Meet Our Staff
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I am a registered dental hygienist with a Bachelors of Science degree. I moved from California two years ago. I love traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with my husband, family and friends. I have been in the dental field for over a decade and worked with many specialists and general dentists. I enjoy working with people and enjoy knowing patients. In order for me to better serve and provide care my main goal is to really know my patient’s needs. It’s a privilege to be a member of Carmel West Dentistry team under the leadership of Dr. Tannous.
Having joined Carmel West Dentistry in 2023 I’m thrilled to be part of Dr Tannous’ wonderful team! I previously spent several years as a patient care coordinator in the dental industry. A native of Hungary, I enjoy spending time with my family a well as reading, yoga and watching the sunrise/sunset.
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Monday – Wednesday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 7 AM – 12 PM