Meet The Staff

Jana Apel, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jana was born and raised in Louisville, KY and graduated from the University of Louisville Hygiene Program. Jana has practiced as a dental hygienist for over 36 years and has worked at Distler Family Dentistry for 23 years. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, Jana was a dental assistant. Outside of the office, Jana enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading a new novel and her pets.

Kimberly Butler, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kimberly moved to Louisville from Bowling Green, KY approximately three years ago. She has extensive experience in the dental hygiene field practicing for over 20 years at a variety of dental and dental specialist offices. She obtained her dental hygiene degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her daughter currently attends University of Kentucky. Kimberly and her husband enjoy traveling, college football, and trying out new restaurants in the Highlands

Jessica Blanton, ;Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica is from Louisville, KY and graduated from University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program. She has been practicing dental hygiene for almost 20 years and has been a great recent addition to our practice. While not treating patients, Jessica loves traveling, kayaking, crocheting, and gardening. She is happily married; and, she has one son and one daughter. Her family also enjoys spending time with their two beloved dogs.

Dawn Weihe, Office Administrator

Dawn was born and raised in Louisville, KY, graduating from Assumption High School and then Bellarmine University. Prior to starting at Distler Family Dentistry, Dawn worked in the medical field in insurance, coding, and patient advocacy. While away from the office, she enjoys helping her children live their best lives; supporting their activities through UofL, Assumption, and Saint Xavier. Dawn is happily married, Stephen, and has three children.

Dana Kelley, Treatment Coordinator/Insurance Specialist

Dana is originally from Louisville, KY and went to ATA and the University of Louisville. She brings a wealth of dental knowledge to our practice, including: office managerial experience, dental insurance specialist, and financial coordinator. She has over 14 years of experience in the dental field. While not at the office, Dana enjoys live music, traveling and spending time with her two dogs and husband, John. She also has a daughter who is a nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Cassidy Arnold, Dental Assistant

Cassidy moved to Louisville, KY from Lexington, KY. She has been at Distler Family Dentistry since 2019 and has served in the Kentucky National Guard for 4.5 years as a dental assistant. She graduated from Lexington Catholic High School, has her Associates from JCTC, and will be attending dental hygiene school in the future. Outside of the office, Cassidy enjoys playing intramural sports, volleyball and softball. She has two dogs, Molly and Jewels. She also volunteers at a local dental clinic, providing free dental care to at-risk populations.

Kristen Kiser, Dental Assistant

Kristen is originally from Estacada, Oregon. She first started at our practice as MedQuest College dental assistant intern. She made such an impression we decided to make her part of our team as an EDDA and dental assistant. Kristen has two beloved cats, Aurora and Nova. She enjoys rock climbing at Climb NuLu, camping at Red River Gorge, and hiking local trails.