Challgren Dentistry

Meet the Team at Challgren Dentistry

The Dentists

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. 

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. 

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.


- Dental Hygienist

Stephanie received her dental hygiene training at Indiana University Dental School graduating in 1998.


- 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.  




Receptionist and Assistant

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.  

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I recently moved to Lafayette and was referred here by a friend. I had a great first experience for a routine cleaning and will be coming back. Staff was friendly and I received quality care.

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Our office has implemented several new procedures in order to provide a safe environment for our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our waiting room is currently open for patients with an appointment and for parents of children during their appointment.  Masks are currently recommended but not required in our waiting room.  We do ask that you please practice social distancing whenever possible in the office.  As a patient you will be asked a series of covid-19 screening questions after being brought back to the treatment room.  We have implemented many new cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the office.  Air purifiers have been installed in each procedure room.  Please know that we are continually monitoring the pandemic and are dedicated to keeping our patients and staff as safe as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.