Friends of G&B Orthodontics: Fishers Pediatric Dentistry
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 FishersPediatric.com 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.
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.