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Meet Dr. Sridhar Meda of Ireland Park Dentistry

Dr. Sridhar Meda, DMD

Sridhar Meda, DMD, MPH

Dr. Sridhar Meda graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2008. He continued his education and completed an advanced education program in general dentistry at the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY. During his post-graduate program, he received extensive training in all the sub-specialty areas in the field of dentistry.

To ensure he could provide the most effective and comprehensive solutions to his patients’ dental issues, he obtained a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois in Springfield. Since then he has been helping those in his community maintain their smiles for the past ten years.

Dr. Meda is a pillar of his community. He serves in the US Army Reserves and is a volunteer at the local Potawatomi zoo, helping animals maintain their oral health. He finds that his profession is rewarding because he can form bonds with those around him, fellow neighbors and others within his area. His philosophy is to treat patients the same way he would care for the members of his family.

Dr. Meda never stops striving for perfection and makes every effort to excel in his profession. This year, as well as every year, he completes over 100 hours of continuing education even though only ten are required. He does this to expand his knowledge of the most effective ways to improve his patients’ smiles.

Providing the highest level of care for his patients is what Dr. Meda lives by. That is why he stays involved in other areas of dentistry, serving as a secretary for the North Central Dental Society and remaining a local component of the Indiana Dental Association and American Dental Association.

Dr. Meda is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • North Central Society
  • Spear Education
  • International Dental Implant Association

He currently lives in the South Bend, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. 

Dr. Gary Metzler, DDS

Dr. Metzler began his working career as a 5 year-old “helper” for his father, the founder of Metzler Plumbing Company, where he learned the importance of solid and beautiful fixtures with no leaks. That mindset continues in his dentistry after many years of education.

At Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Metzler enjoyed studying the humanities, with a double major in Religious Studies and German. He attended Hamburg University in the Federal Republic of Germany for one year. After learning that dentists in Germany were sometimes (maybe not to their faces) called “tooth plumbers,” he decided plumbing had led him to a dental career. After returning home, he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1982. Throughout the years, he has worked with a variety of patients including children, younger, and older adults.  

In his spare time, he enjoys reading,  being outdoors as much as possible (gardening, bicycling, fishing, etc.), and spending time with his better half, Wendy, and their friends. With his background Dr. Metzler tries to help patients make excellent and practical dental choices that fit their lives and goals. Then our pleasant office team helps realize those goals in our friendly, high-tech office.

Dr. Samantha Plank, DMD

Dr. Sam Plank is originally from Goshen, Indiana where she attended Concord High School.  Dr Plank is a former Indiana Wesleyan University alumni where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in cello performance.

Dr. Plank attended Oregon Health and Science University where she received her DMD degree.  She, her husband, and her mini aussie Maxie recently moved back to the area from Oregon.  

In her spare time, Dr. Plank enjoys being outdoors hiking, watching football games, golfing, traveling, cooking, and completing home improvement projects with her spouse.

Dr. Plank firmly believes in individualized and holistic dental care.  Her aspirations are to continue attending educational conferences to provide top quality clinical care for her patients.

Office Location

  • South Bend
  • 1902 East Ireland Road
  • South Bend, Indiana
  • 46614
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