Ellettsville Dental Center
Dentistry in Ellettsville, Indiana

Meet the Team at Ellettsville Dental Center

Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. David Compton, Dr. Matthew Love, and Dr. Riley Walker.

At Ellettsville Dental Center, we see patients of all ages, and we enjoy treating individuals and families. It is always our goal to provide healthy and comfortable smiles to everyone who utilizes our dental services.

Since 1978

In our Bloomington dental practice, we always schedule out enough time to have conversations with our patients. This approach allows us the opportunity to discuss your dental health in-depth and make sure you understand why specific treatments have been recommended. We also like to answer your questions and help educate you about your oral health. This helps you make informed decisions about your care.  

Convenience and compassion are also essential, which is why we offer evening hours and the Ellettsville Dental Center Membership Plan. This savings club allows you to get the services you need via a small yearly fee. This plan is ideal for those who do not have dental insurance.

We are centrally located, a destination dentist for many patients in Monroe county, and we look forward to welcoming you!  

To learn more about our friendly dental team, we invite you to read through the biographies below.

Dr. David Compton, DDS

Dr. David Compton grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology before moving on to the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1993. Following dental school, Dr. Compton practiced in Munster, Indiana for four years.

Much of Dr. Compton’s time is spent with his wife and three children. He is a member of several study clubs, along with the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and the South Central Dental Society. He is a past president of the Bloomington Dental Society.

Dr. Matthew Love, DDS

Dr. Matthew Love was born and raised in Russiaville, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and achieved his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has spent the past 20 years practicing in Florida and is happy to be returning to Indiana to be closer to his family. Dr. Love is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, South Central Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

He enjoys golfing, camping, paddle boarding, and anything outdoors. He is also an avid IU athletics fan and is looking forward to being in the heart of Hoosier Nation! Dr. Love is excited to be a part of the Ellettsville Dental Center team.

Dr. Riley Walker, DDS

Dr. Riley Walker was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She attended IU Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology and Spanish before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is very excited to be back in Bloomington and joining such a wonderful team!

In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and backpacking. She also loves traveling and spending time with her friends, family, and adorable Beagle-mix, Bagel.

Shari

Dental Hygienist

Shari received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 1990. She has been with Ellettsville Dental Center since her graduation that year. She is from Bloomington, where she currently lives with her husband Toby, and their two sons, Cameron and Colin. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the IU School of Dentistry in 1993. She joined Ellettsville Dental Center in 1999. She currently resides in Mitchell, Indiana with her husband, Jim, and their two children. When she’s not at work, she enjoys camping, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.

Amanda

Dental Hygienist

Amanda received her Dental Hygiene Degree at the University of Southern Indiana in 2007. She joined the team at Ellettsville Dental Center in August 2014. She lives in Bedford with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys camping, kayaking, and vacationing with her family.

Sarah

Dental Hygienist

Sarah received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the IU School of Dentistry in 2000. She joined the office in 2015. Sarah lives in Bloomington with her husband, Aaron, and their two kids, Chauncey and Amelia. When she’s not at work, Sarah loves to bake, craft, spend time with friends and family, and volunteer in the community.

Andrea

Dental Hygienist

Andrea received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the IU School of Dentistry in 2010. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, listening to music, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah

Dental Hygienist

Sarah received her Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 2019. She also holds her local anesthesia license. Sarah is a new resident of Bloomington and is looking forward to serving the community. She enjoys baking, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Kimi

Dental Assistant

Kimi received her Dental Hygiene Degree in Japan and her Dental Assisting Degree in California. She has been with Ellettsville Dental Center since 2000. She lives in Ellettsville with her wonderful husband, Tony, and their furry friends. She enjoys traveling, playing golf, and, most importantly, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Lisa

Dental Assistant

Lisa has been a dental assistant for many years and has worked at Ellettsville Dental Center since 2004. She currently lives in Bloomington with her husband, Tom, and their dogs. She has two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters, all of whom she loves deeply. When she has free time, she enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sara

Dental Assistant

Sara received her Dental Assisting Degree from Professional Careers Institute in 2001, as well as her Expanded Duties Assisting Certification from the IU School of Dentistry in 2005. She has been with Ellettsville Dental Center since 2002. Sara is from Linton, where she currently lives with her husband, Chad, and her girls, Reghan and Aeryn. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Eliza

Dental Assistant

Eliza has over 15 years of experience as a dental assistant prior to joining Ellettsville Dental Center in 2014. She grew up in Brown County and currently lives in Bean Blossom with her husband and three children. She enjoys music, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Liz

Dental Assistant

Liz received her dental assisting education from Vincennes University in 2015. Liz was born and raised in Bloomington, where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Liz is a huge animal lover and enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Drew

Dental Assistant

Drew is an x-ray certified dental assistant and received training at Vincennes University. She has been interested in dentistry her entire life. Her mother Amber and a family friend are both dental assistants who influenced her career choice.

In her free time, Drew enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Kim

Front Office

Kim grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In 1986, she received her Dental Assisting Degree. She moved to Bloomington in 2008 and started her career at Ellettsville Dental Center in 2009. She’s married to Mike, and they have two children, Tommy and Kari, as well as three grandchildren, Kylar, Jaicelyn, and Kenadee.

When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Marla

Front Office

Marla graduated from Edgewood High School in 1980. After graduation, she attended Professional Career Institute and received her degree as a Certified Dental Assistant with X-ray certification in 1981. She’s worked at Ellettsville Dental Center ever since! She is married to Robert McClary and they have two daughters, two granddaughters, and three grandsons. Marla enjoys crafts, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.

Krissy

Front Office

Krissy attended Indiana University, where she studied Early Education and was a a member of the IU women’s bowling team. She later transferred to Ivy Tech for Health Administration. She’s been with our practice since 2002. Originally from Bloomington, she currently lives in Ellettsville with her husband, Russ, and daughter Ella. When she has free time, she enjoys camping, reading, doing crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jenni

Front Office

Jenni worked here at the Ellettsville Dental Center in 1993-1997 and received her x-ray certification and was a chairside assistant. She left in 1997 to become a stay at home mom.  In 2018, she was happy to come back with the front office. She and her husband Brady live in Ellettsville. They have four children: Thane, Mickiah, Elaysa, and Zarren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and reading.

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I take both my daughters to this place. The staff is very polite and courteous and their pricing is very reasonable. We’ve had teeth cleaned, cavities filled, and braces put on my oldest daughter, and we are about to have them put braces on my youngest. Dr. Compton and his staff are by far the best in the area and I tell everyone I know about these guys and gals.

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