Our office is conveniently located off of U.S. 52 in the heart of New Palestine. Dr. Sharon Paluga and her team want to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. We serve patients of all ages and always welcome new patients into our practice. Please send physical mail to our Post Office Box: PO Box 375, New Palestine 46163.
New patients can now schedule online! If you're already a patient, please call your practice directly to schedule. You'll find a list of insurances we currently accept on our payment options page. If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact our patient services team at (888) 403-0731 so we can check for a nearby practice that may accept your plan. Please note that any patient portion of payment is due at the time of service.
Schedule an Appointment
Please click below to use our scheduling portal to reserve your new patient or emergency appointment.
- For a list of insurances we currently accept along with additional payment options, please click here.
- If you do not see your insurance listed, please call our patient services team at (888) 403-0731.
- If you have a dental emergency and do not see an appointment available when you need it, please call the practice directly at (317) 861-4550 to speak with a team member.
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HoursMon: 8am - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thu: 7am - 3pm
We are open select Fridays.
Dr. Sharon Paluga
Dr. Paluga has been the New Palestine Gentle Dentist since she graduated from dental school in 1996. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and earned both her undergraduate and dental degrees at Indiana University.
Dr. Paluga lives in New Palestine with her husband and two children. You may run into her at Frosty Boy or the football fields. Dr. Paluga enjoys spending time with her family and plays golf whenever she can.
Dr. Paluga’s philosophy is that comprehensive, preventive dental care is an essential part of an effective plan to improve patients’ overall health and well being.
Dr. Paluga’s office features state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology. Her staff consists of two hygienists with over 20 years combined experience, two expanded duties chair-side dental assistants who will do whatever it takes to make your visit an enjoyable one. In addition, her office manager and business assistant can help with insurance, making appointments, and any financial questions you may have before, during or after your visit.
Dr. Russell Staggs
Dr. Russell Staggs resides in New Palestine with his wife and two
children. Growing up in upstate New York, Dr Staggs was a
transplanted Hoosier. His Parents & Grandparents were from Indiana.
Indiana University was alma mater of his father, Stephen D Staggs IU
1959 & IUSD DDS 1962. Dr Staggs followed in his father\’s footsteps,
a mere 36 years later. At Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr
Staggs met his bride, Sharon Paluga Staggs DDS \’96. Following
graduation from IU School of Dentistry in 1998, Dr Staggs spent a
year in an Inner-city clinic. Citizens’ Health Center, located at
16th & College in Downtown Indianapolis, was a great resource of
dental training and care. It was an opportunity to give back to the
community and learn the essentials of patient care. The following
years have been spent is private practice. Dr Staggs worked at the
Greensburg Gentle Dentist for 10 years and now has a private practice
in Morristown, IN. There has been an ongoing relationship with
Gentle Dentist since 2001. Dr Staggs is a member of the American
Dental Association(ADA.org), Academy of General Dentistry(AGD.org),
Indiana Dental Association(INDental.org) & the Indianapolis District
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