Meet Dr. Mark Vaughn

Dr. Vaughn was born and raised in Central Indiana and he feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to practice in the community where he grew up. “It’s been a blast developing relationships with my patients while being able to provide a service that truly changes their lives.”

“I feel fortunate to have a job that allows me to watch patients grow and develop during such a pivotal time in their lives. It’s a privilege to be able to make a positive impact during this time. To see them walk out the door at their last visit with a newfound confidence is so rewarding.”

Dr. Vaughn brings professional knowledge with a passion for creating a fun environment for his patients where they can come to realize their best smile. “The goal is not only to make your periodic visits the highlight of your day but also that your orthodontic journey with us be the best doctor’s office experience you’ve ever had.”

Dr. Vaughn first met his wife, Amanda, in 8th grade. She works as a Respiratory Therapist at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. They have been blessed with two little girls, Kennedy and Caroline. Dr. Vaughn has a love for fishing and the outdoors. He also enjoys motorsports and golfing.

Dr. Vaughn & Family

Educational Background

After graduating from Center Grove High School in 2007, he attended IU Bloomington where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology. Dr. Vaughn earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating with highest distinction. Upon graduating, he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) national dental honor society. He was also granted the prestigious American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) award as well as the Cyril S. Carr award for excellence in research.

Dr. Vaughn went on to obtain his Master of Science in Dentistry from the Indiana University Orthodontic Program. He has completed specialized training with Invisalign as well as Ripley Orthodontics’ own aligner system which is made possible by a digital intra-oral scanner and a 3D printer. He will work with you to make sure you get the confident, stunning smile you’re looking for. “Whether it be with traditional braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, we will help you get there.” Dr. Vaughn offers free consultations where he will walk you through treatment options to get you to your best smile. 

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Indianapolis District Dental Society