Dr. James E. Reagan
Doctor of Dental Surgery
“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!
Registered Dental Hygienist
“The thing I enjoy most about my work is the patients; they all feel like family. I enjoy getting to know them and at the same time providing excellent dental care in a safe environment.”
Julie joined Reagan Family Dentistry after graduating from the Grand Rapids Junior College (now Grand Rapids Community College) Dental Hygiene Program in 1990. She loves the outdoors, gardening with her husband, hiking, and raising grass-fed beef on her family farm. Julie recently became a grandma, and loves spending time with her new little one and the whole family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
“My goal is to serve our patients with the best care in the most comfortable environment possible.”
Carrie has been a dental hygienist since 1990, joining the Reagan Family Dentistry team in 1998. She received her training through the Grand Rapids Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She loves to travel, hiking in the mountains whenever she has the chance. She has two wonderful adult children, as well as a husky name Yukon and a cat named Louie.
“What I love best about Reagan Family Dentistry is that the doctor listens to his patients, and then advises what is best for each individual. Dr. Reagan goes above and beyond for all of his patients and employees.”
Lorie has been a dental assistant since 1995, joining the Reagan Family Dentistry team in 2002. She graduated from Heartlands Institute of Technology in Ionia in 1989, completing her credentials at Lansing Community College. She loves the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dentistry runs in the family here! Sister to Dr. Jim, Patty worked as a dental assistant for their dad, Dr. Robert E. Reagan, during her senior year in high school. She joined the army after graduation and worked in an army dental office at Fort Hood, Texas, where she met and married her husband, a die-hard OSU Buckeye. They have been blessed with seven children and seven grandchildren. Patty enjoys bicycling, hiking, crafts, cooking, swimming and entertaining. She has checked off numerous exciting bucket list items, including a rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon, a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet, and bicycling down Pike’s Peak!
Paige has been a part of our team since 2016 and likes working at Reagan Family Dentistry because everyone is so kind and welcoming. She is currently working on obtaining her credentials as a Certified Dental Assistant, and enjoys reading in her free time.
“I like working with patients to help make their experience at Reagan Family Dentistry as seamless and easy as possible.”
Katie received her Business Degree from Davenport University, and has served customers for over 30 years, working in oral surgery and dentistry since 2005. She enjoys golf, walking, reading, Bible study, spending time at her parents’ cottage, time with family and friends, and attending Lowell High School football games and hockey with her husband. She appreciates the personal care and attention given by Dr. Jim and the staff to each patient who visits the office.
Diane comes to Reagan Family Dentistry with over 30 years of experience, starting with processing insurance claims and then working for local dental practices. After a brief attempt at retirement, she missed the patients and decided to join our team!
During the summer, Diane loves to go up to her family’s trailer in Benzonia, and she has two grandchildren who also love to go camping. She enjoys reading and relaxing in the sunshine.
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