“I strive to give each and every patient I treat 110% of my care, attention, and compassion. I am very grateful to have met so many amazing people throughout my career as a dentist and wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
Dr. Rickoff was born in Minnesota, outside of the Twin Cities. She spent most of her childhood there, playing in the snow in the winter and in the Minnesota lakes in the summer. She moved to Carmel when she was 10 years old, and become known as the girl with the “funny accent” to her fifth grade class at College Wood Elementary. The accent is gone (for the most part), and Dr. Rickoff has fond memories of both her childhood in Minnesota and her adolescence in Carmel. She and her three other siblings, a sister and two brothers, attended Carmel public schools throughout, eventually graduating from Carmel High School.
Dr. Rickoff pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. There she received her Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology, with a minor in Psychology. Though no longer in Iowa, she remains an avid Hawkeye football fan, much to the dismay of her steadfastly Hoosier husband.
Following undergrad, Dr. Rickoff attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She considers IU her “second school” and thus does root on the Hoosiers from time to time (so long as they are not playing the Hawkeyes).
In 2013, Dr. Rickoff married her husband, Brett. They have four children–3 sons and a daughter who occupy the majority of their time outside of the office. They also share their home with their sweet rescue dog, Millie, who they adopted from the Humane Society in 2011. Dr. Rickoff likes to call her a “hodge podge”, as she is much more interesting than the term “mutt” affords!
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rickoff enjoys spending time with her family above all else. She feels fortunate that the majority of her family, and her in-laws live locally. She also enjoys taking Millie on walks, catching up with her friends, cheering on both the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers, reading, and trying new restaurants and recipes. She is an avid baker, loving any and all sweets (but of course being sure to brush and floss afterward!). She would love to try any new recipes or restaurant recommendations you have–feel free to share!
Dr. Rickoff’s main goal as a clinician is to provide the highest quality dental care in the most comfortable, familiar way. She strives to get to know her patients on an individual basis, and to cater to their dental and comfort needs as a unique individual.
Dr. Rickoff loves meeting people, and hearing their stories, and cannot wait to meet you!
Kate Coghlan, DDS
Dr. Kate Coghlan grew up in Bloomington, Indiana where she attended Indiana University earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Coghlan obtained her DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis and continued her training by completing a General Practice Residency at the Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center.
During dental school Dr. Coghlan married her high school sweetheart, Matt, who is a physician currently specializing in internal medicine. They have two dogs, Ellie and Zuko, and enjoy playing tennis, hiking, reading, and gardening.
Dr. Coghlan enjoys getting to know each of her patients and working with them to provide personalized, comprehensive dental care. She is looking forward to start treating patients at Rickoff Dentistry.
Brett Hopen, DDS
Dr. Hopen grew up in Fort Wayne, IN where he graduated Bishop Dwenger High School in 2005. He completed his Undergraduate degree at Indiana University Bloomington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2009. Dr. Hopen then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry where he graduated with his DDS degree in 2013.
Dr. Hopen has been practicing for over 8 years in the Zionsville and East Indianapolis area. His wife, Dr. Rickoff have three young kids: Carter (5), Henry (3) and Poppy (10 months). In his free time, Dr. Hopen loves traveling, golfing, and spending time with family. He is thrilled to be a part of Rickoff Dentistry and looks forward to getting to know all the patients.