Friends of G&B Orthodontics: Fishers Pediatric Dentistry

May 10, 2017
Carly A. Moran, DDS, MS


We’re so grateful for our friends in the dental community, as they prepare and sustain good oral health for many of our patients. Together, we’re able to create great looking smiles across Central Indiana.

In this ongoing series, we turn the spotlight on one particular dental practice and showcase their unique approach to serving families in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, Kokomo, Marion, Wabash, and beyond.

Today we’re talking with Courtney Bradshaw, LDH, Practice Ambassador at Fishers Pediatric Dentistry (9126 Technology Lane, Suite 100, Fishers, Indiana). Visit or give them a call at 317-598-9898 for more information.

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Can you give a quick overview of your dental practice?

Fishers Pediatric Dentistry was founded in 1996 by Dr. Ana Vázquez and has become a well-respected pediatric dental office in Central Indiana, specializing in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and individuals with special healthcare needs. In 2016, Dr. Misti Pratt joined Dr. Ana as a proud partner and co-owner of Fishers Pediatric Dentistry. Together, Dr. Ana and Dr. Misti share a common bond: a genuine passion for children and a vision for creating a unique dental experience, while providing the highest level of quality care.

Stepping inside Fishers Pediatric Dentistry is like wandering through a tropical resort. Our office features a tropical, beach-themed atmosphere creating the ultimate dental experience from the moment you step foot in the door. With 17 dental chairs in private, semi-private, or open-bay setting, our office can accommodate the needs of every child.


What makes your practice unique?

At Fishers Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to deliver a dental experience full of compassion, creativity and charm, laying down a positive foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. From busy toddlers that require an animated appointment to hold their attention to independent teenagers who are curious about options to help boost their confidence and brighten their smile, Fishers Pediatric Dentistry has everyone’s needs in mind. Do you have a child with special needs that will do better in a quiet setting and needs a little more time and guidance to feel comfortable? Fishers Pediatric Dentistry can help.

We understand that getting your child to the dentist is not always easy, so we’re constantly seeking ways to innovate and improve the standard of patient care. In 2016, the office welcomed a new addition to the team—a chairside Therapy Dog named Pearly. Animal assisted therapy is known to provide physical and emotional benefits during stressful situations, such as a trip to the dentist, along with providing a sense of calming and support for those who are nervous. Fishers Pediatric Dentistry strives to provide service excellence for both our patients and their parents. Our entire staff is specially trained to provide positive behavior guidance to ensure that every child receives the ultimate dental experience.

Fishers Pediatric Dentistry also caters to multicultural families. Spanish speaking patients can be assisted by one of our 10 Spanish translating team members. Three of our team members speak Sign Language and one speaks Korean.

What do you love the most about oral care?

Our motto is: One of life’s greatest pleasures…is a child’s smile! The practice’s philosophy is to combine our passion and purpose to transform the dental experience for today’s youth. From creating a fun experience full of laughter and play to providing the highest level of quality care and educating on a level that children can understand, we believe there is nothing more rewarding than making a child smile.

What advice do you give to your patients when choosing an orthodontic practice?

The most important advice that we give is to choose an office that you and your child trust. There are many factors to consider when choosing an orthodontic home, and every household has different needs—be it travel time or traffic, frequency of visits, appointment availability, treatment options, or budget constraints. When it comes to your child’s smile, we recommend choosing the office that you and your child trust the most. Be sure to involve your children when making this decision and ask for their valued input. Although they may have little minds, they can have a big opinion on what feels like home to them.

How did you first get to know Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics?

Pediatric dentistry and orthodontics go hand in hand, and as colleagues we generally know one another from collaborating on treatments of mutual patients, being introduced by another colleague or simply meeting at a convention or lecture. The most memorable moment of growing our professional relationship with Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics was over 10 years ago when Dr. Bunch and his staff came to the office to introduce themselves and share their vision. It was during that personal conversation that personalities connected. Dr. Ana instantly respected his orthodontic savvy and overall practice philosophy. We deeply value our relationship with their entire team and often connect on both professional and personal levels.

Why do you choose to work with us?

The enthusiasm that Dr. Gorman, Dr. Bunch, and Dr. Carly have for changing lives shines through at every encounter. It’s more than just a job. It’s a passion. The quality of care that you provide is evident in the beautiful smiles of our mutual patients. You are driven not only to change the quality of one’s smile, but to change the quality of one’s life. You go above and beyond to make an impact by your willingness to take on the most challenging cases and provide stellar service.


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  • review rating 5  We were very pleased with the staff and services at Gorman & Bunch. From the beginning, they were very friendly and made us feel comfortable with our first ortho visit. Dr. Carly was very nice and attentive. We ended up with braces for my son on the first visit and they were quick and thorough and made our experience very positive. Definitely would recommend them! They are awesome!

    thumb Donia Shackelford

    review rating 5  I can’t say enough great things about this office. I am legal guardian of my sister and she is going through Invisalign with them… She’s almost done and I am amazed by the results. I also go there for continued orthodontic care because orthodontic retention is for life! So glad I have such great people to care for our teeth!!!

    thumb Veronica Boyle

    review rating 5  Heather and Dr Carly were awesome! Friendly, informative, and professional. Office was very inviting. We had a great appointment and look forward to the next couple of years of working with them.

    thumb Andy Tebbe

    review rating 5  I love this office. The staff and Dr. Carly are great. I’m having amazing results with my program! I highly suggest it to any and everyone!

    thumb Mark Roberts
  • review rating 5  Love this office! Helpful, professional, and knowledgeable doctor and staff. Haven’t had 1 issue with them. They’ve got their routine down pat.

    thumb Courtney Amos

    review rating 5  Very great place! Went there for my first time today and i felt so comfortable and they are helping me fix my mouth!! Love love love!

    thumb Haley Elston

    review rating 5  Amazing experience all around. The staff is super friendly and Dr. Carly always makes my daughter feel comfortable with the work being done. We are thrilled with the progress we are seeing, and the customer service is always top notch.

    thumb Alyssa Lozier

    review rating 5  Amazing office! My daughter was home from college and had an orthodontic emergency. She was not a previous patient. Dr Moran was kind enough to see her. The entire staff was amazing. I would never go anywhere else!

    thumb Sharon Hoover
  • review rating 5  Personal and professional, everyone always takes great care of my sensitive mouth teen! This is our first experience with needing orthodontia, when it’s time for my youngest to get braces, we’ll choose this place again in a heartbeat. From the team up front to the team in the back, everyone is so nice and yet so efficiently on task, it is quite impressive. They have reasonable pricing and are willing to help with a payment plan. Keep up the great work!!

    thumb Robert Cassidy

    review rating 5  I just started my first week with the Invisalign. The staff has been extremely friendly and helpful through every step. Dr Carly’s initial evaluation of my case was extremely thorough and the options were explained in detail to help make an informed decision. They’ve certainly exceeded my expectation and from the looks of it, they do a great job with their younger patients as well!

    thumb Patrick May

    review rating 5  This 64 year old had teeth that had begun to overlap in my adult years, which was attributed to having 4 good teeth removed as a child for "Crowded teeth". I waited to fund Invisalign until incurring no penalty for taking IRA funds, other than taxes. I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Jason Bunch by my dentist, Dr. Jack Nicewander. Dr. Bunch and his Carmel, IN office staff see numerous children and young adults, but welcome the young at heart as well. I trust them and find them accommodating, efficient, professional and compassionate.

    thumb Joyce Eggleston

    review rating 5  Excellent every time we’ve brought our kids. Thorough evaluations, knowledgeable doctors/staff, great with kids, and great results

    thumb Stephanie
  • review rating 5  Fantastic staff who put the person (and their teeth!) at the center of the experience. Child-friendly waiting areas. I've had nothing but good experiences over my nearly 10 years with Gorman and Bunch. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    thumb Pete Freeman

    review rating 5  Amazing experience they all made my daughter and I feel very comfortable, all the ladies were extremely nice. Very well informed. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

    thumb Erica Wood

    review rating 5  Cannot say enough good things about this practice! I've been to Westfield and Carmel locations, both are beautiful with helpful and friendly staff. Dr Bunch is experienced, knowledgeable, and truly cares about his patients and strives to get the best results possible for each one!

    thumb Karen Caudle