The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Joseph Ramos, DDS

Dr. Joseph A. Ramos has been providing quality dental treatment since 1984. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana State University and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, D.D.S., from Indiana University School of Dentistry. After completing Dental School, Dr. Ramos served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1987 at Subase Bangor in Washington State. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserve at Grissom AFB with the 930th Medical Squadron from 1989 to 1992. He returned back to his hometown of Frankfort in 1987 to practice dentistry with his father who established the practice in 1962. Dr. Joe has volunteered his time by participating in the Give Kids a Smile program for several years. He also donates dental supplies to orphans in Honduras where his daughter is a missionary at the Farm of the Child. In his free time, Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Betty and three children Jennifer, Kristina and Andrew, hiking, bicycling and traveling.

Dr. Ramos is a member of:

  • West Central Dental Society
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Greater Lafayette/Seattle Study Club

Office Manager

Teresa Kinsler

Teresa joined Dr. Ramos's team in 2004 as Office Manager, with over 20 years experience. She manages the daily operations of the practice and works with insurance. She enjoys gardening, movies and spending time with family and friends.




Expanded Duty Assistants

Allie Bandy

Allie has been with Dr. Ramos for over 2 years. She graduated from the Ivy Tech dental assisting program in 2009. She continued her education in 2010 becoming an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, shopping and Sunday football games.




Cindi Shirar

Cindi has been an Expanded Duties Assistant for 15 years and Dental Assisting for a total of 38 years. She is married to her husband Jeff and together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. Cindi likes painting, crafts, and antiquing in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends where she loves to hear many interesting stories.




Katie Rice

Katie has been with Dr. Ramos since 2009. She graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate's degree in Dental Assisting in 2007. She continued her education and received her Expanded Duties certificate in 2009. In her spare time she enjoys photography, hiking, going on motorcycle rides, and spending time with family and friends.




Janie Miller

Janie has worked for Dr. Ramos since 2001. She graduated in 1994 with a Dental Hygiene degree. When not working, Janie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.





Kori Whitcomb

Kori has been with Dr. Ramos for 5 years. She attended Indiana University Dental Hygiene School and graduated in 1993. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her children.