Kavanaugh Dentistry


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Announcing the Launch of Our New Website

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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 patient's 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 from Dr. Carter.  We’ve been providing the highest quality dentistry ever since then.

About Dr. Kavanaugh

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, Sam Fernung, 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.

Sam Fernung is an Indiana native who grew up in the Marion area. With a great sense of home-state pride, she decided to pursue her dental education right here in Indiana. After finishing pre-requisites at Indiana University -Bloomington (IUB), she later went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). With a great deal of passion for dentistry and the need to help improve smiles across the state, Fernung continues to work hard on her education and gain hands-on experience in this interesting and vital medical field. Relying on her first-hand experience and plenty of continued education, she is able to provide each patient with comfortable and thorough dental care services. She understands that listening and working together with her dental team is the best way to make each dental visit better than the last for her patients. Her focus is to provide each patient with a comprehensive and advanced approach to dental health that is sometimes ignored in today's fast-paced world. When she isn't assisting patients or working on continuing her education in the field, she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her friends and family. 

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