Kari is from Portage, Indiana and pursued her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2012. She’s been working with Dr. Southard at Pendleton Family Dentistry since 2016. Kari enjoys dental hygiene because it allows her the opportunity to develop personal relationships with her patients. She is passionate about dental hygiene education and takes the opportunity at every appointment to address any concerns a patient may have.

Outside of Pendleton Family Dentistry, Kari enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She loves being an aunt to her niece and nephew. She’s an enthusiast for Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs and the Bears. Kari also spends her time running, participating in fitness races like the Indianapolis Mini Marathon and Spartan Race.


What Our Patients are Saying

"Dr. Southard was so nice, and took her time with me. Staff was very friendly, office was very nice and clean. I will recommend Pendleton Family Dentistry to everybody!"

-Jamie H.

"Everyone at Pendleton Family Dentistry was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The office was clean, and my new patient exam was very quick and painless. It was a great experience."

-Kenzie H.

"The staff was friendly and efficient, and Dr. Southard was polite and professional. Their streamlined process made making an appointment so easy. So glad I found a great place for my dental needs! "

-Jessica B.