Dr. Fugate was born in California and is not considered a native Hoosier by birth, Jake calls Indiana his true home. He grew up in Fishers, IN, and graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2018. Shortly after, he attended the Indiana University School of Dentistry and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2022.
Through dentistry, Jake is able to serve and give back to his community while channeling his passion for art and science. He believes oral health is strongly connected to one’s overall health, and has dedicated his life of service to helping individuals achieve healthy and beautiful smiles they deserve.
In his free time, Jake enjoys spending time with friends and family. He loves to golf, fish, and ski, all when the weather allows it! He has a fiery, burning passion for Indiana sports – you will find him cheering on the Colts, Pacers, and Indiana Hoosiers all seasons of the year!
Jake and his beautiful, loving wife Shelby have two rascals at home: their yellow lab, Roo, and their 20 pound cat, Rick. Jake and Shelby love to travel, and have made a goal to see all of the United States National Parks together.
Come see Dr. Fugate at Friendly Family Dentistry for you and your family’s oral healthcare needs!