40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

BRADLEY BROUGHTON

  • Batesville, IN
  • Batesville Dental

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Batesville Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

A fourth-generation dentist, Dr. Broughton works alongside his wife and mother, treating a patient base that has grown ever since his great-grandfather opened the family’s first practice in Cincinnati. Dr. Broughton still has a few older patients who drive an hour from Cincinnati just to see a Broughton.

Inspiration

“It’s a Broughton family tradition to work hard and serve people.”

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

“Bread-and-butter dentistry.” It might be basic, Dr. Broughton says, but he loves doing fillings, crowns and cleanings, and checking in on his patients’ lives every six months.

Something People Don't Know

“I’ve won dozens of national and regional titles showing my Arabian horses. I was national champion in 1994 and, in 1997, reserve national champion at the Arabian Horse As-
sociation National Championships in Oklahoma City in show hack.”

Tool He Can't Live Without

KaVo electric handpiece.

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“You’re always going to make mistakes. But recognize where you went wrong and never make that mistake again.”

Biggest Challenge

“Taking on my own practice and becoming an employee manager. They never prepare you for that.” It wasn’t without its rewards, though: Dr. Broughton met his wife, Dawn, in the office. The couple married in 2010, and Dawn stayed on as Dr. Broughton’s expanded-functions dental assistant.”