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5774 W. US 52 |  New Palestine, Indiana 46163-0351 PHONE: (317) 861-4484 EMAIL: colleenpooldds@gmail.com

Our practice accepts only the most highly trained and experienced individuals to join our team. You can be confident knowing our entire staff including hygienists and dental assistants have passed rigorous certification requirements and are proficient in the most current dental procedures. Our office requires each team member to be certified in their field and participate regularly in ongoing education – earning credits each year to ensure they are up to date on current dental procedures. This is part of our commitment to provide the best care to our patients.

Dental hygienists provide treatment to prevent cavities and gum disease under the supervision of the dentist. They perform the following services:

  • apply topical medications and cavity-preventing agents, like sealants, fluorides and topical anesthetic agents to your teeth
  • educate and help children feel comfortable at the dentist
  • place and remove periodontal dressings, temporary restorations
  • counsel you on the importance of good nutrition for oral health
  • perform such monitoring procedures as reviewing your health history, taking your blood pressure, and maintaining your dental chart
  • remove tartar (calculus) and plaque from your teeth below and above the gum line
  • polish teeth, including existing restorations
  • teach proper hygiene techniques for your teeth and gums and develop individual at-home oral hygiene programs
  • all services that may be performed by dental assistants

Dental Assistants provide support functions to the dentist and dental hygienist. They perform the following services:
  • provide patient education
  • take preliminary medical histories and vital signs for review by a dentist
  • place and remove rubber dams, matrix bands, ligature ties and temporary separating devices
  • remove orthodontic arch wires, periodontal dressings, and temporary cement (not including temporary fillings)
  • select and pre-fit temporary crowns and orthodontic bands
  • take impressions for study casts, diagnostic casts, space maintainers, orthodontic appliances, and occlusal guards (guards that prevent grinding of the teeth)
  • remove stitches placed by a dentist
  • apply topical cavity-preventing and desensitizing agents to the teeth

Dr. Colleen Pool

Dr. Colleen Pool, Owner

Dr. Pool is originally from Wyoming and graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and IU School of Dentistry. New Palestine has been her family’s home since 2006. She and her husband, Gary, have three children. Dr. Pool is excited to be able to work close to home and serve her local community. She began practicing dentistry in Rushville prior to returning to New Palestine. She enjoys helping people from all walks of life enjoy good oral health and brighter smiles. She especially loves helping children become comfortable at the dentist and develop good health habits.