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Meet Our Team

Dentist in New Castle

Meet Brittney D.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Brittney graduated in 2006 from New Castle High School and in 2010 from Ivy Tech. With more than 7 years in dentistry, she still says that she chose dentistry to do what she’s always loved.

Brittney treats every patient like family and tries to make every visit as comfortable as possible. Her favorite part of her job is transforming smiles to make people feel better about themselves.

Outside of work, Brittney enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to cook and hang out with her sister, 2 nephews, and 2 nieces. Most of all, Brittney is excited to spend time with her beautiful little girl!

Meet Megan M.

Appointment Coordinator

Megan earned her Certificate of Dental Assisting from Dental Careers Foundation in Connersville, IN in 2012. She spent 3 years in dental assisting and have over 2 years in the front office. Megan says that smiles are contagious and have a positive impact on everyone around. She loves to watch smiles transform and see patients gain confidence along with improved oral health.

Megan loves getting to know our patients. Since she’s usually found at the front desk, she is able to welcome each person who comes in and help see to their comfort. Megan wants all of our patients to feel that they are receiving the most personable quality care possible.

When not in the office, Megan enjoys spending time with her son and daughter and other family and friends. She loves the outdoors, crafting, and making people laugh.

Meet Airien W.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Airien graduated from a two-year dental program and has been working as a dental assistant for more than three years. She is passionate about working in a dental office and loves helping patients improve their oral hygiene. Airien works hard to give each patient individual care and loves building lasting relationships with them.

Airien comes from a large family of seven sisters and 3 brothers. She lives with her fiancé and their two dogs and in her spare time she enjoys crafts, cooking, and spending time outside.

Meet Deanna M.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Deanna graduated from Palm Beach Community College in 1992 and now carries more than 26 years of dental hygiene experience. She enjoys working in a dental office where she can build personal relationships with patients and co-workers. Deanna is passionate about treating each patient with the customized care they need and deserve.

Deanna is married with children and in her free time she enjoys art and traveling.

Meet Joyce

Insurance Coordinator

Joyce has been working in a dental office since 1974 holding jobs chairside and in the front office. She enjoys the many friends she has made while working at Parkview Family Dentistry and is excited to meet new patients every day.

Joyce and her husband enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. In their spare time they are members of new living Christian church, enjoy country living, and riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Meet Valerie

Dental Hygienist

Upon graduating from IU School of Dentistry in 2000, Valerie has been working with Dr. Rusch and the Parkview team ever since. As a child, she was always intrigued with dentistry and as she grew up her desire to help people improve their oral health increased. Valerie strives to educate her patients about their oral health and help them achieve a beautiful smile.

Valerie is married and a mother of 5 daughters and “granny” to 3 grandchildren. When she is not in the office, Valerie enjoys traveling with her husband, and is also involved in several ministries at Brandywine Community Church.

Meet Ashley C.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

After having braces when she was young, Ashley became interested in dentistry and wanted to help people find their best smile. She now holds more than three years of dental assistant experience and loves helping make a difference in her patient’s lives by improving their oral health.

Ashley and her son enjoy being outside and are always trying new activities to do together. They especially enjoy playing games, basketball, bowling, fishing, swimming, and spending time with friends and family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crocheting, kayaking, and riding horses.

Meet Teresa B.

Dental Hygienist

Teresa is a 1989 graduate from IU School of Dentistry who has been working as a dental hygienist for more than 28 years. She loves building relationships with her clients and is passionate about helping each of them with their dental needs. Teresa strives to educate each client to maintain long-term oral health.

Teresa is a New Castle native who has lived here all her life. She has two daughters and two granddaughters. When she is not working, Teresa enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Meet Teresa A.

Licensed Dental Hygienist

After working through a dental assistant vocational program during her senior year of high school, Teresa decided to continue studying dentistry in college and become a dental hygienist. She now has more than 28 years of experience and strives to educate and improve the overall health of her patients.

Teresa and her husband, Neil have been married for 28 years and they have two children, Caleb and Hannah.

Meet Kathy

Front Office

Kathy has been working in dentistry since 1988 and enjoys the atmosphere of Parkview Family Dentistry. She appreciates working in a dental office that gives one-on-one attention to each patient and has loved getting to know her co-workers and patients.

Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband outdoors and is an active member of St. Anne’s.

Meet Kendra L.

Dental Hygienist

Kendra earned her dental hygiene degree from Ivy Tech Community College and has been working as a dental hygienist for more than three years. Kendra has spent the majority of her career with Dr. Rusch and values the lasting relationships she has developed with her patients. Kendra believes each patient deserves individual care that is unique to their needs.

Born and raised in New Castle, Kendra and her husband live with their daughter and two dogs. In her free time, Kendra loves spending time with friends and family, and enjoys going camping and hiking.

Meet Tara T.

Treatment Coordinator

A graduate from Ball State University, Tara has more than 28 years of experience working in a dental office. She takes pride in helping patients gain and maintain optimal oral health and believes in treating patients the way she would like to be treated.

Tara is mother to three grown children and lives with her husband and their yellow lab mix, Jasper.

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