Dr. Brian Kirkwood, DDS
I graduated from New Palestine High School. While at Ball State University, I earned a double Bachelor of Science Major in Biology and Pre-Med/Pre-Dental, as well as a Classical Culture Minor. I finished my dental school training at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
The university training was just the beginning, as I strive to gain 2-3 times the Indiana State Dental Board license requirements for Continuing Education per year. I believe that dental training is ever ongoing, as methods, materials and equipment is changing and evolving. My staff and I attend Dentalcare.com & Chicago Dental Society conferences yearly (to name a few), to stay on top of the latest in dentistry practices.
Commitment to the Community
I have annually donated complimentary Dental Services to the needy, homeless, those in pain, and uninsured/under-insured. In all 30 years of practice, I am proud to say that I have accepted the state's welfare programs.
Give Kids A Smile®, Donated Dental Services , and all forms of the Healthy Indiana PIan are organizations/plans that I am involved with.
Beginning in High School, through my college years and continuing to present, I have viewed my work with numerous plilanthropic organizations as a life long commitment to the community.
I've been an active member (22 years) of Rotary International, which is a network of 1.2 million global neighbors who unite to create lasting change. I started 4 separate scholarships through Rotary with funding from Countless AAU State Tourneys and other Fundraisers.
I was involved in early board membership and initial fundraising for the Hancock County Veterans Park. https://www.greenfieldin.org/residents/hancock-county-veterans-park.
Leadership positions have been held in most organizations such as Rotary- President or Board Member for 19 Years, The Arc- former Vice-President and board member: https://www.arcind.org/location/hancock/.
Personal life and Hobbies
While we were undergraduate students attending Ball State University, I met my wonderful wife Charlotte. We are blessed with two beautiful children, Trent and Mallory. Our family has been members of Park Chapel Christian Church since 1991.
Coaching soccer, basketball and other sports while our children grew up, helped me realize a passion I didn't know I had. Helping them out as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader, plus a Merit Badge Instructor was an honor I hold dear.
The following are some of my hobbies, passions, interests, and desires: Top priority is our Family time. Next, not in any order are: hiking, outdoors, boating, swimming, canoeing, fishing, mowing, golfing, tennis, photography, tinkering, fixing, dogs, cats, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, gardening, designing, office setups, barn design, construction and ever learning.
While in college, I was involved in intramural events such as football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, softball, track, billiards, foosball, and ping-pong. I also was a student staff, mentor, student teacher, Greek, Cancer Researcher, Service Fraternity member, Boy Scout event judge, handicapped helper, SOC leader and Hall Representative. Even after my DDS was earned, I was a Referee for several years.
High School (HS) was highly enjoyed with sports like Football, Wrestling and Track. I participated in and thoroughly enjoyed additional activities such as FFA, French Club, Honor Society, Lettermans, Key Club, 4-H, 4-H Jr. Leaders, Shop, hay baling and detasseling. While still in HS, I started a barn and home Painting business, then Roofed Houses for 10 years.