Dr. James E. Reagan
“It is a special opportunity to be able to return to work in your hometown. I am grateful for the chance I had to learn from my dad, and it’s nice to know so many of my patients. I am now treating the children of people I grew up with, and have been able to watch their families grow.” — Dr. James Reagan
A lifelong resident of Lowell, Dr. Reagan graduated from Lowell High School, earned an Associate’s Degree at Grand Rapids Junior College (now GRCC), then transferred to the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1984.
Returning to Lowell, Dr. Jim began his career side-by-side with his father, Dr. Robert E. Reagan. The team worked together until Dr. Bob’s retirement in 1994.
Reinvesting in the community has been a vital part of life for Dr. Reagan. As a resident, a businessperson, and a volunteer, he has watched the community grow and thrive. In 1997 he was honored as the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year. His community activities have included leadership roles on the Lowell Area Schools Board of Education, the Downtown Development Authority, the Lowell Area Historical Association Board of Directors, the Lowell YMCA Board, the Lowell Showboat Board of Directors, the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as in St. Mary Catholic Church, and the Lowell Rotary Club.
Dr. Reagan has also been involved in numerous professional activities and organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, West Michigan District Dental Society, Kent County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has held positions on and chaired the WMDDS Children’s Dental Health Month and Fluoride Awareness Committees, served as president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer of the Kent County Dental Society, and served as a delegate to the Michigan Dental Association.
Married since 1997, Dr. Jim and Becky have three children and live in Lowell. All three children have worked as summer dental assistants in the office, and Becky assists with administrative work. Dr. Reagan enjoys golf, hunting, swimming, sports, history, and travel. He loves the daily variety in his work and educating patients on how to keep healthy smiles, and is always happy to meet new patients!