Dr. Elton Behner

Dentistry
Fishers, IN
39 years experience male

Locations

Dental Care Today, PC

Fishers, IN

Address

9744 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

317-842-1640

About

Bio

For more than 35 years, Dr. Dale Behner has provided superior dental care to residents of central Indiana. In 2000, he began practicing at his current location in Fishers, Ind., where he offers the most advanced oral-health technology and techniques, including the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, dental implants, and sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry focuses on creating a relaxing and pain-free environment for patients fearful of dental visits. Dr. Behner received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1984. As a general practice resident at Indiana University Medical Center from 1984-1985, Dr. Behner introduced conscious sedation techniques, both intravenous and oral, to the program, and then continued to teach these methods as an assistant

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Doctor Q&A

617 Answers
905 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
It will not: "just go away". It will damage the underlying bone, jeopardize the long term health of your teeth as well as possibly invading the blood stream and ca... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
You should: be fine. Keep the area clean of food debris and plaque.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Could be, or: a blocked Eustachian tube. Consult with your PCP.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your PCP: to at least check for possible hernia and anything else.
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A member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Consult your: local dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment options.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly...: Are you sure you have herpangina or just oral herpes simplex? Herpangina is caused by a coxsakie virus, an enterovirus. Either way both are highly con... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Medical detox...: I do not know about Canada or Canadian health care system. In the US a medically supervised detox program of at least 2 weeks must then be followed by... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Coconut oil: Try coconut oil. It is an excellent moisturizer and has some antiseptic properties as well. Smells good too!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Overbite and: overjet are commonly miss used and miss understood. Overbite is the distance the edges of the lower teeth pass up behind the edges of the upper teeth... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your PCP asap: You need to be evaluated asap for proper diagnosis and therapy. Left untreated it can damage, esophagus, teeth and much more.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Is it petechiae: or excoriation? Petechiae result from a bleed from small capillaries. Excoriation is the trauma (removal of the surface layer of skin from picking or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Infection: in throat/tonsils. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
She should be fine..: just more likely to be sleepy and groggy. Watch her and do not let her operate any machinery, baby sit, go shopping, smoke, cook, etc. She needs to re... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental exam first: to rule out infections of teeth or gums. PCP or ENT to rule out problems with tonsils or sinuses, PCP or gastroenterologist to rule out stomach issues... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not sure what the: ENT noted but I suggest that you see a dentist for the tooth/gum infections and follow the advice of the ENT for the other concerns. Do not delay.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Most likely: due to dehydration and low blood pressure. Try to keep up fluid intake and small amounts of protein such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, humus, etc. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Excellent question..: There are currently nine American Dental Association recognized dental specialties all considered dentists (http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
NSAIDs and: decongestants and expectorants
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See specialists: may need cerebral venogram, not all seizure disorders are seen on EEG unless episode occurs while the EEG is being recorded. Need to detrmine of "spel... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dentist or ENT: Consult with a dentist or ENT without delay. This is not normal and hs lasted too long.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
You need to: see your doctor to determine if the eardrum ruptured and then follow their recommendations depending on the diagnosis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Seek ER care: go to your MD or to ER immediately. Ischemic heart disease in women can be very elusive and mimic many symptoms. Other possibilities exist and must be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Trauma?: How long has the bump been there? It could be irritation from rubbing on the remaining tooth. It could be the result of minor trauma that occurred whi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Start with a: comprehensive physical exam by your PCP and follow their recommendations.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Alcohol is: very irritating to tissue. You may be more sensitive than most and best avoid it. Any other health issues that cause changes in the lining of the stom... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
It will not taste: very good. Not likely to cause any harm except just thirst. Try cutting up several raw white potatoes into fourths and putting them into the sauce. Do... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Nutrition...?: It could possibly be related to what you are eating. Consult with a Nutritionist and Functional Medicine specialist.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Take NSAIDs: and put ice on the area, see your dentist asap.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Suspect a: yeast infection. These often occur with the use of broad spectrum antibiotics. See doctor for additional prescription.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very BAD idea: this is doing nothing but getting your child hooked on sugar and starting early childhood obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and poor nutrition... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly yes: to all three. Likely due to tension, strain or tenderness in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. All three of the above mentioned issues need to be foll... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Unprotected: bodily fluid contact of any type is always a risk. If you have concerns consult a MD or clinic.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See dentist: return for follow up with the dentist who did the root canal or get a second opinion. It is possible on lower teeth to get inflammation in the nerve c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See MD: See your PCP, sports medicine specialist or orthopedic specialist. What initiated the pain... fall, hit with an object, insect bite, laceration?
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not likely..l: it should have been stabilized with small bone screws.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
The movement: and muscle activity helps to keep the Eustachian tubes open thus allowing pressure equalization as altitude changes.
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A male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
This can be: a sign of vitamin deficiency.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Normal... no: See your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. Do not let it go and turn into a more serious infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Pressure: build up in the sinuses puts pressure on the nerves creating the ache. Use decongestants, antihistamines, saline nasal sprays/rinses, Neti pot, etc.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes it is : Possible. See a dentist or oral surgeon asap to get it properly treated.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See or call: See or call your doctor, ASAP. You may need to be tested.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Consult: your PCP. It would depend on other coexisting health concerns. However, these values lie with in the "normal" range. Proactive therapy to prevent oste... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Most commonly: is a result of traumatic injury These often occur without our being aware of it. If not resolved in 2 weeks seek advice from a dentist.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
You will be: OK. No worries about such a small amount.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Common side effects: due to the extremely aggressive antibiotic combination. If not tolerable or worsens contact your doctor who prescribed it. Taking daily doses of high ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
It is possible: to be in the mouth too. The HPV viruses (there are many strains) can be present in the mouth as well as genital areas or just in the mouth! There is a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: also. Chronic acid reflux even in mild forms can have very devastating and harmful effects on the mount/teeth.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Ignore: Do brush, floss and flush with a water oil daily. Don't crunch ice or hard candy. Do see DDS often.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
My youngest son: did this also. His grandmother was sure something was wrong. No worries, they out grow it with no ill effects.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants must be brushed and flossed daily to prevent gum disease just like a natural tooth.
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Testimonials
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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Very practical answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Behner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower7
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I just got my answer yesterday in his office. He, the periodontist, will not unscrew the cover. Too bad since I'd like him to attach the abutment. The general dds is alw...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! So, I just had a 1 stage process with 2 side by side implants done by a specialist. I feel a periodontist and/or a OMFS is the appropriate choice for 90% of people. Focu...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! At the ER a patient came in via ambulance due to excruciating pain from 1 dental implant. Someone is not telling the truth about pain even with differing pain thresholds...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

WILLIAM N WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Indianapolis Region - Spring
2015
Top Dentist, First Place, Indiana - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow)
American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
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