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About Us

At Blue River Dental, we pair a compassionate and capable team with cutting-edge technology, allowing us to provide excellent patient care

Our Story

Since 2001, Blue River Dental has been enhancing the smiles and improving the health of patients in Shelby County and surrounding areas.  Our doctors have built their practice with the help of an incredible team of talented and compassionate dental professionals. 


Meet our Doctors

Dr. Carrie Pumphrey, DDS Headshot

Carrie Pumphrey, DDS

Dr. Carrie Pumphrey grew up in Greensburg, Indiana on the family farm. She graduated in 1997 from Purdue University with her BS in Nutrition Science and went on to earn her DDS from Indiana University in 2001. She formed Blue River Dental that same year in Shelbyville.


Dr. Pumphrey belongs to the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She regularly attends local dental study clubs as well. She has enjoyed participating in several local non-profits over the years including the Major Hospital Foundation, the Blue River Foundation, Girls Inc and SCUFFY.

Dr. Pumphrey has two boys, Luca and Alek, with her husband George. They enjoy traveling to new places and being outdoors.

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Betsy Crandall, DDS

Betsy Crandall, DDS is a native of Greenwood, Indiana. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, receiving her BS in Biology in 2002. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Indiana University in 2007 and began practicing the same year in Shelbyville.


Dr. Crandall is a member of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She is also a member of local dental study clubs. Dr. Crandall enjoys volunteering her time and supporting the Major Hospital Foundation, Girls Inc, SCUFFY, and Clarity Pregnancy Center.


Dr. Crandall and her husband Ward are the proud parents of Ollie and Ruby. As a family, they enjoy spending time at the lake and entertaining friends and family. They love watersports, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Pumphrey and Dr. Crandall standing in front of the Blue River Dental Building

Blue River Dental Technology

Blue River Dental has long committed to offering you the highest level of service and care.  That means investing in the latest technology to offer you prevention and treatment that is better, faster, and safer. We are proud to offer cutting-edge technology right here in Shelbyville.  If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, you will be amazed at how we’ve enhanced the patient experience using technology.  Come in and check it out!

CEREC CAD/CAM Technology for Same-Day Crowns

In most offices the process of getting a crown made requires multiple visits, messy dental impressions of your teeth, and having to wear a temporary crown for several weeks.  At Blue River Dental we know you have better things to do with your time. That’s why we’ve been using CEREC CAD/CAM technology since 2006. This innovative tool uses a high-resolution 3D scanner instead of messy, goopy impressions to allow our doctors to digitally design your new crown while you wait.  Crowns in one visit— that’s amazing!

Two Blue River colleagues reviewing the result of a three-dimensional scan.
A close-up of CEREC technology creating a dental crown.

3D Digital Imaging

The newest and best imaging technology in dentistry is 3D digital imaging technology. With low-radiation 3D imaging, our doctors can see much more thorough and detailed information about the teeth and jaws than ever before, allowing them to offer the absolute highest level of diagnosis and treatment.

Three-dimensional imaging also allows our doctors to virtually plan your implant treatment, making dental implants safer and faster, and ensuring the best outcomes. We are excited to offer you this cutting-edge technology found in very few dental offices!

A patient and dentist review a three-dimensional tooth scan.

Digital X-Rays

At Blue River Dental we use the latest digital dental x-ray technology to deliver instant high-quality images.  This saves time, making your appointments quicker. Digital technology uses much less radiation than standard x-rays and is more comfortable for you.

A dental patient receiving a digital x-ray.

iTero Scanner

The high-definition images we capture with this remarkable scanner help us plan treatments, including the creation of unique Invisalign® clear braces. Rather than messy impressions or bulky imaging technology, we can use a handheld scanner to take precise images that are instantly viewable and easily stored!

A Blue River employee using the iTero Scanner

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection

DIAGNOdent is a small laser wand that helps us find even the smallest cavities in your mouth. It only takes a few minutes and is completely painless.  Finding and fixing cavities when they are tiny lets you avoid more costly and involved procedures and keeps you smiling!

Intraoral Cameras

Have you ever felt confused or overwhelmed after a dental visit? At Blue River Dental, it’s very important to us that you understand your dental health and treatment options. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Intraoral cameras let you see what we see, so you can make more informed decisions about your care.

Let us prevent serious dental issues and treat the ones you are experiencing currently in a way that is better, faster, and safer than ever before. Come to our office for a dental experience that is better for your overall health as well as your busy schedule!

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