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Meet the Team

Christian H. Kelly, DDS

Dr. Kelly is a 2008 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received the school's Kem Award for Clinical Excellence, and the American Association of Oral Biologists Award, and was named a Hinman Scholar. He also represented the IUSD chapter of the American Student Dental Association, traveling to Capitol Hill to lobby our legislators for increased access to dental care for children. Additionally, he participated in numerous dental community outreach programs while in school, paying his own way to travel throughout the state and even out of the country to provide free dental care for children.

Originally from Idaho, Dr. Kelly grew up on a family farm where he learned the value of hard work. He served a two-year church mission in Argentina, where he became fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, majoring in English, and minoring in Chemistry, Spanish, and Zoology. In addition to the time he devoted to his studies, he enjoyed cheering at college football and basketball games and playing intramurals.

He and his wife, Julie, have seven children and are actively involved in the community. In his limited spare time, Dr. Kelly enjoys reading, basketball, and water sports. He loves to spend time with his family and go on dates with his wife.

Dr. Kelly enjoys dentistry for many reasons. He loves to see complex cases come together in the best interests of his patients. He really enjoys educating his patients and helping them improve their oral health. He's lucky enough to work with an office full of fantastic team members who are energetic and positive, and who truly care about their work. Most of all, he enjoys talking with his patients, and views them, first and foremost, as friends.


Dane T. Goodwin, DDS


Ruth

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ruth grew up in Dubois County and graduated from Southridge High School. She received her associate degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern Indiana. She joined Dr. Kelly's practice in 2008. Ruth enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve good dental health. Ruth and her husband, Bob, live in Dale. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, snow skiing, hiking, and visiting her daughters.


Miranda

Certified Dental Assistant

Miranda is a graduate of Southridge High School, and has worked in dentistry since 2003. She received her expanded functions dental assistant certification at the University of Louisville. She became certified in Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application at the University of Southern Indiana. Miranda has twice completed the Externship program at the Midwest Implant Institute in Columbus, Ohio, in 2009 and 2014. Miranda and her husband, Joey, enjoy being outdoors, hiking, four-wheel riding, and spending time with family and friends.


Teresa

Office Manager

Teresa is from Knox County and attended North Knox High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in Communications, and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana. She joined Kelly Family Dentistry in 2012. Teresa and her family moved to Jasper in 2004. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and attending her children's sporting events.


Leah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leah grew up in Santa Claus and graduated from Heritage Hills High School in 2008. She received her bachelor of science degree in Dental Hygiene and her Local Anesthesia permit from the University of Southern Indiana in 2013. Leah joined Dr. Kelly's dental team full-time in 2016. She now lives in Tennyson with her husband, Joey, and their son, Jackson. In her spare time, Leah loves running, boating, camping, and spending time with family and friends.


Cora

Registered Dental Hygienist

Cora grew up in Dale, Indiana, and graduated from Heritage Hills High School in 2014. She received her bachelor of science degree in Dental Hygiene and her Local Anesthesia permit from the University of Southern Indiana in 2018. Cora first joined Kelly Family Dentistry in 2016 on a part-time basis. She enjoys taking road trips, going to baseball games, and spending time with her family.


Katie

Student Intern


Brittany

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brittany grew up in Santa Claus, Indiana, and graduated from Heritage Hills High School in 2002. She attended Ball State University and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2006. In 2011 she received a bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene and her Local Anesthesia permit from University of Southern Indiana. She joined the Kelly Family Dentistry team in 2020. Brittany lives in Gentryville with her husband, Jake. They have two kids, Gabe and Brynn; and a dog, Max. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family.


Laura

Dental Assistant

Laura joined the Kelly Family Dentistry team in 2020. She is a graduate of Forest Park High School, and in 2010 earned as associate degree in Business. With her high energy and optimistic outlook, she looks forward to meeting you and helping care for your dental needs. Laura enjoys spending time with her two children and relaxing at home with her husband.


Josseline

Receptionist

Josseline joined our team in November, 2020. She grew up in Frankfort, Indiana, and graduated from Frankfort High School in 2011. Josseline has worked in the human resources field for the last 5 years and was ready for a career change. Josseline and her husband, Rolando, reside in Jasper with their two kids, Kingsley and Kehlani. In her spare time, Josseline enjoys taking road trips, spending time with her family, and going to baseball games.


Samantha

Dental Assistant


Whitney

Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney grew up in Mariah Hill, Indiana, and graduated from Heritage Hills High School in 2011. She initially received her Registered Dental Assisting certificate in 2014. She later attended Carrington College in Mesa, Arizona, and received her associate degree in Dental Hygiene and her Local Anesthesia permit in 2018. She joined Kelly Family Dentistry in 2020. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


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