Meet The Team


Office Manager

Linda Carnes is our office manager at Springs Valley Dental Care.  Her duties include handling insurance claims and helping patients at the front desk with scheduling and insurance questions.  She has been with the practice since 1998.  Linda graduated from Indiana University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Linda is married to Ron and they have 2 kids; Chloe and Isaac.  Linda is active in the community and enjoys her volunteer time with Tri Kappa Sorority of French Lick.


Patient Coordinator

Melissa Switzer has been with Springs Valley Dental Care since 2007.  She works in the front office and has a variety of duties, including scheduling patients and filing insurance claims.  She is a certified expanded functions dental assistant she received her certification from University of Louisville. She is a licensed dental radiographer and also has her certificate in coronal polishing from University of Southern Indiana.  Missy is married to David and they have 2 sons.


Patient Coordinator

Tiffany Doogs has been with Springs Valley Dental Care since 2019, but has been working in dentistry since 2006. She has certification in accounting from Vincennes University.  Her duties at SVDC include filing insurance claims, verifying insurance benefits and working with patients to schedule appointments.  Tiffany is married to Shawn. They share 4 children and have a new puppy named Sandy.  


Dental Hygienist

Samantha Emmons is a dental hygienist at Springs Valley Dental Care.  She graduated University of Louisville in 2001 with Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, and joined Cave and Cave family dentistry in 2005. She is licensed to work in Indiana and Kentucky and also has local anesthesia license from the state of Indiana in 2011. She  enjoys spending her free time with her daughters Alexis and Anistyn and their dogs Luna and Draco. 


Dental Hygienist

Shirley Jones is a dental hygienist at Springs Valley Dental Care; she has been practicing here since 1996. Shirley graduated Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL in 1980 with Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. She also received a local anesthesia license from the state of Indiana in 2012.  Shirley is married to David and they enjoy spending their time with their children and grandchildren.


Expanded Duty Dental Auxiliaries (EDDAs)

Danielle Allen is a dental assistant at Springs Valley Dental Care. She has been with the practice since 2004.  She attended University of Louisville where she received certification as an expanded functions dental assistant and is a licensed dental radiographer.  Danielle is married to Darren, and they have 2 sons.  They enjoy riding their motorcycle, kayaking and all sorts of outdoor activities.    


Expanded Duty Dental Auxiliaries (EDDAs):

Arielle Shipman has been a licensed expanded duties dental assistant since 2011. She joined the team at Springs Valley Dental Care in 2019. She is married to Kyle and they have 3 Children: Bella, Liam and Christopher. She also has 2 Cane Corsi dogs named Bane and Gemma.