Pediatric Dentist, Indianapolis, IN 46208, Weddell Pediatric Dentistry. Dental care for infants, children, and teens.

About the Pediatric Dentist

 

James A. Weddell, DDS, MSD, PC  

Dr. Jim enjoys helping children, teaching and spending time with his family. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has had a part-time pediatric dental practice for many years when not teaching pediatric dental residents, dental students, or treating patients at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Jim has published numerous articles and book chapters in dental and medical literature. He has lectured on a variety of pediatric dental topics in the United States and South America. Dr. Jim graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed his pediatric dental residency and post-doctoral fellowship in Cerebral Palsy at Riley Hospital for Children.

Dr. Jim is married to his wife, Karen Fischer D.D.S. and had three daughters, Jami Weddell, Nicole Weddell D.D.S. and Lauren Weddell D.D.S.

Education

BS Degree, Indiana University
DDS Degree, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Residency, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
MS Degree in Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

Memberships
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Indianapolis District Dental Society
Diplomate, Advisory Committee for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Affiliations
Past Director of Pediatric Dentistry, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry

 

Nicole K. Weddell, DDS, MSD

Dr. Nicole was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She attended Carmel High School. She ran track and cross-country at Carmel High School. Dr. Nicole chose the field of pediatric dentistry because her father, Dr. James Weddell, founder of Weddell Pediatric Dentistry, inspired her. He taught her clinical excellence, hard work ethic, responsibility to community and the importance of loving your job. She enjoys working with kids and having fun everyday on the job interacting with patients, families and staff. In 2014, Dr. Nicole bought the practice from Dr. Jim so he can have more time to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. She is committed to continuing the quality of care and reputation he has built for over 30 years.

Dr. Nicole particularly enjoys working with the Hispanic community allowing her to keep up her Spanish. She lived and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for one year during college. She travelled to Calnali, Mexico all four years of dental school to provide dental treatment to needy children. During her residency she travelled to Mexico to provide dental treatment under general anesthesia to needy and medically compromised children.

Dr. Nicole works in private practice and has hospital privileges at Riley, IU North & St. Vincent 86th St. Dr. Nicole to married to Dr. Sam Tancredi. She enjoys spending time with her growing family- Maureen (11 years), Tony (9 years) & Elise (3 years). Dr. Nicole is expecting a baby girl May 19, 2017. She loves to walk and swim with her golden retriever, “Puppy” and yellow Labrador “Lucy.” Dr. Nicole’s family are serious IU basketball, Colts & Pacers fans! She looks forward to meeting you!



Education

BS Biology, Indiana University
BA Spanish, Indiana University
MS Biology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
MSD, Indiana University School of Dentistry/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Oral Defense: Health Literacy Level of Hispanic Caregivers in Relation to Child’s Caries

Memberships
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana District Dental Society
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry, President

Hospital Affiliations
Riley Hospital for Children Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry
IU North Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry
St. Vincent 86th St. Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry
        

 

Kelli R. Lucia-Ijams, DDS   

Dr. Kelli wanted to work with children at a very early age. She was inspired by her own pediatric dentist to enter the profession. Outside of work, Dr. Kelli enjoys working out, running, taking vacations, and being a full time mom to: Corey, Courtney, Maddie, Macie, CeCe, and Max. Her family's favorite vacation spot is Walt Disney World. Dr. Kelli also volunteers at both, St. Simon and Cathedral High School.

Education
BA Degree, Indiana University
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Residency, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

Memberships
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Indianapolis District Dental Society

 

        

John R. Emhardt, DDS, MSD   

Dr. John was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Lawrence Central High School, where he participated in soccer, hockey, volleyball, baseball and golf. Dr. John played tennis in college and coached tennis at the Washington Township Tennis Program at North Central High School.

Dr. John enjoys working with children with developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. In 2010, he traveled to Eldoret, Kenya where he provided fluorosis screenings, oral health education, organized a community based sealant program and worked with medically compromised and intellectually and developmental disabled children.

He loves spending time outdoors mountain biking, hiking and golfing and is an avid Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indy Eleven and Arsenal fan!

Education
BA Biology, DePauw University
MS Biology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
MSD, Indiana University School of Dentistry/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry/James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Minor: Psychology
Oral Defense: Factors Related to Failed Pediatric Dental Appointments Under General Anesthesia in a University Hospital Based Residency Program

Memberships
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Hospital Affiliations
Riley Hospital for Children Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry
IU North Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry

        

Lesa Allison, DDS, MSD   

Please welcome Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Lesa Allison to Weddell Pediatric Dentistry! Dr. Allison will be covering Dr. Nicole’s maternity leave. Dr. Lesa Allison is a native of Indiana growing up in Noblesville, Indiana. Her dental career started early when she worked as a dental assistant at an oral surgery group during college. With motivation for continuing a career in dentistry, she attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated in 2012 with a doctorate in dentistry and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Following her dental school training, she was accepted into the pediatric dentistry residency at Riley Hospital for Children serving the diverse population from all over the state. While at Riley, Dr. Allison truly enjoyed working with the wide variety of patients and their never-ending imaginations.

During dental school and residency, Dr. Allison enjoyed dedicating time and work for outreach dental mission trips in Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala where she performed dental work on children in schools and villages. She hopes to continue this tradition by providing oral health education and dental services to those in need.

Dr. Allison spent the last 2.5 years living in Denver, Colorado where she practiced in a large group private practice with multiple locations all along the Front Range. She enjoyed all the outdoor activities Colorado had to offer but was motivated to move back home to be with family and friends. She is excited to have the opportunity to join Weddell Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Allison is dedicated to providing a positive experience for patients and their family while educating them about the importance of preventative care and oral hygiene.

In her spare time, she enjoys working out, hiking, skiing, traveling with friends, attending concerts, cooking, trying new foods/restaurants, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Education
BA Biology, Indiana University
DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry
MSD, Indiana University School of Dentistry/IU Health Riley Hospital for Children
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry/IU Health Riley Hospital for Children
Masters Thesis - Effect of Human Milk and its Components on Streptococcus Mutans Biofilm Formation


Memberships
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


Hospital Affiliations
Riley Hospital for Children Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry
IU North Hospital Privileges in Pediatric Dentistry

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