Committed to the Community

Our team of orthodontic doctors and staff live in the communities that we serve and remain committed to giving back to the people who bring us so much joy each day. It is in our DNA to give back to the community who supports us.

Throughout the year, we create programs that bring awareness to various causes and foundations in our local community and empower our patients to take action. Our Stats for Smiles scholarships offers families in need with scholarships for free orthodontic care. We also keep a pulse on what’s happening in the lives of our patients. From sporting games and graduations to weddings and new family additions, we love celebrating the accomplishments of our patients.

Meet Our Team of Orthodontic Doctors

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Dr. J. Courtney Gorman

Dr. Gorman attended Marion High School and graduated in 1979. He then graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Later that year, he started his dental training at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. After his sophomore year, he married his beautiful wife Cindy, and they lived in Broad Ripple for the next two years. Doctor Gorman graduated from dental school in 1987, and he was accepted to an orthodontic residency in St. Louis at Washington University. While in St. Louis, Cindy gave birth to their first child, Chelsea, in early ’88. He finished his degree in 1989 and returned to Marion to practice with his father Jack Gorman. During the next two years they traveled to St. Louis every month to teach lingual (behind the teeth) orthodontics to the residents. In 1990, Cindy and Courtney were blessed with the birth of their son Tripp, and a year later their youngest child Grace was born.

Dr. Gorman loves what he does and would love to sculpt a perfect smile just for you. In 1998, Dr. Gorman became a Board Certified Orthodontist. Not a required certification, but one that says he took the additional step to have his cases evaluated and judged by a panel of his peers. It was a lot of extra work, but it lets patients know that they are receiving the highest level of care possible. In 2001, he became a certified Invisalign provider, specializing in Invisalign treatment ever since. He’s honored to be in the top one percent of North American Invisalign providers.

Besides his family and orthodontics, Dr. G’s other passions are big mountain skiing, golf, ocean sailing, and fishing. He still teaches once a month at Indiana University’s Orthodontic Department, where he instructs residents in all aspects of orthodontic therapy with an emphasis on Invisalign. This was also where he and Dr. Bunch met.

Dr. Jason Bunch

Dr. Bunch was born in Guymon, Oklahoma, and grew up in Lebanon, Indiana. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1996, he went on to study at Depauw University and Ball State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Dentistry.

He received His Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating with distinction. Dr. Bunch then went on to receive his Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2006.

Dr. Bunch has utilized Invisalign to treat patients since 2004, and he is grateful to be one of the top 1% providers for Invisalign in North America. He is an active member of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, Indiana Dental Association, Indiana Orthodontic Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and past President of the Indiana University Orthodontic Alumni Association.

Dr. Bunch worked as part-time faculty in the Indiana University School of Dentistry Orthodontic Residency program from 2008 to 2016. He is married to Lindsay Bunch of Indianapolis. They have two boys, Cash and Luke, and enjoy spending time together as a family.

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Dr. Carly Moran

Dr. Carly grew up in New Castle, Indiana, and graduated from New Castle Chrysler High School. She went on to study at the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Theology.

She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she held leadership positions with the American Student Dental Association, Indiana University School of Dentistry Kids’ Club, and Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic, as well as being elected to membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Carly then completed her three-year orthodontics specialty training in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, receiving her Masters of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Most recently, Dr. Carly completed the American Board of Orthodontists certification process, earning the distinction of becoming a board certified orthodontist.

Well trained in providing Invisalign treatment, Dr. Carly is an active member of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, Indiana Dental Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists.

Beyond her work on our team of orthodontic doctors, she loves traveling, reading, eating good food, taking long walks with her yellow lab Lacey, and spending time with her husband, David, step-children Henry and Sylvia, and their son, Louis.

Dr. Jennifer Russell

Dr. Jennifer works exclusively at our office in Fishers, Indiana. Born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana, Dr. Russell graduated from Elkhart Central High School, before earning her undergraduate degree from Indiana University – Bloomington. She then attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry for her Masters of Science in Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and orthodontic residency. She continues to be a part of the School of Dentistry today, passing on her knowledge to the next generation of health professionals as a part–time faculty member.

To Dr. Russell, practicing orthodontics means getting to know her patients on a personal level, using her creative and technical abilities to help others feel great about their smile and boost their confidence. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Russell has been using clear aligners to move teeth since her residency, and — after seeing a vast improvement in the technology and results — began utilizing Invisalign routinely several years ago.

A resident of Indianapolis for the past 20 years, Dr. Russell and her husband, Joel, have four children: Alex, Finn, Isabel and Theodore. In her spare time, Dr. Russell enjoys running marathons, visiting big cities, reading, playing with her kids, and volunteering at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. We love having her as our team of orthodontic doctors.

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Dr. Todd Hickman

A Greenwood, Indiana native, Dr. Hickman lives with his family in the Center Grove Community. His education began at Indiana University at Bloomington where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then continued on to the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with high distinction in 1996, as well as his Certificate of Orthodontics in 1998. He is a past president of the Indiana University Orthodontic Alumni Association.

Dr. Hickman, his wife Maureen, and their daughters Elizabeth and Jaclyn, are proud to welcome their latest addition, Ruthie. When not in the office, Dr. Hickman loves to ski the slopes in the winter and golf in the summer.

Dr. Katherine Kapernaros

Dr. Katherine Kapernaros, or Dr. Kap, grew up in Newburgh, Indiana, where she graduated from Castle High School. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Dance at Purdue University.

Upon graduation, Dr. Kap relocated to Florida, where she attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. During her time in dental school, she was a tutor, teaching assistant, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Kap continued on at the University of Florida to complete her Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and her Master of Science degree in Dental Sciences. Upon her graduation, she achieved her board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Kap practiced as an orthodontist in Florida for two years before relocating back to Indiana. She loves making lasting relationships with each patient and family while providing exceptional care. She enjoys providing personalized treatment to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that is harmonious with each patient’s own facial features.

In her free time, Dr. Kap enjoys traveling, being outdoors, doing anything on the water, and spending time with her husband, Phil, family, and friends.

Dr. Yidi Liu

Dr. Yidi (pronounced like ‘Edy,’ the ice cream) believes that every patient possesses a unique smile and should receive customized orthodontic care to allow the natural beauty of their smiles to blossom.

After completing her Bachelor of Science in Dentistry education and Pediatric Dentistry residency at Peking University, she moved to California with her family, where she later earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. To further pursue her passion for orthodontic treatment for young patients—developed during her Pediatric Dentistry residency—she underwent orthodontic specialty training and obtained her Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics) from the University of the Pacific, the institute where Invisalign was first developed in the 1990s. During her time there, she had the opportunity to learn clinical techniques from some of the most experienced and innovative Invisalign providers in North America, treating a wide range of challenging cases with Invisalign. Dr. Yidi is a member of both the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Yidi enjoys quality time with her husband, Haitong, who serves as an Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor at Purdue University (both proud Boilermaker fans!). Together, they engage in various recreational activities, from board games to Nintendo Switch video games and Quest VR games. Recently, the couple developed a shared interest in transforming their home into a Smart Home with intelligent automations. Dr. Yidi looks forward to welcoming you to the clinic soon!