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857 South Auto Mall Road Suite 5, Bloomington, IN 47401
We don't have clinic visits we have clinic experiences! Visit a Smile Doctors and you'll see how we make you Smile Happy from start to finish.What to Expect
Dr. John D. Hiester has always wanted to bring smiles to everyone in everything he does.
Dr. John attended Wabash College as an undergraduate. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry where he also completed the pediatric dentistry and orthodontic programs and received his Master of Science degree.
Dr. John is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and Indiana Association of Orthodontists.
In his spare time, Dr. John enjoys spending time with family
and friends and is an avid Disney enthusiast. He also likes
watching, acting, and directing theatre and officiating swim
meets at the local, high school, college, state, national, and
Dr. Henderson did my braces in 1996-1998. I had them for the exact amount of time they originally estimated- 18 months.I was always greeted with professional staff and Dr. Henderson was amazing. The staff were friendly and as a kid I enjoyed picking all the different color bands for each adjustment.After my teeth were made perfect, I had a permanent retainer put on my bottom teeth to keep them in place.For the top teeth- they made me a clear retainer like what is marketed now for braces. I always forgot to put it in and my teeth started shifting back. I went to Dr. Henderson in 2004 or so and asked if they would do the same type of permanent retainer on the top as they did the bottom. They did and charged what I thought was a very reasonable amount. I have never had any issues with that retainer to this day.Well, my bottom retainer snapped in 2018- 20 years later! I couldn't go back to them originally because I no longer reside in Indiana, so my dentist attempted to fix it. He said he could guarantee it would stay because he didn't have all the right materials and tools. It lasted about a month or two and eventually broke again. I happen to be traveling to Indiana and made an appointment! They got me in and fixed me up in about 15 minutes and I paid a minimal amount. It's been two years and no issues!Just wanted to let everyone know that based off of my experience I had with Dr. Henderson in the late 90's and more recently and he and his staff are great and my smile is just as perfect today as it was then. Highly recommended!
- ashley g.
We have had a FANTASTIC experience with Henderson Orthodontics/Smile Doctors! We miss Dr. Henderson, but feel thankful & confident that he left us in great hands!My family & I have been impressed with the Dental Monitoring App (that is SO EASY to use), especially, during this social distancing/stay at home order! It’s EXTREMELY EASY to download on your phone & walks you through each picture that you take! Once you are finished taking photos, they are immediately sent to the Dr. for review! We then enjoyed FaceTiming with Dr. John who made recommendations on how best to move forward.Try it...you’ll love it!Rene, Max & Jack Holden
- Rene Holden
This place is great! Staff is amazing and has a lot of patience with fearful kiddos. Dr Henderson takes his time to explain all that is going on.
- Kelly Smith
These guys are awesome!!! So helpful and really have a way of making patients feel comfortable with the care they receive. I must give a big shout out to Cindy, Amanda, and Dr. Henderson and Dr. Heister. Great job you guys and can’t wait to see you all again😀😀
- Diamond zane
The entire staff was excellent in patient care and satisfaction. Thank you Dr. Heister.
- Tee'Mon and Tiffany Norris
I've been in the dental field for 20 years and both of my daughters have seen Dr. Hiester. They Love that he's personable and explains all the treatment planning to them. He's very down to earth, funny and takes time to listen to any concerns that they may have. I highly recommend Dr. Hiester at Smiledoctors for any orthodontic treatment.Jamie B.
- Jamie B.
After almost 4 years with Dr. Henderson. He is the best !!!
- Abdulmohsen Jamal
My daughter was so nervous. She is 10 yrs old. Once we got there all the techs were so chill and made her feel so much better. She calmed down. They done her braces in literally 25 minutes. Not to mention their payment plans are so affordable. We paid 300$ down and 197$ a month. We heard b97 say they will match your payment up to 500$. Its a great opportunity for people who really want to straighten their smile and not rob you. They done great on her braces, she loves them. It's worth that little down payment and we have 28 months to pay them off. I highly recommend DR. HENDERSON!!!
- Erin Mccart
Everyone here is so nice and welcoming! I also love that when they are working on your teeth, they explain everything that they are doing and why. 10/10!
- Jashauna Welford
My daughter got her braces on at the beginning of this year so far we both love smile doctors and dr. Henderson and the crew! Only bad thing is her brackets always pop off! Hoping this changes soon!
- Jalena G.