Dentist in Indianapolis IN - Dr. Craig Arive, DDS Transforms Smiles
The dental team at Craig Arive, DDS, treats all of their patients with the respect and high-quality care that they deserve. The practice offers preventive, general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to make patients' smiles works of art.
At Craig Arive, DDS, patients receive first-rate, reliable care. Patients receive excellent advice, given with compassion. Dr. Arive and his team take the time to build relationships with their patients. This personal relationship, in turn, allows them to provide more holistic dental care.
The practice offers:
- General dentistry services such as fillings, root canals, and crowns
- Preventive treatments such as descaling, cleaning, and education on proper dental hygiene
- Restorative procedures such as implants
- Cosmetic treatments such as veneers and teeth whitening
Patients call in and book a consultation. Once Dr. Arive completes his evaluation of the situation, he will discuss the best treatment options with the patient.
Dr. Arive’s Education and History
Dr. Arive didn’t follow the traditional path to becoming a dentist. He grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Lawrence North High School. He went on to study graphic design at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue University.
He achieved a great deal of success during his career as a graphic designer. He earned the William White award for Art Director of the Year while fulfilling his role as the Art Director of the Indianapolis Monthly magazine.
Having achieved his goals as a graphic designer, Dr. Arive wanted a new challenge. He'd always been fascinated by visits to his dentist's office and wanted a career that allowed him to make a real difference in people's lives. Becoming a dentist was the next logical step.
Dr. Arive attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012. He then opted to set up his private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. He’s never looked back since and knows that becoming a dentist was his calling all along.
Dr. Arive’s Personal Life
Dr. Arive met the love of his life, Laura, while still at school. The two were married in 1999 and have two sons. Family life is extremely important to Dr. Arive. He and his family enjoy trips to the movies and supporting the local teams at sporting events. The family loves spending time hiking in the wilderness.
Dr. Arive is a fan of sports – whether live or on TV. He appreciates good art, great music, and learning new things. He’s got a good collection of nonfiction books that he reads in his spare time. To keep fit and healthy, he jogs.
He is an active member of several professional organizations, namely:
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Academy of GP Orthodontics
Get to Know the Reliable, Caring Team At Craig Arive!
If you would like to know which treatments are best for your needs, schedule a consultation with Craig Arive in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team walks patients through their options based on their needs, lifestyle, and budget.