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Dentist in Lexington KY

Dr. Jessica Kress

Commonwealth Smiles

A native Lexingtonian, Dr. Jessica Kress has bluegrass in her blood. Her pedigree includes Lafayette High School, Transylvania University, and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry—GO CATS! And she’s got that warm, southern, welcoming attitude that central Kentuckians all know and share. “Since being very little, I knew I wanted to be a ‘hand holder,’” says Jessica. She toyed with the idea of becoming a teacher or a nurse for a while, then, after working as a dental assistant, an office manager, and even a general manager of a dental office for three years, she knew that dentistry had to be her true calling. Her goal is to rescue folks from pain and empower them with the tools they need to maintain their own oral hygiene.

For Jessica’s entire academic and professional life she’s leaned toward that desire to help and give back, too. While in school, she volunteered with the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Special Smiles for Special Olympics, the Ronald McDonald House, Florence Crittenden Home, and these days she’s a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and the Bluegrass Dental Society, where she serves as President-elect. She is also an active board member for the Bluegrass Parents of Twins and Multiples Club. In January 2016, Dr. Kress held the very first Dental Day in her office, with the help of Surgery on Sunday and Mission Lexington Dental Clinic. Dr. Kress is very excited to be continuing her dental education as a Spear study club, where she works with other local and national dentists and specialists, in order to provide he patients the best care possible.

When not at work, Jessica enjoys family time with husband David, twins Abby and Graham, and their rescue dog Samson. Jessica looks forward to the new lifelong friends she’ll be making at Commonwealth Smiles, holding their hands, relieving their pain, and guiding them in their quest for dental health. Dr. Jessica Kress—she smiles when YOU smile.

Dr. Kress has been recognized again as one of the three best dentists in Lexington, Kentucky from ThreeBestRated.com. Read the entire article here.

Alyson – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Lexington Kentucky, Alyson graduated from Tate’s Creek High school. After high school, she went to the University of Kentucky for her Associate’s Degree in Science and Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She still felt like something was missing, started working at a local dentist office in town while going back to school for Radiography then decided dental was where she was supposed to be! She went back to school for her EDDA and worked went to pediatrics and special needs and Corona hit! She then found her dental home with Commonwealth Smiles!

In addition to her four Associates Degrees, Alyson is also certified in IV sedation, conscious sedation, pediatric and special needs, and CPR. Her favorite part about dentistry is having patients come in who haven’t been able to smile in years out of embarrassment, she gets to work up a treatment plan and decide what the best fit is for individual patients while treating them and getting to watch them smile ear-to-ear when they leave!

Alyson is married to Justin – they have one son, Brantlee. She is a three-time cancer survivor as of July 23, 2020! Her biggest inspiration for dentistry was being diagnosed with cancer at 21. Four years of chemo and radiation destroyed her teeth, she never wanted to smile and was embarrassed! She found a dentist who gave her the amazing satisfaction she loves to see her patients get from her treatment! She never wants anyone to feel any embarrassment about their smiles – she’s always here to help!

Alyson and her family loves boating, sports, or doing any outdoor activity! They have two dogs Diesel the Alaskan Malamute and Piper a Great Pyrenees, and one cat Hank!

Family is the biggest priority in her life, with her parents being the biggest role models in her life. She is a perfectionist with cleanliness, organization, and her dental work, she takes her time to make sure everything looks and feels absolutely perfect! She’s beyond excited to be a part of Commonwealth Smiles and can’t wait to see all of your smiles!

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