MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. Abram Hess and his team of friendly, skilled staff members are ready to serve you! Most of us call Whiteland, Greenwood, or the surrounding area home, and have deep roots in our communities and decades of providing dental care.

In addition to the full-time staff members pictured, you may also meet some of our part-time hygienists or assistants. Even though their hours are more limited, they are still an important part of our dental family and are fully trained to provide the comfortable, competent care you deserve.

 

Hess DDS team

MEET OUR TEAM

Hess DDS team

Dr. Abram Hess and his team of friendly, skilled staff members are ready to serve you! Most of us call Whiteland, Greenwood, or the surrounding area home, and have deep roots in our communities and decades of providing dental care.

In addition to the full-time staff members pictured, you may also meet some of our part-time hygienists or assistants. Even though their hours are more limited, they are still an important part of our dental family and are fully trained to provide the comfortable, competent care you deserve.

 

MEET DR. ABRAM HESS

Dr. Abram Hess graduated from the IU School of Dentistry in 2016 with a DDS degree. Before going into dentistry, he spent five years as a chemist in pharmaceutical research and development. He made the leap from pharmaceuticals to dentistry to “get more interaction with the patients I’m helping.” Dr. Hess is passionate about treating each patient as an individual with unique health needs and challenges.

While Dr. Hess is a lifelong Hoosier, his passion for helping people has taken him all over the United States and the world. As a dentist, he has served in rural Indiana, urban dental clinics, the jungles of Ecuador, and volunteer-led clinics in Indianapolis. He has also participated in church-led projects in Iowa, Mississippi, West Virginia, and central Africa.

Dr. Abram Hess and his wife, Sara, have three daughters and one infant son. Their life is a chaos of princess dress-up, mud pies, and impromptu ballet performances—at least until little brother is big enough to have a say! If one of the assistants looks a bit young when you visit the office (and isn’t allowed to do any actual work), it is probably one of his daughters visiting her daddy at work.

Along with his family, Dr. Abram Hess is very involved with his church. He has served as a deacon, and is currently an elder and Sunday School teacher.

 

Dr. Abram Hess

MEET DR. ABRAM HESS

Dr. Abram Hess

Dr. Abram Hess graduated from the IU School of Dentistry in 2016 with a DDS degree. Before going into dentistry, he spent five years as a chemist in pharmaceutical research and development. He made the leap from pharmaceuticals to dentistry to “get more interaction with the patients I’m helping.” Dr. Hess is passionate about treating each patient as an individual with unique health needs and challenges.

While Dr. Hess is a lifelong Hoosier, his passion for helping people has taken him all over the United States and the world. As a dentist, he has served in rural Indiana, urban dental clinics, the jungles of Ecuador, and volunteer-led clinics in Indianapolis. He has also participated in church-led projects in Iowa, Mississippi, West Virginia, and central Africa.

Dr. Abram Hess and his wife, Sara, have three daughters and one infant son. Their life is a chaos of princess dress-up, mud pies, and impromptu ballet performances—at least until little brother is big enough to have a say! If one of the assistants looks a bit young when you visit the office (and isn’t allowed to do any actual work), it is probably one of his daughters visiting her daddy at work.

Along with his family, Dr. Abram Hess is very involved with his church. He has served as a deacon, and is currently an elder and Sunday School teacher.

 

MEET DEB

Financial Coordinator

Deb is usually the first face you will see at Dr. Hess Dentistry! As the financial coordinator, she is in charge of checking in patients and handling the financial side of your visit. Give her a call if you have any questions about insurance, payment plans, or scheduling.

Deb was excited to join the team in 2001. “It’s exciting to be part of a team that works well together and takes such pride and care with each of our patients,” she says. She has 16 years’ experience in the dental field, and has lived in Louisiana and Ohio before settling in Indiana. She’s happily married for over 30 years with two married daughters who have given her the pleasure being grandma to three grandsons. Deb loves to read, cook, garden, and spend time with family and her church. She is a proud season ticket holder for the Colts and enjoys supporting the Pacers as well.

 

MEET DEB

Financial Coordinator

Deb is usually the first face you will see at Dr. Hess Dentistry! As the financial coordinator, she is in charge of checking in patients and handling the financial side of your visit. Give her a call if you have any questions about insurance, payment plans, or scheduling.

Deb was excited to join the team in 2001. “It’s exciting to be part of a team that works well together and takes such pride and care with each of our patients,” she says. She has 16 years’ experience in the dental field, and has lived in Louisiana and Ohio before settling in Indiana. She’s happily married for over 30 years with two married daughters who have given her the pleasure being grandma to three grandsons. Deb loves to read, cook, garden, and spend time with family and her church. She is a proud season ticket holder for the Colts and enjoys supporting the Pacers as well.

 

MEET COLLEEN

Dental Hygienist

Colleen has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006. She’s been married to her husband Chad for 17 years, and they have a cat named Charlie and a dachshund named Phoebe.
When she’s not helping people with their oral hygiene, Colleen enjoys yoga, crafts, going to concerts and crocheting.

“I’ve always loved dentistry,” Colleen says. “I think it’s cool that I can help my patients achieve a more beautiful, healthy smile!”

Keep your smile sparkly. Schedule an appointment with us today!
Colleen

MEET COLLEEN

Dental Hygienist

Colleen

Colleen has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006. She’s been married to her husband Chad for 17 years, and they have a cat named Charlie and a dachshund named Phoebe.

When she’s not helping people with their oral hygiene, Colleen enjoys yoga, crafts, going to concerts and crocheting.

“I’ve always loved dentistry,” Colleen says. “I think it’s cool that I can help my patients achieve a more beautiful, healthy smile!”

Keep your smile sparkly. Schedule an appointment with us today!

MEET KATHY

Dental Hygienist

Kathy provides the most fundamental dental service: regular six-month cleanings so your smile stays bright and healthy! She has been a dental hygienist for over 24 years and joined our team in 2019. She graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

“Dental hygiene is rewarding for me because I like to educate and help everyone achieve good oral health,” Kathy says. “I look forward to building a relationship with all my current and future patients!”

Greenwood has been Kathy’s home for 17 years. She is happily married with two wonderful children. In her free time, she enjoys vacationing, reading, and movies.

MEET KATHY

Dental Hygienist

Kathy provides the most fundamental dental service: regular six-month cleanings so your smile stays bright and healthy! She has been a dental hygienist for over 24 years and joined our team in 2019. She graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

“Dental hygiene is rewarding for me because I like to educate and help everyone achieve good oral health,” Kathy says. “I look forward to building a relationship with all my current and future patients!”

Greenwood has been Kathy’s home for 17 years. She is happily married with two wonderful children. In her free time, she enjoys vacationing, reading, and movies.

MEET CAROLYN

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Carolyn takes care of every patient! You will probably see her helping Dr. Hess with procedures or prepping rooms for the next patient. Since she is licensed as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, she is also able to do fillings and other minor procedures.

Carolyn joined our office in 1996. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She is married to a wonderful man and has two terrific sons, two dogs and a cat. Carolyn spends her free time at high school football and college football games. She loves IU basketball, Ohio State football and basketball, and the NFL.

MEET CAROLYN

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Carolyn takes care of every patient! You will probably see her helping Dr. Hess with procedures or prepping rooms for the next patient. Since she is licensed as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, she is also able to do fillings and other minor procedures.

Carolyn joined our office in 1996. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She is married to a wonderful man and has two terrific sons, two dogs and a cat. Carolyn spends her free time at high school football and college football games. She loves IU basketball, Ohio State football and basketball, and the NFL.

MEET McKENZIE

Dental Assistant

We are excited to welcome the newest member of our team, McKenzie. You’ll find her assisting Dr. Hess in making your visit as comfortable and productive as possible.

McKenzie just recently started her career and graduated from Franklin Dental Assisting School in 2019. Her mom, who works in a dentist’s front office, played a big part in McKenzie’s career choice. McKenzie was always her mom’s helping hand on school holidays and has seen the dental field from the inside, starting at a young age.

On days out of the office, McKenzie enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, enjoying nature, and playing with her pups. She hopes to inspire anyone who is interested in a dental career to pursue their dreams.

“I plan to further my career and make the dental field my lifetime home,” McKenzie says. “I am inspired to give our patients comforting care!”

MEET McKENZIE

Dental Assistant

We are excited to welcome the newest member of our team, McKenzie. You’ll find her assisting Dr. Hess in making your visit as comfortable and productive as possible.

McKenzie just recently started her career and graduated from Franklin Dental Assisting School in 2019. Her mom, who works in a dentist’s front office, played a big part in McKenzie’s career choice. McKenzie was always her mom’s helping hand on school holidays and has seen the dental field from the inside, starting at a young age.

On days out of the office, McKenzie enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, enjoying nature, and playing with her pups. She hopes to inspire anyone who is interested in a dental career to pursue their dreams.

“I plan to further my career and make the dental field my lifetime home,” McKenzie says. “I am inspired to give our patients comforting care!”

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Dr. Hess Dentistry is here for you! Call us today at 317-535-5665 or request an appointment online 24/7.

Mention our “online special” to receive a gift card to a coffee shop or fast food restaurant at your new patient exam.*

*Offer may be prohibited by some dental benefit plans.

SCHEDULE NOW!
Hess DDS logo white

Dr. Hess Dentistry is here for you! Call us today at 317-535-5665 or request an appointment online 24/7.

Mention our “online special” to receive a gift card to a coffee shop or fast food restaurant at your new patient exam.*

*Offer may be prohibited by some dental benefit plans.

SCHEDULE NOW!

WHY DR. ABRAM HESS DENTISTRY?

If you don’t like going to the dentist, it’s time to find your destination for relaxed, personalized and state-of-the-art dental care. Experience a different kind of dentist’s office. We hope you won’t dread your visits and will come to think of us as your dental family.

Still not sure Dr. Hess Dentistry is for you? Give us a call. We’re happy to talk about your past dental experiences as well as what you’re looking for in a new dentist.

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