EDDA – Expanded Duties Dental Assistants
The assistants on our team are trained beyond typical dental assisting. Because our practice provides technologically advanced therapies, each assistant has advanced course training in fields such as placing dental restorations, cone beam radiology, and more. Our assistants are here to ensure that each patient visit is efficient and comfortable.
Katie was born and raised in Madison, Indiana. She graduated from Madison Consolidated High School. Directly after high school, she attended Caris College in Jeffersonville, Indiana to obtain her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Certification. Katie has been working as an EDDA for 2 years and continues down the same path because she loves helping people and loves to see patients gain confidence when they smile. In Katie’s free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Nate and their dog Teddy. She enjoys being outdoors and being with her friends and family.
Melissa has lived in Jefferson County her whole life. She graduated from Plaza Dental Group in New Albany in 2010. She holds an Indiana State radiology license. Melissa attended U of L to gain her certification in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting. She has been an EDDA since 2013. She continues to work in the dental field because she likes to help people have a happy, healthy smile. Melissa is a proud mother of her 2 grown daughters. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband camping, boating, and playing with their 2 dogs.
Emily is from Holton, Indiana where she lives on a farm with her husband. She graduated from South Ripley High School in 2013. Emily attended The Medical Institute of Kentucky where she studied dental assisting. She has been a dental assistant since the spring of 2019. Emily became a dental assistant because she loves working with people and loves to help people feel good about their smiles. In her spare time Emily enjoys spending time with her husband Levi. She also loves to spend time outside and visiting with her family.
The forefront of our practice is our administrative team. They are a wealth of knowledge for patients with questions about anything from scheduling and treatment planning, to finances and insurance. They make it a top priority for all patients to understand their treatment needs and financial investments.
Haley graduated from Switzerland Co. High school and furthered her education by completing an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech.
Haley has worked at My Rivertown Dentist since the summer of 2014. She enjoys dentistry because of the fun and an always-changing environment. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is interacting with patients and becoming familiar with them. Haley makes the office a welcoming place. She is always eager to assist patients in creating the best experience.
When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Ricky, and riding RZRs with her boyfriend.
I got my training onsite here at My Rivertown Dentist. I started my journey here at the dental office in May 2019. Some of my responsibilities are keeping the schedule full and helping to make sure the office runs smoothly. I love being able to connect with the patients and promoting good dental hygiene to them so they have the healthiest smiles! I also love that we work as a team here! I have always been interested in the dental field and love working with the public so when the opportunity presented itself I knew this was the career for me.
If I wasn’t working at My Rivertown Dentist I would hope to be living some place near a beach with my toes in the sand. I think this office is so unique not only because of all the new/updated technology we use to better take care of our patients but how passionate everyone is about what they do here! I like to keep busy with my other jobs, such as home health care and waitressing, as well as this one. Outside of work I enjoy being with friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts. I like to get involved with the community by participating in all the fun festivities our town puts on throughout the year. I have also done some volunteer work down at The Salvation Army serving up Thanksgiving meals. Five words that I would choose to describe me are: sociable, bubbly, hardworking, dedicated, and spontaneous. Some other information about me is I love to cook/bake and make up recipes in the kitchen. I enjoy taking on crafty projects. I am the second out of 4 children. I was born in Spain on Navy base. And I have two nephews who I love playing with and spending as much time with them as I can!!
Our hygiene team is dedicated to providing customized care for each and every patient. Each hygienist is up to date on the most modern dental techniques and standards of care. In addition to their hygiene license, all are certified in local anesthesia and soft-tissue laser therapy. Our team strives to help each patient achieve and maintain a state of health while meeting their personal dental health goals.
Courtney received her high school education at home in Rising Sun and went on to attend the University of Southern Indiana. She graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene and recently started her career at My Rivertown Dentist. Her education includes training and licensure in local anesthesia so that she can provide treatment that is both thorough and comfortable. Courtney’s favorite part of hygiene is creating healthy smiles and healthy lives by working with and educating her patients to provide proper care both in the office and at home. Outside of dentistry, she loves reading, spending time with her family at home and at church, and singing and playing music.