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Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Sisson Family Dentistry the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Pendleton.

James A Sisson, D.D.S.

Dr. Sisson earned a Bachelors in Chemistry from Indiana University before attending Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received his DDS degree. After graduation, Dr. Sisson worked as a general and emergency dentist in Indianapolis, Knightstown, & Anderson before opening his private dental practice in Pendleton in 2005. Dr. Sisson and his wife – Ambre – have lived in Pendleton & Markleville since 2001 and have three children – Tyler, Elayna and Cayden. Dr. Sisson is a big supporter of the local community – including Outfitters and East Elementary’s All Pro Dad Breakfasts. He enjoys all things Disney and is a huge fan of the Colts & Cowboys.

Lori Adams – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Lori has 16 years of experience as an Expanded dental assistant. She graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelors Biology in 2001. Lori has been a team member of Sisson Family Dentistry since August 2011. She resides in Pendleton with her husband – Bryan – and her three children – Emma, Brennen & Jake.

April Ray – Hygienist

April graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with a Dental Hygiene degree. She joined our team in September 2011, but has had the privilege of working in her hometown, Pendleton, for over 25 years. April and her husband – Bub – have 3 sons – Kaleb, Austin & Carter. They all enjoy family time at the lake as well as family vacations. April takes great pride in educating her patients as well as providing them the highest quality of care in a thorough, but gentle & comfortable manner.


Melissa has been in the dental field for over 30 years – with both front office & chair side experience after studying at Indiana Wesleyan. As an Office Manager, Melissa is diligent with front desk administration and loves to build a good rapport with our patients. She has 3 children and resides in Fishers. In her spare time, she enjoys helping people buy, sell, or build their new home.


Amy began working in the dental field in 1996 as a dental assistant – before deciding to follow her passion of becoming a dental hygienist. She obtained her Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from IU School Dentistry in 2009 and completed her Bachelor degree in 2017. Amy also became licensed to give local anesthetic in 2014. Amy joined Sisson Family Dentistry in May of 2020. She and her husband, AJ, reside in Lapel, along with their daughter, Delaney. She enjoys traveling and attending all of her daughter’s activities.


Kim started her career as Front Office in 2000 as she studied to become a Hygienist. She earned her Dental Hygiene license in 2004 from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She has filled in as a substitute Hygienist here since 2015 before joining us full-time in February 2023. Kim resides in Anderson with her 3 children – Tripp, Finley, & Silas with bonus daughter Lucy – and their 3 Boxers – Boden, Trigger, & Tater. Kim loves boating, reading and traveling in her spare time.