Dental Staff

Whitehouse Family Dental


Kristen Shumate, DDS

Dr. Shumate received her doctorate of dental surgery cum laude from The Ohio State University. She graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering magna cum laude from the University of Toledo.  She is a lifelong resident of the area, growing up ten minutes south of Whitehouse in rural Grand Rapids, Ohio and attending Otsego High School.  Dr. Shumate along with her husband and two young children live in Whitehouse, Ohio.  She loves running and biking on the Wabash Cannonball trail and visiting Oak Openings.  

Dr. Shumate is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Toledo Dental Society, the Great Black Swamp Study Club, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Dr. Shumate provides full service general dentistry including fillings and composite bonding, extractions, crowns, dentures, and pediatric dentistry. You will find Dr. Shumate compassionate, gentle, and willing to spend the time it takes to get to know her patients and their individual needs.  


Richard Shumate, DDS

Dr. Rick is also a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Prior to attending dental school, he graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  He grew up in Swanton, Ohio and graduated from Swanton High School.  Dr. Rick enjoys spending time with his family and training to compete in triathlons.  He is active in his local church and occasionally plays the keyboard in the worship band.  Dr. Rick enjoys providing comprehensive dentistry to his patients with compassion and integrity.


Vielka, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Vielka is a bilingual (Spanish) dental hygienist at Whitehouse Family Dental.  She received her bachelors from BGSU, specializing in Human Behavior.  She is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program and American Heart Association BLS Instructor at Owens Community College in Oregon, Ohio.  She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Toledo Hygienist Association.  She is a U.S. Army Veteran with over 25 years of clinical dental experience.  As a Monclova resident, she is an enthusiastic member of the Anthony Wayne community and considers it a priviledge to work and provide excellent patient care via individualized education for her patients and their families on the importance of oral health.


Annette, RDH 
Dental Hygienist

Annette is a dental hygienist at the office.  She graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene and had almost thirty years of dental hygiene experience in general and periodontal dental practices.  Annette is a native of Lima, Ohio and grew up in a family of dental professionals.  Her mom was an office manager, and she has two sisters who are also dental hygienists.  Annette is a mother of two daughters and enjoys following their sporting events.


Jessica
Front Desk

Jessica works in the front office as the receptionist, scheduling appointments, assisting in the billing and answering insurance questions for our patients. She is a mom of two daughters and has been happily married for over 17 years. She loves children, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is active in their local church and is very supportive of her girls in all their activities including softball, dance, cheer and school plays.


Angie
Front Desk

Angie is a receptionist and billing specialist at Whitehouse Family Dental. Angie organizes our schedule, and completes insurance and billing information.  She is an energetic and outgoing wife and mother.  She loves the outdoors and enjoys gardening and cooking.  Angie has nine years previous experience in nursing and insurance billing and coding.


Noelle
Dental Assistant

Noelle is a dental assistant at Whitehouse Family Dental.  Noelle assists the office in organizing and sterilizing instruments as well as caring for patients during procedures with Dr. Shumate.  Noelle attended assisting school at the Dental Auxiliary Training Academy in Fairfield, Ohio and she is a member of the ADAA.  She is a mother of four with a caring personality for patients.  She strives to help each patient feel relaxed and comfortable during their time at the office.


Amy, CDA
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant 

Amy is an expanded functions dental assistant at Whitehouse Family Dental.  She graduated from Stautzenberger College and Owens Community College in order to obtain her license to place dental fillings and sealants.  Amy is an experienced dental assistant, and she is gifted at making patients feel welcome and comfortable at the office.  Amy grew up in Bryan, Ohio and now resides in Lyons, Ohio.  She has three sons and has enjoyed supporting them with Evergreen wrestling and Fulton County 4-H events.  


Cathy
Bookkeeping 

Cathy helps keep our office organized with her skills in bookkeeping.  Cathy grew up in Smiths Station, Alabama, and she now resides in Moclova, Ohio.  In her spare time, Cathy uses her creativity and interior design skills to bring outdated furniture back to life through refurbishing.  Cathy and her husband are proud Auburn fans and are excited to support their daughter as an Auburn student.