We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Darla Carle – Patient Coordinator
Darla lives with her husband Donnie in Anderson and has two sons, Christopher (wife Abbie), who is expecting her first granddaughter in November 2012 : ) and Kyle (wife Danielle). Both her sons live in Florida. Darla takes frequent trips to Florida and after November will be taking more. She previously worked at Anderson University. She loves doing Zumba, camping and reading. She enjoys greeting all the patients and their families when they walk in the office. She joined our staff in June 2003.
Brittany Chandler – Clinical Assistant
Brittany is a Shenandoah graduate. She completed her dental assisting training at Eder Vocational in Knightstown. After graduating, she attended Ivy Tech to obtain her expanded functions certification and X-ray license. Brittany and Garry are now the proud parents of a baby boy, Chandler. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Brittany started with Dr. Avila in July of 2010 and enjoys working with Dr. A and his wonderful staff. :)
Karin Shreves – Financial Coordinator
Karin joined our staff in 2001. She manages accounts receivables and payables for Dr. Avila. She also assists patients with their dental insurance concerns. Karin holds a two-year associate's degree from Ball State and has attended several continuing education classes that relate to her role in Dr. Avila's practice. Karin resides in Dunkirk and has two daughters, Carrie and Kelly. She is the proud grandmother of one grandson and four granddaughters. Karin enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her husband Rick drag race. She also likes working on home improvements and reading.
Kelly McCowan–Williams – New Patient Coordinator
Kelly resides in Muncie with her husband, Hank, and their daughter Ruby. She has three great step-daughters: Raichel, Molly and Hannah. Kelly is a graduate of Jay County High School and Ivy Tech. She joined our staff in October of 2000 and loves working here with her Mom. she meets with our new patients and introduces them to orthodontics. she enjoys spending time with her family.
Donna Burton – Clinical Assistant
Donna and her husband John live in Muncie and have three great kids, Emily, John II and Joshua! Lili, Sunni and Lucki are her beloved cats. She loves that most of her family is in the area and spends much of her time with them. Donna enjoys the patients and getting to know them. She is also happy to be working with co-workers who have become good friends!
Dayna McCullagh – Clinical Assistant
Dayna is a Cowan graduate. She completed her dental assisting at Ivy Tech and also obtained her expanded functions certification and x-ray license. She loves visiting Maine to see her father, stepmother and two sisters, Megan and Rachel! She also loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her nephews, Silas and Parker, and her niece Alivia. She is happy to be part of the staff at Dr. A's as an orthodontic assistant. : )