Meet Our Team

Shannon Phelps, RDH

Shannon RDH Shannon was born and raised in Franklin, Indiana.  She moved to Columbus after completing her dental training and has spent over half of her life here. Shannon attended the University of Southern Indiana where she received her associates degree in science and then received her license to practice dental hygiene.  Shannon has practiced for over 20 years practicing in Indianapolis, Seymour and Columbus. Shannon joined Family Dental Care of Indiana in 2010 where she is a key member of our team.  She enjoys building relationships with her patients and helping them obtain and maintain a healthy smile.  Shannon is very meticulous and gentle with her work taking care of each patients needs.  Shannon attends continuing education in order to maintain her quality of patient care. 

Outside of dentistry Shannon enjoys watching and playing sports; she loves watching hockey.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She is married to Brian and they have a son who is attending Purdue University.  Shannon also has a step daughter and son-in-law that reside in Indianapolis.  She loves her dog Mya who is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, but believes she is just a large lap dog. 



Diana Penrose (Office Coordinator)

Diana has over 20 years of experience in the dental and insurance fields where she has enjoyed helping patients have positive experiences.  She has been working with Dr. Carter since January 2018.  Diana enjoys helping patients understand their treatment and insurance.  She lives in Columbus, Indiana with her husband, Steve.  She has a stepson, Steven, who serves in the Airforce.  She has 2 dogs, Rocky and Riley who she adores.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dogs and volunteering at her church.

Coral Emberton (Office Assistant)


Coral has 8 years of dental assisting experience and has been assisting with Dr. Carter since 2015.  She attended Kaplan College in 2010 and completed her Dental Assisting degree.  She later took classes at Indiana University School of Dentistry to receive her expanded duties assistant certificate.  Coral enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs Max and Laila.  She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family. 

Keeley Folger (Dental Assistant) 

Keeley has been working in dentistry since 2013.  She has assisted with Dr. Carter since 2017 helping her care for her patients.  Keeley assists in making patients comfortable with their dental experience and helping Dr. Carter provide quality care.  Born and raised in Columbus, IN she attended Ivy Tech and graduated December of 2017 completing her Dental Assisting degree.  When Keeley is not at the dental office she enjoys going to the gym, leading a youth group at church, and spending time with friends and family.  She has 3 dogs Bentley, Oakley, and Lily which she loves very much.  

Brandy Spurgeon (Dental Hygienist)