After graduating from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in the top 15% of his class, he went into a rotating internship at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky for one year. Here he rotated through all the specialties such as periodontics, oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics and orthodontics learning from some of the top solution-oriented specialists in the country. During that year, he became the TMJ dentist of Fort Knox where he treated 45 patients. He wrote a thesis on the contributing causes of symptoms that make up the TMJ disorder/syndrome. Back then the understanding of the influence of the stress system and how its hormones changed the body chemistry profoundly was in its infancy.To this day, this has formed a foundational understanding of how to treat patients with TMJ or compression disorders though his way of treating has been greatly improved in effectiveness and simplicity. His professional experience in the Army is where he got really excited about all the phases of dentistry. His skills were developed along with his understanding of patient needs. This allowed him to create integrated treatments because he understood specialized dentistry and what could be done. His practice is full-service, holistic and quality oriented so he can help most patients with complex dental or health related problems without having to refer them to specialists. This saves money and time for his patients.Associations:American Dental AssociationIndiana Dental AssociationChicago Dental SocietyIndianapolis District Dental SocietyHolistic Dental Association
Hi there!
Rate this business!
First-classBetter than mostAbout what I expectedNot the worst...Disappointing
Click to Rate


Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!

Mark M.


Provided by

The Dr. did what he said he would do and at the price he quoted me. The back of my mouth was literally falling apart with teeth rotting, decaying, and literally breaking in mid-chew. /now my my mouth is great. /highly recommend the good Dr. for teeth implants!

L. S.


Provided by
Gentle and holistic approach.

The doctor worked on my teeth while I was seated in a more upright position. This reduced my anxiety, which I truly appreciate. I also learned how effective the Hydrofloss was to keep my gums healthy and improve their numbers after one month's use. He is holistic by not adding fluoride or other chemicals that I do not want in my mouth and I really like that.

Lulu F.


Provided by
Dr. Hatland is a remarkable dentist and person. I give him my highest recommendation.

I came to Dr. Hatland not aware that I have active gum disease, He took care of me very professionally. My condition is now under control under his superb guidance.

S. V.


Provided by
Just wonderful! I am so very pleased

He is a very smart and kind dentist. I have been to other dentists and I thought I knew what was going on with my dental health but I didn't. He even took the time to go over some concerns I had about my toddler. I wish I knew about his practice before. I cannot see myself or most importantly my children go anywhere else. I felt cared for. The receptionist was very friendly as well and the waiting time was very minimal. If you care about your overall health and want someone who cares about you as a whole, do not hesitate and visit his practice.



Provided by
Dr. takes a holistic approach in treating the whole person.

Been a patient for years and Dr. Hatland has never let me down. Erica is the best dental hygienist.

Y. R.


Provided by
Deep periodontal pocks healed.

Doc was able to save all my teeth despite my not having visited the dentist in decades. I had a hole on a back tooth and 10mm pockets. After several months of hydra flossing with H2O2 the deepest pockets are 5 and 7. The other teeth have mostly 2's after being 5 and 8's.
I've never looked forward to dentists but now have a much different view.

Caroline C.


Provided by
Best dentist anywhere.

Doctor Hatland is the best dentist I ever had. He is calm and thoughtful as well as skilled. I can never thank him enough for the excellent work he has done on my teeth.
Caroline Corman



Provided by
Natural Healing with top notch expertise at its finest.

Dr. Hatland is the best that Ive come across! Takes his time explaining, has true passion, and always leaves you better than you came! He knows shows you what he is doing, gives incredible tips, and is very educated with the body and how dental health plays a huge role. Love his natural ways!



Provided by
Enjoy going to the dentist!

This is my yearly checkup after having deep pockets in several places about a year ago. Dr. Hatland treated the perio problem I had and taught me how to keep my mouth stable. This is the first visit after a YEAR that my mouth was perfect. No pockets!
I know how to do it...prevent perio disease from happening.

Not many dentists care about their patients more the way Dr. Hatland does.




Provided by
Great healer artist

I have been coming to Dr. Hatlands for many years and he has helped me maintain healthy teeth and oral health. He is caring and an true artist in his field and is always concerned about my welfare and oral health. One of the best!!

Carla N.


Provided by
You will love Dr. Hatland!

I needed to find a dentist that would help me cure and prevent gum disease. And that is Dr. Hatland. He provided very gentle and positive in-office care. Then taught me how to improve and maintain healthy gums. In just 3 visits and a fraction of the cost my periodontal pockets improved 34%! I am in control of my oral health and only because of Dr. Hatland!! He is a highly skilled dentist with a heart of gold. You will love coming to see him!!

J. M. M.


Provided by
Great Orthodontics Dentist

Dr. Hatland is very meticulous and takes his time. He is a perfectionist when dealing with teeth and shows great concern. He shows great interest and is passionate about his job. I would really recommend him. : )

Tom R.


Provided by

Dr. Hatland does it all with great ease....easy to be with him and he creates a sense of safety and competence. tom



Provided by
Dr. Hatland does it all!

I have been coming to see Dr. Hatland for many years and he always knows how to work with whatever presents as far as oral health care. He is very knowledgeable and what I appreciate most is his HOLISTIC/NATURAL approach to healthcare.



Provided by
A Tooth master

Absolutely perfect. i had amalgam fillings removed along with periodontal scraping. this man is multi-talented. He specializes in dental and periodontal work as well as orthodontics. highly recommended if you want quality periodontal work for less than a periodontist. Well worth the visit!

Tiffany R.


Provided by

I really enjoy Dr. Hatland. It's like coming to a family meeting. Staff is Amazing!!!

Tiffany R.


Provided by

I really enjoy Dr. Hatland. It's like coming to a family meeting. Staff is Amazing!!!

G M.


Provided by
excellent listener

Took a long time listening to my concerns and addressed them calmly ... very relaxing visit. Thorough cleaning and knowledge of gum issues. Highly recommend.

A. D.


Provided by
A great experience

Dr. Hatland, is a fantastic Dentist who listens carefully and sets his expectations for you with clear instructions and has you practice there to make sure you are doing it right before you leave

Bob S.


Provided by
Always enlightening

I may be Ray's longest running patient, since I first started seeing him when he was beginning a practice in Beech Grove in the 1970's. I have been his patient ever since then because Ray is not only a proficient, visionary dentist, but a wise, gregarious, caring man who is ever ready to make connection with you on a deeper level. Come for the experienced top-notch dentistry; stay for the soulful connection. Cheers!

More Business Info

Regular Hours
  • Dentists
Payment method
visa, amex, master card, discover, all major credit cards, cash, check, debit
West Ridge, North Side
Dentists, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Clinics, Dental Hygienists, Dental Labs, Endodontists, Implant Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontists, Periodontists, Physicians & Surgeons, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontists & Denture Centers, Teeth Whitening Products & Services
Other Information

Insurance: Delta Dental Premier

Specialties: Dental General Practice, Dental Periodontics

By Appointment Only: Yes

Services: Dentists