Our team is dedicated to ensure your visit with our office exceeds your expectations. We hope to provide clarity for the treatment you are seeking in a comfortable, approachable manner. We are dedicated to making sure you have a positive experience while visiting our office. We appreciate the anxiety associated with many dental visits and work to earn your trust as your dental health professional. Our team delivers personalized care and service in a comfortable atmosphere.
You should know that we are a team of highly trained and skilled dental clinicians. We regularly attend continuing education courses and utilize the latest in dental technology. Our office also is involved on many different levels with various professional dental associations. We conduct and host continuing education seminars at our office for other dentist, hygienist and staff members.
As the Communications Coordinator Allie creates and executes the practice's marketing strategy. She handles everything from patient and office events, communications with referring offices and managaing social media pages. She also works to coordinate and plan the Circle City City Forum.
For Allie, who holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations and Journalism, the dental industry isn't where she expected to end up. "I didn't even think about working in the dental industry originally," she admits, laughing. "Still, it turned out to be a perfect fit — between the job, the team, and the patients, I love everything about working here."
Allie's job has become a passion — she says there's nothing better than being able to create something that is both valuable and appreciated. "The best part has to be planning the events. One of the first projects I worked on was a Kick-Off event for the Circle City Hygiene Study Club. When it was all over, we got amazing feedback. I love knowing that I helped the team put on a great event that other offices really enjoyed!"
As dental hygienist and implant coordinator, Amy's duties include doing new patient exams, assisting in surgeries, and coordinating implant pre- and post-operative care. "I love working with all different kinds of patients," she confides, adding "Getting to help them feel comfortable at the dentist and confident with their smiles is my goal!"
A Peru, IN, native, Amy now lives in Noblesville. She holds an Associates in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelors in Public Relations, and is certified in local anesthesia. "People think the dentist's office is scary, but it doesn't have to be that way," she says. "I always loved going to the dentist!"
When she is off duty, Amy enjoys hanging out with her husband, Zak, and 2 year old son, Max and new baby daughter, Ari. "We like just hanging out in beautiful weather," Amy says. "It's all about family time!"
Dental Office Assistant Brigid Clarke views her role at Indy Implants as "team support". She ensures that all equipment and supplies are available, inventory is ordered, and the team has what they need to make the day a success.
Born in New York City and raised in Indianapolis, Brigid attended Ball State University to study Art History and Studio Art before switching gears and entering the world of veterinary medicine, where she spent a happy 20 years as a Veterinary Technician in emergency medicine and surgery before deciding a change was in order and pursuing her BSN/RN. She joined the American Dental Network in 2007 as a Business Office Assistant at Children's Dental Center, and in 2015, moved into her current position at the Implant Dentistry and Periodontics office.
"Working with such a great team and for such a great boss who honestly and genuinely thanks us at the end of each day makes coming to work rewarding," says Brigid, adding that the whole team works together to give each patient customized care. "When I joined this practice, I was a bit surprised that Implant Dentistry and Periodontics met every morning to discuss each case scheduled for the day. We review the patient plan together so we are all on the same page and familiar with each patient. That's what makes this practice so special!"
When she's not backing up the team at Indy Implants, Brigid is spoiling her 9 nieces and nephews and working within her parish to keep her community members healthy. She enjoys spending time outdoors; at the pool, gardening, camping, grilling out, going to Indians baseball games, and riding horses. If she could, she says she would travel and tour wherever she was on horseback.
Bridgette says the best part about her job as a dental hygienist in a periodontal practice is being able to utilize all her skills. "I love the fact that Dr. Michael is willing and eager to teach us if we have questions," she says. Bridgette assists by doing comprehensive exams, taking radiographs, prepping patients and assisting with IV sedation when needed as well as helping with post-operative care.
A graduate of IU South Bend's dental hygiene program, Bridgette is also licensed in local anesthesia administration and pain management. She grew up in the small community of New Carlisle, IN, moved to the Indianapolis area in 2002, and currently resides in Greenwood.
When she's not helping patients through periodontal treatment, Bridgette can be found with family and friends — hanging out at the barn with her daughter or getting dinner with her husband. Bridgette is also an accomplished dressage rider, with several National competitions under her belt.
As a licensed Dental Hygienist, Elana says the best part of her job is knowing she is helping to create great smiles every day. Elana's grandmother had oral cancer, and Elana says that that in part guided her to the field of oral health. "I knew from an early age that education was a large part of what I wanted to do with my life," she says. "Being a hygienist brings the worlds of education and dentistry together."
Elana is an Indianapolis, IN native, holds a, Associates of Applied Medicine in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelors with Math and Science concentration. She keeps up with continuing education on the Circle City Hygiene forum.
When she isn't at work, Elana enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and her kitten at home, or training for her other life as a half marathon runner. "Testing my body's mental and physical strength is challenging, but so rewarding!"
Hygienist and team coordinator Jaimie says that maximizing efficiency is her main task, so she works closely with both the clinical team and the administrative side of the practice to keeps things running smoothly. Her many duties include employee acquisition and terminations, OSHA compliance, and practice marketing.
Jaimie grew up and completed her education in Lafayette, and now lives in Fishers, Indiana. “I love it here,” she says. “My job as coordinator lets me work with both my team and the patients. I think I was always meant to do this job, and wish I’d gotten into the field many years ago.” Jaimie has an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene, and has invested many hours in continuing education.
When she isn’t fine tuning the practice wheels, Jaimie hangs out with her husband Ted, the couple’s two daughters, Jordan and Alivia, and the family pet, an English bulldog named Snickers. "Jordan cheers, and Alivia plays basketball and is a gymnast,” Jaimie says. “Ted and I are always in the bleachers cheering them on! At the end of the day, it’s about family."
As a surgical assistant, Jan's favorite tasks revolve around helping Dr. Edwards in surgery. She also helps with inventory, instrument sterilization, new patient exams, team training, and correspondence with referring offices.
A lifelong Indiana resident, Jan grew up in Ingalls, IN, where her father, brother, and identical twin sister still reside. She graduated from Aristotle College and worked in general dentistry for 7 years before coming into contact with a forward thinking dentist encouraged her interest in dental implants and surgery. Jan later graduated from Midwest Implant Institute's Surgical Assisting Program and received her Phlebotomy certificate from Ivy Tech; she also holds Massage Therapy Certification.
When she's not helping her patients achieve perfect smiles, Jan is usually spending time with friends and family, including her three beautiful daughters. The family is heavily involved in charity work; Jan's husband is on the board of Damar, and they also support Safe Families of Indiana.
Dental hygienist Nicole's job means she tracks patients through every phase of each visit — from information collecting at their initial exam and explaining potential treatment options, through providing anesthesia before any necessary surgical treatment, to working with them during their post-operative care.
A native of Olivet, MI, Nicole moved to Fishers, IN, after her graduation. She holds an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelors of Biomedical Science, and is licensed in both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. "I love having a positive impact on people's lives," she says, adding "There's a reason a large part of my job is geared towards making patients comfortable!"
When she's not easing patient anxiety and discomfort, Nicole is at home relaxing with her two rescued "fur babies", hitting up the local cider mill on Saturday morning for fresh pumpkin donuts and cider, or watching football from the comfort of her couch. Nicole supports the ADA, Mission of Mercy, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the ASPCA.
For Chief Operating Officer Veronica, every day is different. "I travel between locations, dealing with whatever may come up on any given day," she says. That can vary a lot, since Veronica is ultimately responsible for marketing, compliance, recruiting, patient care, coaching, and strategy.
Veronica was born and raised in Moline, Illinois but relocated to Indianapolis 13 years ago. A biology major in college, she says she always had a keen interest in anatomy, physiology, and business. She started working at a local dentist's office when she was only 15, and then took some years off after getting married before returning to the industry.
"My husband, Chris, was a professional baseball player, and we had twin daughters," she says. "I was fortunate to spend so much time just traveling with him and raising our lovely girls." Today, Veronica says her ideal weekend includes spending time with Chris when he is home, watching her daughters, niece and nephew play sports, and enjoying her work / life balance.