Mom Approved Dental Professionals

We’ve made it our goal to find the Best Dentists…

…in the Bluegrass in the best way we know how – with help from our readers. Moms know better than anyone else which dentists go the extra mile for their patients.

So we polled our readers, listened to what they had to say and compiled our list of Mom-Approved Dentists.

Next up – Mom-Approved Medical Specialists (allergists, ENTs,  optometrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, etc.). To have your voice heard, visit and nominate your favorites.  That list will run in our July issue.


DrWendyDr. Wendy Humphrey & Dr. Alex Mayes D.M.D.

Dr. Wendy Humphrey Van Meter and Dr. Alexandra Mayes provide specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a “child-friendly” environment. The doctors focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime!

Both Dr. Humphrey and Dr. Mayes graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and continued training there in pediatric dentistry. Go Big Blue! Dr. Humphrey and Dr. Mayes are both board certified pediatric dentists, involved in many associations.

Drs. Humphrey and Mayes take pride that all the staff are parents and want to provide a nurturing experience for each child. They strive to educate, motivate and promote proper oral health for any age.

Kentucky Dentistry for Kids

181 W. Lowry, #110

(859) 277-5437  •  Lexington, Kentucky 40503


DrNDr. Akira Nakada, Dentist

Dr. Nakada was born in Japan and moved to the United States at the age of 7. As a child, he attended American schools during the week and Japanese school on weekends. Akria is a true bilingual speaker and able to communicate in fluent English and Japanese.

Akira graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the Bluegrass Dental Society.

In addition to a busy professional life, Akira enjoys working with computers and spending time with his family.

Brannon Crossing Family Dental

231 E Brannon Rd Nicholasville, KY 40356

(859)271-0083  •


DrArnoldDr. Kelly Arnold, Dentist

Dr. Arnold is married and has 3 active children that play softball, baseball and football. She is originally from Canada but loves Kentucky and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

She graduated from UK College of Dentistry in 2002.  She is passionate about treating her patients with quality dentistry in a caring, friendly and relaxed environment.

Dr. Arnold truly enjoys dentistry and is quoted as saying, “Doing dentistry isn’t just a job, it’s who I am”.

Arnold Family Dentistry

2393 Alumni Dr #102 Lexington, KY 40517

(859) 268-8770  •


DrCDr. C. Shannon Fraley, Dentist

Shannon Fraley completed his dental medicine degree and a dental residency at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

His clinical interests include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, and general dentistry.

Dr. Fraley works alongside various UK Dentistry specialists at the Turfland clinic, including orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and periodontists, to provide comprehensive dental treatment for adult and pediatric patients.

UK Dentistry at Turfland

2195 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 175

Lexington, KY 40504

859-323-TURF (8873)


Alumni Dental Center

2335 Sterlington Road, Suite 200

(859) 273-5556

Dr. Larry Kopczyk

Dr. Brian Vieth

Dr. Tim Majors


Arnold Family Dentistry

2393 Alumni Drive, Suite 102

(859) 268-8770

Dr. Kelly Arnold

Dr. Jackie Banahan

3141 Beaumont Centre Circle

Suite 100 / (859) 223-4888


Beaumont Dental Associates

3181 Beaumont Centre Circle

Suite 114 / (859) 223-0011

Dr. Christina Park


Beaumont Family Dentistry

3141 Beaumont Centre Circle

Suite 300 / (859) 223-2120

100 Trade Street, Suite 175

(859) 368-8260

2408 Sir Barton Way, Suite 225

(859) 687-0975

Dr. Katie Bowen

Dr. Ryan Golibersuch

Dr. Kyle Golibersuch

Dr. Erica Higginbotham

Dr. Jill Miller

Dr. Patricia Takacs


Bluegrass Dentistry

3475 Richmond Road, Suite 100

(859) 543-0505

Dr. Morgan Chambers

Dr. Seth Chambers


Brannon Crossing Family Dental

231 East Brannon Road

Nicholasville / (859) 271-0083

Dr. Akira Nakada


Commonwealth Smiles

1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 5

(859) 276-4537

Dr. Jessica Kress


Dr. Andrew Couch

1081 Dove Run Road

(859) 266-8890


Dr. Tim Crisp

11 Canary Lane

Winchester / (859) 744-7031


Dentistry for Children

216 Fountain Court, Suite 150

(859) 543-2242

1012 Ival James Blvd., Suite C

Richmond / (859) 626-9620

205 Champion Way, Suite 9

Georgetown / (502) 868-9300

Dr. Hayden Phillips

Dr. Catherine Robinette

Dr. Emilee Sexton

Dr. Lindsey Cornelius


Dentistry Plus

2800 Palumbo Drive, Suite 101

(859) 263-1818  

Dr. Matthew Cliburn

Dr. Adam Robinson


Fayette Family Dentistry

80 Codell Drive, Suite 140

(859) 523-9003

Dr. Molly Thurmond


Dr. C. Shannon Fraley

UK Dentistry Turfland

2195 Harrodsburg Road

(859) 323-8873


Dr. Marylou S. Head

3225 Summit Square Place

Suite 150 / (859) 269-5386


Healthy Smiles of the Bluegrass

180 Prosperous Place

(859) 263-7866

Dr. Jessica McClanahan


Kentucky Dentistry for Kids

181 W. Lowry Lane, Suite 110

(859) 277-5437

Dr. Wendy K. Humphrey

Dr. Alex Mayes


Dr. Amy K. Midkiff

1517 Nicholasville Road

(859) 278-3122


Modern Kids Dentistry

4384 Clearwater Way, Suite 150

(859) 317-8610

129 N. Evergreen Rd, Suite A

Louisville / (502) 245-8855

Dr. Justin Raybould


Nicholasville Children’s Dentistry

105 Edgewood Plaza Drive, Suite D

Nicholasville / (859) 887-2431

110 Diagnostic Drive, Frankfort

(502) 223-7186

Dr. David Skaff


Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg

2517 Sir Barton Way, Suite 200

(859) 543-2456

208 Bevins Lane, Suite A

Georgetown / (502) 570-2829

Dr. Michael Day

Dr. Morgan Dillow

Dr. Rodney Jackson


Pediatric Dentistry of Winchester

2560 Bypass Road, Suite 2

Winchester / (859) 737-1000

Dr. Donna Meek


Dr. Elizabeth Pittman

228 E. Reynolds Road, Suite 7

(859) 271-8963


Schroeder Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

2401 Regency Road, Suite 202

(859) 276-5496

Dr. Fred Schroeder

Dr. Thad Schroeder


Steckler Pediatric Dentistry

2505 Larkin Road, Suite 201

(859) 278-6009

Dr. Daniel Steckler


Dr. Ed Struss

153 Burt Road

(859) 278-7434


Tates Creek Dental

4071 Tates Creek Centre Drive, Suite 210 / (859) 273-3139

Dr. Jeff King


Dr. Rebecca Wheeler

106 Fairfield Drive, Nicholasville

(859) 885-0086


Modern Family Dentistry

3210 Frankfort Ave., Louisville

(502) 896-4532

Dr. Andrei Moldoveanu


Pediatric Dentistry of Shelbyville

141 Stonecrest Road, Suite 1

Shelbyville / (502) 633-4441

Dr. Kirby Hoetker

Dr. Lauren Bollenback