Meet Our Dental Team

I have the BEST dental team. Our team members genuinely care for our patients; always going the "extra mile." They get to know our patients on a personal level and are highly skilled in their field as they stay up to date with the latest advances in dentistry. The Dentistry on 116 team is committed to making your visit with us a unique and enjoyable experience. By utilizing open communication, we take the time to listen and address our patient's concerns in order to establish a trusting and long lasting relationship.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

 

 

Ashley K

Dental Hygienist

My name is Ashley and I joined the Dentistry on 116 team in May 2008. My favorite part of being one of Dr. Helton's dental hygienists is the education and exceptional technology she provides us to help take care of our patients.  The digital camera is my favorite piece of technology I use every day.  The detailed pictures I take allow you to see exactly what we see in your mouth! I enjoy meeting new people and having the opportunity to maintain healthy, clean smiles. I strive to be personable and gentle to make visits as easy and comfortable as possible!  If you have ever dreamed about lying in bed and having a TV on your ceiling...then you will LOVE our dental office!  During appointments, you can enjoy DIRECTV channels. I love working with Dr. Helton. She makes everybody who is around her feel welcome. I grew up in the country and am the youngest of four children. My husband, Derick, is wonderful, and I am truly blessed to have three amazing children, Kyler, Jaxstin, and Arianna.  In my free time, I love visiting with family and friends, spending time outdoors, volunteering at our church, and playing sports.

 
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Julie

Patient Coordinator

Hi, I'm Julie, and I am pleased to welcome you and your family to Dentistry on 116. I am our patient coordinator, who joined the practice in January 2008.I am usually the first person you see when you visit our practice.  I am here to help you in any way I can which can include scheduling appointments and answering any financial questions that you may have. I like working in dentistry, especially getting to know our patients and their families. I enjoy the challenges and rewards of helping our patients, and I strive to make each dental visit as comfortable and convenient as possible. Dr. Helton makes our practice a fun place to be, and she treats everybody with respect. When you visit our practice, you will smile and laugh, and most importantly, you will enjoy your time spent with us. Outside of the practice, I enjoy playing softball and tennis, going to sporting events and concerts (I have seen Dave Mathews Band 32 times), traveling, and loving my beagle dog, Cooper! I also volunteer for an organization called School on Wheels.

 
 

Ashley R

Dental Hygienist

My name is Ashley. I started working with Dr. Helton in July 2011.  I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them feel comfortable during every dental appointment. My favorite part of my job is getting to meet new people and educating my patients about their oral care. I strive to keep up with the latest advances in oral care by attending continuing education classes annually. I love working for Dr. Helton because she puts everyone at ease with her up beat personality and genuinely cares about every patient. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I am grateful to have an amazing husband named Eric, and four wonderful kids, Kaden, Logan,Grayson, and Maddison. As a family we enjoy camping, boating, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends.

 

Alana

Dental Hygienist

Hi I'm Alana and I am excited to have joined the Dentistry on 116 team in January of 2015. Besides the friendly, upbeat environment of the office, my favorite part of working for Dr. Helton is all the latest technology we have to help treat and educate our patients. Not only can we take x-rays and different kinds of photos of our patients' teeth, but we can then put all of those up on the TV screen for them to see as well! This helps us monitor changing areas in the mouth, explain the necessity for treatment and even show before and after photos. In 2009, I am a proud mom of my young son, Colton and we live on Indy's southwest side with our Great Dane, Sadie, and Dachshund, Zoe. In my free time I enjoy gardening, hiking and baking. 

 
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Brianna

Dental Hygienist

Hello, I am Brianna. I am a dental hygienist and am extremely happy and blessed to be working for Dentistry on 116. I originally joined the team in 2010, moved to Florida a few times and back home in the Midwest for good. Dr. Helton and our team strives everyday to provide the BEST dental care anyone can ask for! My favorite thing about being able to come to work everyday is helping people of all ages feel comfortable and confident with their smiles and dental health. I truly love this practice and the “family” that comes along with it. We work as a team, have a state of the art facility, and go above and beyond the norm to provide a smile walking out of the door. Outside of the practice, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, working out, and experiencing new things in downtown Indianapolis. My husband, Seth, and I have three dogs: Bailey, Bella, and Molly.

 

Colleen 

Patient Coordinator and Insurance specialist

Hello, my name is Colleen and joined the team in October 2019. I am one of the first contacts with you, either on the phone, in person, or anytime in between to address questions, financials and future appointments.  A big part of my job is to verify, review, and answer questions in regards to your dental insurance.  My favorite part of my job is seeing how happy and sometimes even excited our patients are to come to D116. Going to the dentist is not always a favorite place for people, but we make it a place where you can enjoy yourself.  New patients should come for exceptional dental care, but stay for the fact you will leave feeling like a part of the D116 family!   Dr. Helton makes each patient feel so valued. She remembers even the littlest things and cares about their needs and wants. She would go above and beyond for anyone and I am proud to work for her! Outside of work, I spend time with my partner, Irvin, wonderful daughter, Mia and our spunky Husky, Winter. We enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, reading, and spending time with my family. A fun fact about me is that I have hiked a mountain in Iceland. 

Liz

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant 

My name is Liz and I joined the practice in March 2019.  I started assisting as a student in 1999 and then I attended Indiana University School of Dentistry for dental assisting.  I love to chat with my patients and learn about them, this helps me to do my best work by keeping them relaxed. My favorite part about my career is being able to change fearful patients into relaxed and calm patients.  My husband, Nick and I have two kids, Jordan and Brayton, who make me whole. They keep me happily busy with sports and extracurricular activities. I love to spend time traveling and exploring with my family.  I grow a garden every year and love cooking out of it and learning new recipes for preserving the fruit and veggies.

 

Santana 

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Hi, My name is Santana, and I am one of Dr. Helton's dental assistants.  I joined the practice in March 2019.  I strive to make you feel comfortable during your appointment, by easing any anxiety by explaining the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after.  I enjoy being able to provide same day crown technology by scanning your tooth and designing, milling, and cementing your crown in about 3 hours.  My favorite part of the job is building relationships with my patients. I love interacting with everyone and seeing what they are up to outside of their dental appointment. Dr. Helton is so passionate about what she does. I can always count on her to lend a helping hand, offer words of encouragement, or induce laughter after a long day.  I am excited to be getting married to Tyler, my fiancé, and have a cat named, Avery. I like spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and trying new restaurants or breweries. 

 

Tiffany 

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant 

My name is Tiffany and I joined Dentistry on 116 in March 2020.  Coming to our office is a great experience. Our hygienists take accurate and complete records at your first appointment and it gives me the knowledge to streamline your dental treatment and future appointments. We truly look forward to enhancing the health and smile of each of our patients. I love making conversation with patients which means that I am easy to chat with and enjoy making fast friends. My  favorite part of being a dental assistant is the social aspect, second only to placing a perfect restoration. Dr Helton is very outgoing and easy to get along with. She’s a fantastic leader and always positive. We really enjoy the fact that she is easy to communicate with and cares about each of us.

I reside with my boyfriend Gareth and our 2 children, Dalton and Lydia. We have 2 puppers, Kingsley, a golden retriever and Hank, a lab mix. We enjoy being active and workout regularly. We also enjoy all things food related,from cooking at home to trying new restaurants. I have a green thumb and love working in the yard, designing flower beds and researching new plants.

Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I have been a part of the Dentistry on 116 family since September 2019. As your dental hygienist, I want to know how you're feeling and WHY! Are you uncomfortable? Let's chat about and I will do everything in my power to make you comfortable. Are you having a hard day? I'm here to listen! Are you frustrated with your dental health? I'd love to come up with a game plan, along with Dr Helton, to make you happy and confident about your smile. Patients are my priority, and dentally related or not, you as my patient as a whole, matters to me.  My favorite part of the job is meeting our amazing patients and learning all about them and their families.  The relationships formed are very special to me and keep me looking forward to my time with our patients. I also love to educate my younger patients on their oral health and how to effectively take care of their mouths so they have lifelong health and a beautiful smile they want to show off all the time. Dr Helton is great!! She's a wonderful dentist and does awesome dental work, but even better is she's such a happy and positive person to be around! It's so contagious and everyone feels her passion for her job and the office. I've been married to my husband, Mark for 11 years. We have 3 beautiful boys, Max, 9, Cam, 5, and Ty, 2. We also have 3 dogs, Rex, Nike and Oreo, and a cat, Sprinkles! It's a busy, loud house! I love to stay active working out, running, or biking with my family. The older boys play sports so you can probably find us court side most weekends!  When we aren't on the go you can find me out reading by the pool.

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