Dental Staff

Lauren, Registered Dental Hygienist


Lauren, our Dental Hygienist has 10+ years of experience. She graduated from Bristol Community College in May 2007 with an Associates in Science and a license to practice Dental Hygiene. She started working at Today’s Family Dental in September 2017 after moving from Rhode Island. Lauren loves getting to know her patients while helping them obtain excellent oral health. She believes it is important for her patients to feel comfortable and leave our office with a new understanding of their oral health. Lauren is our hygiene team leader.

In her personal life she has three young active boys. She loves being involved in their sports and academics. She is loving Kentucky!

Terra, Registered Dental Hygienist

Terra, our part time Dental Hygienist, graduated from Bluegrass Community College in May of 2013 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She started working at Today’s Family Dental in October of 2017. She is nationally and regionally licensed to practice dental hygiene and administer local anesthesia. She is also certified for laser therapy. Terra is passionate about helping our patients maintain excellent oral health but also excellent overall health. She is skilled in diagnosing periodontal and gum disease and effective in establishing proper treatment plans based on specific patient needs. Her main goal is to make sure each patient leaves our office as informed as possible and has a full understanding of what they need to do to achieve satisfactory oral health.

Terra loves to be outdoors, whether its working or for pleasure. She enjoys family time with her husband Stan, food children (Michael 21, Alyk 17, Shyla 10, and Chase 9), her two dogs (Deacon and Pappy), and their cat Jill. Terra and her husband also enjoy riding motorcycles.


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Pat is a Dental Assistant who started working with Dr. Parikh at Today’s Family Dental in 2006 after graduating from the Lexington Academy for Dental Assisting. In 2010 she received her Certificate for Expanded Duties at the University of Kentucky Dental School. Pat is now currently the Dental Assistant Team Leader.

“I feel rewarded knowing I am helping our patients feel better about their smile and getting them out of any pain.”

Pat enjoys decorating cakes and spending time with her four grandchildren.


Dental Assistant

Sleep Care Coordinator

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Lisa is a Dental Assistant at Today’s Family Dental who began working with Dr. Parikh in 2014. She graduated from the Lexington Academy of Dental Assisting in 2010. She worked in orthodontics prior to joining Today’s Family Dental. Lisa is now our Marketing Leader and our Sleep Care Coordinator.

“I love being able to come to work daily and assisting Dr. Parikh in making patients teeth healthy again. I love seeing the patients smile at the end of the appointment because they feel better about their smile. I have recently felt rewarded in knowing that we are helping our patients achieve better overall health by diagnosing sleeping disorders that sometimes don’t get diagnosed otherwise.”

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, going to music festivals and traveling.

Jessica, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Jessica is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant at Today’s Family Dental who began working with Dr. Parikh in 2017. She graduated from Medquest College with high honors in 2014. Prior to working here she was an Orthodontic Assistant.

“Being an EDDA is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I love my job and the people I work with! Seeing people smile makes me smile and I love helping them feel confident while doing so!”

Jessica enjoys spending time with her family. She is very involved in spreading the word about organ donation at Trust for Life Conferences!