Welcome to Avalon Dentistry!

Providing over 60 years of dental expertise to the Northern Indianapolis area.

About Us

Over 60 Years Serving Northern Indianapolis

We are located on Shadeland Avenue on the northeast side of Indianapolis near the Avalon Hills neighborhoods. Specializing in family and cosmetic dentistry, the dental care we provide includes veneers, whitening, dentures, fillings and crowns. We have over 60 years of experience providing exceptional dental care, and continue to stay current with technological advances and research in dentistry, ensuring you receive the best possible treatment.

We recognize that not everyone loves going to the dentist. It's our goal to transform that conviction! Our strengths lie in understanding our patient's needs. We engage our patients making them feel comfortable, and like family. Your comfort and health are our priority. New patients are always welcome!

Our History

We are a second-generation family owned dental practice providing conservative yet exceptional dental care for 60 plus years. After graduating from dental school, Dr. John spent 3 years stationed in Rome, New York as dentist providing care to the enlisted men and women of the Air Force. After fulfilling his duty to serve, he returned to Indiana to start his private dental practice in 1958. While in private practice, he invested 25 years as a faculty member at the IU School of Dentistry. Dr. John taught and mentored post graduate students specializing in Prosthodontics (crown and bridge).

Dr. Christine Borkowski joined the practice in 1987 and was mentored by her dad for 20 years before his retirement 1998. In 2010, the Avalon Dental Building was remodeled and the practice renamed Avalon Dentistry. Dr. Chris proudly carries on in her father's footsteps.
Pellentesque ipsum erat, At Avalon Dentistry, we care for our patients in a skillfully conservative yet effective manner. The entire staff strives to make our patients feel welcome and comfortable, which is an important reason we've had the opportunity to serve generations of returning patients. In fact, we have a growing group of families who are bringing their fourth generation to us for their family and cosmetic dental care!

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Our Team

Our team is lead by Dr. Chris Borkowski-Hicks, DDS and Dr. Todd Myers, DDS. The entire Avalon staff are experts in their fields. They are passionate about providing their patients with the highest quality of care and expertise.

Chris Borkowski-Hicks, DDS

Please call me Dr. Chris! I grew up in the dental care field, since I was 12 years old, I always enjoyed helping my Father (Dr. John Borkowski, DDS) around the office. I knew early on, that I would make my career in Dentistry. After graduating from North Central High School, I attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio where I majored in Biology and minored in French. After graduation from Denison University, I went on to Indiana University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1987. Very soon after graduating from dental school, I joined my Dad's dental practice. I was very blessed to have my Father's mentorship until his retirement in 1998, after 50 successful years in dentistry.

Soon after Dr. John's retirement, the practice was named Avalon Dentistry. drawing from the Avalon Hills area where the practice resides. I consider the Avalon Dentistry staff and patients be part of my extended family. Over the years, I have enjoyed watching many of our patients grow from young children, to starting their own families and then bringing their children in for their dental care. I have always enjoyed providing the best dental care possible in a caring, family-oriented environment.

I've been a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Society for the past 20+ years. I'm a charter Board member of the IDDS Dental Foundation, serving as treasurer. I'm very proud of the legacy my father established and I am blessed to continue.

Todd Myers, DDS

Hi there! I'm Dr. Todd (or Dr. Myers), and I am very excited to be part of the team here at Avalon Dentistry. I grew up in Yorktown, Indiana where I spent most of my summers on the lake or the baseball field with my circus of a family (I have seven younger siblings). I went on to graduate from Ball State University and ultimately, Indiana University School of Dentistry

If you would have told me twelve years ago that I would choose dentistry as my career, I wouldn't have believed you! I spent much of my younger childhood and teenage years fearing the dentist. Since then, I've come to realize that I was fearful because of my lack of oral health knowledge. This lack of understanding led to my dentist spending too much time drilling and filling my cavities!

Because of my personal experiences as a dental patient, I strive to make every appointment an educational experience for my patients. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and I am dedicated to making sure I understand their unique dental needs before recommending any treatment plan. From day one, I have felt welcome and at home here at Avalon Dentistry, and I hope I can create the same experience for my patients!


Our team is lead by Dr. Chris Borkowski-Hicks, DDS and Dr. Todd Myers, DDS. The entire Avalon staff are experts in their fields. They are passionate about providing their patients with the highest quality of care and expertise.

Crowns on Implants
Cosmetic Dentistry
Full Dentures
Tooth Fillings
Partial Dentures

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)

Our team is lead by Dr. Chris Borkowski-Hicks, DDS and Dr. Todd Myers, DDS. The entire Avalon staff are experts in their fields. They are passionate about providing their patients with the highest quality of care and expertise.

... Awesome, Especially Polly!

The staff here is awesome, especially Polly! I have recommended them to lots of friends in the area.

Jeff B.

… Very Calm, And Knowledgeable

She is real patient, quiet, and listens.  She is very calm, and knowledgeable.  The hygienist is very friendly and chat-able.  The thing that is also nice is that while you are getting your teeth cleaned one can look out of the window and there is a bird feeder out there.

Mr.And Mrs. G.

… Very Comfortable.

Laura and Dr. Chris always make me very comfortable. ...The best! Iris, Carol, and Emily always greet you with a smile!

Mrs. W.

… Staff Is 5 Star

The dentists are wonderful, the staff is 5 star, the insurance lady took a bunch of stress off me.

John M.

… Best Dental Care I Have Ever Had …

Thank you for the best dental care I have ever had in my life.  Please accept these flowers as a token of my appreciation.

Dr. N.

… Treats you like family

Dr. Myers is a fantastic dentist. The whole team treats you like family. I can’t say enough how great this team is.

Shane C.

… Integrity and kindness

I had switched dentists from Avalon to another place for insurance reasons. The new dentist had told me that I needed multiple crowns and that my teeth were a mess. After a bad experience with one crown, I didn’t return. I went back to Avalon today after years of mustering up courage for another drilling and I was told my teeth and gums are in good shape… no cavities or need for crowns. I was shocked! Thank you, Dr. Myers for your integrity and kindness!


It's Been A Pleasure …

It's been a pleasure coming here for more years than I want to admit to.

Mrs R.

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Avalon Dentistry

7118 North Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
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