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Meet Our Staff

Debbie

I am a dental hygienist who came to work for the previous owner of Carmel West Dentistry, Dr Halsema, in September of 1986 and am happy to be a part of the transition to Dr. Tannous’s team! I have been married to my husband Steve for over 40 years, and our 3 children kept us very busy. I am a dog lover and have a Pomapoo, named Izzie.  I am also a foodie who loves looking for new recipes, trying out new restaurants, traveling, shopping for home décor and watching HGTV. I enjoy playing fantasy football and spending time with family and friends. My favorite thing in the whole world is spending time with my 2 granddaughters, Lily and Zeeva!

Cindy

I am a dental hygienist and mother of 3 adult children and Nana of 4 boys. I am married to an estate attorney who loves to hike mountains, camp, and scuba dive.  I have been in dentistry since 1982, and graduated from Indiana University with a BS. It’s been my pleasure to be a member of the Carmel West Dentistry team since 2013, starting with Dr. Halsema and continuing with Dr. Tannous!

Carol

Growing up in the dental field (my dad was a dentist in the Chicago suburbs) I have worked in all areas within the dental staff.  I’ve had the pleasure of working for Dr. Halsema since moving to the area in 1996 first as a substitute dental hygienist and software trainer, then transitioning to her office manager. I am now privileged to be a member of the team for our new dentist, Dr. Rawan Tannous.  When I’m not working at the office, I train other dental practices on dental practice management software.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 grown children and my grandchildren, my dogs, my friends, reading, cooking and being an active member of my church and P.E.O., a philanthropic, educational organization for women.

Melissa

I joined the team in 2015, bringing with me several years of expanded dental assisting experience.  The best part of my job is getting to interact with and help patients with their dental needs while continuing to learn from Dr. Tannous who accepts nothing less than excellence.  I have 2 children, Madyson and Devin, who always keep me busy.  In my free time I enjoy everything outdoors, watching movies and anything that brings laughter and joy!

Natalia

I joined the practice in 2014 after getting married and moving to the area.  I love getting to know my patients better each time they come in for their cleanings.   In my spare time I enjoy playing on my volleyball league and biking.  I also have a large garden and I like to cook using the produce I grow and pick! Now that I am a mom of 2 boys, I have reduced the time I work at the office but still love being a part of the team at Carmel West Dentistry!

Sarah

I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Nutrition Science in 2007 and began working in my sister’s dental office in 2008. I was excited to join Dr. Halsema’s team in 2017 and am pleased to now be working for Dr. Tannous. I live in Fishers with my husband and our 2 children, Mason and Naomi. On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring parks in the area.

Brenda

I am an Indiana native and dental hygienist who graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions in 1980.  Since graduation I have worked in a number of different positions including: working with newborn – 3 year old dental patients at Methodist Hospital, as coordinator of the Dental Program for the Marion County Health Department as well as working in private practice.  I have also volunteered for over 40 years with the homeless, geriatric and battered women and children populations. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading and music.

Haley

I am a dental assistant who fell in love with Dentistry my senior year of high school and from there my love for it grew. After graduating from dental assistant school in 2018 and a few years of searching for my forever work home, I found Dr. Tannous’s office! I found an office full of amazing people and am so glad I’m the new addition to the team. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters Nova and Cora who keep me very busy in my spare time.

Bill Holt
Bill Holt
18:01 09 Sep 21
Just a quick shout out to the entire staff at Carmel West dentistry. What a pleasure it is to be treated so well when going to the dentist. The staff is always on time for appointments and each and everyone always has a smile on their face. This is the only place I will go for my dental needs. KUDDOS to all of you and thank you for the great service Bill
Eloisa Khoury
Eloisa Khoury
20:05 08 Jul 21
Dr Tannous was gentle, kind, considerate , caring and compassionate. The clinic has the latest technologies and equipment. The cleanliness of the office was overwhelming. I rate the friendliness of the staff as 5 star +++
Germaine Flemming
Germaine Flemming
17:06 19 May 21
My experience in the past few months has been awesome; I say the last few months because i had some serious dental work done. The Dentist that's taken over for Nancy was just wonderful. When I called in; desperate; they were able to get me right in; She gave me a few options and we went from there. I appreciate good billing practices also. I hate being blind sided with a bill that came out of the air. So Carmel Well Gets a A Plus in there billing and communication. dental work was also an A.. one more thing! Her Assistants are just as good as her! imagine that!
Richard Hargan
Richard Hargan
20:20 27 Apr 21
My family and I have been going to Carmel West Dentistry for over 10 years. We have always had good experiences with them and have been very pleased. Recently Dr. Halsema retired and the practice has been taken over by Dr. Tannous. I am pleased to report that Dr. Tannous is excellent. I recently had some old fillings replaced and the procedure was quick and painless. Very happy
Karl Botros
Karl Botros
17:06 20 Apr 21
I am a new patient and was not sure what to expect when I first went in. During my appointment I was greeted and welcomed by a warm and friendly staff. Dr. Tannous was friendly, professional, and very well informed she addressed all my questions and concerns. I will definitely continue with Carmel West Dentistry!
Susie R
Susie R
15:48 13 Apr 21
I have been a patient at Carmel West Dentistry for more years than I can count. Today I had a procedure performed by Dr. Tannous. I am MORE THAN PLEASED. I'm so happy Dr. Halsema picked such a caring, comforting and most of all competent Dentist to take over her practice. Even though it's a bit of a drive to get there, my family and I will continue with this great team of healthcare professionals!
Brandon Pugh
Brandon Pugh
15:04 06 Apr 21
I’ve never had a dentist I’ve looked forward to going to before until now. She is also amazing with my children. The wife is also very comfortable going to Dr. Tannous as well and she came from a dentist that she was at for a long time until they stopped taking our insurance. Very pleased.
Patrick Lavelle
Patrick Lavelle
21:25 04 Sep 20
I've been a patient of Carmel West Dentistry since 2007. This was my first crown replacement. Dr. Nancy and her team [Melissa] were GREAT! The end result...painless. The crown fits like a glove; perfect placement. I'm a HUGE fan! Thank you all...
Michael Jamison
Michael Jamison
22:24 27 Jul 20
Nancy and her team are great. I have been going for 2 decades and highly recommend them.
Rives
Rives
16:58 28 Feb 19
By far the best Dentist experience I have ever had, all of the staff were very friendly and fully informed me what they were going to perform. The best part was that Dr. Halsema was never pushy for me to get a certain procedure, she only educated me and explained why I should consider a certain procedure to better my hygiene and health. I would definitely recommend.
Sonia-Maria Raposo
Sonia-Maria Raposo
01:01 08 Nov 18
I was always scared of going to the dentist. Dr. Halsema was referred to us by a friend and my first appointment was an emergency appointment and I was taken such good care of. I never fear going for my cleanings or any other matters. They keep me smiling each time! Great and caring staff!
Angie Spiegel
Angie Spiegel
18:41 06 Nov 18
Great practice, can not say enough good things about them! They go above and beyond in every aspect to make their patients experience a positive one! I highly recommend Dr. Halsema & Team to everyone!
JAMES SMITH
JAMES SMITH
16:00 16 Aug 18
I've had a variety of dentists over the years but Dr. Halsema and her outstanding staff are the best! I've been "exclusive" with Dr. Halsema for almost 20 years for several reasons. (1) She is a conservative dentist in that she only recommends work that is needed now or in the near future. I never have had the thought, "Maybe I need a 2nd opinion". If she recommends a procedure...then I need that procedure. (2) Her staff is fantastic with very low turnover. I see the same staff members every time I visit her office. They're like family. (3) Cindy is the best dental tech I've ever had. I actually enjoy my cleanings! (4) I don't have dental insurance and I love her annual dental plan. Save me a lot of money. If you're not a patient and looking for a new "dental home" then set an appointment today! You won't regret your decision.
Feng Zheng
Feng Zheng
13:05 07 Jun 18
I then my wife have been coming here to do all of our teeth treatments. It has been great experience for our every visit. The staff and doctor here are kind and considerate. Highly recommended.
Melissa Resler
Melissa Resler
20:53 30 Jan 18
I truly had such a wonderful experience for my first visit. I was very anxious/nervous, but Dr. Halsema explained and talked me through everything she did. From start to finish her team was kind, courteous, and understanding. I would recommend her and her team to my closest friends and family (along with anyone else I can)!
Jason McDaniel
Jason McDaniel
13:24 09 Aug 17
Dr. Halsema and her staff are amazing. I had to have multiple cavities filled. I decided to get them all done at the same time. I was there for 3 hours. I can honestly say, they cared about my whole well being and not just about getting the cavities filled and out the door. They truly care about you as a person and not just as a revenue stream.
Melissa Kramer
Melissa Kramer
18:16 07 Aug 17
You know, no one loves having cavities filled. But Dr. Halsema and her team really do care about the patients' comfort. Professionals with heart!
Russell Walker
Russell Walker
23:33 12 Jul 17
Friendly staff. A caring dentist, that provides excellent oral health. I would definitely recommend this office
Stephanie Chapel
Stephanie Chapel
22:58 27 Oct 14
I really enjoyed my experience at Carmel West Dentistry. When I called as a new client to set up an appointment the receptionist was very nice and friendly. I wasn't sure if my insurance would work and she worked hard to find out of it did and seemed happy to help. The atmosphere had a warm feeling and was very clean and organized. The dental assistant, Autumn, was very friendly. Dr. Halsema was very nice and was very thorough while working on me. She was also very personable. I would recommend this place to anyone!
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