Meet Our

Amazing Staff


With three generations of dental care supported by some of the best dental professionals in the area, Canida Dentistry always provides a stress-free and unique experience.

Our Team

Our staff prides themselves in their customer service and their commitment to continuing education. Each member of the Canida Dentistry family is here to make sure that your experience is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Scroll down and get to know our staff. We would love to get to know you better!

Dr. Robert Canida, D.D.S.

2nd Generation Dental Pro

Dr. Bob was introduced to dentistry at a very early age through his father's dental practice in Madison, and now has been joined in the practice by his son, Ben. He is a graduate of Taylor University and the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Bob received postgraduate training at the L D Pankey Institute and also a yearlong Mini Residency in Oral Facial Pain under Dr. Jeff Okeson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He routinely uses Osteopathic style Dentocranial treatment.


He is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. He has participated in several missionary trips to foreign locations including Sierra Leone, West Africa, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ecuador, and the Amazon in Brazil. Bob enjoys athletic activity. He has completed several bicycle trips across America as a dedicated participant with the Wandering Wheels, where he met his wife Charlotte. These days they enjoy riding their tandem bicycles and doing bike tours. Besides cycling Bob also loves the river and waterskiing, rowing, racquetball, and pickle ball.


Aside from his dental and athletic endeavors, Bob placed great importance on community involvement. He has served on the Human Relations Commission, Historic Madison Board, Girls Inc., Youth Shelter, MCS Education, La Casa Amiga, Jane's Kids, and the Salvation Army. He enjoys planting and watching trees mature. He is proud to be part of a group of dentists and hygienists who have implemented a free community dental clinic at the Salvation Army to serve those in need in the Madison area.

Dr. Benjamin Canida, D.D.S.

3rd Generation Dental Pro

Dr. Ben Canida grew up in Madison and attended Eggleston Elementary School and is a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Taylor University and his professional degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Ben has also received postgraduate training at the L D Pankey Institute and the Dawson Academy, both recognized worldwide for their excellence in advanced technical reconstructive dentistry focusing on severe wear problems, TMJ, and cosmetic dentistry.


Dr. Ben joined his father in the practice in 2005 carrying on the tradition of his grandfather as he became the third generation in the Canida family to serve the community of Madison in the practice of dentistry. Dr. Ben is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves on the board of directors for the Heritage Trail Conservancy and volunteers as a swim coach for the Hoosier Hills Otters.


Dr. Ben and his lovely wife, Becky, have three beautiful daughters, Lily, Ava, and Kate. Becky is molding young lives and minds as a preschool teacher at Madison Preschool. In his time away from the office Dr. Ben especially enjoys the river and waterskiing, Crossfit, running, and biking. He and his family are actively involved with Calvary Baptist Church.

Vicki Black

Front Office Manager            Insurance Coordinator

Vicki is a lifelong resident of Madison. She attended Ball State University and Indiana University Southeast. Vicki brings a great deal of patience and love to her work here at Canida Dentistry. She is responsible for handling patient insurance, explaining and understanding insurance benefits, scheduling appointments, payment services and many other duties to make the front office run smoothly and efficiently.


Vicki lives in a historic home in downtown Madison with her husband Ray Black, Jr. They have

3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. When away from the office Vicki enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys baking, especially homemade bread, reading, and her fish pond! She is an advocate for the Lide White Boys and Girls Club and Huntington's Disease. She and her husband are active members of Falls City Christian Church.

Christy Facemire

Clinical Office Manager/Assistant

Christy is a lifelong resident of Madison. She began her career with Canida Dentistry in 1987 as a dental assistant, having worked at every position in the office throughout her tenure. She has a degree in Medical Assisting from Ivy Tech, a certificate in radiology, and a certificate in coronal polishing and fluoride application from the IU School of Dentistry. She does a great job at calming and soothing patients with dental fear and apprehension during their dental appointments.


She lives in the Rykers Ridge area on a farm with her husband Steve. They have 2 grown children, daughter Amelia and son-in-law Seth, and son Branson. She and her husband are active members of Hebron Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoys life on the farm and taking care of all the animals and visiting flea markets and antique malls looking for treasures. She loves time spent with children, family, and friends.

Jackie Fouts


Jackie is a resident of New Washington, Indiana., where she lives with her husband Steve. Together, they have 4 grown children, Dave, Nathan, Sam and Liz and their spouses. They have 9 energetic grandchildren! Jackie is a graduate of New Albany High School and earned her dental hygiene license from the University of Louisville.


She began her career with Canida Dentistry in 1976  and has been providing amazing, high-quality dental care throughout the growth of the practice.


Away from the office she keeps busy running Berry Best Farms with her husband Steve. Jackie enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Natasha Melton


Natasha is a licensed dental hygienist in the State of Indiana. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2007 and within the same year began practicing her profession. Natasha's experience, attitude,

and knowledge of her chosen

field simply reflects the quality

of care she can provide.


When away from the office Natasha enjoys the outdoors, running, doing crossfit, and

most of all spending time with

her husband Seth and daughters

Sara and Nora.

Carrie Ison

Dental Assistant

Carrie is a resident of Jennings County, Indiana. She joined Canida Dentistry in August 2016. Carrie studied dental assisting at Dental Careers of Southern Indiana in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She holds a certificate in coronal polishing from U of L, as well as a dental radiography license. She takes great delight in assisting to ensure that each patient has the most pleasant dental experience.

Her sweet bubbly personality

puts patients at ease.


In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Beau, being outdoors, bow hunting, cooking, and attending church at Open Door Baptist Church where she is an active member.

Office Policies

Patients are seen by appointment only. Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment. After missing your second appointment without notifying us 24 hours in advance, you may be charged an additional fee.


If you are a new patient, you can save time on your trip to the dentist by downloading and filling out these forms below before your first dentist appointment.

Despite careful scheduling, emergencies can cause delays. We try our very best to stay on time. If your appointment time is affected due to an unforeseen emergency, we’ll try to notify you. We know that your time is valuable, too. You will receive the same quality care no matter how our schedule is running.


Fees & Payment Policies

Your treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will inform you of all costs before treatment is administered. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Personal Checks and currency for your payments. Please ask a staff member and we will review our payment options to accommodate your financial needs. If special arrangements are needed, please talk to our office manager prior to receiving service.


Dental Insurance Policies

We believe that important decisions about your dental care should be made by you and your dentist, not your insurance company. Once you have decided on the course of treatment that you want, we will submit your claim and help you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance benefits vary greatly, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid

at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services and allow them 45 days to render payment. After 60 days, you are responsible for the entire balance, paid in full. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.