Challgren Dentistry was started by brothers Paul and Craig Challgren in Lafayette, IN in 1979. 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.
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.
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
Erik Challgren DDS
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.
Paul Challgren DDS
In June of 2019, Dr Paul retired after 40 years of practicing dentistry. He is excited about his new phase in life, but also saddened to leave the many people he called both patients and friends. He feels very blessed to have had so many faithful patients and families that chose him to be their dentist.
Craig Challgren DDS
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 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.
Stephanie - Dental Hygienist
Stephanie received her dental hygiene training at Indiana University Dental School graduating in 1998.
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 an expanded functions dental assistant for 10 years.
Brittany Lahrman - Receptionist
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.
Jenny - Receptionist
Jenny retired from Challgren Dentistry in July of 2021. We thank her for 34 years of dedication to our office. With her extra free time she plans to spend more time with her friends and her horse. She also plans to help her husband Dave with his business.