Santa Claus Family Dentistry

Call us today to schedule your appointment! (812) 937-9750

Get to Know our Doc

Get to Know our Doc

It was during my fourth year of dental school that I decided I was coming back to Southern Indiana. Before then, I never pictured myself as a small town dentist. I thought by practicing in a more rural setting I would be somehow be limiting my practice or myself. But once I began to really practice dentistry I realized that you could make your practice what you want it to be, and I wanted to be in a place where I felt a true sense of community. I was raised in Spencer County, and it felt right for me to return and help the area grow.

When I graduated from dental school I felt completely unprepared to start my own business, so I worked in a group practice in Evansville, Indiana. As an associate I not only learned a lot about the real-world practice of dentistry, but some of the business aspects as well. After three years I was offered a partnership and had to decide if I still wanted a practice of my own.

With the help of a great dental rep and an orthodontist friend I began to assemble what is now Santa Claus Family Dentistry. Starting a practice from scratch initially felt like a huge gamble, but now I cannot imagine my life any other way. The practice surpassed every goal I set for the first five years. The fact that we recently added a third operatory in this economic climate makes me feel as if we provide services that people need, and have impacted the community in a positive way. The office currently has three fully operational rooms, but we have the potential to grow in the future to six operatories.

I enjoy the “people” aspect of dentistry, and I don’t want to ever be so busy that I don’t have time to connect with my patients. That is, after all, what brought me back to Santa Claus.

read more

Dr. Jessica R. Wittman

  • 1995 graduate of Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City IN
  • 1999 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington IN
  • (BA in Art History)
  • 2003 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
  • Licensed in Indiana
  • Professional memberships: American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, First District Dental Society. Select Study Club
  • Associate dentist at TriState Family Dental Center in Evansville, IN (June 2003-October 2006)
  • Opened Santa Claus Family Dentistry in January 2007