Dr. Ladd founded Ladd Dental Group in Kokomo, Indiana back in 1979. Since Ladd Dental Group's inception, they have grown to over six general dentistry locations, two orthodontic practices, an oral surgery center, and provide comprehensive dental care to all of their patients. Dr. Ladd was born at St. Joe Hospital and raised in Miami County, IN. John enjoys reading, fishing, & going to the gym. He is married to his wife Tisa who is also a dentist. Together they have four children, two sons, and two daughters. What Dr. John loves most about dentistry is visiting with the patients and seeing a beautiful end result. He believes that everyone is unique and deserves the best care he can provide. Dr. Ladd currently works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Wabash office, so to schedule an appointment with him, please call our Wabash locations at (260) 225-0527. Dr. Ladd is also an active member of the IDA and the ADA. He attended IU Bloomington & IU Kokomo before graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry!
Dr. Bryan Schmidt joined our Ladd Dental Group family back in 2019, and he has been such a wonderful addition to our Wabash team. Dr. Schmidt graduated from Southwood Jr/Sr High School and was raised in right here in Wabash! Dr. Schmidt attended undergrad at Purdue University where he graduated with a General Health Science Degree. From there, Dr. Schmidt went on to IUPUI to receive his Masters in Biology and later to Indiana University's School of Dentistry were he received his DDS diploma! Dr. Schmidt recently graduated and is excited to start his career back where it all began. He is thrilled to be able to serve the community in which he grew up, and is looking forward to the opportunity of treating you and your family!
⁃“The Wabash community has done so much in shaping me into the person I am today. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be in service to the people of Wabash and I look forward to giving back to the community that molded me into the person I am today.” - Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Derek Hammelman, DDS graduated from University of Evansville in 2019, and Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2023. Dr. Hammelman was born and raised in Evansville Indiana and is a huge Indiana Hoosier sports team fan!! Dr. Hammelman is really excited to partner with the Peru and Wabash dental teams, and he prides himself on giving his patients a reason to smile!
Sami is our outstanding dental hygienist in Wabash. Sami was born and raised in Nappanee Indiana, and we are so grateful that she joined our Wabash dental family! Sami graduated from Ivy Tech South Bend's hygiene school, and she picked the perfect trade for her given skill set! She has a three year old daughter, and absolutely loves being in the dental field. If you are in need of a dental cleaning or looking for any oral hygiene tips, give Sami a ☎️ today at 260-225-0527!!
Brooke is one of exceptional and experienced dental assistants in Wabash, and has been part of our LADD family for over three years! Brooke grew up in Wabash County and still lives in the community today. She graduated in 2008 from Northfield JR/SR High School, and then went on to graduate from IPFW in 2011 with a General Studies Degree, as well as a Certificate for Expanded Function Dental Assisting. Her favorite thing about dentistry is bonding with her patients, and being able to educate them on their dental care. "I am a small town girl who really enjoys helping my community I grew up in."
Lauren Rich is a dedicated and compassionate dental hygienist with a passion for promoting oral health and helping her patients achieve bright, healthy smiles. Graduating from Indiana University Fort Wayne, she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene and embarked on a rewarding career in the field of dentistry.
Throughout her educational journey, Lauren demonstrated a keen interest in dental science and patient care. She excelled in her coursework, mastering essential dental hygiene techniques and learning about the latest advancements in the field. Her time at Indiana University Fort Wayne provided her with a solid foundation in oral anatomy, periodontology, radiography, and dental materials.
Outside of her professional life, Lauren is an avid advocate for community dental health initiatives. She volunteers her time and expertise at local dental outreach events, providing oral health screenings and educational sessions to underserved communities. Her dedication to giving back and making a positive impact on others' lives sets her apart as a compassionate healthcare professional.
👀Check out this incredible video Dr. Bryan Schmidt took of his beautiful new dental office!! He and his team provide such exceptional care, and now they have a state-of-the-art facility to match!!🙌🚀
😍❤️👀We are thrilled to introduce you to our remarkable hygienist in Wabash, Sami! Sami joined our LADD family about three years ago, and she has been such an outstanding addition to our dental squad!! If you are in need of a dental cleaning or looking for any oral hygiene tips, give Sami a ☎️ today at 260-225-0527!!
💥 This is what your dental cleaning appointments will look like here in Wabash! If you are looking for quality dental care the whole family can smile about, give the LADD Dental team a call today!! 🙌🔥
🌶Good times, better people!! 2021 Wabash Valley Chili Charity Cook-Off☀️🙌
📍Keeping Nemo and our patients smiling since 1978!! Give us a call today and experience the LADD Dental difference!!🐠🧽