Comprehensive Dental Care | Quality Dentistry in Kokomo

Dr. Rachel Koh | Kokomo DDS

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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. 

Dr. Brittany Curnutt | Kokomo & Wabash DDS

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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!  

Dr. Walter Carbajal | Kokomo DDS

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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. 

Dr. Julia Shalit | Kokomo DDS

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 Dr. Shalit was born and raised in the Ukraine. She moved to the United States over 27 years ago, and we are very blessed that she did! Dr. Shalit and her family now live in Carmel, Indiana, and her son currently attends Creekside Middle School. When she is not chairside, Dr. Shalit loves to garden, hang our with friends and family, make custom jewelry, and play the piano. What she likes most about the practice of dentistry is having the ability to help people improve their smiles and their overall quality of life! When we asked Dr. Shalit to express how important her patients are to her, this is what she had to say. “I always treat my patients as I would I treat my family or best friends. I pride myself on providing the best quality of care that lasts, but that also looks beautiful.” Dr. Shalit also stays up to date with the latest dental trends and treatment modalities, and is currently a member of the ADA, IDA, and AAFE. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2005, and since then she has attended numerous dental and clinical courses in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shalit, give our Kokomo office a call at (765) 455-0085. 

Dr. Harold Smith | Kokomo & Peru DDS

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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 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. Andrew Schemehorn | Kokomo & Peru DDS

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  Dr. Schemehorn 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.    

Dental Specialists

Dr. Tara Emerick | Kokomo Orthodontist DDS MS

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  Dr. Tara Emerick is board certified in orthodontics and specializes in braces and Invisalign treatment.  She completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her DDS degree from IU School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed her three-year residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her certificate in orthodontics and MS in oral sciences! She is experienced in early diagnosis and treatment planning, adult ortho, interdisciplinary dentistry, Invisalign, orthognathic surgery cases, and the newest ortho technologies! She is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Emerick absolutely loves creating beautiful smiles for all her patients! On a personal note, she and her husband, Jonathan, are happy to be moving back to Indiana, and they are in the process of adopting a puppy!  Give our quality orthodontics team a call today, and start smiling with confidence!  

Dr. Jason Au-Yeung | Dental Implant Specialists DDS MSD

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 Dr. Au-Yeung, DDS, MSD, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Au-Yeung and his wife moved to Indiana several years ago and have three children. They love the outdoors, especially snowboarding! Since moving to Indiana, they also enjoy exploring all Indiana has to offer. Dr. Jasonis a dental specialist, who is specialized in dental implants. He received his bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Canada. He attended dental school at The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He did his perio specialty residency training at Indiana University School of Dentistry with his Masters of Science research focusing on dental implant surface technology. Dr. Jason is a member of the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Indiana Society of Periodontists, Midwest Society of Periodontists, Implant Restorative Study Club, and he is a board certified Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. Jason enjoys learning about nutrition and finding ways to incorporate healthy options into his family’s meals. He is a self-trained home chef and he loves to learn new culinary skills and make healthy and delicious food. When it comes to dentistry Dr. Jason loves being able to help his patients look and feel good about themselves and to be healthy. He likes educating them about oral and overall health, and how he can help them to achieve their goals. When Dr. Jason has a patient in his chair, they are his number one priority and he strives to truly listen and resolve their dental issues. He hopes to achieve a relaxed experience for his patients by providing them with sedation options such as IV sedation so that their experience is as anxiety free as possible. 

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.