Dr. DeaKyne grew up in Fortville, IN where he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps to become a dentist. Dr. Deakyne received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. After 30 years of practicing dentistry, the most important things to him are still the relationship with the patient and educating them about their dental needs as well as giving them high quality care.
Dr. DeaKyne enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including root canals and extractions. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and the North Central Indiana Dental Association.
Dr. DeaKyne and his wife Shelbia have four grown children and six grandchildren. They attend the Warren United Church of Christ. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys golfing, car shows, attending I.U. football and basketball games, and traveling. His wife Shelbia has a life-long passion for horses and enjoys reading and civil war history.
Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Keesler Medical Center. Dr. Smith has been with Ladd Dental Group for over 25 years. He is Ladd Dental Group's most experienced dentist when it comes to dental surgeries and tooth extractions. Dr. Smith works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Peru office and Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo. To schedule an appointment with him, please call our Peru office at (765) 473-0141, or call our Kokomo locations at (765) 455-0085. Dr. Smith is also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Larry Pauley, DDS graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and is a member of the Indiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Indiana District Dental Society. Dr. Pauley is the Ladd Dental group's root canal and endodontics guru. Dr. Pauley has been performing endodontic therapy for over 25 years, and has a proven track record of highly successful clinical outcomes. He works out of our Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo facility. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pauley please give our Kokomo location a call at (765) 455-0085.
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!
At Ladd Dental Group, we are dedicated to providing Kokomo, Peru, Greentown, Bunker Hill, Wabash, and McCordsville Indiana, quality general, family, and specialty dental services. Our Ladd Dental team has a wide variety of dentists and dental specialists to ensure that the best care is always available to you.
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