Why Choose Shank Dentistry

At Shank Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental care at every life stage, but we know that is only part of what makes our relationships with our patients great. We treat our patients with highly personalized care and value the long-term relationships that we develop. We want you to feel important while you are with us because you are!

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Our Team

Shank Center for Dentistry

Our team loves helping patients by providing exceptional dental care. Each member of our staff is passionate and dedicated to what we do. Please take a moment to read all about us. We look forward to meeting you in our Indianapolis, IN dental office.

Meet Our Team

Kyle Shank, DDS

 Kyle Shank, DDS

Dr. Shank understands that many people have extreme phobias and anxieties about going to the dentist. That’s why he puts a heavy focus on making patients feel comfortable, taking additional time with each patient as needed, and making their visits as stress-free, relaxing, and non-pressuring as possible.

As part of his commitment to staying on the leading edge of his profession, Dr. Shank holds a position as adjunct faculty at the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he instructs third and fourth year dental students in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. By staying abreast of the latest innovations and technology, he is able to provide the best possible care for his patients, both in terms of a better patient experience as well as the quality of the treatment they receive.

Dr. Shank and his staff are especially proud of the very personalized attention they provide to each of their patients. From seeing patients on time to the personal follow-up calls and accommodation of emergency cases, Shank Center for Dentistry has earned a reputation of exemplary customer service.

When he’s not teaching or creating beautiful smiles for his patients, Dr. Shank enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, playing the guitar, participating in shooting sports, and running or exercising. He lives on the south side of Indianapolis in Greenwood with his wife, Dr. Brooke Shank (orthodontist), and their two miniature schnauzers, Chloe and Audrey.

Kelly Hoskins, LDH - Dental Hygienist

 Kelly Hoskins, LDH

My name is Kelly Hoskins, and I am thrilled to be joining Dr. Shank's team as your dental hygienist!  I grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, went to Perry Meridian High School, Ball State University, and then graduated from the IU School of Dentistry.  I have one 11-year-old son, Brittan, who is a 5th grader at Calvary Lutheran.  Tanner, our 8-year-old standard poodle and Pirate, our 9-month-old kitten keep us entertained and laughing.

 

I have been a hygienist for many years and I am passionate about providing gentle yet thorough cleanings and making you as comfortable as possible when you come to see us.  I look forward to meeting you and your family very soon!

 

Cassey Turk - Dental Assistant

 Cassey Turk

I have lived on the south side of Indianapolis my entire life. I enjoy being active and outdoor activities. My favorite sport is golf. Ever since I can remember I have always been fascinated with teeth. With that being said, after graduating high school I decided to pursue a career in the dental field. I completed my classes as a dental assistant as well as my expanded function course and immediately wanted to begin my career. I am excited to be a part of Dr. Shanks office and cannot wait to see what the future holds. I look forward to meeting you!

Paula Choate - Front Office Coordinator

 Paula Choate

Paula is the first smiling face you will see at the office. She takes care of the front office responsibilities for Dr. Shank. She's here to help you utilize your insurance benefits, arrange financing options, and schedule appointments so that you can achieve a healthy smile. Paula is always available if you have questions about your dental care.

Paula and her husband, Terry, live in Franklin Township and have three sons and a granddaughter. They are active in the local youth sporting events and enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends. Paula's favorite thing about working in the office is the wonderful relationships she has made with people over the fourteen years she's been in the dental field.