Hello and howdy! I’ll make this short and sweet. When looking for a dental home for your children, I think you care more about, my philosophy to dental care, and me as a person than my list of educational accomplishments. I’ll suffice it to say I went to good schools, got good grades, and was always “that girl” in class! If you want to know more, check out the wall of framed things in my office, or let’s talk about it in person.
Now for the stuff that you probably really care about! I will always be your child’s advocate for good oral health, and am prepared to overcome any obstacles that could prevent that. I like to think that there is a big bubble around my office with no judgement or parental guilt allowed. After all, we are all working towards the same goal, your child’s optimal oral health. At the Kids’ Dentist, we truly love young people of all ages and know that they are more than just “little adults.” In fact, I am so passionate about my work that even after over 30 years of practicing pediatric dentistry, I still jump out of bed every morning eager to get to my office.
I chose to build my life here in central Indiana because I think that Midwest cornfields are a thing of true beauty. It has always been important to me to support the same businesses, schools, and charities that touch all of our lives. I am well known by my patients for wearing fun or sparkly shoes…be sure to check out my feet each time you see me! I decided I would rather marry a man with a heart of gold than buns of steel, and have been happily married for over 20 years. (That’s a compliment, Brian!) I raised my two kids here in Crawfordsville, and in retrospect I’m glad that I didn’t let anyone strangle them as teenagers because I now know that grandkids are the best reward ever! And maybe most importantly, I know that Tooth Fairy really exists!!!
Hi, I'm Dr. Dan! I was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis. Many of my favorite childhood hobbies and characteristics still ring true today as a husband, dad and dentist. Growing up it was an almost guarantee that you would see me out racing through the neighborhood on my bike or running down the street in my cowboy boots! Now, and a little more in tune with my sense of fashion, it is likely that you will see me on bike rides or out walking with my wife, Adara, my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Austen, and our Labrador, Ace. Parents often tell me that my outgoing (some say loud), light hearted, funny personality allow me to connect and really exercise my inner kid at heart.
I received my undergraduate degree from Wabash College with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2013. While at Wabash, I was a starting member of the football team until suffering a career ending injury. This injury, along with several service trips to Central America and Africa lead me to shadow at The Kids' Dentist, and ultimately pursue a career in dentistry. Prior to entering dental school, I earned a Masters of Science degree from IUPUI in 2014. My wife, Adara, and I then moved to Boston for four years while I completed dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While in Boston, we took advantage of all that New England had to offer including food, hiking and skiing. Before returning home to Indianapolis, we were blessed with a beautiful, healthy, red-headed daughter we named Austen. Upon returning to the Midwest, I completed an intensive two year pediatric training program at Riley Hospital for Children, where I earned a Masters of Science in Dentistry degree. During my time at the hospital I had the privilege of treating countless children, both healthy and those with several medical comorbidities.
I am board-eligible for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in the fall of 2022 after recently passing my written boards. I am also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Indiana Dental Association.
I am extremely excited to be able to come full circle and offer dental care at The Kids' Dentist alongside Dr. Terri Winn, the place where I ultimately decided to become a dentist while at Wabash. I look forward to meeting you and your kiddos and want to commend you on making the best decision for your child's dental health by visiting The Kids' Dentist!
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