The Team

Front Desk


Kris became Dr. Van Winkle’s business administrator in June of 1995. Prior to that, she had been a Dental Assistant for 15 years, focusing on specialty practices.

She and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and their grandchildren. Besides spending time with their family, other interests include traveling, going to Colts games and caring for their pets.


Emilie has served as the Business Administrator/Marketing Coordinator since October 2002. She is originally from Newburgh, Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University in 2001 with a degree in Business.

She and her husband reside in the Noblesville area where they are very active raising their two children.

Emilie lives by the moto; “life is too short; when given the choice between right and kind, always choose kind.”


Taylor joined Dr. Van Winkle’s front office administration in January 2017! She is from Noblesville, IN. She graduated as a Dental Assistant in 2010.

She and her husband, Jon, reside in the Lebanon area with their 2 cats.

During her free time, she enjoys spending a lot of her time with her family and friends, and shopping!


Valeria (or you may call her Valerie) is a 2014 graduate of Ivy Tech’s Dental Hygiene Program and has been with Dr. Van Winkle’s office since January of 2018.

Although she has practiced in many different clinical settings, she most enjoys working in a periodontics practice and loves the personal connection she’s able to make with her patients.

Valeria is originally from Rome, Italy, but now lives in Pendleton with her husband, son, and a menagerie of animals. In her free time (what little of it there is) she enjoys cooking, travelling, and spending time with her family.


She has been practicing dental hygiene since graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1981. She also received a bachelor of science in 1983 from the Indiana School of Education. She has been a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Van Winkle since May of 1993. Deborah is a part-time clinical professor ar the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

She and her husband Steve reside in McCordsville with their two daughters Paige and Jennah. They enjoy water skiing, cycling and puppies Sadie and Stogie.

Surgical Assistants


Kelly assisted Dr. Van Winkle during his periodontal residency at the Indiana University School of Dentistry from 1988 to 1990. She later joined his private practice in 1996.

She attended Ball State University and then obtained her Dental Assisting and radiation certification through Professional Careers Institute.

Kelly is originally from Fairmount, Indiana and has lived in Indianapolis since 1988. Her hobbies and interests include rollerblading, biking, traveling and interior decorating.


Tracy began her dental career in Columbus, Ohio in 2001 as a general chair-side assistant. After joining an orthodontic practice she earned her certification as an Orthodontic Assistant. Tracy joined Dr. Van Winkle’s practice in 2008 where she is now enjoying the field of Periodontics. She is also radiology certified in both Ohio and Indiana. Tracy is originally from Lafayette, Indiana where she attended Purdue University.

Since 2007, Tracy lives in Fishers. She enjoys spending time with her two children and 4 cats!


Shelby is an Expanded Dental Assistant. She started working with Dr. Van Winkle January 2017. She is an Ivy Tech graduate and has 6 years assisting experience.

Shelby lives in Whiteland, Indiana and has one cat named McLovin. She loves cars!



Korie began her dental assisting career in 2016. She graduated valedictorian from Indianapolis Dental Assistant School.

In Korie’s free time, she loves to hang out with her 3 dogs, attend concerts, and work out.



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Kurt VanWinkle, D.D.S., M.S.D.
8902 N. Meridian St. Suite 138
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Tel: (317) 844-2792
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Tuesday   7a.m.-4p.m.
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