Meet the Team
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of experienced 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.
Samantha Emmons is a dental hygienist at Cave and Cave family dentistry. 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 is married to James and has 2 daughters, Alexis and Anistyn, who she enjoys spending her free time with.
Shirley Jones is a dental hygienist at Cave and Cave family dentistry; 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.
Linda Carnes is our office manager at Cave and Cave family dentistry. 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.
Tammy Cooke has been with Cave and Cave family dentistry since 2001 she started as an assistant, and is a certified expanded functions dental assistant she received her certification from University of Louisville. She now enjoys working in the office helping patients schedule appointments and with insurance questions. Tammy is married to Vince and they have 2 children, Aaron and Kacie, and 2 grandsons, Adam and Cole.
Melissa Switzer has been with Cave and Cave family dentistry 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.
Expanded Duty Dental Auxiliaries (EDDAs):
Danielle Allen is a dental assistant at Cave and Cave family dentistry. 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 motor cycle, kayaking and all sorts of outdoor activities.
Ashley Knight is a dental assistant at Cave and Cave family dentistry and joined our practice in 2015. Ashley graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 2011 with an associate of Science, and also received her expanded functions dental assistant certificate. She is also certified in dental radiology and coronal polishing. Ashley is married to Brooks and they have 2 yorkies that she spoils like kids! She enjoys spending time with her family, her nieces and nephews in particular. And with the little free time she has she enjoys consulting for Mary Kay, and volunteering with Tri Kappa Sorority of Orleans.
Kathy Qualkenbush is a dental assistant at Cave and Cave family dentistry; she joined our team in 2008. Kathy attended University of Louisville and is a certified expanded functions dental assistant. She also has certification in dental radiology and coronal polishing. Kathy is married and has 2 children. She enjoys spending her free time with her grandson.