Meet Our Staff

Doctors

Meet Our Staff

We have assembled what we feel is the most qualified and most caring dental staff in the area to take care of all of your dental needs. Our staff warmly welcomes you to our dental practice.

Jenny A. Swick, DDS

Dr. Swick is a Spencerville, Ohio native. Upon graduation from high school, she obtained an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Rhodes State College. After working for 4 years as a hygienist, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University and her DDS degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Swick lives in Delphos with her family. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and reading a good book.

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Kristen Brunner, DDS

Dr. Brunner grew up in Decatur, Indiana and attended college at Manchester University. From there, she went on to dental school with Dr. Swick at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Swick and Dr. Brunner met in their second year of dental school and lived together for two years following that. Dr Brunner is committed to helping her patients experience quality care and educating them thoroughly so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding their oral health. Seeing smiles on her patients of all ages defines the best aspects of what she loves to do. She looks forward to meeting all our patients, she will be the one wearing the brightly colored and festive earrings.

Dr. Brunner currently lives with her husband, Mitch, and two children, Garrett and Jocelyn in Decatur, Indiana. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and forensic dentistry. Dr. Brunner has been doing forensic dentistry for the past couple of years and enjoys being able to put the pieces of the puzzle together to bring some peace to grieving families.

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Jerry R. Burgei, DDS

Dr. Burgei was born and raised in Ottawa, Ohio. After graduation, he headed off to The University of Michigan earning a Biology degree. In his spare time at Michigan, he played football for the Wolverines as a defensive end for 4 years. He then headed to The Ohio State University where he earned his DDS degree in 1987. He initially began his career in dentistry in Delphos before taking over this practice in 1995 from the late Dr. Keith Gordon.

Dr. Burgei lives in Delphos with his wife, Jeana. When he is not in the office, he and Jeana enjoy traveling and visiting with their three children. He is passionate about maintaining not only his patients' oral health but their overall health as well.

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Megan Webb

Megan began her dental career as an assistant in 2012. She joined our practice in 2018. Shortly after joining our practice, she went back to school and received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant License (EFDA) from Sinclair College. With this license she can assist our doctors more extensively. In 2023 she became the office manager. With this came the responsibility of overseeing the daily operations and managing our growing team. She is dedicated to making sure our patients have an optimal experience here at Van Wert Family Dentistry.

Megan lives in Delphos, OH with her husband, Nate, and their two children. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and playing with her children.

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Melissa Knepper

Melissa began her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 1994 and is a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She headed back to school in 2005 to receive her certificate as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) from the Ohio State University. With this training, she can assist Dr. Burgei and Dr. Swick more extensively in filling teeth among other procedures.

Melissa lives in Delphos with her husband, Dave, and two daughters. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

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Krista Inkrott

Krista joined our team in 2002 as a Dental Hygienist. In 2011, she went back to school to earn her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) license at the Ohio State University. Krista's versatile skills allow her to fill many positions, making her a vital part of our team.

Krista lives outside of Hicksville with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her kids and attending sporting events. In her free time, she likes to go shopping, digital scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Riann Stetler

Riann, who joined our practice in 2017, received her Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) degree from Owens Community College in 1996.

Riann lives outside Middle Point with her husband, Josh, and daughter. She is a fitness instructor at the YMCA and enjoys watching her daughter's sporting events and spending time with friends and family.

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Andrea Recker

Andrea graduated from Ft. Jennings High School in 2014. After graduation, she attended Rhodes State College and received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She began her career with our office as a hygienist in 2018. Andrea is passionate about her job and looks forward to helping her patients achieve a healthy and confident smile!

Andrea was born and raised in Putnam County and continues to live there with her husband and their growing family. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, crocheting, traveling, and watching a good movie.

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Mady Rumer

Mady was born and raised in Columbus Grove where she graduated high school. After graduation, she attended Rhodes State College where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2019. Mady began her career at our office in 2020. She is passionate about building relationships with patients while helping them achieve optimal oral and overall health.

Mady resides outside Columbus Grove with her husband and their three children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

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Brittney Arnold

Brittney graduated from Rhodes for Dental Hygiene in 2017. In her time there she served as class president and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She then went on to obtain her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) license through Sinclair Community College in 2021. Brittney joined our team in 2023 where she works as an EFDA assisting the doctors and also doing hygiene when needed. Brittney loves to educate patients about their oral health while getting to know them personally.
Outside of work, Brittney and her husband, Jordan live south of Van Wert where she enjoys taking care of her garden, chickens, and dogs. She also enjoys running in her free time, attending sporting events, and camping with friends and family.

Whitney Gillespie

Whitney joined our Van Wert Family Dentistry Staff in 2022. She is a Delphos St. John’s Graduate and resides in Delphos with her husband, Kurt and their three children. In her free time Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and taking her daughters to their activities.

As our patient advocate, Whitney is available to assist you with your scheduling, treatment, and any insurance questions. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their families grow over the years. Whitney strives to make sure all of our patients have the best possible experience here at our office.

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Emilie Youngpeter

Emilie joined our Van Wert Family Dentistry family in 2022. Emilie is a graduate of Delphos St. Johns. Following high school, she attended Wright State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in business. Emilie resides in Landeck with her husband, Jacob, and their son Nolan. Emilie enjoys spending time with her family and working on their house.

As our patient advocate, Emilie is available to assist you with your scheduling, treatment, and any insurance questions. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their families grow over the years. Emilie strives to make sure all our patients have the best possible experience here at our office.

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Allie Elwer

Allie joined the Van Wert Family Dentistry family in 2023. She is a graduate of Delphos St. John’s. After high school Allie received an associate degree in business marketing at Rhodes State College. As the Financial Coordinator her job is to answer any questions you may have regarding bills. Allie is committed to helping patients receive optimal dental care in an affordable manner.

Allie resides in Delphos with her husband, Troy and her daughter, Reece.  In her free time, she coaches Volleyball for St. John’s. She also enjoys baking and spending time with family and friends.