Dental Staff

022_ppKennedy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kennedy, our Dental Hygienist, graduated from Bluegrass Community College in May of 2016 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She started working at Today’s Family Dental in July of 2016. She is nationally and regionally licensed to practice dental hygiene and administer local anesthesia. Kennedy 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. Kennedy is now our Hygiene Team Leader.

In her personal life she loves to play with her two dogs, Blue and Reese, and spend time with family and friends.


Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist, EDDA, PHDH050_pp

Michelle is our part-time Dental Hygienist at Today’s Family Dental. She has 17 years of experience. She graduated from Somerset Community College in May of 2000 with a degree in Applied Science. She also is certified in Management of Dental Emergencies and is licensed to care for patients without the presence of the Dentist. In 2016, she was licensed as a Public Dental Hygienist to be certified to work in Public Health care settings. Michelle loves her profession as a Dental Hygienist and takes pride in caring for her patients overall health.  She is skilled in diagnosing and treating gingivitis as well as periodontal disease. Her main objective is to achieve and maintain patients oral health as well as build long lasting relationships with her patients.

When Michelle is not in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Travis of 20 years and her 4 daughters Taylor, Caitlyn, Lauren, Cara-grace, and her dog and 2 cats Leroy, Potter, and Zora.

Pat, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant024_pp

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.

Lisa, Dental Assistant, Sleep Care Coordinator020_pp

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.”

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

018_ppSimona,Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Simona is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant at Today’s Family Dental who began working with Dr. Parikh in March of 2017. She graduated from Medical Career & Technical College for Dental Assisting and her EDDA Certification in 2016 and a BS in Health Sciences from EKU in 2011.

“I love being able to connect with a patient and helping them overcome their dental fears to achieve the best dental care. Smiling faces are the best!”

Simona enjoys singing, loves her cat Midnight, spending time with family and friends, and adores her nephew Brooks.