About Prime Smile
About Prime Smile Family Dentistry in Indianapolis IN
Prime Smile provides general dentistry services with an emphasis on children and young adults in Indianapolis. We strongly believe in preventative services such as regular exams with cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, as well as oral hygiene instruction.
Our dentists also treat early childhood cavities (caries) as well as perform extractions, and fillings for adults.
Prime Smile believes that good oral health is an important part of total health. Visiting us on a regular schedule provides our dentists the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits to help keep a child free from common dental/oral issues. We believe in prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases.
Making your child’s visit to the dentist pleasurable goes a long way in the establishment of trust and confidence in dentistry. We want all children (and adults) to feel good about visiting the dentist. And, we want them to learn how to care for their own dental hygiene at a young age to last them a lifetime of “healthy teeth.”
The Prime Smile Team
Prime Smile has two locations in Indianapolis, in Irvington and at Eagledale Plaza on the west side. We have five Indiana-licensed dentists to see patients at our offices. And, each office is fully staffed by five hygienists, four front office staffers and five assistants at each office.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Katie Peterson
“Dr. Katie” is a graduate of DePauw University and the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and an affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Katie became enchanted with pediatric patient population early in her career, and has focused on the care and treatment of young patients ever since. She has worked at the westside office since 2005, as an associate then lead dentist, before acquiring both the two practices. This has allowed her to sharpen her leadership skills and create a staff that shares her vision of “patient first.”
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Dr. Samantha, known as Dr. S around the office, has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She realized early in her career that she had a special passion for treating her youngest patients. “Kids are so open and funny and every day is an adventure when you are treating children. There is no better feeling than seeing a frightened, scared patient turn into one who loves coming to see you!” Dr. S graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Ball State University. She has 2 children, Austin and Kennedy, and a very crazy dog, Sadie. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book.
Dr. Niyati Shah grew up in Munster, Indiana, and began her education at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, Dr. Niyati received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Spanish and Nutrition Science. She then went on to University of Kentucky College of Dentistry to pursue her doctorate degree. Dr.Niyati has a passion for learning and serving the community, especially all the kiddos! In her free time, Dr.Niyati can be found spending time with her husband, Abhi, and her dog, Leo, exploring Indianapolis and all it has to offer.
Dr. Jillian Joyce graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University Northwest before receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Jill knew she wanted to work with pediatric patients when she had her pediatric rotation in dental school. With her bubbly personality and her love for Disney, Dr. Jill felt that she could make dental appointments fun for kids. Her passion for dentistry is not only treating the patient, but she really enjoys educating patients and parents on preventative oral healthcare. Outside of Prime Smile, Dr. Jill enjoys playing golf and spending time with her family, friends, and cat.
Dr. Richard Morris was born and raised of the south side of Chicago before attend Illinois State University where he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and acquiring his B.S. in Marketing. Dr. Morris spent time in sales and retail management before changing career paths to dentistry. He completed a post-baccalaureate at UCLA School of Dentistry before attending the cross town rival USC to receive his doctorate in dental surgery at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. Dr. Morris began working with Prime Smile after moving to Indianapolis from LA with his wife Marissa, at the end of 2017 and quickly realized how rewarding pediatric dentistry is. Dr. Morris believes that dental anxiety is a serious issue and providing a positive and trustworthy experience is priority number 1 for all of his patients. Dr. Morris finds himself relating to many of his patients, being a big kid himself he enjoys video games, music, sports, playing outside and anything related to super heroes.
Our mission is to provide care for the underserved in the greater Indianapolis area.
We Are Your Indianapolis Dentists That Accept Medicaid!
Prime Smile accepts Medicaid patients. Medicaid is a government program that provides dental coverage at varying levels for children and adults. Each state regulates its own Medicaid program. Not all dentists accept Medicaid dental plans, so Prime Smile fills that need and makes no distinction on levels of care between Medicaid, private dental insurance or cash-paying families coming to our practice. We also accept Hoosier Healthwise/CHIP patients.