Meet Dr. Poland
Charles Poland grew up in Indianapolis,
attended North Central High School and
Indiana University (AB Zoology).
He received his Dental degree (DDS)
from Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Following dental school, he completed
a three year Residency in Oral Medicine, a
two year Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
and a one year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in
He then joined the faculty at the IU
School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for
Children as an Associate Professor of
Pediatric Dentistry and Oral-Facial
He became Chief of Pediatric
Dentistry at the Riley Hospital Child
Development Center and Acting Director of
the Riley Hospital Dental Clinic.
He has since had a full time private
practice of Pediatric Dentistry in the
Castleton area for over 25 years.
has authored several papers in dental
journal publications and contributed
chapters about Pediatric Dentistry in
several Pediatric medical text books.
He is a Board Certified Diplomate of
the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
and a Fellow of the American Academy of
Dr Poland remains active in the
American Dental Association, the Indiana
Dental Association, the Indianapolis
District Dental Society, the Eastern Dental
Society, the Indiana Society of Pediatric
Dentistry and the American Academy of
include invitational membership in the
American College of Dentistry and the
International College of Dentistry.
He was the national recipient of the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's
"Pediatric Dentist of the Year" in 2000.
particularly emphasizes introducing the very
young child to dentistry in a positive and
fun manner through behavior
guidance, behavior modeling and plenty of
Dr. Poland has five children and three
wonderful active grandchildren.
His hobbies include golf, skiing, fly
fishing and growing roses.