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Our Dentists | Dental Specialists

Dr. John Ladd- Wabash Dentist

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Dr. Ladd founded Ladd Dental Group in Kokomo, Indiana back in 1979. Since Ladd Dental Group's inception, they have grown to over six general dentistry locations, two orthodontic practices, an oral surgery center, and provide comprehensive dental care to all of their patients. Dr. Ladd was born at St. Joe Hospital and raised in Miami County, IN. John enjoys reading, fishing, & going to the gym. He is married to his wife Tisa who is also a dentist. Together they have four children, two sons, and two daughters. What Dr. John loves most about dentistry is visiting with the patients and seeing a beautiful end result. He believes that everyone is unique and deserves the best care he can provide. Dr. Ladd currently works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Wabash office, so to schedule an appointment with him, please call our Wabash location at (260) 225-0527. Dr. Ladd is also an active member of the IDA and the ADA. He attended IU Bloomington & IU Kokomo before graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistr

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Dr. Harold Smith- Dentist in Kokomo & Peru

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Dr. Smith, DDS graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Keesler Medical Center. Dr. Smith has been with Ladd Dental Group for over 25 years.  He is Ladd Dental Group's most experienced dentist when it comes to dental surgeries and tooth extractions. Dr. Smith works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Peru office and Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo. To schedule an appointment with him, please call our Peru office at (765) 473-0141, or call our Kokomo locations at (765) 455-0085. Dr. Smith is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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Dr. Andrew Schemehorn- Dentist in Kokomo & Peru

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Dr. Schemehorn, DDS graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and is a member of the Indiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Indiana District Dental Society.  Dr. Schemehorn is the Ladd Dental group's root canal and endodontics guru.  Dr. Schemehorn has been performing endodontic therapy for over 25 years, and has a proven track record of highly successful clinical outcomes. He works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Peru location, and our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo facility. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schemehorn, please give our Peru office a call at (765) 473-0141 or give our Kokomo location a call at (765) 455-0085. 

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Dr. Walter Carbajal- Kokomo Dentist

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 Dr. Walter graduated from San Martin de Porres University in Lima, Peru and from University of Illinois at Chicago to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Carbajal has been with Ladd Dental Group for over ten years. Dr. Carbajal is bilingual, and understands what it feels like to seek medical advice in a new country with a language barrier. Dr. Carbajal works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo location. To schedule an appointment with him, please give our Kokomo office a call at (765) 455-0085. He is also an active member of the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

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Dr. Brittany Curnutt- Kokomo Dentist

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Dr. Brittany Curnutt is extremely excited to be a member of LADD Dental Group!  Her goal is to make patients feel comfortable during their visits while also motivating them to play an active role in their oral and dental health.  Dr. Curnutt wants to help patients feel confident in their smiles.  She grew up in Westfield, Indiana, where she is a graduate of Westfield High School.  She then graduated from DePauw University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry in 2010.  Dr. Curnutt is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014. During her time at IUSD, Dr. Curnutt volunteered at the Student Outreach Clinic, which provided free dental care to an under-served population in Indianapolis.  Additionally, she was a member of Kid's Club, which provided dental health education and screenings to children in the Indianapolis area.  Dr. Curnutt is a member of the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Indianapolis District Dental Society.  Dr. Curnutt has attended several continuing education classes in order to remain knowledgeable about new technology and advancements in the dental profession.  Her most recent continuing education experience included a visit to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry convention.  Dr. Curnutt also earned certification to provide clear braces to patients using Six Month Smiles.  During her free time, Dr. Curnutt enjoys going to sporting events, listening to live music, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.  She also recently adopted a boxer mix named Jax, and she loves taking him to the bark park or on walks.  Dr. Curnutt looks forward to meeting you and serving all of your dental needs! 

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Dr. Dustin Newman- Bunker Hill Dentist

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Dr. Newman was born and raised in Michigan City, IN. Dustin and his wife, Liz have been married for 12 years and they have two daughters. Spending time with his family is his favorite past time! They raise rabbits and chickens on their hobby farm. His two daughters participate in 4H where they show rabbits. Dr. Newman received his bachelor’s from Indiana University Northwest before graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Newman has built his practice around treating children, and he has tremedous experience in pediatric dentistry. He is an active member of the ADA and the IDA. As far as dentistry is concerned Dr. Newman has a passion for helping his patients! He wants to get them out of pain while getting them over their fears, and get their smile back! His patients are the reason he practices dentistry. He treats each patient as they are a member of his family. Dr. Newman works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Bunker Hill location, as well as our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo practice. To schedule an appointment with him, please call our Bunker Hill office at (765) 689-8888 or call our Kokomo location at (765) 455-0085.

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Dr. Rachel Koh- Kokomo Dentist

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Dr. Koh was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. For the last eleven years, she has lived here in Indiana, with her husband Brandon, where they enjoy golf, skiing and hiking. Dr. Koh earned a Master’s degree in Physiology at Indiana University and received her DDS degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Rachel is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She loves the lifestyle of a dentist, including the pleasure in helping patients achieve great smiles. Dr. Koh is bilingual, and understands how important communication is in the art of dentistry. It’s special gratification that comes from improving people’s daily lives, by reducing their anxiety and boosting their confidence, which is a perfect fit for her. Dr. Koh works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo location, so to schedule an appointment with her, please call our Kokomo practice at (765) 455-0085. 

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Dr. Brian McLellan- Greentown Dentist & Dentures Only

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Dr. McLellan is a graduate of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and he received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Dr. McLellan continued on to dental school and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He joined the Ladd Dental Group team about two years ago, and the response from our dental patients has been nothing but positive. Dr. McLellan is thrilled to be able to take care of patients here in the Kokomo/Greentown area.  Dentistry is his passion, and he prides himself on the quality and comfort of care that I provide. In his free time, he enjoys reading a good book, exploring the open road on his bicycle, and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. McLellan works our of our Ladd Dental Group of Greentown office and is our groups go to provider for dentures. To schedule an appointment with him, please give our Greentown practice a call at (765) 628-3770 .

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Dr. Cameron Conkin- Kokomo Oral Surgeon

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Dr. Conkin received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation, he began a career in the United States Navy and completed a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He practiced as a general dentist for the next two years, serving with and caring for Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He deployed to Iraq with the Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Conkin completed an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the National Capitol Consortium (National Naval Medical Center/ Walter Reed Army Medical Center) in Bethesda, Maryland/ Washington DC. While in residency, he was privileged to care for our sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He rotated at multiple hospitals including the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Washington Hospital Center, and the aforementioned training hospitals. This allowed Dr. Conkin to operate with many world experts on various aspects of oral surgery, head and neck pathology, maxillofacial reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery and utilize this knowledge in all aspects of his surgical practice today.

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Dr. Robert Baehner- Peru Dentist

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Dr. Robert was born in Boston but raised in Indianapolis. Robert still resides in Indianapolis with his fiancé́. He grew up with three sisters and now has two nieces and two nephews. Dr. Robert graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the ADA, IDA, & IDDS. Seeing a patient come in with an extensive treatment plan and working with them until all treatment is complete is what Dr. Robert enjoys most about dentistry. His patients’ experience and comfort are of upmost importance to him from the time they walk in the door until the time they leave. He treats each patient as he would a family member and hopes they leave with a positive attitude towards dentistry. On the weekends you can find Dr. Robert at the Riviera Club in Indianapolis! He also enjoys attending Colts football games and traveling! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Baehner, please give our Peru location a call at (765) 473-0141.

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Dr. Kelsey Geiger- Kokomo Dentist

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 Dr. Kelsey Geiger completed her undergraduate education at the University of Central Florida. She then received her DMD from the University of Louisville, where she met her husband, David (who is our lead general dentist in McCordsville). Dr. Kelsey Geiger joined the US Air Force during her time in dental school. Upon graduation, she and David moved to California, where she completed her AEGD residency at Travis AFB. She spent her last three years at Whiteman AFB. Kelsey and David have a 1 year old daughter named Reese, and two dogs—Paisley and Josie. She is very excited to call Indiana home and looking forward to serving the Kokomo area!

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Dr. Lauren Groothuis- Wabash Dentist

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 Dr. Lauren Griebenow (formerly Groothuis) married her high school sweetheart in September 2018.  She and her husband recently moved back to their hometown, Russiaville, to be close to family and enjoy a quiet lifestyle in the country.  Dr. “G" graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in the top of her class in 2018.  She is a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron  Kappa Upsilon, an organization that recognizes students in the top 12% who also demonstrate exemplary traits of character and professionalism.  Dr. G has been on several outreach trips to provide free dental care for underserved communities in the mountains of Ecuador, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and here in Indiana   Dr. G stresses the importance of preventive care and includes the latest, conservative treatment options as part of her philosophy.  Give our exceptional dentist in Wabash a call today at (260) 225-0527, and experience the LADD Dental difference! 

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Dr. David Geiger- McCordsville Dentist

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  Dr. Geiger was born and raised right here in Indianapolis! David and his family grew up in the Geist area and are still highly active in the local community. David attended Amy Beverland Elementary School, Belzer Middle School, and Lawrence Central High School. He grew up playing little league baseball at Oakland Youth Organization and also played both basketball and baseball at Lawrence Central High School. David then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Minors in Biochemistry and French from DePauw University! From there, David went on to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received his DMD diploma and was named to the Dean’s List! Since graduating from dental school in 2015, David has built an impressive resume, including becoming an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and working as an Associate Dentist at Live Well Community Health Center in Concordia, MO since 2016. David and his wife Kelsey, also a phenomenal dentist within our group, have a beautiful one year old daughter, Reese. They are so excited to be coming home as a family after completing Kelsey’s military service as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Their tight knit growing unit also has two pups, Paisley and Josie. David is all about THE Indiana Hoosiers, loves the Colts, and is a baseball fanatic. Our dental team is so excited about introducing you to Dr. David Geiger, and he is thrilled to be moving back to where it all began!  

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Dental Specialists | Dental Surgery Experts

Dr. Ankit Patel- Kokomo Prosthodontist

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Dr. Ankit Patel received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Biology and went on to receive his masters in Biology as well there. Dr. Patel then went on to graduate with a DMD degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. Ultimately, Dr. Patel went on to graduate from West Virginia University School of Dentistry's Prosthodontics Residency Program in 2014. He moved to Indianapolis about two years ago and really likes living back in his home state. We are thrilled to have Dr. Patel's specialty skill set within our dental group, and we are grateful to be able to offer our patients the highest standard of comprehensive dental care. 

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Dr. Krithika Rajkumar- McCordsville Periodontist

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 Dr. Rajkumar is a board certified periodontist, specializing in dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, and periodontal treatment. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry and received her M.S.D in Periodontics in 2015. Our dental team is so excited to introduce Dr. Rajkumar to the McCordsville, Fortville, Lawrence, and surrounding communities, as we can now provide truly comprehensive dental care to our patients! Give us a call today and experience the benefits of having a comprehensive dental team working specifically for you and your individual needs! Click the button below to get a first hand visual of Dr. Rajkumar in action! 

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Dr. Patel | Dental Specialist in Kokomo

 👀 Dr. Patel is one of our highly skilled dental specialists working within our group! In this video he is extracting wisdom teeth in at our Kokomo office. If you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, give us a ☎️ today and experience the LADD Dental difference!📍 

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