“If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”

This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results.

The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer’s work when evaluating the other nominees.

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received, status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, etc.) can play a factor in our decision.

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists.

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

Selection Process

This list is excerpted from the 2014 topDentists™ list, a database; which includes listings of more than 50 general dentists and specialists practicing in Northern Kentucky. The list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dental professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at www.usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit www.usatopdentists.com

This list is excerpted from 2014 the topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 350 dentists and specialists practicing in Kentucky. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2011-2014 by topDentists, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.


William M. Anderson
Palmer Dentistry
6895 Burlington Pike
Florence, KY 41042
859-344-1185
www.drmikepalmer.com

Barry D. Applegate
Applegate Dentistry
324 Greenup Street
Covington, 41011
859-291-8600
www.drbarryapplegate.com

Katherine C. Beiting
Beiting Family Dentistry
2617 Legends Way, Suite 200
Crestview Hills, 41017-2379
859-341-2234
www.beitingdental.com

David W. Berry
4205 Richardson Road
Independence, 41051-8721
859-371-7000
www.davidberrydmd.com

Jennifer Blincoe
12 Orphanage Road
Fort Mitchell, 41017-3072
859-331-2282

C. Michael Brinker
8172 Mall Road, Suite 214
Florence, 41042-1499
859-525-2257
www.drcmichaelbrinker.com

Richard P. Broering, Jr.
3005 Dixie Highway, Suite 100
Edgewood, 41017-2300
859-344-8000

Tiffany Lynne Buller-Schussler
Tri-State Family Dentistry
1960 North Bend Road, Suite A
Hebron, 41048
859-653-0525
www.tristatefamilydentistry.com

Michael D. Cummings
2465 Dixie Highway
Fort Mitchell, 41017-2116
859-341-5300

David P. DeMaria
2523 Dixie Highway, Suite 2
Fort Mitchell, 41017-3009
859-331-8868
www.demariaandnoll
dentistry.com

Jerrod Dempsey
Gruelle Orthodontics
40 North Grand Avenue, Suite 301
Fort Thomas, 41075
859-441-2369
www.gruelleorthodontics.com

Sandra Derringer
Derringer & McGlone Dental Care
8667 US Highway 42, Suite 100
Union, 41091-7644
859-384-0393
www.dmdentalcare.com

Ron D. Elliott, Jr.
Smith and Elliott Family Dentistry
265 Main Street
Florence, 41042
859-371-4620
www.andersonsmith
elliottdental.com

Douglas C. Fussinger
6026 Taylor Drive
Burlington, 41005-8883
859-586-7570
www.drfussinger.com

Joseph J. Gormley III
Joseph Gormley Dental Associates
7348 U.S. Highway 42, Suite 102
Florence, 41042-5560
859-283-5775
www.josephgormleydental.com

William A. Greenhill
Union Pediatric Dentistry
2012 Callie Way, Suite 202
Union, 41091
859-384-6050
www.grandslamsmiles.com

Terry V. Gruelle
Gruelle Orthodontics
40 North Grand Avenue, 
Suite 301
Fort Thomas, 41075-1765
859-441-2369
www.gruelleorthodontics.com

Dale G. Gutman
Edgewood Dental Center
155 Barnwood Drive, 
Suite One
Edgewood, 41017-2586
859-331-3400
www.edgewood-dental.com

Masoud Hekmatyar
Fort Thomas Family Dentistry
40 North Grand Avenue, 
Suite 202
Fort Thomas, 41075
859-581-7678
www.fortthomasdentistry.com

Charles D. Horning
8172 Mall Road, Suite 201
Florence, 41042-1498
859-525-7775
www.dentistrycanbefun.com

Candyse Jeffries
1481 Cavalry Drive, 
Suite 100
Florence, 41042-2177
859-371-8080
www.drcandysejeffries.com

Mark Andrew Knibbe
Oral Facial Surgery Associates
330 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101
Crestview Hills, 41017-3427
859-578-9000
www.oralfacialsurgeryky.com

David A. Kreyling
7536 U.S. Highway 42, 
Suite 2
Florence, 41042-1985
859-371-3773

Jack F. Lenihan
Lenihan Dental Center
800 Violet Road, 
Suite 1
Crittenden, 41030
859-428-3100
www.lenihandental.com

Heather R. Lucas
Elite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
8780 US Highway 42, 
Suite B
Florence, 41042-8850
859-384-2999
www.elitedentistrynky.com

Karl I. Lutes
225 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, 41017-3423
859-426-9700
www.
lookgoodfeelgood
smilealot.com

Patrick J. McCauley
McCauley Dental
7581 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, 41001
859-635-7471
www.mccauleydentalservices.com

Gregory McGlone
Derringer & McGlone Dental Care
8667 US Highway 42, 
Suite 100
Union, 41091-7644
859-384-0393
www.dmdentalcare.com

Kevin R. McMahon
Edgewood Dental Center
155 Barnwood Drive, 
Suite One
Edgewood, 41017-2586
859-331-3400
www.edgewood-dental.com

Chad A. Millay
1930 Petersburg Road
Hebron, 41048-8291
859-586-5620
www.drchadmillay.com

Richard Keith Mullins
7205 Dixie Highway, 
Suite 3
Florence, 41042-2134
859-371-8686
www.mullinsendo.com

Matthew F. Pagnotto
Tri-State Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2300 Conner Road
Hebron, 41048-8165
859-586-4825
www.tristateoms.com

Kenneth Michael Palmer
Palmer Dentistry
6895 Burlington Pike
Florence, KY 41042
859-344-1185
www.drmikepalmer.com

Lloyd E. Parmley
Perio-Implant Care
6909 Burlington Pike, 
Suite B
Florence, 41042-1618
859-371-6543
www.perio-implantcare.com

Daryl Peak
Edgewood Dental Care
155 Barnwood Drive, 
Suite One
Edgewood, 41017-2586
859-331-3400
www.edgewooddentalcare.com

David C. Quast
Quast Orthodontics
320 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, 41017
859-341-9400
www.quastorthodontics.com

Deena A. Rassenfoss
Rassenfoss Family Dentistry
3014 Washington Street
Burlington, 41005-9378
859-689-9225
www.rassenfoss
familydentistry.com

Robert R. Reese, Jr.
6022 Taylor Drive
Burlington, 41005-7840
859-689-7725
www.robertrreesedmd.com

David M. Rider
1809 Alexandria Pike, 
Suite A
Highland Heights, 41076-1146
859-781-1500
www.teeth4kidz.com

Michael L. Robinson
Northern Kentucky Oral-Maxillo
20 Medical Village Drive, 
Suite 196
Edgewood, 41017-5406
859-331-2100

www.oralsurgerynky.com

Lupe Rojas-Krol
Shearer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1335 Hansel Drive
Florence, 41042
859-647-7068
www.shelleyshearerdmd.com

Darlene Sand Wall
3505 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, 41018-1803
859-344-8500

www.darlenesandwalldmd.com

Stephen T. Schuler
Oral Facial Surgery Associates
330 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101
Crestview Hills, 41017-3427
859-578-9000
www.oralfacialsurgeryky.com

Shelley P. Shearer
Shearer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1335 Hansel Drive
Florence, 41042-1618
859-647-7068
www.shelleyshearerdmd.com

Harry Weaver Sleet II
Northern Kentucky Oral-Maxillo
20 Medical Village Drive, 
Suite 196
Edgewood, 41017-5406
859-331-2100
www.oralsurgerynky.com

Frederick Lewis Steinbeck
627 Highland Avenue
Fort Thomas, 41075-1727
859-781-0500
www.doctorsteinbeck.com

Rodney C. Stigall
Tri-State Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2300 Conner Drive
Hebron, 41048
859-586-4825
www.tristateoms.com

Michelle Esselman Story
1227 South Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, 41075-2421
859-572-6700
www.storydentistry.com

Janice Ann Struckhoff
1986 Walton Nicholson Pike
Independence, 41051-7902
859-356-6630
www.struckhoffortho.com

Jeri L. Stull
Stull Orthodontics
637 Highland Avenue
Fort Thomas, 41075-1746
859-781-2662
www.orthosmileteam.com

J. Eric Walden
Northern Kentucky Endodontics
8729 US 42, Suite A
Florence, 41042-1618
859-647-0006
www.kentuckyendodontics.com

Pamela Walden
Shearer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1335 Hansel Drive
Florence, 41042
859-647-7068
www.shelleyshearerdmd.com