Board Certified Periodontist in Lafayette IN

Dr. Reef Periodontal Associates of Lafayette

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.

Are You Looking for Excellent Periodontal Care?

At Periodontal Associates of Lafayette, we strive to provide the highest quality state-of-the-art periodontal care, while individualizing treatment to each patient’s needs. Call us today!

Call us: 765-447-9319 Schedule Real-Time Appointment


  • 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