Over 20 years ago Dr. Larry Stroud, DMD, began his Valley Smiles office at 10303-1/2 Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the years Dr. Stroud became frustrated seeing people suffering with their dentures and partial plates. Often the dentures were loose and would float around; people had trouble eating; their mouths would stay sore and they hated using all those messy adhesives to keep their teeth in.

Seeing the need for alternatives to expensive and invasive traditional implants to solve these issues, Dr. Stroud became aware of mini-dental implants that require no surgery, minimal healing time and cost much less than traditional implants. The mini dental implants changed people’s lives: patients could eat – and enjoy – their favorite foods again, patients regained their confidence, and patients could live their lives to the fullest.

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After years of searching for the perfect person to continue his commitment to patient care, Dr. Stroud met Dr. Regan Ackerman, DMD. Dr. Ackerman has been a practicing General Dentist in Louisville since the early 2000’s. As a member of the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America™, she is an elite member of a group of dentists in the United States.

Having worked together with Dr. Stroud and training extensively with Dr. Todd Shatkin, she prides herself in giving her patients the unique care they deserve and strives to meet the needs of each patientShe and her staff, consisting of her husband and two others, operate as Freedom Mini Dental Implants at the same office Dr. Stroud established years ago. Together, Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Stroud have helped restore the smiles of well over 10,000 patients throughout the Ohio Valley, central and western Kentucky, and Indiana. Locally, female-owned and family-run, Freedom Mini Dental Implants is not a franchise or a large corporate practice. You will be treated like family from your first visit and into the future.

Unique to the area, Freedom Mini Dental Implants exclusively uses the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. implant technology developed by the leader in the mini-implant process, Dr. Todd Shatkin of New York. Dr. Ackerman uses the latest technology with advanced CT scanning for enhanced diagnosis and optimal placement. She is continuing the mission set by Dr. Stroud to change as many lives for the better as possible with mini dental implants in Louisville, KY.

Please visit our new patient section if this is your first time here. Also, you can simply contact us if you have any additional needs.

Meet Dr. Regan Ackerman

Dr. Regan Ackerman was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY. She attended the University of Florida on a soccer scholarship, and she returned to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she graduated with honors. Dr. Ackerman has been restoring smiles to the Louisville area for over 10 years.

She has gone through extensive training with Dr. Todd Shatkin, who has patented mini dental implants and their techniques. As a member of the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America™, she is an elite member of a group of dentists in the United States serving patients with mini dental implants as a solution to their dental needs. Dr. Ackerman, a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and Louisville Dental Society.

She prides herself in giving her patients the unique care they deserve and strives to meet the needs of each patient. She is proud to offer mini dental implants as a less invasive and less costly option for patients who are missing teeth or who struggle with wearing a denture or partial.

She, her husband, two children, and two dogs love calling Louisville home. When not helping patients, she enjoys playing and watching all kinds of sports, and spending time with her family.

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To schedule an appointment now, give us a call at (502) 937-4930. You may also fill out the following form to request more information.

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10303 Dixie Hwy Louisville, KY 40272