. [I want] to help PDC continue to be a growing practice."


Stephanie

Treatment 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, Lake her boyfriend, and, Emberleigh their beautiful daughter.

Education and Continuing Education: She graduated from Mississenewa High School in 2018 and graduated from Ross Medical Education in 2019 with a diploma in dental assisting, which is when she joined our team. She then went back in 2020 and got her expanded functions degree from Ivy Tech. 

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? Adriana's goal is to build stronger relationships with her 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 her wonderful husband, Andrew Wright they have three beautiful children. Natalie, Owen, and Blayden. She loves the outdoors, playing tennis, reading, spending time with family, painting, and home improvements. 

Education and Continuing Education: She graduated from Mississenewa High School in 2012 and then attended Ivy Tech and Ross Education Center to become a dental assistant. She has since become an expanded functions, dental assistant. 

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? "Helping others learn about their oral health and providing compassionate care. Being able to be part of boosting someone's confidence just by helping improve their smile is also very rewarding, along with building lifelong relationships along the way. 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "​My Goal for myself for the office is to earn potential, become more independent, and continue to boost my confidence in my role as an EFDA ( expanded functions dental assistant ). continuing to learn and move up as an individual and as an office. 


Jessica

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Jessica has been married to her husband since 2007. They have three daughters Airiyelle, Brittany, and Ashlihn. They enjoy taking our camper to different campgrounds with their two dogs Harley and Hugo. Jessica and her husband also enjoy traveling and concerts. 

Education and Continuing Education: Jessica graduated from Lakeview Christian School in 1991. She then attended Taylor University for 2 years. She has been in Dentistry since 1999 as an expanded function dental assistant.  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."

 

 

 


Lindsey

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice:

About Lindsey: Lindsey likes spending time with her husband and doggies. She joined the PDC team in July of 2020.

Education and Continuing Education: Lindsey graduated from Madison-Grant in 2007 and went to Dental Careers Foundation for assisting.

Inside the Practice:

Why did you choose dentistry? "I like to be a part of someone getting the smile they've always wanted and helping them get their confidence back."

What are your goals for yourself and the office as PDC? "[I want] to continue to grow and learn with the practice.


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."



Elizabeth

Hygienist

Outside the Practice:

About Elizabeth: Elizabeth was raised in Mooresville, IN. She and her husband, Taylor, lived in Speedway from 2014 until October 2020, when they moved into a family farmhouse in Fairmount. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, family, and her dog, Mallard.

Education and Continuing Education: Elizabeth graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2017 with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene. She holds a license to administer local anesthetics. 

Inside the Practice:

Why did you choose dentistry? "I wanted a career that I could be proud of. What's better than creating healthy, beautiful smiles?!"

What are your goals for yourself and the office as PDC? "​[I want] to provide the office with a positive attitude and passion for providing oral health care and education.


Jamie

Hygienist

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Jamie and her husband, Luke, married in 2009 and is a proud police wife. They have 2 beautiful children, Henry and Elliott, and their dog Evie. Jamie enjoys the busy mom life, shuffling between football games and other school activities. She also likes to travel and watch true-crime documentaries. 

Education and Continuing Education: Jamie graduated from Alexandria-Monroe High School class of 2007.  Jamie received her technical certificate in Dental Assisting from Ivy Tech Community College in 2009 and returned back to earn her Associates in Dental Hygiene and her license to administer local anesthesia in 2019.

In the Practice

Why did you choose dentistry? She wanted to work in healthcare and help care for people but also wanted a position that provided good family hours and positive experiences along with growing bonds with her patients. 

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "My goals are to provide exceptional service as a dental hygienist and to build rapport with my patients that shows them PDC is truly a place to make their dental home."


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."



Larissa

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Larissa has two boys, Cohen and Creighton, that fill her life with fun and laughter. She enjoys reading, DIY crafts, and spending time with her family. 

Education and Continuing Education: Larissa graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 2008She graduated from Ivy Tech in 2020 as an expanded function dental assistant. 

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? "I choose dentistry to help others look and feel more confident."  

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC? "I want to help create a welcoming and fun atmosphere for patients and fellow co-workers." 



Alexus

Business Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Alexus had one son named Finn and she loves to cook!!

Education and Continuing Education: She attended Ross Medical Education Center in Kokomo and graduated in 2017 to become a dental assistant. She had since moved to the front desk to expand her knowledge. She also has an interest in social work!

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? Alexus is very interested in seeing beautiful smiles!

​What are your goals for yourself and PDC?  Her goal at PDC is to develop her role in the front office. 


Kalli

Dental Assistant

Outside the Practice

Family Life: Kalli enjoys spending time with her nieces, playing slow-pitch softball, and lifeguarding throughout the summer. 

Education and Continuing EducationKalli graduated from Eastbrook High School in 2020 and soon after attended Ross Medical Education Center in Muncie and graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2021. 

In the Practice 

Why did you choose dentistry? " I have always loved coming to the dentist, especially progressive dental, I always felt like part of the family when I came to my appointments. I enjoy helping people get one step closer to their ideal smile after every visit. 

What are your goals for yourself and PDC? Kalli's goals here at PDC are to become an expanded dental assistant and build relationships with the wonderful patients that we see every day. 


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