by Emily Armentrout
After moving his dental practice into its current location in the Shopper’s Mart two and a half year ago, Dr. John Conner, DDS, has found the new location for his practice at 556 N. Cass Street, an empty lot next to Peeble’s.
Dr. Conner had purchased Dr. Fuller’s dental practice across from Wabash High School with the plan to rebuild on that property. However, he was constricted when it came to space. Edward Jones took over that building at the beginning of the year after Conner purchased the lot on Cass Street.
“The new location became available and it has better visibility and traffic. Overall, space was the issue and we will no longer be limited when it comes to space or parking,” said Dr. Conner.
The decision to find a new location was about a year in the making. “There are so many things you can do with a building. I actually did the design myself, collaboratively with the contractor,” added Dr. Conner.
Dr. Conner graduated from Indiana University in 2009 and spent a year in California in a residency at a hospital. After that, he spent time in Fort Wayne working at places like Matthew 25. He moved to Wabash in March of 2011 and has made the decision that this is his home. “My sister lives here now. My parents live in Fort Wayne, where I grew up. My brother also lives in Fort Wayne now. So being close to family brought me here,” said Dr. Conner.
“Wabash is full of dreamers, dreaming to make Wabash better. Wabash is already great, but this is my part in making it better. I want people to have the highest quality care. That’s my goal in being in Wabash. Building a building here lets people know this is where my home is and these are the people I care about,” added Dr. Conner.
The build will take approximately six months, plus a week of downtime to get equipment moved and everyone settled in the new building, but Dr. Conner’s office is always taking new patients and want to work with people to help them get the best care possible. “When you come here, you can tell we really care about the community. My staff and myself are out and about in the community whether it’s sponsoring a 5k or just getting to know people. It’s all about treating people the best we can. We’re about the TLC of the community. There’s always dental work to be done, but we want to take the time to educate people about their treatment,” said Dr. Conner.
The current office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is always taking new patients and can be contacted by calling 260-563-4805.