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At Bluegrass Pediatric Dentistry our goal is to help children, adolescents and those with special needs achieve optimum oral health through excellent and compassionate dental care. As a specialized pediatric dental practice, we take very seriously the responsibility of caring for children. By working in partnership with kids and parents, we believe every child can begin their life with a healthy smile.

Our Mission

PREVENT

Advance the best possible oral health through prevention, first; and intervention, second.

APPRECIATE

Respect, appreciate, and acknowledge the trust each parent has placed in us as we care for their child.

CREATE

Not only do we want to help create healthy smiles and lives, but it’s our mission to do so within a fun and welcoming environment where children and parents feel comfortable, informed and supported.

MEET DR. ZAK THOBABEN

Dr. Zak grew up throughout the south and northeastern US. He completed his undergraduate degree from Asbury College, his dental degree from the University of Kentucky, and his Pediatric Dental Residency from Northwestern University of Chicago  He returned to Central Kentucky to practice pediatric dentistry. He enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, barbequing with family and friends. Dr. Zak also enjoys traveling and frequently participates in dental mission trips around the world. He and his wife, Beka, have two young boys, James and John.

Fun Facts:
He enjoys making custom wood and acrylic duck calls
He’s been to over 25 different countries (mostly on mission trips) and wants to get to 100
He considers himself a pizza connoisseur (and he thinks Bella Forno is the best in Lexington)

MEET DR. ZAK THOBABEN

Dr. Zak grew up throughout the south and northeastern US. He completed his undergraduate degree from Asbury College, his dental degree from the University of Kentucky, and his Pediatric Dental Residency from Northwestern University of Chicago  He returned to Central Kentucky to practice pediatric dentistry. He enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, barbequing with family and friends. Dr. Zak also enjoys traveling and frequently participates in dental mission trips around the world. He and his wife, Beka, have two young boys, James and John.

Fun Facts:
He enjoys making custom wood and acrylic duck calls
He’s been to over 25 different countries (mostly on mission trips) and wants to get to 100
He considers himself a pizza connoisseur (and he think Bella Forno is the best in Lexington)

MEET DR. LUCAS BOWEN

A native of Eastern Kentucky, Dr. Lucas completed his undergraduate and dental degree from the University of Kentucky. He practiced general dentistry in Paducah, KY before pursuing his two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry, also at UK. He enjoys playing golf, cars, fishing and watching UK basketball and football. He also enjoys traveling and frequently participates in dental mission trips around the world. Dr. Bowen and his wife, Amy, have two children, Ava and John Luke.

Fun Facts:

Enjoys going solo camping in remote locations

Is currently writing a children’s book about an octopus

Claims to make the best biscuits and gravy you’ve ever had (“Guaranteed”)

MEET DR. LUCAS BOWEN

A native of Eastern Kentucky, Dr. Lucas completed his undergraduate and dental degree from the University of Kentucky. He practiced general dentistry in Paducah, KY before pursuing his two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry, also at UK. He enjoys playing golf, cars, fishing and watching UK basketball and football. He also enjoys traveling and frequently participates in dental mission trips around the world. Dr. Bowen and his wife, Amy, have two children, Ava and John Luke.

Fun Facts:

Enjoys going solo camping in remote locations

Is currently writing a children’s book about an octopus

Claims to make the best biscuits and gravy you’ve ever had (“Guaranteed”)

MEET Dr. Kevin White

Dr. Kevin grew up in Lexington with a large family. He met his wife, Lauren, while in college at Transylvania University. Upon finishing dental school and GPR at University of Kentucky, they embarked on a two-year adventure in Chicago for residency and two more spent in private practice. In 2016, they moved back to Lexington and Dr. Kevin has been practicing at BPD ever since. Kevin enjoys his new role as father to William, hiking the foothills of eastern Kentucky, teaching Sunday school, and subjecting his sometimes willing family to all kinds of culinary experiments.

Fun Facts:
He’s an Amateur beer-brewer, cheese-maker, baker, and fascinated by all things fermentation.
He has been in a hot air balloon
He’s a scuba diver who is better on water-skis than snow-skis
He loves hot wings

MEET Dr. Kevin White

Dr. Kevin grew up in Lexington with a large family. He met his wife, Lauren, while in college at Transylvania University. Upon finishing dental school and GPR at University of Kentucky, they embarked on a two-year adventure in Chicago for residency and two more spent in private practice. In 2016, they moved back to Lexington and Dr. Kevin has been practicing at BPD ever since. Kevin enjoys his new role as father to William, hiking the foothills of eastern Kentucky, teaching Sunday school, and subjecting his sometimes willing family to all kinds of culinary experiments.

Fun Facts:
He’s an Amateur beer-brewer, cheese-maker, baker, and fascinated by all things fermentation.
He has been in a hot air balloon
He’s a scuba diver who is better on water-skis than snow-skis
He loves hot wings

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