Dentist – Corbin, KY
Get to Know Dr. Katherine Whitaker
Dr. Whitaker was born and raised in Bardstown, KY, and she’s thrilled to now be serving patients and families from all over the Tri-County community. Simply put, she believes in treating people like people , not nameless numbers in a file or a name on a check. At every visit, she’ll attend to your personal dental needs with professionalism, warm respect, and comprehensive, high-quality care that exceeds expectations. To learn more about her, continue reading below:
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Whitaker was interested in the medical field from a young age, and she ended up shadowing several different dentists throughout her education, including a very fun one who showed her how fulfilling the field could be. Soon enough, she realized that dentistry was the right place for her. While it has a narrow enough scope of practice that you can become a master of your craft, it also has plenty of variety that keeps things interesting. She genuinely loves coming to work every day!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After completing her undergraduate degree at Georgetown College, Dr. Whitaker pursued her doctorate at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She has also earned her certification in IV sedation from UAB and is actually the only dentist within a 40-mile radius of her practice who offers this service for patients in need. Additional certifications include ACLS and laser dentistry. She is currently a proud member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Kentucky Dental Association
- Southeastern Dental Society
What Do You Like to Do Outside of the Dental Office?
At home, Dr. Whitaker has two adorable sons named David and Deacon with her husband, Matt. In her free time, she loves following University of Kentucky athletics, even the historically terrible football team! She also enjoys playing piano, doing crochet projects, reading historical fiction, playing Putt-Putt golf, bowling, and keeping up with her kids. If she could attend a trivia night every night, she absolutely would.
She is also a former recording artist! In high school, Dr. Whitaker was part of a dulcimer group called Next Generation, and they even made a CD of traditional and original songs.