German Church Road Family Dentistry
At German Church Road Family Dentistry, we believe that visiting the dentist does not need to be a stressful experience for anyone. We will work hard to make sure that each detail of your experience is perfect from the first moment you step into our warm, inviting waiting room. Every member of our friendly team is committed to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health by providing gentle, stress-free treatments.
Please take a moment to meet our awesome team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Dane Uhl
Dr. Dane Uhl grew up and currently lives in New Palestine, Indiana. He completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at Ball State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2006. He then attended Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2010.
Following dental school, Dr. Uhl was accepted into a highly competitive post-graduate program at the Indianapolis Veteran’s Hospital. As a dental resident, Dr. Uhl received advanced training and experience in a wide scope of dental procedures, including working on many patients with significant medical needs.
Dr. Uhl began working at German Church Road Family Dentistry late in 2012 and officially bought the practice in 2014. He and the entire staff at GCR Family Dentistry have a great professional relationship, and together, they enjoy working with their patients. It is their utmost goal to make their patients comfortable during their visits, and they strive to make patients feel like family.
Dr. Uhl is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society. Keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry is extremely important to Dr. Uhl and his team. This is accomplished through numerous continuing education courses and study clubs that Dr. Uhl attends on a regular basis.
In his free time, Dr. Uhl enjoys spending quality time with his family. He and his wife, Shelly, have two beautiful little boys. Dr. Uhl enjoys watching sports, especially the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. He enjoys playing golf and tennis and traveling with his family.
Shelly - Front Desk
Shelly works at our front desk, making sure that all our patients are comfortable and all their needs are met. She has been part of our team since March of 2014, when she and Dr. Uhl purchased the practice. A graduate of Ball State University, Shelly loves taking the time to get to know each of our patients individually, putting them at ease, and making every visit enjoyable.
Shelly grew up in New Palestine and values the free time she spends with Dr. Uhl and their two very active and adorable sons, Ian and Gavin. She loves outdoor activities, movies, traveling and attending Colts, Pacers, and Dragons games.
Trina - Dental Hygienist
Trina is our highly-trained and experienced Dental Hygienist. She attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry and graduated with high distinction, receiving the Dr. Tilliman E. Miller Award for Clinical Achievement.
We are fortunate that Trina has spent the past 19 years using her skills and gentle approach to provide our patients with exceptional care. She values the relationships she has developed because helping our patients enriches her own life. Trina grew up in Cumberland and is busy raising three beautiful children with the love of her life.
Jo - Dental Hygienist
Jo is a native of Dayton and graduated from Sinclair Community College. She has been working as our Dental Hygienist for a total of 12 years. Jo enjoys meeting new people and helping to educate them about the benefits of great oral health.
Jo and her husband of 30 years are the proud parents of two accomplished children, Betsy and Nate, and she enjoys spending her spare time gardening and traveling with her husband.
Josie - Dental Hygienist
Josie is a long-term member of our team who’s been our Dental Hygienist for 30 years. She attended South Bend Indiana University where she demonstrated her commitment to dental excellence, acting as the President of the Student Dental Hygiene Association.
A native of Indianapolis, Josie loves developing relationships with her patients to help them achieve excellent oral health. She has been married for 26 years, has four wonderful children, and enjoys spending her free time reading, gardening, canning, and enjoying her family and friends.
Vonda - Expanded Dental Assistant
Vonda is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and performs a wide variety of duties to help our patients achieve excellent oral health. She is a native of New Palestine, received her training at Walker Career Center, and has been with our practice for 25 years.
The thing that Vonda enjoys most about her job is getting to know our patients so she can help provide them with the care that fits their unique needs. In her spare time, Vonda enjoys boating and watching her daughter play sports.
Angie - Expanded Dental Assistant
Angie is our Expanded Dental Assistant and received her training at Walker Career Center. She has been with us for 15 years and excels at listening to our patients’ needs and putting them at ease with her friendly approach. An Indianapolis native, Angie’s favorite free-time activity is doing just about anything with her kids.
Diane - Office Manager
Our Office Manager, Diane, is another veteran team member who’s been with our practice for an amazing 32 years. She attended Walker Career Center and was recognized as the Outstanding Student for Indianapolis.
Diane grew up in Indianapolis and likes to spend time getting to know our patients and helping them feel like part of our family. She and her husband have had a band for 15 years, and you’ll find them spending their free time making beautiful music together!
Dawn - Front Desk
Dawn is a great asset to our front desk team and has been with our practice for 15 years. She is a native of Greenfield and a graduate of Brown County High School.
Helping our patients and getting to know each of them personally is one of the things Dawn enjoys most about her job. When she’s not providing our patients with great service, you will probably find her spending time on or near water!