Our practice was established in 1957 by Dr. King’s father, Dr. B.E. King. In 1982, Dr. Katherine King joined her father’s practice. The practice has maintained a progressive, high quality, high tech program based on exceptional clinical skills and patient service.
Dr. Katherine King has 30 plus years of clinical experience. The practice employs two licensed dental hygienists, two expanded duties dental assistants and a two-person front office staff trained in insurance billing, scheduling, and patient services.
Dr. Nissen recently graduated from the University of Louisville Dental School and joined the practice in May of this year. Dr. Nissen grew up in Somerset KY and is thrilled to give back to the community that gave him so much growing up.
A high emphasis is placed on continuing education for the dentist and hygienists as well as all staff members. We annually far exceed the requirements set by the KY Board of Dentistry for continuing education. Dr. King is active in the KY Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. King has served as voluntary faculty for both the University of KY School of Dentistry and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. In both schools, our practice has been a preceptor for students.
All staff members maintain strict infection control policies set by OSHA. We strive to offer exceptional dental care to all of our patients in a professional and caring environment.
The importance of contributing to our local community is recognized by volunteering for local health fairs, working with our local health department to implement preventive dental programs, visiting local schools to discuss careers in dentistry as well as oral hygiene. Our practice offers the Dr. B.E. King Scholarship awarded to a senior student selected by their school who endeavors to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. This scholarship is awarded at all of the local high schools.
We are excited about our association with Aesthetic Medical Services. This is viewed as a great opportunity to expand our services in order to provide a more comprehensive cosmetic experience for our patients. Aesthetic Medical Services shares our values of professionalism, ethics, and service to our patients.
We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles!
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, but we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.