Charles E. Crowl, DDS, FADIA
Dr. Charles Crowl grew up needing a lot of dental work, which made him anxious to visit the dentist as a child. But that all changed when he was 13 years old and preparing to receive braces. His orthodontist referred him to a dentist to have 2 teeth removed. This dentist was kind and gentle, talked him through the whole process, and showed him that dental care didn’t need to be painful. This positive experience unconsciously shaped Dr. Crowl’s career path and makes him strive to be the dentist that changes the way patients think about receiving dental care.
He achieves this by creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for his patients, empowering them to feel more confident about their smiles, and treating each person who walks through our doors like an individual instead of a number. Dr. Crowl focuses on helping people rebuild their confidence and smiles using today’s most advanced technologies.
He attended college at Michigan State University, and was accepted into an early enrollment program at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry. After practicing in the Chicago area for 30 years, Dr. Crowl and his family moved to Louisville in 2017 to be closer to family. Since graduation, he’s continued his education through courses that focus on cosmetic dental procedures, dental implant surgery and orthodontics.
Volunteering and travel are important to Dr. Crowl. He’s travelled locally and internationally, and he takes opportunities to combine those loves with his passion for dentistry through dental mission trips when he can. He wants to remind patients, near and far, that dentists can be kind and compassionate, and his commitment to his patients relies on trusting that he will always keep their best interests at heart.
Heidi West, DMD
Dr. West is from Arkansas where she attended the University of Arkansas to earn her Bachelors of Science in Biology with honors. She then moved to Kentucky to study dentistry at University of Louisville School of Dentistry where she graduated with honors and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. West is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Facial Esthetics, the Kentucky Dentistry Association, and an elected member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She is certified to administer botox and dermal fillers for TMJ/D pain therapy and esthetics. The aesthetic nature of dentistry and precise attention to detail are the things she loves most about the field. She wants to make sure patient care is centered around efficiency and comfort.
When Dr. West is away from the office, she enjoys many outdoor activities like pickleball, golf, and paddle boarding. She has two sphynx cats, Charcoal and Honey, that love to cuddle and watch her play video games. When time allows, she loves to travel with friends and family seeing many places around the world. Japan has been her favorite vacation spot thus far!
Danielle Pickinpaugh, DMD
A native born Kentuckian from Simpsonville, Dr. P. is happy to be back in the Louisville area close to her dear family. Before graduating dental school with a DMD from the University of Kentucky, Dr. P received a PhD in Physiology with a focus on orofacial pain.
Although Dr. P loves all parts of dentistry, she discovered her passion for helping patients to overcome orofacial pain after a loved one was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Her unique clinical background and postgraduate training study enables her to evaluate and treat problems causing orofacial pain, which is where she finds the most reward in her career. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Kentucky Dental Association, and American Association of Dental Office Management. She is certified in Botox injections for esthetics and pain therapy, Dermal fillers, full mouth rehabilitation, veneers, and temporomandibular joint therapy. When she is out of the office, Dr. P. enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, attending church, and serving in the local area. She and her husband, Derek, are blessed to have a beautiful three-year-old daughter, Reagan and new baby boy due in June! You might also find her on the course enjoying a round of golf or playing with her fur baby, Dodge.