Writer / Janelle Morrison . Photos / Lori Kopple Beautiful You Dental opened their west Carmel location on May 12, 2014. Dr. Erin Coleman and her staff, provide a full range of family dental services including services such as oral conscious sedation, veneers, hygiene/periodontal health and teeth whitening. A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Erin Coleman earned her bachelor’s degree in science and then went on to graduate from the Indiana University School of Dentistry with distinction. Dr. Coleman is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and the Indianapolis Dental District Society. The seed to become a dentist was planted early as Dr. Coleman was inspired when she was a young girl by her own dental hygienist and dentist. She would later become a dental assistant and work in the very same office while completing her undergraduate studies. After working as an associate dentist in an office for several years, Dr. Coleman decided that she wanted to have her very own practice. She loves every aspect of dentistry, from treating children to giving patients that have lost the confidence to smile, the confidence to smile once again. “I want my patients to understand exactly what treatment they need and why they need it so that they can make an informed decision,” Dr. Coleman explained. “I want them to understand the benefit of their treatment and to have a good grasp on their oral health. It is my job to educate them and I want them to feel completely confident in the treatment that I have proposed for them to have because I’ve taken the time to explain it and personalize their experience.” Dr. Coleman went on to explain the importance of one’s oral hygiene and how it relates to their overall health. “The mouth is part of the overall body health,” she said. “There is bacteria in your mouth and that can be transferred throughout the body via the blood stream. Poor oral health is directly linked to several diseases like heart disease and diabetes and so it is very important to keep your oral hygiene in good health.” Her office is conveniently located along Michigan Road in west Carmel and offers all of the latest technology and equipment that is available in the dental industry today. The waiting room boasts an inviting and casual environment while the exam rooms are comfortable and filled with natural light and a friendly staff member, Amanda Beasley, who also works as Dr. Coleman’s chair-side assistant, greets their patients. An active musician, Dr. Coleman has a passion for music and has been playing the violin since the age of 5. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for nine years with whom she has a 5-year-old son. She currently plays in her church band and is an avid gardener. She is excited to get involved in the local communities that surround her practice on both personal and professional levels. Dr. Coleman invites anyone who is interested in learning more about her and her practice to make an appointment and become acquainted with her and her staff. Appointments can also be scheduled online by visiting their website at beautifulyoufamilydental.com.