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.

Joyce Frane

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joyce is a lifelong resident of Huntertown and graduated from Carroll High School. She attended IPFW where she received a certificate in Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions, and an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Joyce has worked as a Dental Hygienist for the past thirty four years. This includes eighteen and a half years with Dr. Rick Warner and the past 3 years with Dr. Steven Salkeld. She enjoys getting to know her patient’s and building a relationship with them.

Joyce and her husband Jeff, own Best-One Tire and Service in Auburn. They have a daughter, Jayme (Ryan) Schwab, who reside in Huntertown as well. Their son, Justin (Jordan) reside in Naperville, IL. Joyce enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is an avid golfer.

Christianne Rothgeb

Registered Dental Hygienist

Christi was born and raised in Monroeville, Indiana. She graduated from Heritage High School with honors and continued her education at IPFW receiving and A.A. in General Studies (2002) and an A.S. in Dental Hygiene (2004). She is a member of IKDAA, IDHA, and ADHA. Christi has been practicing dental hygiene for twelve years and has worked under the supervision of Dr. Salkeld since his return to Fort Wayne in 2013. She enjoys the bonds she’s made with her patients.

In her free time, Christi enjoys spending time with family and making memories with her daughter, Mackenzie. Her outdoor hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and cross country skiing. Christi had her second baby girl, Carolyne Rose Marie, February 23rd 2018! 

Allie Asbury

Registered Dental Hygienist

Allie was born and raised in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Snider High School and continued her education at Indiana University Fort Wayne.  She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2021.  There she also gained her license in administering local anesthesia .  Allie joined Dr Salkeld and Dr Bertsch in August of 2021.  She is eager and excited to meet all of the patients and to assist them with their oral health care needs.  In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with her family and her boyfriend Brandon.  She also enjoys shopping, traveling and playing with her golden doodle, Russ!

Kaylee White

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kaylee was born and raised in Fort Wayne.  She graduated from Snider High School and continued her education at Indiana University Fort Wayne receiving a B.S in Dental Hygiene (2022).  Kaylee continued working through school which allowed her to gain 5 years previous experience in the dental field.  She is excited to start her new career as a Dental Hygienist and is looking forward to getting to know all of her patients.  Outside of the office, Kaylee enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors with her golden retriever, Sophie.

Haley Badders

Dental Assistant

Haley graduated from IPFW in 2013 with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She also took a special course to be certified in expanded functions as a dental assistant. She has been working for Dr. Salkeld since he took over the practice in September, 2013. Haley enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend Derek, daughter Ava, and dog Zika. They spend a lot of time outdoors, hiking, camping, bike riding, and hanging out with their families. She is also very active in fitness classes and running at home.

Liz Reinig

Business Assistant & Insurance Specialist

Liz joined Dr. Salkeld's team in February of 2018. She began her career in dentistry in 2012. Liz brings over 20 years of experience in both medical and dental insurance and billing. Liz enjoys building new relationships with our patients and seeing their smiles as they enter and leave! Liz lives in Fort Wayne with her husband and son. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Jami Wright

Business Assistant

Jami was born and raised in Oklahoma, but has resided in Fort Wayne for the last 15 years. She joined the dental field in 2016 after 11 years in the hospitality industry. She loves being able to assist our team with ensuring patients have the best dental experience possible. In her spare time, she loves sailing, traveling and spending time with her husband (Josiah) and her 3 kids (Molly, Maggie & Oliver).

Melanie McCutcheon

Business Assistant

Melanie was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and also lived in Baltimore, Maryland for a short time before moving to the Fort Wayne area. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Ross Medical Center in 2015 and has been in dentistry ever since. Melanie's background in dental assisting enhances her ability to communicate effectively with patients regarding treatment planning and reviewing procedures. She loves dentistry and she loves to see patients smile! In her free time, Melanie enjoys traveling and spending time with her two daughters and her yorkie, Dexter.