40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

TAITE R. ANDERSON

  • Granger, Indiana
  • Granger Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Age:

32

Name of Practice:

Granger Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

Specialty:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Education:

DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

The son of a dentist, Dr. Anderson completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency through the Gundersen Health System immediately after earning his DDS. The board-certified surgeon continues to do dental implants, wisdom-teeth removal and full-arch rehabilitation.

PHILOSOPHY:

“That’s impossible — but I’m going to try.”

INSPIRATION:

“My father, who laid the groundwork for what it looks like to provide excellent care with sincere compassion.”

MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT:

“I performed an indirect sinus lift on the chief of my hospital during residency. I’ll never be anxious about a procedure after up-fracturing the sinus floor while he was awake.”