Shelly M. Galvin, DDS

Dr. Shelly Galvin graduated from the University of Missouri–Kansas City in 1990, and has been practicing in the area for the last 15 years. Each month she continues to learn more about the newest dentistry procedures to better meet the needs of her patients. Dr. Galvin also spent three years in the Navy stationed in Okinawa, Japan. In addition to her three kids, Dr. Galvin has three dogs and an Amazon parrot. When Dr. Galvin is not at Westwood Dental, she enjoys RV camping, volleyball, and cooking

 


Hemali Vin, DDS

Dr. Hemali Vin graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. She is passionate about the intersection between medicine and dentistry. Following dental school, she completed a 2-year general practice residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC to care for medically complex and special needs individuals in the hospital setting. After training, she accepted a position as the attending hospital dentist on staff at Baylor Scott and White Hospital for two years, prior to moving to Kansas City with her fiance. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, dancing, and exploring Kansas City.


Meet Our Team

We love our dental team at Westwood Dental! They are always smiling and energetic, making patients feel at home and at ease with their treatments. They are here to schedule appointments and take care of any questions or concerns you have. We hope you will choose Dr. Shelly Galvin for all your dental care needs today!


Jenny – Office Manager

Jenny has been with our team since 2000, and she is a wonderful office manager! She is dedicated to her team and her patients, and she loves working in a practice where the patients are the top priority, and where there is great teamwork and dedication. Jenny strives for excellence in every aspect of her job, and she helps keep everything running smoothly. Jenny has three children: two boys and one girl. In her free time, she loves to garden and landscape, travel, and spend time with her family.

 



Cindy – Human Resource Manager

Cindy joined us in Aug 2016 as our front office coordinator and has since moved into our Human resource manager position, Cindy helps patients feel like they are #1! She tries to go above and beyond the normal coordinator duties because she enjoys helping patients, and she wants them to know that she is there to help satisfy their dental needs. Cindy has been married to her husband, Ben, for 21 years, and they have two daughters and one son. They also have two dogs and two cats. In her free time, Cindy loves watching her son play sports, listening to her daughter sing, and traveling to Arkansas to visit her daughters in college.

 


Kallie – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kallie has been a part of our dental team since 2007, after she graduated from UMKC in 2006. She is licensed to practice dental hygiene in both Kansas and Missouri. Kallie loves working at Westwood Dental! She loves being able to see her great patients when they come in for their routine appointments. Over the years, Kallie has developed a great and trusting relationship with her patients, and she cares strongly for their overall health. After a patient comes in for their visit, Kallie likes to follow up with them from time to time and check in on them. Kallie is happily married and has a son who is three and a half.

 


Amy L. – Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy graduated from the school of dental hygiene at JCCC in 1996, and she joined our team in March 2017. She loves working at Westwood Dental because of the quality of the overall product and experience that we offer to our patients. For Amy, Westwood Dental is the first dental practice she has been where the dental hygiene department is top notch and professional, and where everyone is done as it should be. As a dental hygienist, Amy strives to provide her patients with sensitive, gentle care, especially for those who have dental phobias. She also shows children that being at the dentist does not have to be a negative experience. Amy has been married to her husband, Jason, for 20 years, and they have a 14-year-old son name Jayce. When she is not working, Amy loves making something out of nothing! She considers herself to be a repurposer and bargain shopper. Amy also loves to live her life to follow the quote, “Life is short…make it sweet!”

 


image coming soon Libby – Registered Dental Hygienist

Libby graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from UMKC in 2015, and joined our team in February 2018. She enjoys the patient-centered focus of our practice and our commitment to give our patients the best care possible, and loves building a rapport with her patients so that they feel comfortable and so that she can effectively help them improve their oral health.Libby comes from a large family of nine children, and has three wonderful nieces and one wonderful nephew. Outside of the office she enjoys reading, hiking, volunteering with her church, rock climbing and cheering on the Royals.


Suzy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Suzy loves building a patient rapport with both adults and children. She enjoys talking to patients and hearing their stories. She is very much a people person.

She is passionate about being outside and active. She is heavily involved in advocating for the foster community. Enjoys sporting events, party planning, and spending her free time with her pups, Lemmon and Lokai. Proud mama of two very funny active toddlers and the definition of the “Cool” aunt to 12 nieces & nephews.


Samantha “Sam” – Registered Dental Hygienist

She likes getting to know and establish trust with patients. Giving her best to every patient that sits in her chair.

She graduated from Wichita State in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with a minor in Psychology. Her hometown is Hillsboro, KS. She moved to the KC area in 2016 with her husband Bret and she loves it! She loved watching tv shows/movies and traveling with her husband and friends.


Rebecca “Becca” – Registered Dental Hygienist

Becca joined our team at Westwood Dental in 2016. Sheloves helping patients improve oral health for life!

She enjoys baking, exercise, spending time with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She loves riding horses and photography as well.


Stephanie – Hygiene Coordinator

Stephanie joined our team at Westwood Dental in 2016. She lives her co-workers, the patients, and Dr. Galvin.

She loves cooking and baking. In the summer she likes to fish, garden and camping. On the weekends, she enjoys bartending as a side gig.


Tara – Hygiene Coordinator

Tara joined our team at Westwood Dental in 2018. She loves to get to know the patients and building bonds and trust with them. She is a 100% people person.

She loves being around friends. She enjoys going to concerts, seeing live music, watching the chiefs, and doing a good Netflix binge. She also loved spending time with her Chihuahua Luna Louise!


Chelsea – Treatment Coordinator

Chelsea joined our team at Westwood Dental in 2010 after she graduated from the Concorde Career College dental assisting program in 2009. As a dental assistant, Chelsea feels that she has a strong bond with her patients. She strives to make each patient feel comfortable from the time they sit in the dental chair until they leave our office. Chelsea considers her patients and co-workers as her second family. She loves the closeness between all of her co-workers and her awesome patients. Chelsea married her husband, Chris, in 2015, and they had their first baby, a little girl, in July 2016


Cari – Dental Assistant

Cari joined our team at Westwood Dental in January 2022. She has worked in the field for the last 13 years. She loved the creative aspect when doing cosmetic dentistry, however she also loves educating patients on all things dental. The wonderful dentists and coworkers are lovely to work with on a daily basis and have become family over the years.

She is also a sales consultant for a flooring company and bartent part time. She loves to travel especially overseas to visit her boyfriend and family every couple of months.


Shanae – Treatment Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon!