By Kathi Moore, Photos by JJ Kaplan
She grew up on a Kokomo farm, instilled with strong values of faith, family and friends. When it came
time for college, she didn’t travel far to Purdue University where she studied for two years, then transferred to Indiana University to study dental hygiene. Upon graduation in 2004, she headed south to complete her bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Kentucky. She then went on to her doctoral training program and graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in May 2011.
Dr. Oyler started in a corporate dentistry position but was soon thinking about her own practice when she saw an ad in the Journal IDA (Indiana Dental Association) for a “NW Indianapolis” area practice. Since she was already living in Zionsville, she told her mom that her dream was to someday work in the beautiful Zionsville Medical Center on West Oak Street. As luck would have it (or providence, she said), the ad was for an existing practice for sale, located right in that very medical building.
That was nearly two years ago. Dr. Christie Oyler is quite settled in her practice now, welcoming families and children. She feels she is doing her part, “taking care of oral health for the community.” She explained that she and her staff love to provide that basis and foundation of the community and always strive for a local, hometown feel. She enjoys getting to know and support her neighbors and ultimately take care of them.
All of the usual dental procedures are provided: crowns, bridges, aesthetics, whitening, surgery, oral conscious sedation dentistry and even botox (she’s certified). She will refer patients elsewhere for endodontics or orthodontia.
“My practice is my life,” said Dr. Christie. “I have a Boston Terrier named Dottie, but otherwise, this is where I spend the best part of my day.” As you can see from the logo on Dr. Oyler’s business cards, a horse’s bit, she has more than a small interest in horses and hopes to someday have a place to pasture a horse or two in the Zionsville area.
The passion at Oyler Dentistry is developing trusting, long-lasting relationships with patients and families. If that is important to you, give them a call.
1650 W. Oak St., Suite 206
Zionsville, IN 46077