John James, DDS, and his staff at Klondike Dental Care want their patients to be comfortable with them and the care they provide. Their goals are to help patients maintain healthy and attractive smiles, ease patients’ fears, and make all visits to their office comfortable.
Dr. James is very proud of his well-trained, caring and courteous staff. He invites you to come in for a courtesy visit, to see for yourself what his state-of-the-art dental office can offer.
Dr. James graduated from the University of California, San Francisco with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1990.
Dr. Chen graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2017. She joins us as an Associate Dentist. See her welcome page.
Julie joined Klondike Dental Care as a Licensed Dental Hygienist in 2002. She is a 1997 graduate in Dental Assisting and a 1999 graduate in Dental Hygiene, both from the University of Southern Indiana. She furthered her education in 2011 at the University of Southern Indiana by completing a Certificate in Dental Hygiene Anesthesia. She is also certified in CPR. Julie has experience in non-surgical Periodontal Therapy, antibiotic therapy (Arestin), digital radiographs, intraoral pictures, oral cancer screenings and much more. She enjoys being a Dental Hygienist because she meets so many people and really enjoys getting to know her patients and building lasting relationships. Julie has been married to her husband Joel for 13 years and they have two children.
Alicia graduated from Jefferson High School and Ivy Tech Community College. She then received her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certificate. Alicia has been with Klondike Dental Care since 2001. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Erica is from the Lafayette area and received her dental assisting degree from Ivy Tech Community College. In 2000 she continued her education to become an expanded duties dental assistant. Erica has worked with Dr. James for 19 years. She has enjoyed her time at Klondike Dental Care getting to know the patients and making them feel at ease during their appointments. Erica is married and has two teenage children. She loves being involved with their many activities.
Jesus received his Dental Hygiene degree from Indiana University Northwest and just recently moved to West Lafayette in 2014. He grew up in the country and even worked at Fair Oaks Farms doing various things. Jesus is getting married in May to his beautiful fiance Florencia. He is really looking forward to their wedding, and so are we!
Laurissa is originally from Washington state. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and has worked in the dental field since 2005. After managing some dental offices she went back to school at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and got her degree in dental hygiene. She moved to this area in 2013 and loves being in Indiana. She and her husband have two adorable twin daughters that keep their lives fun and exciting. She lived in Bolivia for 1 1/2 years and enjoys speaking Spanish with our patients. She loves practicing dental hygiene and working with the great people here.
Shelly graduated from Ivy Tech Community College. She has been working with Dr. James for over 20 years as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and works in the front office. Shelley is married with a son and 2 daughters. She likes spending time with her family.
Lori attended Ivy Tech Community College in dental assisting. She joined the Klondike team in 1994 and works in the front office. Lori enjoys helping the patients with their dental needs. She is married and has 4 grand kids. She enjoys spending time with them.
Calli graduated from Ivy Tech Community college in 2017 as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She has lived in Lafayette, IN her whole life. Calli enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Klondike Dental Care, John James, DDS, 3412 Klondike Road,
West Lafayette IN, 47906 – (765) 463-6726 – email
Please feel free to call us at 765-463-6726 or click our contact form button if you would like to ask a question or make an appointment. We are accepting new patients!