Orthodontics is such a unique and wonderful profession: I can’t imagine doing anything else! I believe orthodontic treatment is life-changing, and am honored to be part of that transformational journey.
I love my patients and the friendships that naturally grow during treatment. I enjoy working with all ages, from different walks of life, and seeing how each person changes as he or she sees the change in appearance. When someone who was embarrassed about teeth begins to smile without feeling self-conscious or worried, I am thrilled! Each person gains confidence, becomes happier and more outgoing, and — best of all — former patients freely engage with their peers by smiling and laughing!
I chose to become an orthodontist because I think it is the perfect blend of art and science, and it allows me to think both critically and creatively. I really like that orthodontics allows me to treat patients as a doctor and also as their friend!
The Rigsbee Hall Orthodontics Team
Our team is absolutely the best! They go above and beyond to make each patient’s appointment special. From the moment a person arrives, our team members work hard to make sure that individual is heard, involved, and encouraged.
Our team works together so we run efficiently but, more importantly, they focus on fun: we want people to love their orthodontic experience as much as they love their finished smiles!
Education and Service
- Bachelor of Science – Purdue University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Case Western Reserve
- Master of Science in dental medicine, orthodontics – Indiana University
- Fellowship in craniofacial, surgical, special care orthodontics – Case Western Reserve
I choose to participate in a variety of continuing education opportunities to make sure I am providing patients with state-of-the-art orthodontic care. I believe continuing education is the best way to stay informed and aware of our patients’ needs.
I am an active member of a study club made up of local orthodontists. In addition, I attend multiple local and national meetings to stay up to date on all the latest advances in orthodontic techniques, technologies, and research.
I also serve as the director of craniofacial orthodontics at Indiana University and Riley Children’s Hospital. Our clinic serves the craniofacial population of the state and treats all of their orthodontic needs. We work closely with the multidisciplinary team at the children’s hospital in order to synchronize all the patients’ treatment needs.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, co-chair of membership committee, Americleft
- Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
- Indiana Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Indianapolis District Dental Society
Beyond the Practice
I was born in Ft. Wayne and moved to Indianapolis when I was very young. I grew up on the northeast side of Indianapolis and attended Lawrence Central High School.
I currently live in downtown Indianapolis with my husband Stephen and our rescue dog, Roxy. Stephen is part of Tinker Coffee Company, where he enjoys keeping our state caffeinated! My parents, siblings, nephews, and nieces all live near downtown and we spend many of our weekend hours together.
When I’m not working, I love running, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors. I love exploring our always-changing city, trying new restaurants, and attending a variety of events. I also love traveling and exploring when I can find the time to do so!