Susan A. Vanstone, DMD, PSC
I started out in the dental field as a dental assistant. I fell in love with the dental office and knew I wanted to stay. As time went on, I advanced as far as I could in my dental assisting career by becoming a registered dental assistant.
My son, Troy, had been present during many of my dental assisting duties, and when he entered college he decided to be a dentist. We checked out University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and Troy became a student there in 1989. I visited for Parents’ Day and was so excited to be in a dental school that the professors encouraged me to apply. I was accepted and began dental school in 1990. The Dean at the time did some research and discovered my son and I to be the only recorded “mother following son” family in any dental school!
Since my graduation, I have taken hands-on cosmetic courses, Invisalign® courses, and implant restoration courses.
I am happy to say that even after twenty years of practicing as a dentist, I still have a passion and love for dentistry. In fact, my enjoyment has grown tremendously!
Of course, all of these accomplishments have been by the grace of God and the love and support of my husband, Denny. We will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in 2015. In my spare time, I have a second business making and selling both steampunk and chainmail jewelry. I was accepted into the Kentucky Crafted Guild in 2013, which is an artistic achievement! Making jewelry is fun and also helps maintain finger mobility.
My goal in dentistry has always been to make people feel comfortable and welcome, to treat all patients as I would like to be treated, and to show love and care to all.
I keep informed and continue to learn and grow in my ability to treat dental disease. I am passionate about staying up to date with the newest and best technology. I expect professionalism and a high level of skills from all of my team, myself included. I would love to share my skills and talents with you in my office!