Kavanaugh Dentistry


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Announcing the Launch of Our New Website


Kavanaugh Dentistry-Meet Your Indianapolis Dental Team

Dr. Kavanaugh, Meredith John, Linda Rowan, and Lisa Hale. 

We’re excited to announce the launch of our improved website! With these changes, we hope to improve the patient experience with an improved, clean layout and easy-to-use interface.

On the main page, you’ll be greeted with three tabs: services, new patients and news. Under the services tabs you will find all of the many services we offer. Scheduling an appointment is just as easy as before by utilizing the “schedule an appointment” button in this tab.  Under the new patients tab, you can find any information needed to become a new patient at our practice. There you can make light work of new patient paperwork as well as find first visit information and payment information.  As always, you can find helpful tips, tricks and information in our news tab.

Our practice has been part of the Indianapolis community since July of 2008 when Dr. Matt Kavanaugh purchased the practice of Dr. Carter.  We’ve been providing the highest quality dentistry ever since then.

Dr. Kavanaugh grew up in a small northern Indiana town called Ligonier and attended West Noble High School.  He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Indiana University. He graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 2005. Dr. Kavanaugh practiced in Ft. Wayne at Three Rivers Family Dentistry and then at ImmediaDent, here in Indianapolis before founding his own practice. Dr Kavanugh also teaches at Fortis College’s dental assisting school. He also helps evaluate the students’ x-rays and teaches them how to assist with comprehensive exams. On Mondays, Dr. Kavanaugh works in Ligonier for Dr. Richard Brown, his childhood dentist. Dr. Kavanaugh is passionate about dentistry and practices with a laid back but professional style. He believes in a conservative philosophy with an emphasis on preventive dentistry and predictable treatment outcomes.  Dr. Kavanaugh's staff includes Meredith John, Linda Rowan and Lisa Hale.

Meredith John graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry assisting program in 2005 with additional certification in expanded functions. She has her radiology license and is CPR and First Aid certified. Meredith has completed many hours of continuing education learning the best techniques for all patient care. Meredith worked with Dr. Kavanaugh in Ft. Wayne and has worked with him for the majority of her dental career. Meredith is very caring, knowledgeable, and skilled in our growing profession.  Mrs. John is a vital part of Dr. Kavanaugh’s team. In addition to working with Dr. Kavanaugh, she is also a dental assisting instructor.

Linda Rowan graduated fro the University of Southern Indiana in 1990 with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She was awarded the Proctor and Gamble preventive award, First District Dental Society award for excellence in dental hygiene, and the award for outstanding dental hygienist from the University of Southern Indiana. Linda graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Dental Hygiene Education from Indiana University. Linda takes great pride in her work as a hygienist. Her goal is to provide optimum care to her patients while furthering their knowledge of oral hygiene to promote a healthy lifestyle of good habits.

Lisa Hale has worked in various aspects of dentistry for over 20 years. This combined clinical and administrative experience allows her to have a compressive approach to our patients’ treatment. It’s Lisa’s goal to make patients feel at ease and to fit their dental treatment into their lives and budgets. 

We hope to be a big part in the Indianapolis community by promoting healthy dental practices for many years to come. The launch of our new website is just another way we are constantly striving to provide the best service for our community and our patients..  If you have questions or want to learn more about our Indianapolis dental practice, please call 317.846.7700