Meet the Doctor
Melanie White, DDS
Dr. White began her undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She subsequently did case management and counseling which taught her invaluable lessons about helping people in varying degrees of crisis; skills that years later would be directly applicable to dentistry. Before returning to school for graduate work, Dr. White took at job in Minneapolis at a dental office where she discovered her true calling. She quickly became fascinated by both the technical aspects of the discipline as well as the artistry. She also realized that dentistry was a field that could provide the same thing that had led her to study psychology: The opportunity to build relationships and help others.
After training and working as a clinical assistant, Dr. White was accepted to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since graduating she has worked for a broad range of practices, from large and small corporate offices to a federal facility. The experiences in these environments left her searching for a smaller practice where she could give care based more on individual needs than corporate formulas; where she could help people in a way that was best for them and not a production model. She found this, as well as a new home when she purchased Maple Grove Family Dental in 2006.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dr. White is proud to call both Evansville and Maple Grove Family Dental home. You’ll likely see her around town biking or running. She loves to cook and travel, especially to the tropics where she can strap on a SCUBA tank and explore the colorful reefs or a shipwreck. Perhaps most importantly though, after all of these years, she still loves dentistry: Still revels in its technical challenges, its subtle artistry, and the chance it gives her to build relationships and help others.