About Us

Elizabeth A. Kandel, DMD

Dr. Kandel is a local girl and she grew up closeby in Newburgh, Indiana. She attended the University of Evansville and graduated cum laude, then completed her DMD at the University of Louisville. Now that Dr. Kandel and her family are back at home in Evansville, she’s happy to provide her hometown with compassionate, friendly dental care.

When you’re at City Dentistry, you and your family will feel right at home because Dr. Kandel enjoys making personal connections and chatting with patients about their lives, families, jobs, and vacations.

You’ll feel like a friend when you’re in our office, and the team always does our best to make sure you have a positive experience.

W. Mark Standring, DDS

W. Mark Standring has served the Evansville community for over 27 years. His father, William “Papa Doc” Standring, began the practice in 1948 when it was known as Standring Dental. He attended the University of Evansville and graduated from Indiana University’s dental school.

Dr. Standring has a tradition of excellence with numerous awards and recognition throughout his career.

He is involved in the community, volunteering with organizations such as the Hadi Shriners and ECHO dental services. If you’re looking for a friendly dentist in Evansville, Dr. Strandring would love to meet you!

Leah Young, DMD

Dr. Young is a recent dental school graduate and the newest member of the City Dentistry team! She graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in May of 2018 and is excited to grow and learn as a dental professional through mentorship, continuing education, and service.

Through her various volunteer and leadership roles, Dr. Young has had the opportunity to work with children and even travel as far as Ecuador to provide patient care. Her experiences have shown her that providing patient-centered care and maintaining quality clinical expertise are of the utmost importance.

With experience in comprehensive treatment planning, clinical diagnosis, restorative procedures, like endodontics and prosthodontics, emergency care and periodontal treatment, she is ready to provide the patients of City Dentistry to quality care!

Our Caring, Friendly Team

Offering an Upbeat Approach to Dentistry

At City Dentistry, our team always does our best to ensure that your visit with us is positive. We like to get to know our patients and we take a genuine interest in your dental health and your life. When you’re in our office, we treat our patients like friends and family, so you'll always feel comfortable and respected whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory. Call us today to schedule an appointment and meet the team!


Dental Assistant

Ali is one of our dental assistants. If you haven’t met her but she looks familiar to you, it may be because she closely resembles her mom, our office manager Melisa. We really are a family business! Ali pays close attention to detail and takes care to make sure our patients are at ease with the procedures they are having done. She is kind-hearted and our patients find her easy to talk to. In her spare time, Ali likes working out and spending time with her dog, Boyd.


Office Manager

Melisa began working for Dr. William Standring right out of dental assisting school, and has been with us ever since! She has transitioned to her current role as office manager, but you may still see her helping the doctors in the back on some busy days. We like to keep her on her toes! Melisa and her husband Chris have 3 children. Melisa likes to read and crochet.


Front Desk Coordinator

Marla is our front-desk coordinator/ scheduler/ patient liaison…. She wears many hats! Marla always greets patients with a smile and answers their questions thoroughly. Marla has two daughters, 2 grandsons and one granddaughter. She and her husband Tim are active in their church and love to dance.



Robin is one of our dental hygienists. When many of our patients think of our practice, they think of Robin! She has worked with us for years and her patients are very important to her. She remembers everything and everyone, and provides very thorough cleanings. Outside of work Robin likes her pets, gardening and running.



Heidi is one of our dental hygienists. Heidi provides excellent dental cleanings and is great with all our patients, including kids. Heidi takes great care of her patients and is passionate about patient education. Heidi has a big heart and loves animals and spending time with her friends. She has three beautiful little girls who keep her busy!



Jill is one of our dental hygienists. She is passionate about dental hygiene, giving her patients the best care possible, and educating her patients on their dental health. She has a particular area of interest in treating and preventing periodontal disease. Jill has a son and a daughter, and enjoys St. Louis Cardinal baseball and Kentucky basketball.


Dental Assistant

Jetta is one of our dental assistants. If you have been a patient with us for very long at all, you most likely have had Jetta assisting one of the doctors during your procedure. She is passionate about dentistry and loves to educate patients on their dental health and treatment options. Jetta and her husband love to travel and listen to live music. She has a daughter who is currently an awesome college student.

Comforts and Amenities for a Relaxing Dental Visit

We want you to feel at ease and calm in our office, and that’s why we offer amenities to keep you and your little ones comfortable during your visit. Whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory, we provide patient comforts to make sure your experience with us is stress-free.

We have TVs in the lobby and the operatories, and our kids’ area is equipped with a playhouse to keep your child entertained while you wait for your appointment. Our headphones, pillows, and blankets will keep you cozy throughout treatment, and you’ll be well taken care of no matter what your dental health needs may be. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our warm, inviting office.

AT CITY DENTISTRY, Our Mission is Quality Care

At City Dentistry, we genuinely care about our patients and we are proud to provide compassionate, friendly dentistry for the Evansville community. Our goal is to be a resource for our patients when it comes to whole ­health dentistry and to empower you to make the best decisions for your dental health. We care about your overall health, not just your mouth, and we take a holistic approach to dentistry because we want you to be happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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