Meet the Doctors
Ajay Joshi • DDS, MSD
Dr. Joshi has enjoyed being involved in the community. Growing up around healthcare, he watched his father provide compassionate and exceptional medical care for many generations in our community. While attending Marion High School he was a member of the varsity tennis team and was inducted into the National Honor Society his senior year. After high school, he attended Butler University in Indianapolis and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a Spanish minor. Growing up with a sister with Down Syndrome, Dr. Joshi understood the impact that health care professionals can have on families and individuals with special needs. While attending Indiana University School of Dentistry, he participated in multiple community outreach programs. His passion for children and individuals with special needs inspired him to continue his studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Joshi logged countless hours at Joe DiMaggio's Children's Hospital and learned from some of the best pediatric healthcare professionals in the world. At NSU, he obtained his Master's Degree in Pediatric Dentistry. During his pediatric dental residency, Dr. Joshi also helped lead a mission trip to Spanishtown, Jamaica providing dental care to underprivileged children.
Dr. Joshi is board certified in pediatrics. He currently is adjunct faculty and an assistant clinical professor in the Pediatric Dentistry department at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Joshi has given many lectures throughout the state of Indiana to various healthcare organizations and continues to be an active member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Joshi enjoys watching sports and cartoons with his 7 year old daughter and is about to welcome a baby boy. He and loves to tell imaginative stories to his patients. If you're lucky, you may just get to hear his famous Scooby Doo story next time you stop by!
Dr. Julia Rector
Dr. Julia Rector is a graduate of Clay High School in South Bend, IN. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and graduated magna cum laude from Depauw University. At DePauw, Dr. Rector was involved in numerous activities, including service trips, leadership roles in Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and conducting research on smoking cessation. After her undergraduate education, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. During her time at IU School of Dentistry, Dr. Rector was involved in the Student Outreach Clinic, the American Dental Education Association, and served as an Admissions Ambassador and a Clinic Representative. The highlight of her time was a service trip to Guatemala, where she served the dental needs of children in rural areas.
Dr. Rector is excited to become involved in the Marion community and is grateful for the opportunity to help your child have a positive and educational experience at the dentist. Her passion for working with children and promoting oral health means every day at Hoosier Pediatric Dental Group is rewarding. In her free time, Dr. Rector enjoys the outdoors, running, reading, and playing the piano. She also likes watching Colts games and spending time with her husband and always loves a good Disney movie!
Allison Scully • DDS, MS
Dr. Scully grew up in St. Louis, MO with her parents, older sister, older brother and twin sister. Throughout high school she enjoyed volunteering in the local hospitals and with ISkate, a group that helps children with special needs learn to ice skate. Dr. Scully went to Rice University in Houston, TX for her undergraduate degree where she majored in bioengineering and had the opportunity to work on a team that invented a motion sensor to help doctors track their patient’s with cerebral palsy progress in gross and fine motor skills. After college, Dr. Scully returned to Indianapolis to be closer to her extended family and to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she was able to spend a lot of time volunteering throughout Indiana educating children and parents about the importance of oral health as well as participating in oral health screenings. Dr. Scully helped organize events as president of Student’s United for America’s Toothfairy and was also able to volunteer through Kids Club and Student Professionalism and Ethics Association. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Scully knew that she wanted to learn more about helping patient with special needs and very young patients. She attended University of Michigan’s Pediatric Dentistry Residency program where she was exposed to clinical dentistry and hospital dentistry in both Ann Arbor, MI and Flint, MI. Dr. Scully graduated with a certificate and Master’s Degree with a research focus on the medical management of caries.
Dr. Scully is a board eligible pediatric dentist. She works as a clinical assistant professor in the Pediatric Dentistry department at Indiana University School of Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Scully enjoys playing with her puppy, Lucy, and spending time with her grandma and aunts and uncles in Indiana playing cards and doing jigsaw puzzles. Dr. Scully is excited to help promote good oral health in Indiana and help kids have a positive and fun experience at the dentist.