A Team Driven By Passion
Meet Our Skilled, Experienced Doctors
When it comes to providing exceptional dental care, it takes a village! Our office has a wonderful group of experienced, skilled doctors to take care of your whole family. At Village Dental at Saxony, we take the time to get to know each and every one of our patients in order to create personalized treatment plans for patients of all ages!
David Bender, DDS
Dr. David Bender has been a Hoosier native for most of his life. Born in Richmond, IN., Dr. Bender spent his junior and senior years of high school in Canal Winchester, OH. Missing Indiana, Dr. Bender returned to attend Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his education at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis where he received his DDS degree in 2002.
Dr. Bender is a big IU sports fan, as well as the Indianapolis Colts. He also really enjoys golfing, even though he is most commonly found the right of the hole with his impressive dog leg slice.Click Here to Meet Dr. Bender
Michael Talbott, DDS
Dr. Michael Talbott grew up in Pendleton, IN. He attended Pendleton Heights High School and graduated in 2002. He wanted to follow his life life-long dream of attending Purdue University where he graduated with a BS degree in General Health Science. He decided to pursue his passion for dentistry and entered IU School of Dentistry in 2007. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Talbott moved to Fishers to start his dental career.
On his days off Dr. Talbott enjoys an active lifestyle of Crossfit and golf. He also enjoys traveling to new places. Seeing a different culture and trying new food always makes him happy. Dr. T looks forward to seeing you in our office and showing you his crazy socks.
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Michael J. Whitman, DDS
Dr. Michael J. Whitman grew up in Indianapolis, IN and he attended Brebeuf Jesuit High School. He attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY where he played soccer, studied abroad in Spain and graduated with his bachelor of science degree in biology. He next attended the University of Louisville for a Masters program in biology before attending the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry to complete his dental degree.
Dr. Whitman enjoys spending time with his wife, Sabrina, their children, Isla and Palmer, and their spoiled dog, Scarlet. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends outdoors, biking, and likes to pretend he’s good at golf. He and his wife are big “foodies” and love trying new places to eat. Dr. Whitman loves working with people, and is truly passionate about helping others though dentistry.
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Louis Stumpf, DDS
Dr. Stumpf grew up in Evansville, IN, where he attended Southern Indiana and earned his BA in Biology. He went on to fulfill his lifelong dream by attending and receiving his dental degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry.
In addition, Dr. Stumpf is passionate about his role serving as Clinical Director of Dentistry for Special Olympics Indiana. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Ariel, and their son, Abel. Dr. Stumpf enjoys the outdoors and is an avid swimmer, cyclist, and runner. When not outdoors, you can find him cheering for our local Colts and Pacers teams or playing his guitar.
Dr. Stumpf is committed to providing the best dental care and a great experience for his patients. He is truly passionate about helping others through dentistry. He is looking forward to meeting you soon!
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Austin Martinez, DDS
Dr. Martinez grew up in Wheaton, IL. He attended Augustana College in Rock Island IL for his BA in Biology. He then went on to the University of Illinois at Chicago college of Dentistry. Dr. Martinez chose dentistry so he could blend his love of working with his hands to create, and medicine. He followed his wife’s job to Fishers Indiana, where he recently became a homeowner (loving Indiana property taxes) and a dad to his daughter Cora. Dr. Martinez enjoys the art of watchmaking, gardening, and working on DIY projects around the house.
Dr. Martinez enjoys kicking back with his daughter and his pet Chinchilla “Kiko” and watching football. He doesn’t want to give his patients the feeling they are being sold something. He is a big believer in education and loves imparting his nerdy dental knowledge onto his patients!
Alex Jennings, DDS
Dr. Jennings grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended Terre Haute North High School. She continued her education at Butler University where she studied abroad in Spain and graduated with her bachelor of science degree in biology. She next attended IUPUI for a Masters program in biology before attending Tufts University in Boston to complete her dental degree.
Dr. Jennings met her husband at Tufts, who is also a dentist! Together they are expecting their first baby in November! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, attending sporting events, and is currently finding a love for golf. Dr. Jennings is excited to join our Village Dental team and is looking forward to meeting you!
Matthew Parrish, DDS, Orthodontist
Dr. Matthew Parrish grew up in Indianapolis, IN. He attended Roncalli High School, graduating in 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from IUPUI and continued to Indiana University School of Dentistry for his dental degree. After dental school, Dr. Parrish served 5 years in the US Air Force as a general dentist. During his time in the Air Force, he completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency where he discovered his passion for orthodontics. Dr. Parrish returned to Indiana University School of Dentistry where he received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Parrish loves spending time with his wife, Adrienne, and two young boys, Benjamin and Simon. When not exploring Indianapolis with his family, Dr. Parrish enjoys playing hockey, working on home projects, and maintaining an active lifestyle. He takes great delight in serving patients of all ages, backed by a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in diverse orthodontic techniques, ranging from braces to clear aligners. Dr. Parrish is excited to help you reveal your beautiful smile.
Carol Mckown, DDS, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Over the past 17 years in private practice, Dr. Carol Mckown (Dr. Carol) has deepened her passion for children’s oral healthcare. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a past president of the Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Indiana University Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association. She was the dental liaison to the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for over 16 years and is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society. Dr. Carol has served as a past member of the St. Vincent Craniofacial Anomalies team and works with patients with cleft lip and palate, as well as other craniofacial anomalies.
Dr. Carol has three grown children, Katie, Annie and David, and two new grandchildren to spoil. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and ballroom dancing. After 30 years, she still loves children and pediatric dentistry. She looks forward to seeing you in the office!
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