Dr. Jim retired from his full-time faculty position in pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children after more than 30 years of service! Dr. Jim has published numerous articles and book chapters in dental and medical literature and has lectured on a variety of pediatric dental topics in the United States and South America. Dr. Jim is an advocate for infant health care and is past chairman and co-chairman of Indiana’s Healthy Baby/Healthy Mother Coalition.
Dr. Jim graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and completed his pediatric dental residency and post-doctoral fellowship in Cerebral Palsy at Riley Hospital for Children. He enjoys helping children, teaching, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Jim is married to his wife, Karen Fischer DDS, and has three daughters, Jami Ross, Nicole Weddell DDS, and Lauren Weddell DDS, and seven grandchildren.
BS Degree, Indiana University
DDS Degree, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Residency, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
MS Degree in Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Indiana Dental Association
Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Federation of Special Care Organization
Indianapolis District Dental Society
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Past Director of Pediatric Dentistry, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Former Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry