Meet Our Staff

First, I would like to introduce myself and my dental practice. My name is Patricia New, and my team includes Brandy (our Financial Coordinator), Tiffany (our Schedule Coordinator), Yadira (our Hygiene Coordinator), Cindy, Sharae, Melissa and Autumn (our hygienists), Jolie and Missy (our expanded duties dental assistants). We are so excited to offer our services to the Greenwood community, and happily invite you to browse our site and give us a call to schedule an appointment. You can learn more about me and the A New Smile staff here.


Cindy, Hygienist

Cindy, HygienistCindy has been working in the dental field since 1980. She was an expanded duties dental assistant for many years before attending the dental hygiene program at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She graduated from the dental hygiene program in 1990, and has been a part of our team since 2005. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her patients. She holds her permit in local anesthesia. We appreciate her gentleness and patience with our children and anxious patients!

She lives on the southside with her daughter Ava and her two dogs.

Cindy works on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.


Melissa, Hygienist

Melissa, HygienistMelissa has over 22 years of experience in the dental field. Before graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1999, she enjoyed working as an expanded duties dental assistant and an ortho assistant. Melissa has worked in general and pediatric dentistry. She holds her permit in local anesthesia. She truly enjoys the educational aspect of dental hygiene. We appreciate her gentle nature and cheerful attitude.

Melissa grew up in Indianapolis, and although she enjoys family vacations to the Michigan shore, happily calls Indy home. She loves the fun daily life of raising two amazing daughters, Abby and Lydia, with her best friend and husband, Matt. She also has two furry children, her dogs Carley and Homer.

Melissa works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Sharae, Hygienist

Sharae, HygienistOur hygienist Sharae moved to Indianapolis in 2004 to study dental hygiene at the IU School of Dentistry. She holds her permit in local anesthesia as well. Sharae has a degree in Health Administration through the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2008. Sharae has been part of our team at A New Smile since September 2009. She has a keen attention to detail and patients appreciate her thoroughness and gentle touch.

Sharae grew up in a little town called Reelsville, Indiana. She currently lives with her growing family in Indianapolis. She enjoys being near the city but will always hang on to her country roots. Sharae enjoys spending time with family and friends no matter what the occasion.

Sharae works on Thursdays.


Tiffany, Schedule Coordinator & Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Tiffany, Schedule Coordinator & Expanded Functions Dental AssistantTiffany joined our team in 2010 as our expanded duties dental assistant. After five years at the practice she transitioned from the back to the front office, becoming our Schedule Coordinator. Although you will still find her working in both the front and back office.

She graduated from an expanded duties dental program in 2000. She has continued her education through the years to include her Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application certifications. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.

Tiffany’s experience and knowledge makes her a valuable resource to our dental practice. She is a perfectionist and her attention to detail is an asset to both the front and back office. Her outgoing personality always keep everyone smiling.

Tiffany has lived on the south side of Indianapolis for most her life. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves animals and warm-weather activities. In the summer you will find her outdoors as much as possible, usually out on her boat wakeboarding and surfing.


Jolie, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Jolie, Expanded Duties Dental AssistantJolie is one of our expanded duties dental assistants. She graduated from Indiana University Dental School with her Certificates in Dental Assisting and Expanded Duties in 1998. She holds certifications in Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application. She goes above and beyond to ensure her patient’s comfort as a top priority while also achieving beautiful aesthetic results.

Jolie lives on the southside of Indy with her husband and 3 children: Gaven, Ethan and Isabella. She enjoys watching her kids play sports, loves football season and watching the Colts!


Missy, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Missy, Expanded Duties Dental AssistantMissy, one of our expanded duties dental assistants, has been in the dental field since 1995. Since she was young she always knew she wanted to be in the dental field. She is up to date on new techniques, and is a perfectionist. She loves to educate her patients.

Missy grew up in Indianapolis and resides on the south side with her children Eli and Sarah, fiance Dave and dog Sadie. She is a avid country music concert goer, she loves to travel to other states for awesome concerts.


Autumn, Hygienist

Autumn Lucas HygienistPrior to earning my dental hygiene degree from Central GA Technical College in Macon, GA, I attended Indiana University-Bloomington for a degree in secondary English education. As the daughter of two educators, sharing knowledge is a huge passion of mine both in the classroom and in dentistry. I enjoy teaching for a dental assisting college part time in addition to working full time with Dr. New. I hold my permit in local anesthesia.

I am a mother to four beautiful daughters, wife to an amazing husband, and cat-mom to five feline friends. I love traveling with my family and we try to visit Walt Disney World every fall. Fitness is important to me and I enjoy lifting weights and training in my free time. I appreciate good humor and welcome any opportunity for laughter in my life! I love having the satisfaction of waking up every day knowing that I am exactly where I want to be!


Brandy, Financial Coordinator

Brandy, Financial CoordinatorBrandy began working in the healthcare profession in 1997. She joined our team in 2015 as our Financial Coordinator. She can answer your questions concerning your insurance payments, billing information and scheduling . Don’t be surprised if you see her working at a local retail store. This chick don’t stop! When she does have down time, you will find her supporting her son Seth at his races. She enjoys attending country concerts and wandering around at vintage shops in Indiana.


Yadira, Hygiene Coordinator

Yadira, Hygiene CoordinatorYadira has been working in the dental field since 1994. She graduated from a dental assisting program in California in 1994. She was a dental assistant for many years before moving to the front office in 2005. She graduated from California State University in San Bernardino with an Associates in Business in 2000. She enjoys serving patients with a big smile. Her knowledge with insurance companies is a great benefit for our team.

Yadira lives on the Westside. She enjoys spending all her free time with her daughter Maryjane. She also enjoys football, concerts and outdoor activities.