Board Certified Periodontist in Lafayette IN

Dr. Reef

I grew up in Wells county, in northeast Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash. Although I attended college at Indiana University, I cheer for the Boilers, unless they are playing IU.
After dental school, I worked for two years on the Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona, before returning to Indiana to begin Periodontics training. I was drawn to dentistry because of how this profession can improve people’s quality of life. I especially love Periodontics, as this specialty is dedicated to saving teeth.
I enjoy live theater and trying different ethnic foods. I really love reading and traveling and have been to 49 of the 50 states, and 6 continents. Favorites include Australia, Namibia and the American West.

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2006 Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, Board Certified
1993-1996 Indiana University School of Dentistry
Department of Periodontics, M.S.D.
1991-1993 Indian Health Service
Lieutenant, United States Public Health Service
Shonto, Arizona
1991 Indiana University School of Dentistry, D.D.S.
1987 Indiana University, B.S. in Biology


American College of Dentistry
American Dental Association
Indiana Dental Association
West Central Dental Society – Past President
Greater Lafayette Study Club
American Academy of Periodontology
Midwest Society of Periodontology
Indiana Society of Periodontists – Past President
Academy of Osseointegration
Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity Past President
Omikron Kappa Upsilon


1996-2016 Assistant clinical professor of Periodontics, Indiana University School of Dentistry