Thursday, May 3, 2012

An Overview of Porclain Veneers


 Porcelain Veneers

Do you have chipped, stained, malaligned or mishapened teeth?  Do you have spaces between your teeth?

An easy and natural looking solution would be porcelain veneers and or porcelain crowns.  Below is a real case that was just completed with real and natural results.



Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective and aesthetically gratifying remedies for teeth that are chipped, stained, or even misaligned.  Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made and cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape.   In this case, the patient had two existing crowns that needed replacing with full coverage crowns.  These supplemented the veneers for an overall successful outcome.

Depending on your tooth shape, some veneers do not require much modification of your tooth enamel.  The first visit would entail shaping the teeth, if necessary, taking impressions and fabricating temporary veneers.  The dental lab will then make natural looking, porcelain veneers with the tooth color of your choice.  The veneers are then cemented with a resin bonding cement system to ensure strength and stability.



Porcelain dental veneers can create a beautiful new smile with results that look and feel natural!!!

If you have always wanted to improve your smile with veneers, call for a free consultation with Dr. Johnson or Dr. Chen.

Indianapolis Dentist
Audrey E. Johnson
Stacy C. Johnson
Lily Y. Chen
Dentistry of Indiana Facebook Page

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Patient Appointment

New Patient Appointment
Dentistry of Indiana

Do you know what you should expect during a New Patient Dental Appointment?

From the time you enter the reception area to the time you leave, we strive to help you feel most comfortable with the environment, staff and services given. 

If you haven't already had the chance to fill out your paperwork, you may do so in our spacious reception room.  Once completed, you may take advantage of the variety of magazines at your fingertips.  It is one of our goals to have patients seen by the doctor as soon as possible so feel free to bring a magazine back with you!

At Dentistry of Indiana, your new patient appointment will be with the doctor.  If you have current radiographs, those can be released and sent to us for review upon your signature.  Otherwise, we will update your radiographs with bitewing and panoramic digital radiographs.  The doctor will proceed to get to know you and your concerns.  We owe much of our success due to getting to know our patients. Your concerns are our top priority as we build a trusting relationship.

We proceed to review your medical and dental history.  Any concerns or questions that you may have will be addressed throughout the appointment.  If there is anything that we may do to help make your new patient appointment more comfortable for you, please let us know! We strive to help you feel at ease and informed about your dental health.

Spacious Treatment Rooms for your Comfort.....

A thorough clinical and radiographic examination is performed.  Diagnostice tools such as digital radiographs and intraoral cameras are used.  These are key elements to our diagnosis and patient education. 

Digital Panomramic Radiograph Machine for Top Diagnostic Capability

Digital Intraoral Cameras to Diagnose and Educate 

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a common cause for tooth loss.  It is very important that we examine the gum tissues as well as the teeth.  Healthy gums are important to good overall health in addition to having a good foundation for your teeth.  We will detect healthy gums, gingivitis and periodontal disease if present.  There are a few types of  'cleanings' that are performed in a dental office.  The type that is necessary relates directly to the health of your gums.  We will review the health of your gum tissues and explain the causes and prevention of gum disease.

The doctor will perform an oral cancer screening along with a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) evaluation.

If there is necessary treatment, we will explain what we are concerned with and what is recommended to correct it.  Photos, models and diagrams are used to educate you and make you fully aware of the procedures that are recommended.  A comprehensive treatment plan is organized and your options are reviewed with you.  For the anxious patient, we may discuss ways to make your experience anxiety free and more relaxing!

Typically we are able to perform a routine cleaning the same day.  However, if there is a lengthy treatment plan and multiple issues to review, we may utilize our time discussing options and have you back for your cleaning at your next visit.

Once you feel comfortable with the treatment procedures recommended and understand the necessity, you may have questions regarding price or insurance coverage.  Our Scheduling or Financial Coordinator, Debbie or Sue respectively, retrieve your benefits and give you a best estimate of what we would expect your insurance to cover for each individual procedure.  They are very detailed and good about getting the best estimate. You will feel comfortable knowing what to expect at each visit.

Consultation Room

Debbie or Sue will proceed to schedule your appointment for what is recommended and get you on your way to a healthier and brighter smile !

If you feel the need to freshen up or would like a bottled water, please let us know!

More questions?  Please do not hesitate to ask.  We are here to make this a relaxing and positive experience!

We look forward to taking care of you and your
family's dental needs !

Indianapolis Dentist
Audrey Johnson, DDS
Stacy C. Johnson, DDS
Lily C. Chen, DDS

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dentistry of Indiana is Expanding!

And You can WIN Free Prizes......

Dentistry of Indiana continues to welcome our new Associate Dentist Dr. Lily Chen!  We are now able to expand our days and hours to be most convenient for you.  She has been a wonderful asset to the practice and our patients! 

We always welcome new patients to our practice and would love the opportunity to provide positive and relaxing experiences with you and your families.  There are several new ideas that we have implented at the new year to help promote our new hours and to just have some more fun for the patients and staff!

Take advantage of the following :


We love seeing our patients smile!  This is one sure way to add some fun and excitement!

The PRIZE you ask??? March will be a FREE Electric Toothbrush AND a Starbucks card or 2 Movie passes!!! 

To get your name entered into the Raffle (you can have multiple entries), check out the following .......
               1.   LIKE our Dentistry of Indiana Facebook Page

               2.  SHARE our giveaway posts to your FACEBOOK Friends and get an entry
                    everytime you SHARE !

               3.  Have a friend come in for a New Patient appointment and bring your
                    Care to Share Card (Claim your Free Whitening as well)

               4.  Follow our Blog -

               5.  'Check In' through Facebook when coming to an appointment


'CARE TO SHARE' Referral Cards

This referral system allows you to claim Free Whitening for both you and the person you referred.  The card will have your name on it...... if your reffered person comes in with the card for a New Patient Exam ... both of you are eligible for the Free Whitening.   **** Will need to be cavity and gum disease free****


FREE Giveaway once we hit 200 Fans !  We hope this will be a good resource for dental topics and Dentistry of Indiana News.

LIKE our page here :!/pages/Dentistry-of-Indiana/193026514078558


As you know, we have a blog :) We are looking forward to this source of information as it adds a completely different dimension to the practice of dentistry.  If it helps you relate to us and our staff, develops a comfortable relationship and educates you, then this blog is a positive attribute to Dentistry of Indiana.


We are undergoing the process of developing a new website page.  It will be a couple of months, but we are very excited about the end result.  Look for it to be up and running toward the end of April.


Just another social outlet that will be linked to the others to get the info out as much as we can.

Take advantage of these resources and please call or email if you  have any questions ! 
If you have requests or suggestions for topics you would like to learn more about, let us know......

Enjoy your evening!

Audrey E. Johnson, DDS
Stacy C. Johnson, DDS
Lily Chen, DDS
Indiana Dentist

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kids Dental Hygiene Month / Outreach

IMAGE: Youth Poster for ADA's 2012 National Children's Dental Health MonthIMAGE: Youth Poster for ADA's 2012 National Children's Dental Health MonthIMAGE: Youth Poster for ADA's 2012 National Children's Dental Health MonthIMAGE: Youth Poster for ADA's 2012 National Children's Dental Health Month






Dentistry of Indiana


Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month. This is to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and to fight against tooth decay.  This years campaign slogan is ROCK YOUR SMILE.  

To support this great cause, we found it important to get involved with the community schools. 
We feel that developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.  We were well received!  Our goals were to teach children in the community how important it is to take good care of their teeth and gums in a fun way and to give them the necessary tools to achieve this.  In addition to accomplishing our goals we had a really fun day with the kiddos! 

Debbie (our scheduling coordinator) and Kristy (our hygienist) went to the school classrooms.  Debbie, a former preschool teacher, read "Quacky and Jackie."  This is a wonderful board book about siblings who learn how to brush their teeth from the superhero Robobrush and the wise old owl :) This book is a wonderful start wonderful start with your small child to make brushing a fun and positive experience! 

Kristi used an over sized model of teeth to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing.  She reviewed complete oral hygiene instructions. They proceeded to play and game about good foods/bad foods and then finished with question/answer time.  The kids were great!


One hundred goody bags were given out.  Each child received :  a brush and toothpaste, stickers, pencils, Quacky and Jackie flossers, and a brochure for the parents on how to maintain good oral hygiene with their children.

    This was a huge success and we plan to
 make this outreach bigger and better each year! 

Our kid friendly 'NEMO ROOM'

If you are looking for a family friendly atmosphere to help maintain good oral health for your children, check out our website or our Dentistry of Indiana Facebook page at!/pages/Dentistry-of-Indiana/193026514078558.  We enjoy making kids smile during their visit and with balloons and rewards when they are all done :) 

For more information on 'Quacky and Jackie' visit :

Happy Brushing !

Indianapolis Dentist
Dentistry of Indiana

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dentistry of Indiana

Welcome to Dentistry of Indiana! A complete dental care facility where positive and relaxing experiences meet high quality care...

Practicing in Speedway, Indiana for the past 12 years has allowed us to become a part of a great community and develop many, many great relationships.  We are very blessed!

We, Stacy and Audrey Johnson, opened the doors December of 1999.  I can't believe it has been that long already !  We have grown over the years and owe it to our professional and friendly staff, and of course to all of our amazing patients !!

Last July, we were lucky enough to bring on an Associate Dentist, Dr. Lily Chen.  We were not looking for an associate at the time.  Our paths crossed and decided to give it a try.  We couldn't be more happy !  She is very professional and personable.  Our patients have received her well and we are so excited to have her on board!

We are conveniently located on the west side of Indianapolis in the Speedway area.  We see people from all over including Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Greenwood and even from the northeast side of Indianapolis.

This is an exciting year for us! We are getting more involved with the social media and doing lots of fun giveaways.  Our patients are loving all the Free Whitening upon a referral and our Monthly Patient  Appreciation Raffle! You can visit or our Dentistry of Indiana Facebook page!/pages/Dentistry-of-Indiana/193026514078558?sk=wall  for details.

We even did a fun Video post to Youtube! Check us out :)!

I look forward to writing more posts but I am going to wrap this one up! 

Have a great Friday tomorrow!