Dr. Shoba was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She completed her undergraduate degree in Dentistry from BVP Dental College in India. After she immigrated to the U.S., she graduated with her D.D.S degree from University of California, San Francisco. She now resides in Indianapolis, IN where she lives with her husband and two children.
Dr. Shoba loves spending time with her family and friends in Indianapolis and McCordsville. She also enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures and cuisines.
"What I love about working in dentistry is that I am able to help restore my patients’ oral health, while at the same time I get to connect with my patients on a personal level.
I pride myself on providing personalized, individual dental care, so I make sure I spend adequate time getting to know my patients and their needs. And of course I enjoy the ability to change a patient’s life by creating a beautiful and healthy smile. That is truly one of the biggest rewards of being a dentist. I often ask my patients what quality is it that you are looking for in your dentist, and 9 out of 10 say it’s “trust”. I take trust extremely seriously. My patients are my family. I wouldn’t be what I am had it not been for them. I am active member of the ADA and Indiana Dental Association."
Dr. Rajkumar is a board certified periodontist, specializing in dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, and periodontal treatment. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and received her M.S.D in Periodontics in 2015. Our dental team is so excited to introduce Dr. Rajkumar to the McCordsville, Fortville, Lawrence, and surrounding communities, as we can now provide truly comprehensive dental care to our patients! Give us a call today and experience the benefits of having a comprehensive dental team working specifically for you and your individual needs! Click the button below to get a first hand visual of Dr. Rajkumar in action!
Megan is our licensed hygienist here at Ladd Dental Group. She was born in the Indianapolis area and raised in the McCordsville/ Fortville area. She has been in the medical field a good portion of her life. Before she became a dental hygienist, she was a dental assistant. Prior to the dental field, Megan worked as a veterinary assistant for approximately 8 years.
Megan graduated from Ivy Tech Community College and was honored with Cum Laude. She is licensed in administering local anesthesia with a gentle touch.
Megan has a fun, energetic personality and takes pride in building patient rapport and making each one of her patients laugh and feel at ease in her care.
When Megan is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and playing with her fur babies and niece and nephew.
Kendall was born and raised in Kokomo, IN. She is the daughter of Dr. John and Dr. Tisa Ladd. Both of her parents are her role models, and they inspire her to learn and grow on a daily basis. She is one of four children, and she is extremely excited to meet the McCordsville and Fortville communities. Kendall recently moved to Fishers, IN to be closer to the McCordsville practice, and she has fallen in love with the area. When Kendall is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dog, Abraham. She has been born and raised in the dental industry, and absoluetly loves what the art of dentistry can provide to patients and communities. She received her IU bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2016 from Indiana University.
Andrea was born and raised right here in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University's School of Dentistry and has over twenty years in the dental field. Andrea has been with Ladd Dental Group for just over a year, and we are so fortunate to have her abilities on our team. She has a passion for dentistry, and she loves helping her patients feel comfortable and relax while in her care. Dr. Shoba and Andrea have a great working relationship, and it really shows in the level of care they are able to provide to their patients. When Andrea is not working, she enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters.
Ladd Dental Group was founded by Dr. John Ladd back in 1978. We are still a family owned private practice, and we pride ourselves on serving Indiana families with quality, convenient, affordable dental care! Ladd Dental Group is thrilled to be opening our brand new general practice in McCordsville, and we can’t wait to meet the awesome people of this community! Dr. Shoba, Dr. Rajkumar and our whole dental team are extremely passionate about dentistry because it enables us to help restore our patients oral health, while at the same time getting to connect with them on a personal level! We pride ourselves on providing personalized, individual dental care to all of our patients! If you are looking for a caring dentist in McCordsville, give us a call today at (317) 336-2211!
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients fear and anxiety related to the experience. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation. Drugs which can be used for sedation include diazepam, triazolam, zaleplon, lorazepam, and hydroxyzine. Although this method is commonly referred to as sleep dentistry, patients using sedation are generally awake Ladd Dental Group of McCordsville offers two levels of sedation to fit your individual needs. Sedation can come through the form of laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation. Generally, a local anesthetic will also be applied at the site of dental work.
Would you rather endure a toothache than step into a dentist’s office? If so, sedation dentistry may be for you. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who have a low pain threshold, cannot sit still in a dentist’s chair, have very sensitive teeth or have a bad gag reflex. Children, as well as adults, can benefit from sedation. For more information on sedation dentistry or to see if it is right for you and your family, call our McCordsville dental office today.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is the illusion of time it provides. You may feel like your procedure only lasted a few minutes when it may have taken over an hour to perform. In addition, sedation dentistry addresses many fears that may keep you from visiting the dentist on a regular basis. Patients who choose sedation dentistry are more likely to receive the recommended care and increase their oral health. Dental patients with generalized anxiety, belonephobia (fear of needles and sharp instruments), prior dental trauma, or generalized fear of the dentist can take oral medication in order to reduce their anxieties. A variety of single and incremental dose protocols are used to medicate the patient as early as the day before treatment. Medication additionally helps reduce memory or the sights and smells of the dental office to avoid recall of any trauma. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments, as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.
While sedation dentistry is generally safe, you should first talk to your doctor if you are obese or have obstructive sleep apnea. Drug characteristics must be carefully considered when choosing the appropriate medication. Matching factors, such as where the drug is metabolized and any underlying diseases requires a good medical history and thorough knowledge of the drug's characteristics. All risk factors, individual characteristics, and procedural complexities can be taken into account in order to provide the best drug choice. Our dentist at Ladd Dental Group of McCordsville are up to date on sedation dentistry training to provide as safe of a procedure as possible. We will monitor your vital signs during the entire procedure and carry medication that is able to reverse the effects of the sedation if needed. For more information about sedation dentistry, contact us today.
Ladd Dental Group of McCordsville and Dr. Shoba are so excited to introduce Dr. Rajkumar to the McCordsville/ Fortville communities!! Dr. Rajkumar is a board certified periodontist that specializes in dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, and IV Sedation. She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to our dental group, and is going to significantly enhance the level of care that we are able to provide. Give us a call today and learn how we are doing dentistry differently!