Dental Implant Institute is proud to serve Indianapolis, IN and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of denture and implant services along with friendly, compassionate service.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your teeth & mouth, please don’t hesitate to call us at (317) 577-2450. Thank you!

Our Team

We are dedicated to staying on top of the latest diagnostic tools and treatments. It is our goal to give our patients healthy smiles of which they can be proud. We want to achieve that goal as easily as possible for our patients.

We couldn’t be the office we are without our staff. They are always helping patients by giving them the information they need to make the right decision. Our staff will discuss all of your options and what to expect. They are here to answer your questions and address your concerns. It is their goal to give you a satisfying experience every time you walk through our doors. Quite simply, they are great at what they do!


Dr. Craig D. Cooper is a leader in the development and the advancement of dental implant surgery. His training combines the most advanced specialized education with extensive clinical experience. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, the Indiana University School of Dentistry and the Midwest Implant Institute, the largest private institution in the United States dedicated to the teaching of dental implantology.

Dr. Cooper served as the Director of the Midwest Implant Institute’s surgical faculty from 1988 to 1995. In addition to more than 25 years of experience in implant dentistry, he has placed over 20,000 dental implants since becoming involved in the field. Dr. Cooper is the only Board Certified implant specialist in the State of Indiana that has limited his dental practice to implant surgery.

Dr. Cooper spends many hours developing and advancing the field of implant science. He has lectured in over 20 foreign countries and in over 30 states. Dr. Cooper has published articles in the most prominent scientific journals and is also a contributing author to a textbook on implant dentistry. The FDA entrusted him to help develop and approve a generation of dental implants before they were approved for sale to dental practitioners in the United States.

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has awarded him Honored Fellowship status. Dr. Cooper is a recipient of the Aaron Gerskoff Award, which is implant dentistry’s highest honor. Dr. Cooper is active in organized implant dentistry. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and completed his term as President of the Academy in 1999. He served as the President of the Indianapolis District Dental Society in 1988. Dr. Cooper is a board examiner for the American Board of Oral Implant Dentistry which is the specialty Board for implant surgery. Dr. Cooper served as the president of the Board in 2014.

Christina Beck

Christina joined the Institute staff in 2004. Christina brought 15 years of surgical assisting experience to The Dental Implant Institute. She has an extensive background in dental implant prosthetics and in addition to serving as a surgery assistant she assists in the implant prosthetic training for the Institute’s referring doctors and their staff.

Christina also holds a certificate as a pharmacy technician. She worked in a hospital pharmacy for 15 years.

Christina has two adult children and is a proud grandmother of two boys.

Joanne Lake

Joanne joined the Institute staff in 2019. Joanne has been in the dental business for over 17 years. She is original from Fort Wayne, IN and has lived in the Indianapolis area for the last 7 years. She has two boys and 8 grandchildren who are all local. Joanne will go over all the options so that you will understand completely, and help you get the best outcome and the ability to smile with confidence.

Neri Garcia

Neri recently joined the institute staff after completing the Dental Implant Institute’s dental assisting program and graduating number one in her class. Neri likes all areas of dentistry but is especially adept at surgery. Neri says “it is an honor to be chosen by Dr. Cooper and Christina Beck to become part of the institute staff. Dr. Cooper will take the time to go over all of your options and since I am fluent in both English and Spanish, I will do whatever I can to help you understand your case. I assure you that you are in good hands with Dr. Cooper and the rest of the institute staff”

Neri se unió recientemente al personal del instituto después de completar el programa de asistencia dental del Dental Implant Institute y graduarse como número uno en su clase. A Neri le gustan todas las áreas de la odontología, pero es especialmente experta en cirugía. Neri dice “es un honor ser elegido por el Dr. Cooper y Christina Beck para formar parte del personal del instituto. Dr. Cooper se tomará el tiempo para repasar todas sos opciones y, como hablo inglés y español con fluidez, hacer todo lo que pueda para ayudarlo a comprender su caso. Le aseguro que está en buenas manos con el Dr. Cooper y el resto del personal del instituto”