Meet the Staff of Lake Pointe Dental Care
Our Clinical Assistants
Get to know our knowledgeable and friendly Staff at Lake Pointe Dental Care! Call us with your questions: Lake Pointe Dental Care Office in Somerset KY Phone Number (606) 677-0505.
Ellen White will graduate with her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in December 2019. While in dental school Ellen founded and was the coordinator of multiple free dental clinics for children.
Before attending dental school, Ellen attended Western Kentucky University majoring in Biology and minoring in American Sign Language. During undergrad Ellen developed a passion for working with Deaf individuals in the dental setting. She continues to see Deaf patients while at UK. In regards to working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients Ellen has this to say, “Being able to communicate first hand allows me to connect with them, forming the doctor patient relationship and be able to address their concerns and fears first hand, thus making the experience more enjoyable for the patient.”
In addition to utilizing American Sign Language with patients, Ellen has a special place in her heart for mission work. Ellen has been on numerous mission trips both locally and globally, dental related and non. “Being able to kinder a relationship with someone I’ve never known before, in a new place, while lending a helping hand is what God has called me to do.”
Ellen is a member of:
- American Student Dental Association
- American Association of Women Dentists
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Christian Dental Association
- American Dental Education Association
Ellen enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, spending time with her husband, Ryan, and playing with their black lab, Lilly. She is originally from Flemingsburg, KY but now resides in Liberty, KY with her husband.
Ellen will be completing her externship at Lake Pointe Dental Care and will begin working full time in the beginning of 2020.
Brooke has been with Lake Pointe Dental Care since 2015. She brings 4 years of orthodontia experience and knowledge, along with extensive training in Invisalign. Brooke obtained her EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Auxiliary) from the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2015. She is certified in Dental Radiology and Coronal Polishing, also from the University of Kentucky. Brooke manages our in office lab and enjoys custom glazing each of our Cerec crowns and bridges. In addition to chair side assisting, she is also responsible for all of our clinical inventory. She loves getting to know each patient and educating them on their dental needs. Outside of the office, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Makessa joined the practice in September 2018. Makessa brings with her 2 years of Expanded Duties Dental Assisting experience. She obtained her dental assisting certification in Evansville, IN where she was trained in Expanded Duties as well. She is licensed in Dental Radiology. Out side of the office Makessa enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Abby joined our Lake Pointe Dental Care team in September of 2018, and brings with her five years of experience working in a doctor’s office. She was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky. In 2007 she moved to the country of Belize and spent over seven years teaching and ministering to families in a Spanish village. Her years of cross-cultural experience have instilled in her a care and compassion for people which give her the ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease when they visit our office. Abby loves being a part of the Lake Pointe Dental team because patient care is our number one priority.
Our Dental Hygienists
Bridgett joined our team in 2009, and holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science for her training and education in Dental Hygiene. She is very meticulous and conscience of patient needs and comfort. Bridgett loves patient interaction and enjoys getting to know each of our patients on a personal level. Bridgett feels that patient education is one of the most crucial components in implementing oral health care. “I really love to introduce my patients to new technology and material, and to show them how important it is to maintain oral health.” Outside of the office, Bridgett is still very active in promoting optimal oral health, she is currently serving on the state board of directors for the Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association.
Brittany joined our team in 2014. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2013 earning her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. She holds the Lisa Meacham Cates Award out of her graduating dental hygiene class. Brittany admires promoting optimal oral hygiene by educating her patients on new products and services that benefits them by individualizing their oral hygiene needs. “I love encouraging my patients to set high standards for their oral health in hopes of them noticing improvements at each recare appointment.” She is pleased to be a team member in a caring and compassionate atmosphere at Lake Pointe Dental Care. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.
April joined our dental team in 2017. She brings with her over 17 years of experience in hygiene as a Registered Dental Hygienist. April strives to continually improve at her craft and stay up-to-date with the most current dentistry practices. She says helping patients to overcome their anxieties with dental procedures and developing relationships with her patients are the most rewarding aspects of her career.
Our Administrative Staff
Rhonda joined the Lake Pointe Dental Care team in March of 2012, bringing over 12 years of experience in the dental field to our practice. Rhonda has received extensive training and advanced education from The University of Kentucky School of Dentistry, gaining her certification as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant in 2005. Her knowledge and experience as an assistant has enabled her to better serve our patients in her role as Patient Care Coordinator, as she enjoys the one-on-one interactions of reviewing treatment plans, scheduling appointments and answering any of your dental questions. In her free time, she values spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Leanne is our office manager and has been with our team from day one. She brings over twenty years experience and a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Her knowledge of general dentistry as well as orthodontics allows her to give our patients the highest level of service whether it is working with insurance companies, going over treatment plans/options or when needed referring patients to a specialist. Leanne is always willing to go the extra mile to help patients maximize their insurance benefits and have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of their treatment. When away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Christa joined Lake Pointe Dental Care in Feb. 2018. She was born and raised in Somerset. She has three children, Tyson, Tanner and Taylor. Christa graduated with a Bachelor’s in business from the University of Kentucky.