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Your Carmel Board-Certified Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Tara Emerick

Dr. Tara Emerick combines a mother's insight with an orthodontist's precision to transform smiles and confidence.

Her journey from a patient to a practitioner in Carmel illuminates the dedication behind each beautiful smile she crafts. It's the mutual commitment between Dr. Emerick and her patients that makes each transformation so rewarding.

Growing up in Bourbonnais, Illinois, her own experience with braces sparked a lifelong passion for orthodontics. This passion led her to pursue an extensive education and eventually practice in the community she loves, bringing smiles to faces in and around Carmel.

Education & Experience

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelor’s Degree
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Orthodontics Residency - Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences

Dr. Emerick's path from an intrigued patient to a highly educated and board-certified orthodontist showcases her deep-rooted passion for orthodontics.

Her significant contributions to orthodontic research and dedication to lifelong learning underscore her expertise and commitment to excellence.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists - Member
  • American Board of Orthodontics - Member
  • American Dental Association - Member

Outside of the Office

When she's not perfecting smiles, Dr. Tara Emerick cherishes her role as a mom to Harper, William, and Saylor and as a wife to her husband, Jon. Residing in the Village of West Clay in Carmel, she balances her professional dedication with a rich family life.

Whether exploring new technologies in orthodontics or enjoying time with her family and dog, Lulu, Dr. Emerick embodies the spirit of lifelong learning and community engagement.

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