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
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!