They’re one of my favorite families to photograph, and I love seeing their sweet peeps year after year. Dr. Aileen Helton is a dentist in Carmel and owns Dentistry on 116th.
Why did you become a dentist? I wanted to be a doctor, like my dad, but did not want to work in the hospital. I love taking care of people and owning my own business.
What’s your favorite part of your job? I love when patients tell us how happy they are because we’ve improved their healthy smile and also having fearful patients feel comfortable with our exceptional dental care
Tell us about your family: My husband Patrick works for a anti-aging company and is Dentistry on 116’s operations manager. Patrick and I grew up in Munster, Indiana and met in high school. We live in Carmel with our two young sons and daughter, Bruce, Luke, and Ruby, who make us laugh every day. Our collie hound, Rolo is our sweet guard dog.
What do you like to do in your spare time? We are close with our families and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We love going out to restaurants, watching movies, and going to music concerts. We both are huge Chicago sports fans. We root for the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Cubs. I can name the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears players by their jersey number and I am a huge Michael Jordan fan.