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!
Dr. Larry Pauley, 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. Pauley is the Ladd Dental group's root canal and endodontics guru. Dr. Pauley 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 Kokomo location. To schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call at (765) 455-0085.
Dr. Ashley Howard is thrilled to be part of the Ladd Dental group. Dr. Howard is a General Dentist with a passion for art, science, and interpersonal relationships. She always strives to deliver comprehensive and compassionate dental care tailored to the individual patient. Dr. Howard grew up in Clayton, New York, where she graduated from Thousand Islands High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Minors in Biology and Neuroscience from Elon University in North Carolina. Dr. Howard then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine in Illinois (CDMI-IL). Dr. Howard provides dental treatments including, Fillings, Dentures, Partials, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Root Canals, Extractions, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Preventative education. Dr. Howard was recognized for excellence in patient care and was awarded the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Dental Student Award during her time at CDMI-IL. She is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Apperson Study Club, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. When not in the office she enjoys cooking, skiing, boating, painting, and spending time with family. She has recently moved to Carmel, IN, and is excited to become a part of the community and continue to serve people through comfortable and compassionate dental care. Dr. Howard works Monday through Friday out of our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo office!
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 providing quality dental care in Kokomo 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 prides himself on providing quality dentistry in Kokomo & Peru, and is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Geiger was born and raised 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.
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.
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.
👀 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!📍
🚨We are so excited to introduce you to Dr. Brittany Curnutt 😍❤️!!! Dr. Curnutt is an experienced general dentist and treats patients of all ages! She is also highly trained in both child & adult sedation dentistry! Give Dr. Curnutt and her #Kokomo team a 📞 today, and experience the #LADD #Dental difference!