Why Did You Become a Dentist?
As a child, Dr. Wilson was relentlessly teased because of her “bucked teeth.” Her parents also let her have a ton of soda and candy, which led to several extensive dental procedures. Thankfully, she was able to visit the same family dentist for many years. He always showed an interest in her and saw that she was a good student; he even encouraged her to become a dentist from the time she was 10 years old all the way up to her college years! Meanwhile, her self-confidence grew as her teeth were gradually corrected, and she even enjoyed guessing what type of wire would be used next at each orthodontic appointment. These experiences fostered a lifelong passion for the oral healthcare field, and she knew that she wanted to make other patients happy to smile in the exact same way!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Wilson pursued her doctorate at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she graduated with honors in 2006 and received awards for outstanding achievement in prosthodontics and oral radiology. Since graduation, she has remained active in the College of Dentistry, serving as an Associate instructor of prosthodontics and a current member of the Admissions Committee. She’s also completed Phase I of Dental Boot Camp & SWAT training in order to better communicate with her patients, as well as IV sedation certification through DOCs, advanced bone grafting techniques, and dental implant placement training through The Little Implant Company. She has been a member of Spear Education and the Spear Study Club since 2015 and is ACLS certified.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Wilson and her husband Nathan have two daughters named Abigail and Ansley. Outside of oral healthcare, one of her biggest passions is training for marathons and half marathons. She enjoys participating in many forms of exercise, from running with friends to attending spin classes to weight lifting. Other interests include crafting, baking, and watching her daughters participate in sporting events, such as archery, academic team meets, golf, and basketball!