At Dental Wellness of Lexington, we’re proud to have a team of highly trained, caring, and experienced dentistry professionals, many of whom have been with the dental office for 15 years or longer! They also stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry with ongoing education clinics, so our dental patients receive the most modern care possible throughout each appointment and procedure. To learn more about the friendly faces you’ll encounter here, just keep reading below.
Meet the Lexington Dental Team
Mandy Business Office Team Leader and Scheduling Coordinator
Mandy’s career in the dental field covers over 20 years so far, and she’s thrilled to be working with the best team and doctors in the city! For her education, she attended the University of Louisville and also worked in their School of Dentistry. She has been ACLS certified since 2004 and completed advanced training courses in sleep apnea therapy, sedation dentistry, medical and dental cross coding, and more.
Mandy and her husband Dean have a daughter named Ellie. When she has free time outside of work, she enjoys reading, going to Keeneland, and vacationing at the beach. She also enjoys cheering for UK sports teams – unless they play the University of Louisville!
Jacqueline Financial Coordinator
Jacqueline has been in the dental field for 6 years. She completed her education at the Institute of Dental Technology , where she received her certification as an EDDA. Along with other certifications in CPR, ACLS, and dental radiation. She really enjoys interacting and finding the best financial option for our patients to advance them in dental treatment, as well as working with such a great team!
Jacqueline has a spunky yet sweet cat, named Bella. Whenever she has free time outside of the dental office, she enjoys restoring furniture, thrift shopping, hiking, crafting, and going to concerts.
Tamara Scheduling Coordinator
Tamara attended Bluegrass Community & Technical College for her education and is certified in both X-rays and CPR. She’s spent the past two decades of her dental career working mostly in a periodontal office as a surgical assistant before transitioning to more of a business-oriented role at Dental Wellness of Lexington. What she enjoys most about her role today is always learning new things and being able to help patients alongside the other team members.
Born and raised in Lexington, Tamara and her husband have two daughters, as well as a Goldendoodle named Ollie. In her free time, she enjoys watching her girls grow up, watching their dance recitals and softball games, and spending quality time with family and friends. An interesting fact about her is that she’s known that she wanted to work in the dental field since the age of 15!
Carla Assistant Team Leader, Certified Dental Assistant and Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Carla has been working in the dental field for over 25 years now, and she loves helping patients through the transformative process of getting a great smile! She studied at Coastal Carolina Community College in North Carolina and is both a CDA and EDDA. She is also trained in sedation dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign, and CPR/ACLS.
Originally from Winchester, Carla and her husband Jared have two children named Zachery and Brayden, and two cats named Oreo and Turbo. Outside of work, she spends her free time going to the lake, vacationing, and spending quality time with her family. She’s also very OCD about keeping things organized, both at home and at the dental office.
Tracy Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Tracy born and raised in Versailles, KY has been working in dentistry for two decades so far. She studied at Eastern Kentucky University and is an EDDA. Her additional advanced training includes courses in oral sedation, IV sedation, dental implant placement, and ACLS/BLS. She really enjoys interacting with patients and helping them day in and day out!
Outside of the dental office, Tracy and her husband Brett have a son named Brady and a rescue pup named Maize. She spends her free time reading, watching movies, going to concerts, and being a big UK football fan.
Leslie Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Leslie’s career in the dental field covers nearly five years and counting. She received her education from MedQuest College and the Academy of Dental Assisting. She is an EDDA and has received certification and advanced training in a wide variety of different services, including oral sedation, CPR, CEREC, dental implants, FastBraces, sleep apnea, and more. For her, nothing is more gratifying than giving a smile back to a patient who has hidden it away for years because of embarrassment. The moment they look in the mirror and genuinely smile with tears in their eyes is the most rewarding part of her work by far!
An Owenton native, Leslie’s family consists of her fiancé Zach, her daughter Peyton, and her son Parker. In her free time, she hangs out with loved ones, goes kayaking, rides horses, travels, dances, and makes people laugh. Patients will rarely ever see her without a smile on her face! She’s known as the big jokester throughout the dental office.
Tiffany Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Originally from Paris, KY, Tiffany has been working in dentistry for nearly 25 years. She studied at both Bluegrass Community & Technical College and Kentucky Tech. Tiffany is an EDDA with advanced training in IV sedation, dental implants, CPR, ACLS, CEREC, and HIPPA/OSHA. She truly loves being able to help patients smile brightly again in the treatment chair!
Tiffany and her husband Cody have two daughters named Kennedy and Addison. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and doing all sorts of activities outdoors, including razor riding, camping, boating, and traveling.
Karla Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Karla studied at Bluegrass Community & Technical College before pursuing her dental education at the Academy of Dental Assisting. She is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and has advanced training/certification in IV sedation, CPR, ACLS, dental implants, and TRIOS technology. Today, her career in the field covers well over a decade. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to give people their smiles back!
Brittiney Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Brittiney has been a member of our dental team for over two decades now, and she really loves helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. For her education, she attended Western Kentucky University. She also has her CDA and EDDA certifications and received advanced training in ACLS, IV sedation, and conscious sedation.
Outside of work, Brittiney has been married for nearly 20 years and has two daughters. Her personal hobbies include doing yoga, watching her girls play soccer and tennis, lounging at the beach, and spending lots of quality time with her family.
Kathy Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been working in dental offices for almost 30 years now! She has her Associates in Applied Science from Lexington Community College and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She’s also licensed in anesthesia and laser debridement and has received advanced training in IV sedation, CPR, and ACLS.
Outside of work, Kathy is married to her high school sweetheart Jeff. They have a daughter named Katie Mae and a dog named Lilly Belle. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys traveling to places like nearby wineries, the beach, and Disney World! She’s also proud to be a natural-born redhead.
Susan Registered Dental Hygienist, New Patient Coordinator, and Orthodontic Assistant
Susan grew up all over the country – in fact, she’d gone to twelve schools and lived in seven states by the time she was 20 years old! She studied at Texas Tech and the University of Kentucky for her education. In addition to dental hygiene training, she is also a CDT (Certified Dental Technician) and is trained in lasers and local anesthesia. Her dental career impressively spans over 30 years! What she enjoys most about this job is interacting with such wonderful people – both the patients and her work family. She also loves the brand-new facility.
Susan and her spouse Rick have three amazing kids. She spends lots of quality time outside of the dental office with her family, as well as learning how to cook and prep for meals. She is also an Arbonne Independent Consultant and regularly trains at the gym with her husband and girlfriends.
Mandy Registered Dental Hygienist
Mandy’s career in oral healthcare spans nearly a full decade now, and there’s nothing she enjoys more at the dental office than meeting so many great people! She studied at Bluegrass Community & Technical College and is certified in local anesthesia, IV sedation, and laser therapy.
Mandy is originally from Harrodsburg. She and her husband Jeremy have a daughter named Lily and two fur babies named Cici and Daisy. Her personal hobbies include reading a good book, playing board games, having Family Movie Nights, and gardening. She can also outlast anyone in the sauna at the gym!
Jodi Hygiene Assistant
Jodi is from Wilmore and has been a member of our dental team for three years. She attended courses at both Bluegrass Community & Technical College and The Institute of Dental Technology for her education. She is an EDDA and certified in CPR, BLS, and dental radiation. What she enjoys most about her position at the dental office is being able to see so many different aspects of dentistry up close by assisting the dental assistants and hygiene team.
When she isn’t busy at the dental office, Jodi spends her free time reading and hanging out at the dog park with her puppy, Nugget. If she could have any other job, it would be in dermatology.