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 Meet The Team


The Doctors:

Dr. John W. Sawin, D.D.S.

Dr. Sawin has been a life-long resident of Columbus. He graduated from Columbus High School, then went on to study at Indiana University and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with his DDS in 1965.

Dr. Sawin is the founder of Sandcrest Dental and started the practice in 1965 when the practice location was at 2600 Sandcrest Blvd. When his daughter Dr. Susan Sawin and Dr. Rob Johnson returned to Columbus in 1994, the practice moved to its current location at 2525 Sandcrest Blvd.

Dr. Sawin proudly notes that the practice has flourished under the managerial guidance of his wife Nancy Sawin, allowing it to grow to its present staff size.

"The emphasis of preventing disease and early intervention has been continued and improved over time... with stress placed on helping patients learn how to stay well!"

Dr. Susan Sawin, D.D.S. 

Dr. Susan Sawin, or as she is known in the practice, Dr. Susie, graduated from IU School of Dentistry in 1989. After graduation, she worked for the US Public Health Services on the Navaho Reservation for three years, before coming home to Columbus to practice with her father.

Dr. Susie's husband, David Kadlec, is an artist and environmental activist. She lives with David and her two sons in rural Bartholomew County in an energy-efficient home. 


Dr. Luciana Kano-Wilson, D.D.S.

Dr. Luciana Kano-Wilson, or as she is known in the practice, Dr. "Luc", is glad to have returned to Columbus! After graduating from Columbus North HS in 2001, she went to Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she studied Biology and received her undergraduate BS degree in 2005. She attended dental school and received her DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2009.

Dr. Luc and her husband Reuben moved back to Columbus in 2009, have two daughters, eldest daughter Kiyomi and youngest daughter Mitsumi, and middle son, Taisuke. She is fluent in Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese. She enjoys baking, reading, and biking.

Dr. Luc is an active member with the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and South Central Dental Society.


Dr. Uma Arunkumar, D.M.D.

 Dr. Uma Arunkumar, or as she is knowin in the practice, Dr. Uma, comes to us with truly a world of experience. Her dental education was done at the Nair Hospital Dental College in Mumbai, India. After 3 years of dental practice in India, Dr. Uma and her husband Arun moved to the US. Dr. Uma completed her American doctorate from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2006. 

After graduation from Boston University, Dr. Uma practiced dentistry in Seymour, IN at the Jackson County Community Health Center for 3 years. Work then took Dr. Uma and her family to Cookeville, TN, and Dr. Uma worked in a private practice for 5 years until work again moved the family, this time to Brazil. For her year and a half in Brazil, Dr. Uma took time to volunteer with dental and community organizations and spend time with her daughter Anika. 

In addition to her broad dental experience and expertise, Dr. Uma is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, and Portuguese. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and reading.


The Hygienists:


Kelly Mount, R.D.H.

Kelly graduated from Connersville High School in 2005. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and joined the Sandcrest Dental team in 2009. Kelly has two cats and a dog.

Jennie Campbell, R.D.H.

Jennie graduated from Jennings Co. High School in 1991 and Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1994. She has been a member of the Sandcrest Dental family since 1995. Jennie and her husband, Brad, live with their wonderful children: Jacob, Katie, Isaiah, Emma and Laura.

Jackie Bedel, R.D.H.

Jackie graduated from Bloomington High School North in 2000. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2005. She has been a member of the Sandcrest Dental family since 2008.Jackie and her husband, Matt, have two beautiful daughters: Kaylynn and Jayla. 


The Assistants:



Bev - Bev began assisting with Dr. Sawin in 1968, and while the practice has grown considerably, she continues to enjoy working in the dental field at our office. She and her husband, Tom, enjoy spending time in the outdoors. They have a daughter and a son, and five grandchildren.

Jennifer - Jennifer has 15 years of experience as a general chairside dental assistant as well as her experience in assisting in an orthodontic office. Jennifer has been married to her husband Scot since 2003 and have one son, Jonah, who was born in 2006. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica - Jessica joined the Sandcrest Dental team in January of 2011 and has been a dental assistant since 2007. Jessica is originally from the state of Washington. She and her husband have two daughters.

Rose - Rose joined the Sandcrest Dental team in April of 2012, and received her dental assisting education at Indiana Dental Academy. She has 22 years of great experience working with special needs children/students in the schools of the state of Indiana. She and her husband enjoy the outdoors, and motorcycle riding, and she also enjoys crafting and sewing.





2525 Sandcrest Blvd
Columbus, IN 47203