City Dentistry has a tradition of excellence through multiple generations in our community. Originally Standring Dental, it started with William “Papa Doc” Standring in 1948, who began the practice across the street from their current location at the Permanent Federal Building. Dr. W. Mark Standring, William’s son, took over the practice in 1977. Dr. Elizabeth Kandel took over primary leadership of the practice in 2015.

With multiple awards and recognition, City Dentistry has served the Evansville community for many years and looks to continue that tradition for many years to come.

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Raised in Newburgh, Elizabeth Kandel attended the University of Evansville, where she received her degree in Psychology and Biology. She received her D.M.D. from the University of Louisville and moved back to the tri-state area in 2012. She has since partnered with Dr. Standring to form City Dentistry.

Elizabeth is also actively involved with her family, church, and community.

In 2015, Elizabeth took over primary leadership of City Dentistry from Dr. Standring.


W. Mark Standring has served the Evansville community for over 27 years. His father William “Papa Doc” Standring began the practice, then known as Standring Dental, in 1948. 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.


City Dentistry’s team has an inviting mix of experienced professionals and energetic new members. Many team members have served in our practice for over 10 years, bringing a combination of strong relational ties with patients and high degrees of excellence.

Their experience offers you peace of mind knowing you’re working with skilled and knowledgable professionals.




Amy is one of our hygienists. She has worked with our office for many years, and has slowed down to part-time. Amy has many loyal patients that she has treated and developed relationships with over the years. Amy and her husband Pat have three daughters and 9 grandchildren. 


Heidi is one of our dental hygienists. Heidi provides excellent dental cleanings and comes to our office with a lot of experience, particularly with kids. Heidi takes great care of her patients. She and her husband, Noah, have 3 little girls. 


Jetta is our lead dental assistant. 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 will be getting married this summer, and has a daughter.   


Jill is one of our dental hygienists. She has worked in our office for years and 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 and her husband Chris have a son and a daughter, and enjoy Cardinals baseball and Kentucky basketball.    


Karlinda is the newest member of our team, and we are so glad to have her! She is a dental assistant, and helps the doctors provide excellent care during dental procedures. Karlinda loves learning about all aspects of dentistry. She grew up out of the country with her missionary family, and will be getting married this fall. 


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


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.  


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 many 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, NASCAR racing, and country music.