Meet the Dental Team

Craig Arive
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Craig Arive was born and raised in Indianapolis and is a 1992 graduate of Herron School of Art andDesign at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. He worked in the field of graphic design as Art Director of Indianapolis Monthly magazine for many years and earned the William White award for "Art Director of the Year in 1999." Arive returned to school, realizing his ambitions, and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2012. He practiced in corporate dentistry immediately following graduation. He is excited to bring his skills to Anderson in private practice. His clinical philosophy is to provide patient focused dental care at the highest level of quality. Dr. Arive and his wife Laura have been married since 1999 and have two sons. He hopes to make them proud by providing all his patients the care they deserve.


  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • East Central Dental Society

Katie Fesler
Licensed Dental Hygienist

Katie lives in Pendleton and graduated from Ivy Tech in 2011. She has been happily married to her husband Woody since 2008 and has a 12 year old step daughter and a son who is 2 years old. Katie enjoys reading, spending time with family, crafting and going on vacation.




Sonya Haskett
Office Manager and Expanded Duty Assistant

Sonya was born and raised in Middletown, IN where she still resides today with her family. Sonya works as the Office Manager to coordinate your care, but was originally trained as Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. She graduated from New Castle Vocational School with certification in Dental Assisting and has gained 18 years experience in the dental field. Sonya and her husband, Bobby, have been married since 1996 and are busy raising their daughter Madalyn. She enjoys spending time together as a family and attending all of Madalyn’s activities.

Laura Nelson
Expanded Duty Assistant

Laura attended Ivy Tech Anderson Campus in 2009 to become a certified dental assistant with expanded functions. She has been working in the dental field ever since and enjoys helping patients get the care they need. Laura lives in Chesterfield with her husband Shawn, their son Jax, and two crazy dogs. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family.

Arive Family Dental

4019 Columbus Ave.

Anderson, IN 46013


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