Dentist in Lexington, KY

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Dr. John A. Thompson Family Dentist in Lexington, KY

Dr. John A. Thompson

Lexington, KY Family Dentist

Thompson Lee & Chalothorn
 

Dr. John A. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1971.  He returned to Lexington in 1973 after a tour with the United States Air Force.  He practiced dentistry for ten years as a partner in a west Lexington dental group before building the present office at Corporate Center in l984.  Dr. Thompson has served as a part-time faculty member and associate professor in the College of Dentistry for the last thirty years.  He has been very involved in professional organizations and has served as President of the College Alumni Association, President of the Blue Grass Dental Society, and President of the Kentucky Dental Association.  Currently, he serves as editor for the Kentucky Dental Association publications.
Dr. Thompson has been married to his wife, Carole, for forty-two years.  When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys golfing, sailing, and spending time with his family and grandchildren here in Lexington and in Cary, North Carolina.

 

Dr. William E. Lee Family Dentist in Lexington, KY

Dr. William E. Lee

Lexington, KY Family Dentist

Thompson Lee & Chalothorn
 

A native Lexingtonian, Dr. William E. Lee graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1973, Vanderbilt University in 1977, and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1981. He started a private dental practice with his wife, Dr. Janet Faraci Lee in 1984 and then merged practices with Dr. John Thompson in 1990. Very active in organized dentistry, Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association and the Blue Grass Dental Society. He has been selected for fellowship in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  Currently, Dr. Lee is serving on the ADA Council on Annual Sessions who plans Dentistry’s National Meeting annually that attracts around 50,000 dental professionals from around the world for continuing education, information and fellowship.  He has also served on many boards for organizations in the Lexington area mostly associated with his children’s activities. An avid learner, Dr. Lee attends numerous continuing education courses throughout the year.
Away from the dental office, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his adult children Megan and Michael, exercising, traveling, and playing racquetball.

American Academy of Cosmetic DentistryAlong with Dr. Chalothorn, Dr. Lee is certified in the use of the Biolase Dental Laser

Laser Dentistry CertificationDr Lee recently received advanced certification on the latest laser tevchnolgies available in dentistry. The Biolase laser uses a unique combination of laser wavelength, water, and airspray that cuts, etches and shapes teeth WITHOUT contact, heat, vibration, or pressure..  The no-shot, no-drill alternative has finally arrived in dentistry.

Dr Lee is a membere of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Dr. Pada Chalothorn Family Dentist in Lexington, KY

Dr. Pada Chalothorn

Lexington, KY Family Dentist

Thompson Lee & Chalothorn
 

Dr. Pada Chalothorn grew up in Paintsville, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Kentucky in 1999 and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2004. Dr. Chalothorn started as an associate with Thompson, Lee & Lee in July of 2004 and then became a partner with TLC Dentistry the following year. Dr. Chalothorn is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association and the Blue Grass Dental Society. He has also served as a delegate to the Kentucky Dental Association.
Dr. Chalothorn enjoys spending free time with his family. He has been married to Leigh, a Lexington orthodontist, for five years and they have two sons, Andrew and Alex.

BioLase CertificationDr Chalothorn recently received advanced certification on the latest laser tevchnolgies available in dentistry. The Biolase laser uses a unique combination of laser wavelength, water, and airspray that cuts, etches and shapes teeth WITHOUT contact, heat, vibration, or pressure..  The no-shot, no-drill alternative has finally arrived in dentistry.

Invisalign ProviderDr Chalothorn is also a certified INVISALIGN provider. Invisalign is an orthodontic option that many patients are able to take advantage of. A series of custom made, clear aligners are created specifically for you. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss. As you wear your aligners your teeth gently move into their ideal 

 

Cathy McEachinCathy

Cathy McEachin has been the Practice Manager at TLC Dentistry since 2004. She graduated from George Washington University in 1976 and has thirty-two years experience in business. She has lived and worked in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Europe and loves to travel. She also enjoys spending time scuba diving, gardening, swimming, and reading.

Email Cathy:  Cathy.tlc@qx.net

 

 

Stephanie PhillipsStephanie

Stephanie Phillips has been with TLC since 1998 and is the Hygiene Coordinator. She handles the hygiene scheduling. She is married to Todd and has a daughter, Jaelynn and a son, Carson. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a mother to her son and daughter.

Email Stephanie:  Stephanie.tlc@qx.net

 

 

Wanda ChalothornWanda

Wanda Chalothorn has been the Project Coordinator since 2009. She has worked in dentistry since 2007. She graduated from UK in 2001. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being an aunt!

Email Wanda:  Wanda.tlc@qx.net

 

 

Keely MooneyKeely

Keely Mooney has been with TLC since 2007 as our Patient Coordinator.  She takes care of the coordination and scheduling of all incoming new patients.  She graduated from UK in Health Administration in 1982 and has worked in the dental field since 1995.  Keely is married to Jim and has two daughters, Emily and Madeline.

Email Keely:  Keely.tlc@qx.net

 

 

Becky HamlinBecky

Becky Hamlin has been a dental hygienist with TLC Dentistry since 1976. Becky graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and came to work for TLC where she has been ever since! She is married to Charlie and enjoys knitting and traveling.

 

 

 

Heather HedgesHeather

Heather Hedges, a dental hygienist, has been with TLC on a part-time basis since 2006 and full-time since 2009. She has been in the dental field since her graduation from Lexington Community College with a degree in Applied Science in 1995. She enjoys reading, softball, camping, boating, and hanging out with friends.

 

 

Ada CarlileAda

Ada Carlile has been with TLC as a dental hygienist since 2008.  She attended Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta where she graduated in 1992 with an Associate of Science degree.  Ada has two children, Ethan and Amee.  She enjoys running, hiking, reading and spending time with her friends.

 

 

Jenny LyleJenny

Jenny Lyle has been with TLC as a dental hygienist since 2007. She studied psychology and genetics at Auburn University and University of Cincinnati and worked for several years in medical research and genetics before pursuing a career in dentistry. She is married to Taylor and has one son, Andrew. She enjoys chasing her toddler, gardening, traveling, and sailing.

 

 

Donna SchulerDonna

Donna Schuler graduated from JCC in Louisville in 1975 and has been with TLC since 1983 as an expanded duty dental assistant. She is married to Jim, and has three grown children, Anna, Nick, and Luke (as well as three dogs and a cat). She loves spending time with family and friends at her lake house where the #1 priority is to relax!

 

 

Jennifer HardinJennifer

Jennifer Hardin has been a dental assistant since 1997 with TLC. She graduated from EKU in 1996 and Kentucky Tech in 1997 after receiving her dental assisting certification. Jennifer is married to Mike and has two daughters, Michaela and Elaine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

Kristin VenableKristin

Kristin Venable is a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant who graduated from Somerset Community College in 2004 and UK in 2007. She has been with TLC since 2007 and has worked in the dental field since 2002. In addition to assisting, Kristin also helps frequently at the front desk. She spends her free time with family and friends, enjoys four-wheeling, swimming, and horseback riding.

 

 

Tawnya ObermanTawnya

Tawnya Oberman has been with TLC Dentistry since 2009. She graduated as a dental hygienist from Lexington Community College in 1995. She is married to Tyler and has three children, Mary Katherine, and twin boys, Will and Clay. Her hobbies include all of her children’s activities, spending time with family and cooking.

 

 

Christie MartinChristie

Christie Martin began employment with TLC in 2012. She attended The Academy of Dental Assisting in 2003, and has continued to pursue a career in dentistry. Christie furthered her education in 2009 by completing the expanded functions course at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Christie is married to Ryan and they have a son, Cam. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and outdoor activities.

 

 

Garry GiffordGarry

Esthetic dentistry is the art of this profession and it requires teamwork to achieve exceptional results. Mr. Garry Gifford, our Certified Dental Laboratory Technician, has been on staff with TLC Dentistry for over twenty-five years. Garry’s interest in dentistry was fueled by his mother’s long time service as an outstanding dental assistant. He is from Lexington and attended Lafayette High School and Lexington Community College, receiving his Associate Degree in Dental Technology in 1984 and CDT in l986. In addition to being our resident artist, Garry is married to Lynne’ and has two teenage sons, Connor and Jake. Both boys are now in college. Garry’s additional interests include golf, basketball, water sports and he is a rabid University of Kentucky sports fan.

 

 

 

 

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