I decided to get into dentistry when I was five, maybe six years old. My old dentist when I was a kid was a great dentist. I sucked my thumb and he would show me models of somebody else that had really bucky teeth and so he’d say, “Don’t do that.” I went forward from there. The rest of the time of my school years knowing that I was gonna go into college as pre-dental. I got into dental school a year early. I only did three years of college and because I knew I wanted to get in and went on to dental school. So, I do dentistry because it’s not doing dentistry. It’s caring for patients. That’s why I do it. I always wanted to do something in medicine or science because I can deal directly with the patients.
Most rewarding part for being a dentist or providing dental care is the people. The people are what makes it fun. We have several generations. I think we had four generations of one particular family that they all came to us and we have fun. We visit with them and that’s why I want to do. I want to take care of people like it’s my own family.
Meet Dr. Rodney Eccles, a Caring & Compassionate Dentist
For more than 30 years, Dr. Rodney J. Eccles has been committed to providing excellence in dentistry in Plainfield, IN, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas. He uses the latest treatment techniques to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. He also believes strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur, and he makes sure to keep you fully informed about your dental health.
Dr. Eccles graduated from Plainfield High School in 1978. After attending Greenville College, he went on to graduate from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 1985. In November 1986, Dr. Eccles opened his hometown family dental practice in Plainfield.
Dr. Eccles has been recognized as a Top Dentist in Indianapolis for 13 consecutive years. This honor is voted by dental professional peers and is publicized in Indianapolis Monthly magazine in each December issue. Dr. Eccles has also won the Opencare Patients’ Choice Award twice.
Because Rod Eccles, DDS is not a chain practice, you will see the same dentist each time you visit and will receive personalized care. Dr. Eccles treats patients of all ages – from toddlers to centenarians! For your convenience, he offers several types of dentistry in one location, including:
- Family dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- Emergency dentistry
- General dentistry
Dr. Eccles has received the following certifications and dental association memberships:
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Indianapolis District Dental Society
- SomnoDent Academy
He looks forward to meeting you and earning your trust!