The Team

Front Desk

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

She and her husband, Randy, enjoy spending time babysitting their granddaughters and new grandson whenever possible! Besides spending time with their family, other interests include traveling, going to Colts games and caring for their pets.

Emilie has served as front office assistant/marketing coordinator since October 2002. She is originally from Newburgh, Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University in 2001.

She and her husband, Scot, reside in the Noblesville area where they enjoy raising their two children.

Taylor is brand new to Dr. Van Winkle’s front office administration as of 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 cat, Wilbur.  During her free time, she enjoys spending a lot of time with her family and friends, and shopping!



Jeanne joined the practice in March 1998. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 1976 from St. Louis Comm. College, St. Louis, MO. She has practiced in Missouri and Ohio before moving to Indiana. Indiana has been home since August 1997.

She and her husband, Skip, reside in Carmel. Her other interests include golf, travel, and spending time with family & friends.


Deborah 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 from 1985 to 1988 and then obtained her Dental Assisting and radiation certification through Professional Careers Institute in 1988.

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, she and her husband Scott have lived in Fishers, where they enjoy raising their two children Reese and Jake.


Kimberly joined our practice in July 2015. She obtained her Dental Assistant, Radiology Certification, and Expanded Functions Certification from Dental Office Training by Lynn. Before going to Dental Assistant School, Kimberly was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She just has a passion for helping others.

In Kimberly’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. Other hobbies include going to the race track, swimming, and having a good time with family and friends.

Shelby – Bio coming soon!!


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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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Monday   7a.m.-4p.m.
Tuesday   7a.m.-4p.m.
Wednesday   7a.m.-1p.m.
Thursday   7a.m.-4p.m.
Closed Friday


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