Meet Our Doctors

One of life’s greatest pleasures… is a child’s smile!

As a parent, choosing the right dental home is extremely important. The relationship that you establish with your child’s dentist plays an important role to help maintain optimal oral health throughout your child’s lifetime.  

Why a Pediatric Dentist?

While one may assume that a general dentist and pediatric dentist are one and the same, there are vast differences that make pediatric dentists the professional of choice when providing care to children. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, “pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry” and have had at least two to three years of specialty training following dental school, qualifying them to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable and how to make the dental experience a pleasant one. As parents, we know that a trip to the dentist can be an intimidating thing for our little ones, and working with a doctor that is trained specifically to work with a child's view is extremely important for laying down the foundation for positive visits in the future. It is our goal to provide an experience that establishes trust and confidence early on and to educate on a level that your child can understand. 

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Their Story

While FPD is the 20-year-old brain child of Dr. Ana, she is proud to share the practice with Dr. Misti, who recently became part-owner. It was important for Dr. Ana to find someone who shared her outside-the-box creative vision, as well as her genuine love for her craft – after all, if you’re going to do something every day, it certainly helps to love what you do! The two doctors found their professional other-half in one another, sharing both their overall passion for life and their love of working with children. They share a common goal – to create a unique and enjoyable experience for each patient and parent who visits our “island”. To them, this is more than a job… it’s their passion.

Dr. Misti Pratt, Co-owner

B.A. Chemistry, Indiana University Purdue University, 2003
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2007
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 2014
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

LIKES

Reading

Travel

Playing Games

Family Time

FAVS

The Beach

Zac Brown Band

Giving Back 

BUCKETLIST

Greece

Northern Lights

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Dr. Ana Vazquez, Founder & CEO

B.S. Biology, University of Puerto Rico, 1984: graduated Magna Cum Laude
Doctor of Medicine Degree, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1988: graduated with Honors
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1990
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 1998
MBA, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, 2013

LIKES

Working Out

City Living - Chicago

Traveling

FAVS

Friends & Family

Circus Peanuts

Mike & Ikes

Cooking

Community Service

BUCKETLIST

Travel the World

Live in a 3rd World Country

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Meet Our Associates

Dr. LaQuia Vinson

B.S. Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1998
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, 2002
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, 2004
MPH Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2009
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Team, Riley Hospital for Children 

LIKES

All Things Food

Empowering Kids

Creme Brulee 

Brian McKnight

80s, 90s Music

FAVS

Family Time

Cooking

Traveling

The Beach

All Things Christmas

BUCKETLIST

Foundation for Kids

Africa

Helicopter Ride

Play the Piano

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Dr. Tawana Ware

B.A. Biology, Agnes Scott College, 1996
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, 2002
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2004
MSD in Dentistry, Indiana Universtiy School of Dentistry, 2008
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry

LIKES

Yoga

Traveling

Desserts

Reading

Singing

FAVS

All things Beyonce

Handel's Ice Cream

BUCKETLIST

Traveling the World

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Dr. Laura Hinds Goode

B.S. Biology, Indiana University
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2012
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2015
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 2016

LIKES

Country Music

Fitness Classes

Snow Skiing

Pizza 

IU Basketball  

Chocolate Cookies 

FAVS

Hiking

Water Skiing

Family & Friends 

Golfing

BUCKETLIST

New Zealand

Alaskan Cruise 

National Parks

Italy 

The Masters

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