Welcome to United Dental Centers

United in One Goal:
Provide the Best Dental Care Possible in a Down-to-Earth, Family-Style Office

My team and I strive to make a true connection with each of our patients, because you are more than your dental needs. We take care of the entire person while giving everyone a gorgeous, healthy smile they can trust will last.

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Why Choose Us
Our Values
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Family-Owned & Operated

Started by Dr. Kenneth Fried and now helmed by his son Dr. David, we’re able to prioritize our patients’ satisfaction above all else.

We Value Your Time

We know your time is valuable, and we respect it. We work to as efficiently as possible, never compromising the quality of our care.

Serve All Ages

Absolutely everyone is welcome through our doors, including you, your children, and even Grandma and Grandpa!

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Serving Chicago Area Since 1983

A Rich History of Smiles & Service

United Dental Centers has been a part of the Whiting community since 1989, and we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know and serve multiple generations of local families over the years. We believe that the true marker of our success is that many of our child patients end up bringing their own little ones to come see us because they have so much trust in our team and how we live our values.

A Tradition of Dental Excellence

Meet Your Dentists

Our dental practice has earned and maintained its sterling reputation thanks in large part to the friendliness, skill, and compassion of our dentists in Whiting. Rather than simply telling you which procedures to get and moving on, they’ll strive to make your dental care a collaborative process, one where your unique needs, wants, and preferences are included in your treatment plan to ensure a smooth experience and superb results.

Get to Know Our Dentists
Whiting Indiana dentist Doctor David Fried

Dr. David Fried

Whiting Indiana dentist Doctor Kenneth M Fried

Dr. Kenneth M. Fried

Whiting Indiana dentist Doctor Susan Royer

Dr. Susan Royer

Whiting Indiana periodontist Doctor Shawn Thomas

Dr. Shawn Thomas

Whiting Indiana dentist Doctor Stephen Almeleh

Dr. Stephen Almeleh

Whiting Indiana dentist Doctor Maurice Russo

Dr. Maurice Russo

Our Comprehensive Dental Services

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Dr. David Fried is simply the BEST! Not only is Dr. Fried a talented dentist, but his compassion and bed-side manner are second to none. I've finally found a dentist I can trust!! HIGHLY recommend.“

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Megha T., Whiting, IN

This was my first visit here and everyone was extremely nice. They were even able to fix my crown that had come loose from a previous dentist during the same visit. So glad I found a good dentist close by!”

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Deborah S., Whiting, IN

Dr. Fried is the best…no pain with the extraction!!!! The ladies there are also phenomenal Melissa was great no pain with the numbing and at the front desk Chazzy and Leti were the best friendly and greeted you with smiles as u walk in!!!!!!! Highly recommend.”

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Candice J., Whiting, IN

Dental Insurance & Financing

Here to Make Your Visit Affordable & Easy

We accept all PPO dental insurance plans as well as Indiana Medicaid to ensure our patients have easy access to the quality dental care they deserve. We also offer financing to break up any dental costs.

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Giving Back & Doing More
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Giving back to the community that has given our dental practice so much over the years has always been a central part of our mission. Our founder is a longtime member of East Side Lions Club and President of Respite Care Services. Learn more about how we give back both locally in our community and on an international scale.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We value giving our patients the one-on-one attention that they deserve. As such, during your visit, we will always take the time to answer any questions that you might have. If there’s anything you want to know about dentistry in general or our office specifically, you can talk to us! You can start expanding your dental knowledge right now by reviewing the FAQs below and seeing how we have responded to a number of common dental inquiries.

How Can I Make a Same-Day Appointment with a Dentist?

If there’s a dental issue that is causing you a lot of pain, you naturally won’t want to wait to have it taken care of. Luckily, scheduling an emergency same-day appointment is fairly simple; all you need to do is call our office and tell our team members about your situation. Once we have an idea of how urgent the problem is, we can make arrangements to see you as quickly as we can.

The specifics of your same-day appointment will vary depending on the nature of your dental emergency, but generally speaking, our priorities will be to put a stop to your discomfort and figure out the best form of treatment.

How Do I Find the Best Place to Get Dental Work Done?

Finding a dentist near you is often as simple as doing a Google search. But if you want to determine whether a practice is a good fit for you, it’s important to consider factors such as:

  • Whether your insurance is accepted at the practice.
  • Whether you can schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.
  • Whether the practice offers the right services to meet your dental needs.
  • The practice’s approach in how they treat patients.
  • The feedback that other members of the community have given the practice via online reviews.

There may be other criteria that could influence whether a practice is right for you. Be sure that you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for before you make any decisions!

How Much Does a Dental Checkup and Cleaning Cost in Whiting, IN?

Obviously, the answer can vary depending on which practice you go to, and other factors might influence the final price as well. The average cost of a dental checkup and cleaning in the United States falls between $200 and $350, but you should also be aware of the impact that dental insurance can have on the amount that you’re responsible for paying.

What Level of Education is Required to Be a Dentist?

Becoming a dentist in the United States means earning one of two degrees: a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). The first step in acquiring any of these two degrees is to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Once that’s done, the aspiring dentist needs to complete three or more years of dental school.

It should be noted that dentists are expected to keep learning even after earning a DDS or DMD. Specifically, they are required to complete continuing education, with the exact number of hours needed depending on the state.

Conveniently Located Near You

Our dental office is located in downtown Whiting - Home of Pierogi Fest. We are next door to Beggars Pizza and across the street from Hoosier Theatre. We are located just blocks away from Indianapolis blvd on 119th street.

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