Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.



Susan Sawin, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Susie Sawin, or as she is known in the practice, Dr. Susie, graduated from IU School of Dentistry in 1989. After graduation, she worked for the US Public Health Services on the Navajo Reservation for three years, before coming home to Columbus to practice with her father. 

Dr. Susie's husband, David Kadlec, is an artist and environmental activist. She lives with David, two dogs, one cat, and many chickens in rural Bartholomew County in an energy-efficient home. She has two sons who are in college.

In her spare time, Dr. Susie is a silversmith and lapidary artist. Her jewelry creations can be seen at the Columbus Visitor's Center and at www.susiesawin.com


Luciana Kano-Wilson, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Luciana Kano-Wilson, or as she is known in the practice, Dr. "Luc", is glad to have returned to her hometown of Columbus! After graduating from Columbus North HS in 2001, she went to Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she studied Biology and received her undergraduate BS degree in 2005. She attended dental school and received her DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2009.

Dr. Luc and her husband Reuben moved back to Columbus in 2009 and have two daughters and a son. She also has a furry daughter named Hoshi, a Bernedoodle. She is fluent in Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese. She enjoys baking, reading, and biking.

Dr. Luc is an active member with the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and South Central Dental Society.


Uma Arunkumar, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Uma Arunkumar, or as she is knowin in the practice, Dr. Uma, comes to us with truly a world of experience. Her dental education was done at the Nair Hospital Dental College in Mumbai, India. After 3 years of dental practice in India, Dr. Uma and her husband Arun moved to the US. Dr. Uma completed her American doctorate from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2006.

After graduation from Boston University, Dr. Uma practiced dentistry in Seymour, IN at the Jackson County Community Health Center for 3 years. Work then took Dr. Uma and her family to Cookeville, TN, and Dr. Uma worked in a private practice for 5 years until work again moved the family, this time to Brazil. For her year and a half in Brazil, Dr. Uma took time to volunteer with dental and community organizations and spend time with her daughter. 

In addition to her broad dental experience and expertise, Dr. Uma is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Portuguese. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and reading.


Kathryn Young, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Kathryn Young, or as she is known in the practice, Dr. Kathryn, was born and raised in Batesville, Indiana. She then studied at Purdue University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Dr. Kathryn attended Indiana University School of Dentistry dental school and received her Doctoral of Dental Surgery in 2022.

Dr. Kathryn currently resides on the south side of Indianapolis with her husband, Bannon, and their two fur babies, Milo and Lily. Dr. Kathryn enjoys crocheting, baking, and traveling to new places in her spare time.


Cheryl

Financial Coordinator

Cheryl has been with Sandcrest Dental since 2004. Cheryl grew up in Seymour and continues to live there with her Husband, Rick.  They have a son named Chance and a cat named Tony.
Cheryl's hobbies include sewing and quilting.


Amy

Dental Assistant

Amy graduated from a dental assisting program in Illinois. She resides in Columbus with her husband. Amy has three adult children and five grandchildren. While she is not working, Amy enjoys her swimming pool and spending time with her family, especially her sweet grandchildren.


Paige

Dental Assistant

Paige grew up in Milan, IN. Paige joined the Sandcrest Dental family in 2019. Paige and her husband live in Batesville with their two furry babies Duke and Snickers.

On her free time, she enjoys Rzr riding and bonfires with friends.


Karen

Dental Hygienist

Karen graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with a degree in dental hygiene. Karen grew up in Columbus, IN and continues to live there with her husband. She has two adult children and one daughter-in-law.

She enjoys exercising, reading, and walking her dog.


Jackie

Dental Hygienist

Jackie has been a dental hygienist at Sandcrest Dental since 2008. She is a graduate of Bloomington High School North and Indiana University School of Dentistry. Jackie resides in Batesville with her husband Matt and two daughters, When not at the office, you can find Jackie spending time supporting her daughters in their sports and school activities.