Meet the Doctors
Dr. Edward Sammons DDS MSD
Dr. Edward Sammons received his Bachelors Degree (B.A.) from Indiana University in 1991, majoring in Psychology. He was a member of 4 Big Ten Track & Field Championship teams and set a school record. In 1995, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. He then spent the next 2 years completing a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Riley Hospital for Children. From 1997 to 1999 he completed his Orthodontic certificate at Indiana University School of Dentistry as chief resident. He graduated in 1999 with a Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) with his thesis centering around cleft lip and cleft palate. Dr. Sammons is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and West Central Dental Society. He is board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as President of the Indiana University Orthodontic Alumni Association. Currently, he is on staff at the IU Health Arnett Hospital and is on faculty in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency program at Riley Hospital for Children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing and snowmobiling.
Marcus R. Ditto DDS MSD
Dr. Marc Ditto was born and raised in Lafayette graduating from Lafayette Jefferson HS in 1995. He attended Indiana University with a BS in Business in 2000. After working in the business world for a couple years, he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2007. Recognizing his love caring for kids, he pursued a two year residency at Riley Hospital for Children receiving his pediatric dentistry certificate and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree in 2009. During these two years, Dr. Marc served as chief resident while gaining training in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, sedation, general anesthesia, and special needs dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (board certified). Currently, he is on the surgical staff at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Professional organizations include the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Indiana West Central Dental Society. He also serves on the Ivy Tech board of advisers for the dental assisting program. In his free time, Dr. Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, golf, biking, fishing, and snow skiing.
Elizabeth Standish DDS MSD
Dr. Lizzy Dyer grew up in LaMarque, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Tx and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Following graduation, she earned her D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 2015. She then worked as a general dentist for three years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but quickly realized her passion lied in working with children and special needs individuals. In 2018, she went back to school to complete a two year pediatric dentistry residency and obtained her Masters (MSD) at Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children. She and her husband Mike loved their time in Indiana so much that they decided to make it their new home!
“I love so many things about being a pediatric dentist. I love that I have the opportunity to build relationships with families and see my patients grow into wonderful adults. Some of my most rewarding moments are watching the anxious and wiggly child transform into a happy and smiling kiddo with just a little bit of TLC. It is such a rewarding experience to help children become empowered about their oral health and teach them to love and care for their smiles.”
Dr. Lizzy is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and the Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, you can find Dr. Lizzy hiking at the state parks or cycling around town.
Roland Ditto DDS MSD
Dr. Roland Ditto started our pediatric and orthodontic dental practice in 1973. After faithfully and ethically caring for kids in the Lafayette area for 47 years, he made the decision to retire. We are so grateful for his service to the community and to the profession of dentistry over the years. Lafayette Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has grown and will continue to provide excellent dental care for children as Dr. Ditto envisioned and created.