Our Office Staff
Our highly trained dental assistants have more than 160 years of combined pediatric experience. They continue to pursue continuing education. They always strive to make each child feel welcome and comfortable in a dental setting.
Jeffrey A. Dean, DDS, MSD
Dr. Jeffrey Dean has been in private practice for over 25 years, and has been a faculty member at the IU School of Dentistry for over 20 years. He is the Ralph E. McDonald Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and a Professor of Orthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Purdue University (1979) and his master's and doctoral degrees in dentistry, as well as his specialty certificates in pediatric dentistry (1985) and orthodontics (1996) from Indiana University. Jeff is board certified by both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a Past President of both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the ABPD. Dr. Dean is currently the Executive Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Jeff has also had the pleasure of serving with Drs. Ralph McDonald and David Avery as the coeditor of a comprehensive textbook of pediatric dentistry titled, Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent. The text is popular throughout the world, has been published in six languages and is currently in its 9th edition. Jeff is married to Barbara, has three children, two "children-in-laws" and 5 grandchildren and enjoys running, boating on Eagle Creek Reservoir, and golfing.
Janet C. Clark, DDS
Dr. Janet Clark has been in private practice since 1987. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1985 where she was honored with the ASDC Award for Proficiency in Dentistry for Children. She completed a two year residency program at Riley Children's Hospital in 1987 and received her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Clark is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Janet grew up in a medical family. Her father is a retired physician, both her brothers are physicians, and her sister is a pediatric dentist and a Navy Admiral. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society where she served on the Board of Directors. She has also served as a delegate to the Indiana Dental Association. Dr. Clark has volunteered for Christina's Smile Program for underprivileged children, Give Kids a Smile Program, and was Chairman of the Children's Dental Health Month in Indianapolis. She has been a national speaker for the American Orthodontic Society and has lectured on Early Orthodontic Treatment.
Janet has a true passion for education. She served on the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School Board of Trustees for seven years and was the Board Chair 2006-2009. She has attended numerous continuing education classes and workshops. Dr. Clark was inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2008.
She is married to J. Murray Clark and they have four children.
Dr Holly Clark, DDS, MSD
Dr. Holly Clark could not be more excited to join the practice! She graduated from Indiana University- Bloomington and IU School of Dentistry and completed her pediatric residency at Riley Hospital for Children. As one can see, Indiana holds a special place in her heart. Dr. Holly has a passion for working and researching in the arena of IV general anesthesia. She has remained on staff at Riley Hospital for Children since graduating from residency in 2018. Dr. Holly recently moved to the northside of Indianapolis with her husband, Peter, their son Teddy, and their golden retriever, Rosie.