At Crestwood Dental Group, our mission is to build a legacy of compassionate, quality care that exceeds patient expectations and to create an environment that our employee family can thrive in. We like to say that behind every great smile, is a team to make it happen. Meet ours below:

Dr. James Wenninger

Dr. Wenninger has an extensive background in dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 1989, he did a one-year residency in U of L’s General Practice Residency program. Since graduating, he has been instructing at U of L’s GPR program and is an alumnus of the Las Vegas Institute. Each year he attends and completes numerous education programs to ensure he is up to date in all the latest technology and techniques. When not perfecting your smile, Dr. Wenninger enjoys taking care of his small farm.


DR. kevin Porres

A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Dr. Porres has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Marshall University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. He further enhanced his career by completing a two-year General Practice Residency at U of L, where he met Dr. Wenninger. Dr. Porres is actively continuing education courses and seminars involving all aspects of dentistry to satisfy his passion for dentistry.

In the last four years, Dr. Porres practiced dentistry in Los Angeles, California, where he also did part of his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. Having recently moved from Santa Monica to Louisville, Dr. Porres is happy to be back in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, running, traveling, dining out and spending time with his family. His passion is to help patients achieve their best oral health to maintain a beautiful smile. Creating and restoring beautiful smiles, whether it be a cleaning or a full-mouth reconstruction, is particularly rewarding. Making patients happy is his true satisfaction!





If the comfort, appearance, or function of your teeth have been ongoing dental issues for you, a prosthodontist can help improve your smile and overall oral health.
If the comfort, appearance, or function of your teeth have been ongoing dental issues for you, a prosthodontist can help improve your smile and overall oral health.

A prosthodontist is a recognized expert when teeth need to be replaced. This can range from a single tooth to all teeth, with special consideration to gum health and the integrity of the jaw.



Tish graduated from University of Louisville School of Dental Hygiene in 2003. She has been a part of the Crestwood Dental Group Team for 14 years. In her free time she loves spending time with her friends and family and especially adores being a Grandma. She treasures vacations to her happy place the beach.



Joanna received her dental hygiene degree from University of Louisville School of Dental Hygiene in 2000. She has been a part of the Crestwood Dental Group Team since 2007. Originally, from New York, she pursued her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer in Atlanta, GA. She moved to Louisville in 1996 to attend the University of Louisville and embark on her new career. She and her husband have raised their two beautiful daughters right here in Crestwood, KY, In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family, camping, hiking and boating



Nicole, a Canada native, has lived in Crestwood for 17 years. In 2011, she started as an extern at Crestwood Dental Group, and because she is so amazing she was hired as a full time EDDA. She enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, reading, hiking and outdoor activities.



In 2012, she joined Crestwood Dental Group. Terri is one of the first people you meet as you enter our office. Her father’s commitment to the US Army, and also a Vietnam Veteran, inspired her to follow her dreams of joining the United States Air Force as a nurse. Terri, a retired 20 year Air Force nurse, was born in Louisville, and had the opportunity to travel much of the United States and during her teenage years she lived in Germany. Her travels landed her in Wise, ND where she met James Wenninger. She loves greeting and getting to know our patients and loves being a part of the Crestwood community.



Madison was born and raised in Washington State and moved to Indiana in 2013. She graduated from ATA college November 2019 and we were fortunate enough to have her complete her externship here at Crestwood Dental Group. She is now one of our valued dental assistants . In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog Beau and spending time with her friends and family.



Cindy was born and raised in Louisville and moved to Crestwood in 2006 with her husband and son.  She is a graduate of University of Louisville and brings years of office experience to her role as our Receptionist.  She enjoys fishing, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.



Emily competed her EDDA through Medquest college in February. She finished her Externship  with us and we are  pleased to have her join our team as a dental assistant. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her two sons as well as learning different make-up looks. In the future Emily would like to further her career in the dental field by becoming a Dentist herself.



Ruth moved here from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She came to work for us after retiring from Oldham Co. Schools and looking for something to do in health care.  Her interests include her two sons and two step daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren 29 and 9 years old.  She is active in her church and loves working around her home with her husband of 42 years.  



Ashley has a Bachelors of Science from Kentucky State University and attended ATA college for Dental Assisting. She has a passion for dentistry and loves taking care of our patients and helping them achieve a healthy smile. In her spare time, she enjoys candle making and spending time with family.