Meet Dr. Irfan (Ivan) Atcha
Dr. Irfan Atcha is a native of New Albany & Southern Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University Southeast, where he received his undergraduate degree with honors in Chemistry. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has been providing cutting-edge, compassionate dentistry since 1981. Dr. Atcha participates in extensive continuing education, far and above what is required, so he can provide state-of-the-art dentistry to his dental patients.
For over 20 years, Dr. Atcha has received extensive training in the management of pain and dysfunction associated with the head, neck, and jaw. He studied under Dr. Gus Livaditis in the 1980's, who conducted early research with acid etch and chemical bonding, now used in cosmetic dentistry, enhancements to bond porcelain veneers, and acrylics. Dr. Atcha is highly experienced providing smile make-overs, having placed porcelain veneers for over 25 years. He also studied under Alan Weinstein in Cincinnati who performed clinical testing for dental supply companies to improve the strength, durability and beauty of cosmetic bonding materials. Much of the present day cosmetic dentistry is possible because of this early work.
For many years, Dr. Atcha was a Regional Coordinator with a national practice management group committed to delivering the highest level of care to their patients. He taught other dentists how to improve the quality of all facets of their dental care delivery. He is a speaker for numerous civic, professional and peer groups on topics ranging from cosmetic and metal-free dentistry to the management of pain associated with the neck and jaw dysfunction.
Dr. Atcha trained with Nobel BioCare and at The Midwest Implant Institute for the placement of implants and the solutions available for patients with missing teeth and denture problems. He takes a great deal of pride in being able to help his patients end their frustration of missing teeth and not being able to chew their food.
Certified in Oral Sedation, Dr. Ron and his staff offer many alternatives to guarantee their patient’s comfort, from the compassionate way they do everything, to oral sedation.
Dr Atcha explains their approach, “You Don't Have To Be Afraid Anymore!!! Come see us and let us show you what a difference it makes when you find a dentist that has a true passion for what he does, a sensitivity for your needs and a genuine concern for your comfort. We get a lot of pleasure and satisfaction out of helping a fearful patient manage their fear and anxieties.”
Aside from being a perfectionist about his work, Dr. Atcha would like to think of himself as a good communicator. "Patients want to be educated about their health care so they can make intelligent decisions. To do that, we have to be good communicators. For 25 years, we've strived to help patients understand all of their options and taken pride in offering them practical solutions to their dental problems". Because of this dedication, Dr. Atcha was voted "BEST DENTIST" four years in a row in a local newspaper opinion poll.