A Dental Office in Touch with Nature
Our practice is located on a 2.5 acre lot with a small lake and fountain, along with other accommodations that have been made to enhance the efforts of wildlife conservation and natural animal habitats.We are pleased to share that our Mariner Drive property has been recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Association.
The Visit Experience
When you arrive, you’ll notice that we utilize state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to enhance the way we communicate with our patients. We utilize low-radiation digital X-rays as well as intra-oral imaging that allow us to better discuss findings and concerns that you or the doctor may have. Due to the digital nature of our equipment, we kindly ask that all cell phones and other electronic devices be turned off as soon as you are taken back for your appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience.
A Dental Office That’s Different
Unlike most dental offices, Dr. Max Lingo provides all of the services himself. Yes, even preventive cleaning appointments. Treating patients himself allows Dr. Lingo to better communicate with his patients and enhances their level of trust.
Attentive and Uninterrupted Care
Because Dr. Lingo provides all services himself, patients are not interrupted or delayed due to overlapping patient visits. They also receive a more thorough examination, as Dr. Lingo pays close attention to every tooth surface during even the simplest treatments. Early intervention allows him to offer preventive measures that avoid or delay more complex needs from occurring. His dedication to comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry allows him to offer a level of care that you just can’t find at any other dental office.
“I perform all dental services in my office, regardless of whether you are here for a complicated procedure or routine preventive care. In my practice there is no volume, patients are seen on time and my fees are the same for everyone. My patients receive quality and service in a relaxed, professional, friendly atmosphere. We offer concierge dentistry without the fee.” – Dr. Max Lingo
Meet Dr. Max Lingo
Dr. Lingo is native to Evansville, having graduated from Rex Mundi High School in 1966 and the University of Evansville in 1970. He then went on to study dentistry at Indiana University where he graduated with honors and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1974. His original practice was founded on Diamond Avenue, but due to the road expansion he relocated his practice to Mariner Drive in 2005.
As a dentist, Dr. Lingo has a special touch when it comes to creating aesthetic treatments for his patients. Part of this comes from his background as a dental lab technician while he was in college. His understanding of function, contour and design allow him to provide an extra level of dental care that many other practices do not.
In addition to pursuing a constant flow of continuing education programs, Dr. Lingo is active as a member in the following organizations:
- International Congress of Oral Implantology
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- American Association of Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association (Life Member Status)
- Indiana Dental Association (Life Member Status)
In his spare time, Dr. Lingo enjoys photographing and feeding the wildlife in his backyard and travelling. He and his wife MaryAnn also have a love for their Schnorkies, Isa and Bella, which accompany them to the office each day!
Dr. Lingo has been bringing comprehensive dental care to the Evansville, Indiana area for over 4 decades. Here, you’re not a number. We are genuinely focused on the quality of patient care, as well as creating a positive experience you’ll always remember.
Meet the Staff
We’re proud to be a true family practice, with members of Dr. Lingo’s own family helping the office run smoothly.
FAQ About Your Dental Care with Max L. Lingo, DDS
Which insurance plans do you accept? Do you offer financing options?
As a courtesy we are able to file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf. Depending on the type of insurance that you carry, the provider may or may not cover all of your dental procedures. We will do our very best to estimate your fees prior to any services being rendered. Our patients also have access to no interest financing through CareCredit and Springstone Patient Financing.
Is it ok to wait for my treatment until the tooth starts hurting?
This is an excellent question! We typically advise patients to have their dental needs addressed when they are smaller and more affordable to treat.
How often do I need X-rays?
X-rays are an important part of your dental care, because they allow us to see areas that are not visible during a routine exam. We use X-rays to check between the teeth as well as bone levels. Most healthy patients have X-rays taken once per year, with a full mouth series every few years. Our minimal radiation digital X-rays make taking radiographs easier and safer than ever before.
Is a “deep cleaning” really necessary?
Battling gum disease is no laughing matter. Aggressive disease can cause loss of bone, gum attachment, and even your teeth. A typical preventive cleaning is not enough when there are areas of deep gum pockets and heavy buildup. Our deep cleaning appointments are designed to eliminate all areas of buildup and help patients reverse the effects of gum disease.
How do I choose a cosmetic treatment that’s best for me?
We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments like dental veneers, composite bonding, white fillings, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns. Dr. Lingo will work with you directly to find out what aspects of your smile you want to change, and offer different alternatives that he feels best fit those needs.
What should I do if I have a toothache?
Depending on the type of pain you are experiencing, it can help to take two ibuprofen and use warm or cold rinses and compresses, whichever feels better.
Don’t see your question listed? Not a problem! We invite you to call us anytime during our normal business hours and we’ll be happy to help.