Shank Center for Dentistry
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at 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.

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 has previously held a position as an adjunct faculty at the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he instructed 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.  In 2017 Dr. Shank started his own dental lab, Indianapolis Digital Dental Lab ( to better serve his patients as well as those of a small number of doctors whom he chooses to work with.

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.

Susan Hoff, Dental Hygienist

Susan Hoff

Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Brookville, IN and reside on the north side of Indianapolis.  I was a dental assistant in periodontics for years prior to graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1998 as a dental hygienist.  I enjoy Cincinnati Reds baseball, reading, spending time with family, friends, and my fiance.  I am an avid animal lover and have a Shih Tzu named Bentley.

I am very excited to be a part of Dr. Shank's team.  I am passionate about providing quality, thorough, gentle care and helping patients maintain the health of their smiles.  I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Cassey Turk

Dental Assistant

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. Shank's office and cannot wait to see what the future holds. I look forward to meeting you!

Paula Choate

Front Office Coordinator

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.

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Cosmetic Dentistry - Michael P.

My experience with Dr. Shanks office was excellent. I was not only extremely comfortable the staff was very respectful and polite and I can honestly say that this has been the best experience and my 31 years of going to the dentist. Words can't even describe how happy I am that I not only got to save my tooth but the pain was very minimal I'd like to thank everyone at the office especially Dr. Shank.