Keven Carlton – Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Keven Carlton and I am one of the registered dental hygienists who will be working with you routinely, helping you maintain your teeth for a lifetime. I feel so privileged to be able to work with so many wonderful patients everyday and help them with my dental skills and my sense of humor! I have been practicing with Dr. Westermann for over 30 years and cherish the personal relationships I have made with my patients. I love seeing them every few months and sharing what has gone on in their lives since our last appointment. It gives me great pleasure to be able to educate them about their oral health, and uplift their spirits. A personal caring attitude and a gentle touch is a must in our profession, in my opinion!
I graduated from the Univ. of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program in 1985 and have been active in the Hygiene Association. In my off time I enjoy spending time with all my nieces and nephews. I am also a polymer clay artist making jewelry and all kinds of whimsical things, for my business Kevsokraft! I’ve recently branched out into painting and really enjoy it!
I’m looking forward to meeting you soon, and helping maintain that healthy beautiful smile!
Samantha West, Registered Dental Hygienist
“Hi, my name is Samantha and I am the newest member of the team. I look forward to meeting all the great patients in Dr. Westermann’s practice and helping them maintain their oral health. I love my job, and patients tell me I am very gentle. Your comfort is always my main concern. I am excited to work with you to achieve your overall optimum health! I am an Indiana native, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, and continuing on to get a Bachelors of Dental Hygiene. I love education, and will enjoy educating you about what is going on with your dental health. I feel that hygiene was my destiny because my mom has been a hygienist for 30 years and I am looking forward to following in her footsteps.”
When not working I like being outside hiking, biking, boating and playing with our yellow lab, Ellie.
Kathy Lega, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
“Hi, I am Kathy Lega. I am the expanded duty dental assistant, who will be working very closely with Dr. Westermann on your clinical care. It is very rewarding to change a decayed or broken tooth and make it new again! It is so gratifying to create a beautiful smile, and boost someone’s self esteem! I love working directly with our patients and making everyone feel comfortable. Your comfort is my top priority! Our gentle touch and caring ways will make your visit painfree. I have been a dental assistant for 38 years, receiving my dental education from Jefferson State Vocational School and the University of Louisville. I love learning, so keeping up with the latest in dentistry is a true pleasure! I am fortunate to belong to an organization, Dental BootKamp, who teach dentists and their team how to run a successful and ethical dental practice, with the patients well being the primary concern!”
“I have been married to Alan for 36 years. We have three children, three grandsons, Nathan, Dylan and Austin. When I’m not spending time with my family I love running with my “ Sole Sisters”. I have run marathons in 11 different states! I would love the opportunity to meet you and help you keep smiling for a lifetime!”
Alice DeWitt, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
“Hi, I’m Alice and I’m usually the first person you will meet on the phone, and in person when you come into Dr. Westermann’s practice. I love being able to help patients receive the dental care they need. I am so thrilled to be working for a quality practice that really cares about the patients. I can easily schedule appointments for you and work you with payments and insurance. Seeing the caring relationships that my team has with their patients is so inspiring! I have been here about 6 years now, and am so blessed to be working with such a great team and patients!”
Alice has 20 years experience as an expanded duties assistant, working chairside clinically. She also has experience working with insurance companies, scheduling, and patient management, and can help you with about anything you need here! You will often see her working chairside because she still loves the clinical aspects of dentistry, even though she is mainly at the front desk.
Alice is married to Mike and has two children, Brady and Carter. She loves to play bingo and is a big Cardinals fan!
Jessa, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Jessa Cook and I am an expanded duties dental assistant that will help the Dr chairside with your dental treatment. I am passionate about the artistic side of dentistry because it is a true art and fun to do! Making patients
happy and comfortable is my top priority, so I approach everyone with loving care, kindness and a gentle touch. I graduated in 2012 from Med Quest Academy of Dental Assisting and have worked in all types of offices. I feel blessed to join Dr. Westermann’s team!
I was a Louisville native, but now live on the other side of the river. Outside of work I love spending time with my husband, our daughters and our dog. I love to cook, do home projects, decorate, read and exercise! Fun fact…I also love dinosaurs!!
I’m looking forward to meeting you at your next visit, and promise to keep you comfy!
Liz, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi my name is Liz Bates, and I am a registered dental hygienist who will help you with your oral hygiene care. I am excellent about finding easy ways for you to keep your mouth clean and healthy! I have been told I am very thorough, but very gentle at the same time. Seeing the improvement in your home care from visit to visit, makes me happy! Having worked in a corporate dental environment for 7 years, I am thrilled to be a part of a team who actually does put their patient’s best interest first! I also have a background in marketing and communications, so it’s very important to me to make sure I am being a good listener, a good communicator, and explaining your treatment thoroughly. I want to keep you and your mouth healthy for a lifetime!
Being raised in Northern KY, then moving to Florida, I must say it’s good to be back home! When away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tom, and doing arts and craft projects. Spending time with family and exploring the Louisville area has been so much fun!
I am looking forward to getting to know you, developing an ongoing relationship, and helping you stay healthy!
Angela, Clinical Team
Hi, I’m Angela Stader, and I am part of the clinical team that will be working with you! I have worked off and on for Dr. Westermann and this great team for about 18 years. I love being able to see a patient who comes in fearful and after treatment, their whole attitude changes! It’s a blessing to know I helped someone conquer their fears and restore their oral health. I realize how important it is to be gentle, while striving for clinical excellence! There is a whole patient to consider, not just their teeth!
Away from the office I enjoy spending time with family, my son Elijah and husband Shane. We are small businesses owners and I am pursuing my Real Estate License in Indiana. I also love to exercise and share my knowledge of healthy eating with others through Beach Body Health Coaching. Busy lady!!
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!
Bart Doerhoefer, Marketing Director
Bart Doerhoefer is the Marketing Director for Westermann Family Dentistry. He does a lot of the behind the scenes hard work, that keeps us running smoothly every day!