Dentist in Lexington, KY

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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 4 children: Alex, Drew, Anna and Charlotte.

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 

 
Dr. William Cartee, Jr. Family Dentist in Lexington, KY

Dr. William Cartee, Jr.

Lexington, KY Associate Dentist

Thompson Lee & Chalothorn
 

Drs. Lee and Chalothorn are honored to announce that Dr. William Cartee, Jr. has joined them in practice at TLC Dentistry.  A native of St. Louis, Dr. Cartee is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  He, his wife Catie and 5 year old daughter Samantha have relocated to the Lexington area and are looking to enjoy all that the Bluegrass region has to offer.

When Dr. John Thompson took an earlier than expected retirement, Drs. Lee and Chalothorn continued to work hard to fill in the void to make sure all of the patients at TLC continued to receive the best dentistry possible.  Knowing it would take a unique and talented individual to fill Dr. Thompson’s shoes, it took some effort to find the “right” person.  It is a very interesting tale involving a 70 year old lifeguard in an apartment complex in Louisville that was key to bringing Dr. Cartee to TLC Dentistry.  It was one of those “meant to be” stories.  Regardless, Dr. Cartee brings a wealth of new ideas and has the confidence and personality that can only add value to TLC.  We can now expand our practice services to limited oral surgery, including extractions, and we have added Botox for TMJ and cosmetic procedures  in addition to Invisalign already offered.

With the addition of Dr. Cartee, Dr. Lee will be able to devote more of his time pursuing his leadership roles in organized dentistry.  He will be working an average of three days a week.  Dr. Chalothorn will be in the office four days a week so he can spend more time with his family.  The office of TLC Dentistry will generally be open five full days each week with at least two dentists seeing patients.

Please welcome Dr. Cartee to TLC.

 

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@tlcdentistry.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@tlcdentistry.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@tlcdentistry.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@tlcdentistry.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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Marla ShannonMarla

Marla Shannon has been a Dental Hygienist with TLC Dentistry since 2013. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and a dental hygiene degree from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She is currently engaged to her fiance', Michael. Marla enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

 

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 two children: a son, Cam, and a daughter, Whitley. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and outdoor activities.

 

Tiffany RosolTiffany

Tiffany Rosol is a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant who graduated from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She has worked in the dental field since 2011 and has been with TLC Dentistry since February of 2017. In addition to assisting, she also helps at the front desk. Tiffany enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the lake and playing with her two dogs.

 

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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