Meet Our Doctors
Gary Ball DMD, PC
Gary C. Ball received his degree from the University of Louisville in 1978. He has specialty training in Implant Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry. His professional affiliations include: Indianapolis District Dental Society American Dental Association Indiana Dental Association
He donates volunteer dental treatment for "Good New Mission", a local homeless shelter in Indianapolis. He has also completed over 20 volunteer missions in China, Romania, Nicaragua, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Allyson, his wife since dental school, works in the office with him. They have 5 children, including his son Craig, who is a part of the practice and several grandchildren (and counting).
Dr. Ball followed in his father's footsteps - he was also a dentist!
Craig Ball, DMD
Dr. Craig Ball grew up in Indianapolis, IN. He is a third generation dentist and is following in his grandfather and father's footsteps. He went to North Central High School in Indianapolis and went on to graduate from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in Biology. Following graduation, Craig began doing cancer research contracted through the pharmaceutical company, Eli Lily. He was admitted to University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he met his wife, Dr. Andrea Ball, and they started their family with daughter, Julia.
The Ball family has been serving the Indianapolis area for over 75 years and Dr. Craig looks forwarding to seeing patients that have been seen by his father and sometimes even by his grandfather. He enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level and working with the wonderful staff at Ball Dentistry. Dr. Craig enjoys fishing, spending time with his wife and daughter and their dog, Stella.
Bret Weathers, DDS
Dr. Weathers was born in Indianapolis and raised in Beech Grove. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Wabash College in 1984. He graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988. He has practiced at this location since his graduation in 1988. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society. He is a certified provider of Invisalign.
Dr. Weathers and his wife, Cara, have three sons. Cara is a dental hygienist and has worked in this office in the past and occasionally fills in as needed. Dr. Weathers' interests include photography, golf, traveling, and he loves playing with his three boys.
Andrea Ball, DMD
Dr. Andrea Wilder Ball was born in Corbin, KY. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She was admitted into dental school at the University of Louisville and graduated with her DMD degree in May 2012. Dr. Ball has had a lifelong passion for dentistry, she has worked at every position in the dental office from sterilization, assistant, hygienist, front desk, and now as a dentist.
She loves treating children and adults and no matter your age, Dr. Ball hopes to make your visit to the dentist an enjoyable one. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Craig Ball and daughter, Julia, cooking, traveling, and the cheering on the Indianapolis Colts.
Dr. Ball is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association and Indianapolis District Dental Society.
Lalaine Smith, DDS
Dr. Smith is a life-long "Hoosier," having lived all of her life in Indianapolis and later in Carmel, Indiana. All the while she has continued to celebrate her rich cultural Chinese-Philippino heritage through friends, cooking and the arts.
Dr. Smith got her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and later her D.D.S. degree from the I.U.School of Dentistry in 1995.
Dr. Smith worked at a few other dental practices before becoming a full-time associate for Dr. Gary Ball in the Spring of 1997.
Over the years, she has built a solid patient base through her genuinely caring attitude, way of making patients feel like family, and her true desire to give patients the best care under the best conditions possible.
Dr. Smith is excited to be treating the children and even some of the grandchildren of patients who have become part of her "family" of patients. She is always excited to meet new people and help people with emergency, basic, restorative, perio, ortho and cosmetic dental needs.
Outside of work, Dr. Smith loves to dote on her husband, Sam, her son, Grant and daughter, Francesca. She enjoys tennis, traveling, cooking, match-making, working out, and playing with her French Bulldog, Toot.
In addition to being involved in dental organizations such as the ADA, IDDS and Women's Dental Study Club, Dr. Smith is also involved in other organizations such as Women's Fund of Central Indiana and Indianapolis Children's Wish Fund. She and the great staff will bring a smile to your face and maybe even get you to laugh during your visit (even without the laughing gas)!
Chad Canal, DDS
Dr. Canal earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree form Indiana University School of Dentistry with Highest Distinction. During his younger years, he attained Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and was also an avid soccer player. During his undergraduate and dental school years, Dr. Canal was awarded the IU Founders Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the IU Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and was on the Dean's list all his college career.
Dr. Canal was also awarded with the prestigious award for Excellence in Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, etc.) in his graduating class. In Dr. Canal's later years in dental school, he was also chosen and honored to teach younger dental students skills in restorative dentistry.
For the past three years, he has enjoyed much continued success working in the field of dentistry providing superior care in private practice in Southern Indiana. He now lives in our local area and is married to his wife Caitlin who is also a doctor herself practicing in the field of Pediatric Medicine. Having both grown up in Indianapolis, they are looking forward to continuing to enjoy life here.
In their spare time, they enjoy world traveling, playing with their dog June, dinners with family, and are avid fans of Indiana University sports, and the Indianapolis Colts. The addition of Dr. Canal will allow us to help remove any barriers so that nothing stands between your family and excellent dental care. Dr. Canal will be working at both the North and East side offices.