Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Office Administrator
Amanda graduated from Beech Grove High School in June 2007. She began her on-the-job training with Dr. Kirkwood in June of 2007. In November 2008, she attended the IU School of Dentistry and became an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She is one of our front office insurance coordinators, but she can also be found in the back office as she is also an expanded functions dental assistant. Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors, archery, and hunting; but most importantly she loves spending time with her family
“It's always really friendly here. Amanda is thorough and does a great job working on me. I always have a nice time being worked on here.” -Neil
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant/Office Administrator
Chelsea graduated from New Castle High School. She currently attends IUPUI to further her education and follow her dream of becoming a dentist. She attended the New Castle Career Center for Dental Assisting. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys running, water skiing, and spending time with her family and friends.
“Chelsea is an inspiring young individual. She is always a uplifting person and she someone you want to sit and have a conversation with. She makes you feel better just being around her” -Jenny
Heather graduated in the Spring of 2002, from Warren Central High School and the Walker Career Dental Assisting Program. Heather enjoys music and spending time with family.
“You are stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and braver than you believe.”
LouAnn , LDH
Licensed Dental Hygienist
LouAnn is part of our outstanding dental hygiene department. She is an Indiana University Dental School Graduate, practicing hygiene since 1975. Although she welcomes patients of all ages, she has special training in pediatrics, geriatrics and handicapped patients. LouAnn and her husband Gregg reside in Greenfield, Indiana. When she is not busy taking care of patients, she is playing pickleball, attending spinning class, or enjoying a round of golf with her husband. When asked about her happy place she responded, “a day at the beach speaks to my soul.”
“LouAnn treats us as family. She really wants to get to know you as a person not just a patient.” -Denise
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Jennifer began her externship in December of 1996 with Dr. Kirkwood. She was immediately hired full time after graduating from dental assisting school. She then went on to earn her radiology license at the IU School of Dentistry. Throughout her years of service she has continued her education and received many other certifications, including coronal polishing, zoom whitening, caries prevention and her expanded functions. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
“Jennifer is one of my favorite people. Always a warm smile when I see Jennifer at the practice. She is so knowledgeable and is always putting me at ease. Instead of wanting to climb out of the chair I'm wanting to sit and talk with her.” -Fred
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Kerri graduated from Eastern Hancock in 2001. She began her career with Dr. Kirkwood in 2003. In 2006, she attended the IU School of Dentistry and became an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Kerri and her husband reside in Rushville with their daughter and four boys.
“Kerri is wonderful. She is a caring and compassionate. I have dental anxiety and she always makes me feel at ease. If i have any problem at all know she will stay with me until i am confident and it is fixed” -Connie