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.


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.


April

Dental Assistant

April was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and now resides in Columbus, Indiana. She attended Indiana Dental Academy in 2016 and joined Sandcrest Dental upon completion of the program. April and her husband enjoy walking their goldendoodle Maggie and spending time with their cat Chester. They also love going to the beach every summer.


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.


Jennie

Dental Hygienist

Jennie has been a dental hygienist at Sandcrest Dental since August 1995. She is a 1991 graduate of Jennings County High School and a 1994 graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Jennie grew up in Jennings County and continues to live there with her Husband, Brad.  They have a blended family of 5 kids, one precious granddaughter and 2 dogs.
Jennie's hobbies include napping and watching Dateline.


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.


Sara

Dental Hygienist

Sara grew up in Jennings County, Indiana. She has been interested in dentistry since she was a little girl, but didn't decide to pursue dental hygiene until after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She completed her schooling at both IUPUC and IU School of Dentistry. Sara has happily been with Sandcrest Dental since 2016. 
 
Outside of work, Sara loves spending time with her husband and friends. Her favorite things include traveling as much as possible, going to concerts, and reading. She also has a newly found love of Rzr riding and camping. 


Rebecca

Front Office administrator

Rebecca graduated from Columbus East High School in 2013 and has worked in customer service for five years. She lives in Columbus, IN with her husband, two daugthers, and pet Chihuahua named Layne.

When not at work, you can find Rebecca supporting her daughters' various activities in pageants, cheer, and gymnastics.


Lexi

Front office administrator

Lexi grew up in Jennings County and graduated from JCHS in 2017. Lexi recently joined the team after graduating from Ivy Tech Community College with a degree In Business Administration in 2019. 
In her free time she enjoys traveling, photography, attending car shows with her boyfriend, and hiking with her dog, a boxer mix named Nova.