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! 

Angie Sanderson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie graduated from the IPFW Dental Hygiene Program in 1992 and soon began working for Dr. Salkeld.  After taking time off to raise her family, she began working part time at Salkeld Family Dental in January in 2014.  Her favorite thing about working in the dental profession is building relationships with her patients.  Angie lives in Auburn with her husband, Todd, and sons, Cale and Reed.  She is an active member of her church and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Gullett

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa says a person's smile has always been the first thing she notices when meeting new people, so of course a career in the dental field was pursued.  She graduated from IPFW in 2002 with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  She has also gained her license in administering local anesthesia.  She has been a member of Dr Salkeld's staff since October 2017.  Lisa looks forward to welcoming new patients each day and creating lasting friendships with them through honest and sincere care.  One of her favorite parts of her job is explaining procedures in a way that is easy for patients to understand.  Lisa has been married for 32 years and has 2 sons, Seth and Josh.  She loves cooking, traveling, fitness and spending time with her family.

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!

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.

Elise Witte

Dental Assistant

Elise graduated from Ross Medical Educational Center with a certificate in dental assisting.  She furthered her dental education by taking an Expanded Functions course at IUPUI.  Elise has been in dentistry for 2 years and has enjoyed every aspect of her career.  Elise finds joy by spending her free time with her 5 year old daughter Aria.  Elise loves music, outdoor activities, good friends and shopping.  Elise has been with Dr Salkeld since April 2019 and has loved meeting all of the patients and is so pleased to be part of the family bond created by all of the staff.

Aubri Evans

Dental Assistant

Aubri graduated from Maumee Valley Dental Assisting Program.  She started her love for dentistry in Ohio, although she was born and raised in Michigan.  She currently resides in Fort Wayne and is loving every minute of it.  Aubri enjoys spending time with her husband Malychy and dog Finley.  She enjoys camping, family and fitness.  Aubri joined Dr Salkled's team in 2021 and loves connecting with patients and helping educate them with their dental needs.

Galo Echeverria

Dental Assistant

 He is originally from Ecuador and moved to the Fort Wayne area in 2015. Galo attended Snider High School and in 2018 decided to join the military where he got certified as a 91Fox. A couple years after his training, he decided to continue his education through Ross Medical Center for Dental Assisting. He enjoys playing guitar, reading, running and watching old movies. Galo spends most of his free time with his younger siblings and his Yorkie puppy, Mia.

Deana Asbury

Office Manager

Deana graduated from Jay County High School and continued her education at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.  She returned to Indiana to pursue her career in the medical billing and insurance processing field.  In 2004 she decided to make a change in her career to the dental profession.  She feels that a person’s smile can make such a difference in their lives.  Along with Dr Salkeld and the rest of the team helping to make those smiles shine and be the best they can be is very exciting.  Deana lives in Fort Wayne with her husband Austin and has a son Connor, a daughter Allie and a Goldendoodle Russ.   Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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 15 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.

Melanie McCutcheon

Business Assistant

Melanie graduated from Ross Medical in 2015 for Dental Assisting and has been in the dental field ever since.  She is originally from St Louis, Missouri and lived a short stint in Baltimore,  Maryland before arriving in Fort Wayne.  She loves everything about dentistry and enjoys building relationships with the patients.  In her free time Melanie enjoys traveling and spending time with her 2 adult daughters along with her Yorkie Dexter.