Our Dental Team
Our staff at Life Smiles Dentistry understands the importance of oral care to your overall health. Regular visits to the dentist help prevent tooth decay and loss, mouth pain, and a variety of chronic conditions. Maintaining regular dental care is a smart choice for your health.
What Makes Us Different
Our dental team believes that you deserve remarkably precise and personal dental care. You can expect to be treated with the utmost respect at all times by every member of our team. We believe that you, the patient, deserves to have a say in your dental care. Our dental professionals will carefully discuss all treatment options with you, helping you to decide upon the course of action custom suited to your budget and dental needs.
Our friendly staff is dedicated to caring for you and your entire family's oral health and well-being. We take the time to create a personalized treatment for each patient and we offer a wide range of services. It is our goal to make your visit with us an extremely pleasant one and to send you home with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Our Philosophy Of Patient Care
We’re a patient-driven practice with a range of services under one roof, creating thousands of healthy, beautiful smiles. Personalized care is how we treat our patients.
It’s always the ‘patient first’. We are dedicated to patient satisfaction, value and convenience. We aim to understand our patients and their oral care needs with friendly, gentle, caring, convenient, dental care for the entire family.
With the use of traditional as well as the latest equipment and technology, our patients enjoy a higher level of dental care. Life Smiles Dentistry is committed to providing quality care while making you comfortable and at ease.
Our team stays on top of their specialty with continued education, colleague interaction and participation as members in professional associations.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Marion Hedger
Dr. Marion Hedger, B.A., D.D.S., attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. There, Dr. Hedger achieved his B.A. in Science, with a minor in Greek and Latin. Afterwards, he went on to Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN. This led to becoming House Delegate in the Indiana Dental Association.
Dr. Hedger is committed to ongoing education, training, and professional memberships. He is certified in Invisalign and E40 Cadcam. Dr. Hedger has a strong interest in general dentistry and dental ethics. “I love continued learning. There is always something new to learn in dentistry.”
“Seeing the end result of work that makes someone’s life better is one of the reasons I ventured into dentistry. I like working with my hands and there is a great variety of avenues to find what you enjoy doing.” Dr. Hedger is committed to providing best-in-class patient care as the foundation of LifeSmiles Dentistry. He engages, connects, and builds trustworthy relationships that extend beyond the chair. It is that approach that he believes sets LifeSmiles Dentistry apart – empathy throughout the patient care journey.
When Dr. Hedger is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys playing guitar, drums, and bass. Adventures abound with his snow skiing fun, a hobby he shares with others as a ski instructor. With a background as an airplane pilot and serving in the Indiana National Guard as a dentist, Dr. Hedger adapted a passion for flying as well. Reading, writing, back packing and fishing are also on his list of hobbies.
Dr. Virgil Lungu
Dr. Virgil Lungu B.H., D.D.S. attended Wabash College. Dr. Lungu then attended Tufts US for an internship and McCracken University to learn his specialty in Implants. Dr. Lungu is committed to ongoing education, training, and professional memberships. His extended interest lies in wisdom teeth and implants.
Among the day to day, Dr. Lungu enjoys being able to help patients achieve relief from painful dental issues, as well as restoring healthy smiles.
Dr. Lungu is committed to providing best-in-class patient care as the foundation of our family practice. He engages, connects, and builds trustworthy relationships that extend beyond the chair. It is that approach that he believes sets our team apart – empathy throughout the patient care journey.
When Dr. Lungu is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as playing Halo online. He is also fluent in Romanian.
Dr. Anthony Dee
Dr. Dee graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a bachelor's degree in biology and a chemistry minor. After completion of dental school at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, he completed a General Practice Residency at Indiana University. Dr. Dee is currently an officer in the United States Army Reserve and serves as a dentist in a Medical Support Unit.
Dr. Dee genuinely cares about creating a healthy and beautiful smile by providing high quality dental care to meet the needs of his patients. He values providing patient education and creating a comfortable and relaxed environment in the dental office. He attends a variety of continuing education courses and strives to excel in new techniques and technology to improve patient care.