Dr. Gant is a native of Yorktown, Indiana and a graduate of Ball State University. He earned his doctorate from Indiana University School of Dentistry and afterward joined the U.S. Army. He completed his general practice residency in one year at the Fort George G. Meade Army Base. After a year at Fort George, the army moved Dr. Gant to a station in Stuttgart, West Germany.

In more recent years, Dr. Gant has chosen to take advanced education courses focusing on mini dental implants. He has earned a Mastership status with the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants. Dr. Gant has placed over 6,000 dental implants in his career.

Dr. Gant and his wife Debbie have a son, daughter, and eight grandchildren. Debbie is passionate about healthcare and helping others achieve wellness. She is co-owner of The Corner Mat yoga studio in Muncie and is working to complete her Master’s Degree in Wellness and Nutrition. In their free time, Dr. Gant and Debbie enjoy spending time with their family.

What Our Patients are Saying

"Dr. Southard was so nice, and took her time with me. Staff was very friendly, office was very nice and clean. I will recommend Pendleton Family Dentistry to everybody!"

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"Everyone at Pendleton Family Dentistry was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The office was clean, and my new patient exam was very quick and painless. It was a great experience."

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"The staff was friendly and efficient, and Dr. Southard was polite and professional. Their streamlined process made making an appointment so easy. So glad I found a great place for my dental needs! "

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