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About Our Corbin Dental Team

Our kind, caring, and professional dental team will make you feel right at home as soon as you step through our doors. Dr. Whitaker has personally selected a group of hygienists, assistants, and administrators she trusts to provide truly world-class care and customer service every single day. Thanks to our team, scheduling will be easy, your questions will be answered promptly, and your financial options will be nice and clear. Read on below to start getting to know our wonderful dentistry team!

Shanda, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Shanda

Shanda’s career in the dental field started back in 2016. She has achieved her Expanded Duties certification and loves being able to help patients improve their oral health and enjoy new smiles through her position.

Shanda is from right here in Corbin, and she has two lovely daughters named Olivia and Koda. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she spends quality time with her family, keeps up with fitness, reads, and goes hiking.

Caitlin, Patient care coordinator

Dental assistant Caitlin

Caitlin loves getting to help our amazing patients love their smiles again, and she feels grateful that she gets to do it while working alongside such a knowledgeable and caring team. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and has certifications in Expanded Duties and Zoom Whitening.

Caitlin has been happily married since 2018, and she and her husband have two awesome fur babies named Teddy and Zeus. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, you’ll often find her sewing quilts, watching nature documentaries, or reading.

Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney's career in dentistry as a whole spans ten years and counting. In fact, she knew she wanted to work in this field since she was very young – it was her true calling! For her education, she attended EKU and Bluegrass Community & Technical College, receiving advanced training in ZOOM! Whitening, local anesthesia, and laser dentistry. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to develop relationships with her patients while helping them achieve healthier, happier mouths. Whitney hails from Corbin and was married in August of 2016. She is the proud mother of two daughters named Kace and Anna, and fur baby named Sir Charles! In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, traveling, boating, and ATV riding.

Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer’s journey to becoming the exceptional dental hygienist she is today started by becoming an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. From there, she continued her dental education by earning her license as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg. Today, she is certified in local anesthesia and Zoom! Whitening as well.

When she’s not working at Corbin Family Dental Care, she’s spending time with her husband Johnny, their two children Lucy and Silas, and their Goldendoodle, Ollie. She loves going to the beach, traveling, spending time with friends and family, having picnics, and indulging in her favorite guilty pleasure; watching any and all reality TV shows.

Emma, Registered Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Corbin, KY, Emma chose to pursue a career in the dental field and has never looked back. She went to study at Bluegrass Community and Technical College to earn her license as a dental hygienist as well as her certification in local anesthesia and laser therapy. Today, she loves being able to help others learn about their oral health and teach them how to maintain a beautiful smile!

At home, Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, reading, and hanging out with her golden doodle named Benny. She also loves watching sports due to growing up with two brothers and constantly being exposed to games. One interesting thing about her: she is very organized and loves finding a place for everything.

Jackie, Dental Assistant

With half a decade of experience in dentistry and counting, Jackie finds it incredibly rewarding to meet new patients while helping them improve their smiles. Originally from London, KY, she grew up with great experiences getting dental treatment as a child, and she wanted to be able to bring the same level of joy and comfort to others. She attended Somerset Community College before studying at Choice MD at The University of Kentucky to receive her expanded duties certification for dental assisting.

Outside of the dental office, Jackie is happily married to her husband, and together they love raising their wonderful daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking, and she also likes playing board games with her family. Additionally, she is always ecstatic to go shopping and drink coffee!