Our Team

Challgren Dentistry

The Dentists

Challgren Dentistry is comprised of Drs. Paul and Erik Challgren. Brothers Paul and Craig started their dental practices in Lafayette, IN over 35 years ago. In 2009, Paul's son Erik joined his dental practice, and will continue the tradition of providing high quality dentistry for many years to come. 

Our Philosophy

We enjoy treating patients of all ages and from all walks of life!  Each patient is treated as a unique individual with distinct needs. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

High Standards

Our main focus is for our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. We continually integrate the latest dental technology and procedures to enhance patient care and the longevity of your dental work. Each member of our team contributes to the mission of providing you with the highest level of service. 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Paul Challgren, DDS

Dr. Paul ChallgrenDDS

Dr. Paul graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1979. Prior to that he received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Taylor University and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Ball State University. He is a member of the American Dental Asociation and the Indiana Dental Association. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, and fishing.

Dr. Erik Challgren, DDS

Dr. Erik ChallgrenDDS

Dr. Erik is a Lafayette native and graduate of Harrison High School. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University, and then decided to pursue his interest in dentistry by attending the Indiana University School of Dentistry, receiving a dental degree in 2009. He enjoys promoting preventative dentistry, and educating his patients about their dental health. Outside of the office, Dr. Erik enjoys fishing, golfing, and other outdoor activities along with spending time with his wife Shannon, and 3 children- Olivia,  Marshall, and Garrett.  Dr Erik is a member of the American Dental Association and Indiana Dental Association.

Dr. Craig Challgren, DDS

Dr. Craig ChallgrenDDS

In November of 2017, Dr Craig retired after 38 years of practicing dentistry.  He appreciates the friendships he was able to develop with many of his patients throughout the years.  We wish him the best, he will be missed.   

Carrie - Dental Hygienist

 Carrie - Dental Hygienist

Carrie has been with our practice for more than 15 years. She is very knowledgeable in dental hygiene and proficient with cleanings, radiography, and the treatment of gum disease.

Sheri - Dental Hygienist


Sheri received her dental hygiene training at the Indiana University Dental School graduating in 2016.  Prior to studying dental hygiene, she was and expanded functions dental assistant for 10 years.  

Teresa - Dental Assistant

 Teresa - Dental Assistant

Teresa has been a dental assistant with our practice for over 20 years! She is very experienced and enthusiatic about dentistry.

Holly - Dental Assistant

 Holly - Dental Assistant

Holly received her training from Ivy Tech Community College of Kokomo, graduating in 2007 with an expanded functions dental assisting degree.  In 2011 Holly became certified in the coronal polishing of teeth and the administration of fluoride.  Holly enjoys working in the dental field and helping patients with their individual dental care needs.

Tammy - Front Office

 Tammy - Front Office

Tammy is a busy mother of two teenage boys, Austin and Blake. She began working in the dental field in 2001 and joined our practice in January of 2013.  As an energetic person she loves to interact wth patients.

Jenny - Front Office

 Jenny - Front Office

Jenny is part of our great front office staff and has been with us for over 30 years! Jenny and her husband David have three cats - Teddy, Chelsea, and Sammi Jo. She is active in her church and loves to walk and hike.