We started our practice in 1989 with the idea of providing affordable dentistry for our patients in an environment that is fun for the patient, dentist, and employees. I am a big believer that if you work in a fun, enjoyable environment, you can’t help but do great work. Equally important, patients who feel at ease tend to have better outcomes.
Why choose us? Easy: we care.
The number one criterion for hiring our employees is their attitude. Without the right positive and caring attitude, it doesn’t matter what your skills are. “Patients don’t care what you know until they know that you care” may sound cliché, but it is our philosophy. Just give us a call; you won’t be disappointed. I’m confident that if you give us a try, you’ll never go anywhere else.
Dr. Tim Gossweiler
Dr. Tim Gossweiler DDS
I have lived most of my life in Indiana. I grew up in a dental family: my brothers and father are all dentists and my mother is a dental hygienist. We saw how much my father loved dentistry as we were growing up, and that was a huge influence. We all graduated from the IU School of Dentistry. Now, I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have been able to practice dentistry for the last 27 years.
I have practiced dentistry all over the world, in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy, and Germany. Much of the dentistry I practiced in the two and a half years I spent overseas was done at no charge on a volunteer basis. This enabled me to pursue two of my passions, travel and dentistry, at the same time. I brought a lot of knowledge from my travels overseas back to Indy, where I opened my practice in 1989. I purposely work to keep our costs down so that everyone who needs dental work can afford it. I find that those with the greatest needs tend to be the most grateful of patients.
I’m often asked if I’m a painless dentist. My answer is always yes, but I think the question most people really want the answer to is “Are you a caring dentist?” because the dentist who cares is not only painless, but also will call to see how you are doing and won’t hide by not providing his patients with his home phone number. I always tell my patient to call me at home if there is ever any problem or emergency. I’m almost never doing something so important (like having dinner with the president or a big Hollywood star) that I can’t take time to talk for a few minutes about any tooth problems you may have.
My hobbies include running, rock climbing, gardening (yes, I know, I’m getting old), hiking, and travel by backpacking. My staff and I have a very simple philosophy: have fun when you work, and treat your patients like friends.
The “Ninja Dentist”
American Ninja Warrior
After watching the show American Ninja Warrior, I decided to try out to compete on the show. To my surprise, they selected me and I ran the course in St. Louis. Here are links that show some of the crazy events leading up to the show:
We will post my run on the show as soon as we get the OK from NBC.
Dr. Tim – Channel 13 Coverage
Dr. Tim – American Ninja Warrior Opening