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Dr. Nicole 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) and Mia (8 months). 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

Memberships

Diplomate & Fellow, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Indiana Dental Association
Indiana District Dental Society
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry, President

 Hospital Affiliations

IU North Hospital 
IU Tipton
James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital


 

 


Dr. 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





Dr. Ebony Jordon, DDS

Dr. Jordan spent her summers during her college years working at the mall, it was there she was approached by a man who told her that she looked like she was college age and asked if she had ever thought about a career in dentistry. It was a life altering moment. He turned out to be the assistant dean of the dental school and a lifelong mentor to Dr. Jordan.

After college, she attended dental school. There she discovered that if she could start with children at an early age she could help alleviate their dental fears as well as prevent decay. With that goal in mind she attended pediatric dental residency and went on to gain board certification in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Jordan's goal is to create a positive dental experience for your child and to establish healthy habits that carry them into adulthood; and possibly we will have children growing up not fearing the dentist, but wanting to be a dentist.

Education

BA Biology, Indiana University
DDS, Meharry Medical College
 

Memberships

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Diplomate, Aemrican Board of Board Pediatrip Dentistry
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry




Dr. Lauren Weddell, DDS, MSD

Dr. Lauren was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She attended Carmel High School, where she participated on multiple state champion women's cross country and track teams and graduated in the top of her class. She later received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University-Bloomington, graduating with highest distinction, and a Master's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lauren graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2007. Her interest in children inspired her to continue her studies at Riley Hospital for Children. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and her Master's Degree in Pediatric Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry. During her residency, she was honored with the Arthur Klein Research Award and the Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance. In November of 2011, Dr. Weddell became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

She enjoys staying active, running, watching movies, and spending time with her family, including her husband, Josh, their sons, Nixon, Oliver, and George, and their dogs Miss Foxy Brown and Trooper!

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 & Fellow, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry



Dr. James 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