Meet our dental Team!
Our team is committed to providing an amazing dental
experience! Building relationships and understanding your wishes is our priority!
Front Office Staff
Kathy Rupenthal, Practice Administrator
Hello, my name is Kathy and I will be the first smile you will see upon entering Rupenthal Dentistry. I love getting to know everyone and hearing all of your stories! My goal is to make you feel at home and also organize your dental insurance, or help with other payment options. You can count on me to help with any treatment or appointment questions you may have as well. I can frequently be seen running around the office tending to the comfort of patients, offering water and blankets!
I was raised on the north side of Indianapolis and attended North Central High School. I graduated from Butler University in 1981 with a major in finance. My first job was as a loan officer for Merchants National Bank prior to joining Dr. Kurt at the dental office. Dr Rupenthal and I have three wonderful sons. (No dentists!) I am an animal lover of all types! Currently, we have two elderly ponies and two dogs. Dr. and I love to walk the dogs on The River Road trail and we frequently see our patients, so please say HI!
Rachael, Practice Coordinator
Hi, my name is Rachael, and I’m the other half of the dynamic duo behind the front desk. I’ve been with Rupenthal Dentistry since graduating as a Dental Assistant in June of 2016.
I grew up and live in Westfield on a hobby farm with four dogs, five cats, a goat, five horses, nine bee hives and a bushel of chickens. I love movies and books and riding horses!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mitzi, Professional Hygienist
Hello, I am Mitzi and have the distinction of working with Dr. Rupenthal since his early days. I started in the dental office in 1988, as a Dental Assistant. Dental Hygiene School was calling and I graduated from IU School of Hygiene in 1998. I can be seen helping assist Dr. and of course, cleaning and polishing your teeth. My Hygiene treatment room is known affectionately as the “Party Room!”
I was raised in Crawfordsville Indiana and attended North Montgomery High School. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. I enjoy travel, aerobics, dance, singing and guitar hero. I recently added two Goldendoodles to the family, and they keep me busy!
Angie, Professional Hygienist
Hi! My name is Angie, and I’ve been a LDH at Dr. Rupenthals office since 2007. I love working with such a great team of people, and getting to know all my patients over the years.
I grew up in northern Indiana on Lake Tippecanoe, but moved to Carmel after graduating from IU Dental School. I have two handsome sons that I love to spend time with, hiking, rock climbing, even the occasional obstacle course race! I’m a founding member of ‘Team Ninja’ which is an outdoor adventure group that encourages people to get out and try something new! I’m always traveling to new crazy events we compete in, so when you’re in the office, ask me what I’m doing next!
Kaitlyn, Professional Hygienist
Hi! My name is Kaitlyn and I am super excited to be working for Dr. Rupenthal! Providing thorough cleanings centered on individualized patient education is my major focus as a hygienist. I also love getting to know my patients.
I grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and moved out to Indianapolis in 2004 to attend Butler University. I graduated in 2008 with a BA in Dance Pedagogy. I then went on to get my dental hygiene education at Indiana University School of Dentistry and have been in practice since 2012. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, going to concerts and hiking. I am married to my wonderful husband, Graham, and we have two sweet cats, Bowie and Nigel.
Tawnya, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Tawnya is a 10 year EFDA Expanded Duties Assistant that joined Dr. Rupenthal’s experienced team in the fall of 2016. Her cheerful can-do attitude makes her a valuable addition to the staff. When she’s not in the practice, she likes to be outdoors at her cabin in Kentucky with her family boating, fishing, and gardening.
Kathey Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Hi! I’m Kathey. I joined Dr. Rupenthal’s team spring of 2018. I went to school at Indiana University and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program. I am married with three wonderful children, a Dachshund and a rabbit. I love to travel, gardening, canning and baking, reading, shopping and hiking! I enjoy educating patients on taking care of their teeth and encouraging them to make the best oral health decisions!
Dental Dog Team
Tim, Certified Rally, Obedience and Dock Diving Champion
Tim (known more commonly as “Timmy” by his friends) officially joined the team in January of 2017. His cheery doggy smile greets patients as they walk in the door, and his calming happy attitude makes our patients feel calm and at ease. In his spare time he squeaks his toy and hunts ladybugs when hes not going on walks with his mom, Kathy.