Click to Call Us6284 N. Rucker Rd, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46220, United States 317-255-5285

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Craig Arive, DDS

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At Craig Arive, DDS, our priority is you.

A Unique Experience

Dr. Arive personalizes every step of your dental care because your oral health is unique. We believe that our patients should be educated every step of the way to create a partnership for a lifetime of excellent oral health. 

Family-Oriented Practice

We go the extra mile to make sure that your entire family can be seen together and on time with convenient appointment options. Our patients receive the same quality of care that we would provide our own family. 

Comfort is the Key

Our practice goes above and beyond to make every one of your appointments as comfortable as possible. During your visit, you will receive care in a curated and calming environment designed with you in mind.

Dentist - Visit Craig Arive, DDS for High-Quality Dental Care

  • Quality family & cosmetic dentistry at affordable prices

  • A top-rated dental office serving the greater Indianapolis area based on Google reviews

  • We accept most dental insurances to help with costs

  • Dr. Craig Arive is a trusted local dentist that truly cares about his patients

  • We can often accommodate same-day appointments

Directions to Craig Arive, DDS from Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

From Indianapolis International Airport (IND) 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241 to Craig Arive, DDS. Get on I-70 E from Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr. Continue on I-70 E to Center Township. Take exit 85B from I-70 E. Follow N Keystone Ave and Binford Blvd to Rucker Rd in Washington Township. Craig Arive, DDS is located at 6284 N Rucker Rd Suite G Indianapolis, IN 46220 and is open Monday & Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday & Thursday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Contact Dr. Craig Arive at (317) 751-9746

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Meet Our Dentist, Dr. Craig Arive

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Dr. Craig Arive is a Lawrence North High School alum and a 1992 graduate of Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. As a graphic designer, he was Art Director of Indianapolis Monthly magazine and earned the William White award for “Art Director of the Year.”

Arive returned to school and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2012. He practiced in corporate dentistry upon graduation then entered private practice in Anderson, Indiana. His clinical philosophy is to provide patient focused dental care at the highest level of quality. “Patients want a dental team that is caring, reliable, and trustworthy. We aim to meet those expectations and help patients keep their smiles healthy,” says Arive.

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New Patients Are Eligible for

$99 Exam, Regular Cleaning & X-rays

Our Patients Love Our Practice

Hattie M.

“I am a new patient, my first-time visit. The reception I received from the moment I walked into the door and to the time I exited the door, I felt overwhelmed with the professionalism of the staff. It was as though someone cared about my teeth and me. I was informed of any issues (tried and true) with my teeth and given advise on how to proceed. My teeth were cleaned and there were x-rays taken. I was referred elsewhere for clarification of a concerned and a follow-up consultation followed. Dr. Arive and I made the decision on how to proceed from here. What I liked about him is that he listened. Mind you, this is not my first rodeo and I have been treated by other dentists and this office is on my A-List.”

Alison D.

“Great staff and dentist! The dental hygienist I see is always super friendly and quick (but thorough) with the cleaning. Dr Arive has great bedside manner and is, overall, a great dentist. I highly recommend!”

Charlotte T.

“Helpful and knowledgeable professionals work here and are good at easing worries and stress about dental issues. They also don’t try to scare you into unnecessary procedures!”

Jace H.

“Always the best service, friendly and competent. Dr. Arive and his staff are top notch!”

Vanessa M.

“Dr. Arive and his staff are always very welcoming. Best. Dental experience I have Ever had and my children love seeing him.”

Martha H.

“My prior dentist retired and Dr. Arive took over the practice. Wonderful to have a great visit and know I had great care from a new team!”

Rhonda H.

“My teeth cleaning experience was excellent. Brandi was polite, professional and very thorough. She explained what she was doing throughout the procedure.”

Justin G.

“Awesome place, they are very genuine and knowledgeable about everything that they’re doing. Dr. Arive is a godsend. The whole staff makes the experience even better. Joceline as well she is the best. Thx guys.”

Michael G.

“Dr Arive and his staff provided me exceptional care. They got me in quickly for an urgent situation and were very attentive and professional.”

William S.

“Katie, my dental hygienist, was very good and funny. I appreciate good conversation rather than trying to make small talk and she mixed in a nice sense of humor.”

Olivia R.

“Thank you so much for everything you were able to do for my daughter. What an amazing staff to squeeze her in last minute.”

Felicia M.

“As always I was in on time and out quickly. With all the suggestions Dr. Arive’s staff have given me during my visits this cleaning went very smoothly/ quickly so something they imparted must be working!! My hygienist was very nice and thorough and as always my checkup with Dr. Arive was like reconnecting with an old friend. As he does his exam he also catches up with what’s going on in your life. Makes you feel good. Checkout is always a breeze. Your staff is always nice and friendly. I would recommend your office to anyone seeking good dental health. Until next time! Have a wonderful Spring.”

Brian A. (Review from Google)

“You could not ask for a better dentist and dental office. Kind, considerate, gentle are all words I would attribute to the staff. Dr Arive has GREAT “bedside” manners. He genuinely care for his patients.”

Bob W. (Review from Google)

“Dr. Arive’s office is top-notch. Everything goes smoothly here. Paperwork, appointments, procedures. Dr. Craig has a nice office environment and the staff is top-notch. Perhaps the best compliment I can pay is that I don’t mind going to the dentist.”

Shannon L. (Review from Google)

“I love Dr. Arive and his staff. They are very thorough during my appointments and take my concerns very seriously. I would recommend this office to anyone. “

Jay B. (Review from Google)

“Dr. Craig and his staff did a great job. Brandi took extra time to give me guidance to improve my dental health and suggestions for the right toothpaste. Dr. Craig made sure I was doing good from previous work and took time to answer my questions. Great job. “

Liz E. (Review from Google)

“Everyone professional. Responsive to my needs and questions. Excellent “

Pats (Review from Google)

“Every thing was perfect. Facility is clean, warm and pleasant. The staff, professional as well as friendly. Brandy is very thorough, explaining everything as she x-rays, charts and cleans my teeth. Dr. Arive is very kind, and gentle. He spent a few minutes after the exam for a nice chat – very good experience. “

Quality Dental Care Services in One Convenient Location

Dr. Craig Arive practices a full scope of general dentistry including cosmetic, restorative, orthodontics, preventative, and more.

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Not sure what your smile needs?

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Our new patient exam is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your smile.

  • Exam may include pictures, x-rays, and models
  • We’ll work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan
  • See if we’re the right fit for you

Craig Arive, DDS

Dr. Arive and his staff aim to provide personalized attention with the highest quality dental care to you, your family and the community including Devonshire, Eastwood, Avalon Hill, Rolling Ridge and Kessler Commons. Our team approach works to establish a treatment plan that addresses your dental needs while providing you with a healthy and beautiful smile.


6284 N. Rucker Rd, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46220, United States