Meet the Staff
DanaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Dana has been practicing dental hygiene for over 26 years and has worked for Dr. Denison since 1996. She is married to Keith and has two children. Dana is from Eastern Kentucky and enjoys going home to the mountains. She enjoys traveling, shopping and chocolate! She is very active within her church and does several ministries with her children.
JulieRegistered Dental Hygienist
Julie has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since July of 1995. She started working for Dr. Denison in December of 1998. She earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from the former Lexington Community College.
Being from Lexington, Kentucky, Julie loves University of Kentucky sports. Since 2012, she has been a part time Clinical Instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Bluegrass Community College and enjoys working with the students there. Julie is married to Barron and they have two children. Her hobbies are cooking, canoeing, vacationing and shelling on Siesta Key Beach.
Julie believes that finding and creating a community inspires her and she strives to motivate and encourage others.
“Do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
MissyRegistered Dental Hygienist
Missy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since July 1994. She earned her Associates degree in Applied Science and Dental Hygiene from the former Lexington Community College and has worked for Dr. Denison for the past 16 years. Missy grew up in Lexington and has raised three daughters with her husband, Marc. She enjoys spending time with her grand-daughter and family. Missy loves collecting plants, reading, and traveling when she can.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
LaurenRegistered Dental Hygienist
Lauren has been a Dental Hygienist since 2017 and completed her degree at Bluegrass Community College. Growing up in Lexington, Lauren enjoys cheering on the Cats at the University of Kentucky. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the town, and traveling.
“ Lifes a climb, but the view is great.” -Miley Cyrus
Lakyn pursued her dreams of dental assisting by attending the Institute of Dental Technology in Lexington, Kentucky and getting her certificate in Dental Assisting (EDDA). Lakyn has been a dental assistant for Dr. Denison since 2019. To further her career in the dental and medical field, she is currently attending Bluegrass Community College.
Lakyn is a mother to twins, who are 3 years old and is engaged to Alex. Outside of the office, Lakyn enjoys traveling, exploring the city with her kids, going to Jacobson park, and trying new restaurants.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” -Philippians 4:13
Morgan obtained her assistant certificate at The Medical Institute of Kentucky and her Coronal Polishing Certificate from University of Kentucky. Morgan has been married for 3 years to Ethan Inman and has a 3 year old daughter, Naomi Quinn Inman. She also has a 1 year old pit mix dog named, Lady, that she adopted in the beginning of 2022. Morgan enjoys being outdoors, hiking, taking her daughter to the park and riding her bike. She also loves hanging out with her daughter and going out to eat with friends.
“Be happy with what you have, while working for what you want”
AveryDental Assistant & Administrative Assistant
Avery studied at the Institute of Dental Technology in Lexington, Kentucky and got her certificate in Dental Assisting (EDDA). After graduating in June of 2021, she started her career working for Dr. Denison. Avery grew up in Northern Kentucky and moved to Nicholasville in 2020. Avery is expecting her first baby, a little boy, in July of 2022 and has two fur-babies, a chocolate lab and a blue heeler puppy. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton
Kaitlyn is currently a State Registered Nursing Assistant and is currently studying pre-nursing at the Bluegrass Community College and aspires to be a neonatal nurse. Kaitlyn grew up in Lexington and moved to Nicholasville in 2016. Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. Kaitlyn loves animals and has two Golden Retrievers and two cats.
“Have courage and be kind” -Cinderella
TristanMedical Assistant & Administrative Assistant
Tristan is currently studying English Education at Bluegrass Community Technical College and aspires to be a high school English teacher. He enjoys playing his guitar, hiking and loves classic rock music. Tristan has one dog named Toby. Tristan loves reading books and one of his favorites is The Reckoners Series.
“Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work, then you’ll be a happy person.” -Tom Petty