4.9
47 Reviews

Linda King

Aug 29, 2019

Very professional , they really explain everything to you about your procedure and recommendations. They ask you questions about your health and listen to your concerns.

Shameka Kelley

Aug 14, 2019

During my first visit, my teeth were cleaned by the doctor because there was a severe snow causing travel delays in the area. So literally, the best cleaning ever, although I hadn't been to a dentist office in years. During my second visit (routine appointment), my teeth was cleaned by a usual hygienist and my experience was just as detailed. Very friendly and helpful staff. After each appointment, I leave feeling as if I was given the best care for my teeth. As well as, honest feedback on how I can better care for my teeth. The front office staff is friendly and welcoming as well. My teeth are not a problem, so I can't speak on how the care is for major issues, but I am sure it is just as pristine. Highly recommended.

Colette Ross-Boggan

Jul 01, 2019

david agbaza

May 22, 2019

Great and friendly service! They know my family by name and make attempts to accommodate our schedule. Staff are very knowledgeable and thoroughly communicate expectations. I would recommend to any and everyone!

renee akins

Feb 01, 2019

I would recommend Merit Dental to family and friends without thinking twice. Service is great, professional, and served with a smile which is lacking in customer service these days. Give them a try. You will not be disappointed.

Michell Lewis

Oct 20, 2018

Thank you Merit Dental staff for making our 1st visit so welcoming. Everyone was polite and engaging. They explained the process and provided education as well. We look forward to coming back. Great job!!

Nichelle Jordan-Wilson

Oct 19, 2018

great visit, Brayahna really loves Dr. Austin. Wonderfully personable. My whole family loves our Hygenist. Dr Austin & Shannon for the last 12 years have been amazing. And I met the new doc for the 1st time. He seems to be a nice addition to the office. The Lady doc is missed. She was very nice. Sorry I forgot her name {Bixby ?} We hope to be there another 12+ years.

Rachel Walker

Oct 06, 2018

after several bad experiences trying to find a new dentist, called merit dental and Shannon went out of her way to help and make me feel like I mattered. dr, dancey was so great in making sure I was comfortable and satisfied. thank you so much to dr. Dancey and staff

Edwina Wright

Aug 10, 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Didn't try to charge extra fees for doing what is EXPECTED to be done for a routine cleaning (like cleaning below the gum line). This was my first visit but I plan to stay with Merit Dental.

Nakiesha McCain

Jul 16, 2018

The staff is EXCELLENT! I love them.

KIM PHIPPS

May 23, 2018

I love Dr. Austin and his staff they always greet me by name and make me feel at home. I came in there with some issues with my teeth and they put me on this program to get my teeth back on track. Very pleased so far with the service.

Francis German

May 04, 2018

Patient for close to twenty years. Moving now will miss Dr. Austin and staff.

JR Forney

Apr 23, 2018

Excellent staff! Very professional and friendly! The work they do is phenomenal!!!!!

James Atkinson

Mar 14, 2018

The staff is incredibly personable and make you feel welcome. The practice has the latest in technology. I actually look forward to seeing everyone.

Nikia O'Hearn

Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Austin and Dr. Dancy and their staff are excellent. If your looking for exceptional dental care come here! Don't wait, book that appt. for a great smile that won't hurt......

Charla Booth

Dec 19, 2017

Dr. Austin and his entire staff were wonderful to us. They were able to save my oldest daughter's tooth after we had been told it would have to be removed by a previous dentist. They also took special care with my teenage son who is autistic and hyper-sensitive. The service was incredibly thorough and professional and the receptionists were warm and pleasant and ensured all four of us had appointments that fit into our schedules. Definitely the best dental ministrations we have ever received.

Mautrice Meriweather

Nov 22, 2017

Dr. Austin and his team have been taking care of my family's dental needs since they opened their doors on Eden Village! I always walk away with a positive and professional experience.

Terry Lovely

Nov 07, 2017

The Merit Dental staff are all class acts and true professionals!!!

Yolanda Reid

Sep 17, 2017

Dr. Austin and his staff are awesome!!! Myself and my kids have been patients for over 10 years. They are very efficient, quick, never sells you anything you do not need and truly makes you feel like family!!!!

Malkah77

Sep 16, 2017

IamJacquie D-E

Jul 19, 2017

Dr. Austin is Awesome! And I love all of the staff, they are caring and treated me with TLC. I can't wait to complete my treatment plan for this year!

Erica Porter

Jul 08, 2017

Excellent!!

Nicole Tunstill

Jul 05, 2017

I love Merit Dental and their staff. I had bad experiences when I was younger with my childhood dentist. I wanted to make sure my children didn't go through the same experiences. Dr. Austin and his staff have been very professional, helpful and patient with my families needs. I Thank them from the bottom of my heart. Six years and counting!

Stephanie Williams

Jul 03, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr. Austin's for over 10 years and since being with Merit Dental, his service continues to be wonderful. I will recommend this dental office to anyone in need of a great dentist! -S. Williams

Jasma Adams

Jun 23, 2017

Dr. Austin and his staff are fun, friendly and always get me out in a timely manner. I appreciate that when I walk in the door, I'm greeted by name and that makes me feel welcome and comfortable. Thanks, Merit Dental staff...you all are awesome!

Marquita P

May 10, 2017

The Merit Dental staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Me and my family are all patients of Dr. Austin and have been going for years! One of the best dental offices in the city. Great place and great atmosphere! 👍🏾

Alaina Preddie

May 08, 2017

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May 05, 2017

Alexis P.

May 02, 2017

The Merit Dental staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable. I have never felt more comfortable when going to the dentist then I am when I am in the care of Dr. Austin and staff.

Robert Taylor

Apr 12, 2017

I never thought going to the Dentist could be a pleasant experience; however that changed with my visits to Merit Dental Indianapolis. Dr. Austin and the total staff are very professional and knowledgeable and seem totally dedicated to customer service.

S. Beka Suggs

Mar 12, 2017

Merit Dental staff is very welcoming, personable and knowledgeable. Some people have anxiety when they go to the dentist and most of the stories I hear it’s because they’ve had a bad experience with their cleanings. I can say when I get my teeth cleaned, etc…Brittany has the touch of an angel. Merit Dental is great!

Angela Green-Jones

Sep 28, 2016

We have been patients of Dr. Austin now for several years. We have always enjoyed his professionalism and of course his awesome staff especially his front desk receptionist/office manager. We look forward to going to the dentist!

Taiesha Tubbs

Sep 14, 2016

My kids and I have been going there for a few years and they are awesome. They are like family. Every experience inspite of what was being done has been great and very professional. My 7 year old even likes going to the dentist now. To anyone that is looking for a dentist for what ever reason I would strongly recommend them. Wonderful staff and dentists.

Carolyn Whitfield

Jul 05, 2016

My first time was a very good experience. We had technical problems at firsr, but the problem was rectified before I left. I highly recommend their friendliness, helpfulness, and professionalism.

Paula Buckhaulter

Jul 05, 2016

Dr. Austin and his staff are awesome. Competent, friendly and professional -- they make my visits enjoyable!

Michael Spalding

Jun 28, 2016

Jennifer Rhodes

Mar 15, 2016

If you are looking for a dental group that will give a full service visit I recommend Dr. David Austin and his staff. They are professional, friendly, and trained to inform you on step by step procedures, also will recommend the best tooth paste and mouth wash for your dental up keep. The office and staff is clean and offers a pleasant atmosphere.

Eric Martin

Dec 22, 2015

Best care ever. Dr. Austin and his team are personable and professional. The care and attention to providing me information necessary for care, comfort and decision-making is outstanding.

Renee Walker

Sep 29, 2015

Outstanding service! In recent years, I have had some bad experiences with Dentist. From my first conversation with Dr. Austin, I felt at ease. the professionalism shown by his staff was phenomenal. Katie, Cindy and Dr. Austin made my first trip to their office comfortable. I will certainly refer my family and friends to Merit Dental.

Jacquelyn Powell

Sep 16, 2015

I love Dr. Austin and the staff! My family has been going to him for years. He truly is genuine and supportive and really cares about my family. He has done an excellent job with our needs. I look forward my appointments. The equipment is modern and the office is very nice and always clean. You can't go wrong choosing Merit Dental to meet your dental needs!

R Spencer

Jul 16, 2015

Dr. Austin and staff performed excellently. I was able to schedule with no problem. The dental care provided was seamless with no issues. The office staff was open and very professional, I had a question concerning my bill and they addressed it quickly without question. Thanks Dr. Austin and staff!

Donnie Anderson

Jul 15, 2015

Dr Austin and his staff are one of a kind. The staff are friendly and gentle. Will let you know what will happen at the office. In addition, help you understand how to take care of you teeth at home. Help me understand the right way to floss. All of this happen before you see Dr. Austin. When Dr. Austin comes in he goes open the X-Rays and let you know how to have better dental health. Dr. Austin was able to put me on a whiting program and other people can see the difference. Great doctor and staff!!!!

Linda McMurray

Apr 21, 2015

Dr. Austin and his staff were top of the line in customer service and making the customer feel comfortable. Great experience! (Madlyn Harper)

tobie hall

Apr 14, 2015

I really liked Dr. Austin and his staff. I thought they were friendly, thorough and gentle. It was very well run and organized and the ladies that ran the front desk were super nice. Also I was a little chilly and the doctor came out with a blanket for me while I waited on my daughter. Now that is service. Next time I will ask for a foot rub..haha!

Elease Ewing

Mar 17, 2015

Awesome service, staff, never a wait, and Dr. Austin is very gentle, and proficient in his work.

Judith Gaines

Mar 17, 2015

Dr. Austin costs a little more, but he is gentle (good for all of us cowards), and his work is top-notch. If you're looking for a dentist for whatever reason, here he is--right on Eden Drive. Perhaps if you live in Florida this might be too far to drive; however, no one else lives so far that this drive wouldn't be well worth it.

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Indianapolis, IN!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Indianapolis offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

 

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem 300
  • Anthem PPO
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
  • FEP
  • Guardian
  • Health Resources
  • MetLife
  • Sun Life
  • The Connection / GEHA
  • UnitedHealthcare

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$89

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $236 - $363

$49

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. Limited time only.

FREE

Electric Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free electric toothbrush at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $20. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Durell Dancy

Dr. Durell Dancy

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), B.A. Biology
    Indiana University School of Dentistry, DDS
  • Memberships: American Dental Association
    National Dental Association
    Indiana Dental Association
    Indianapolis District Dental Society
  • Interests: He enjoys playing chess, golfing, watching sports, loves being around family and friends
  • Personal Statement: "I am committed to providing high quality dental care, in a comfortable setting. I believe that it is important to provide friendly service that emphasizes disease prevention. Together with continued education and a solid foundation of dentistry, I will strive to create a patient centered environment that will make everyone feel welcome."

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