Our Promise to You
We will present you with the most direct plan to meet your unique dental needs. Straight forward answers to your dental questions is our goal, which is why we use models, photographs, and videos to clarify and explain dental procedures and materials.
We love what we do. And we love to see the dramatic results of your new smile, which is why we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience great dentistry. We keep our fees low so that dental insurance isn’t a necessity for dental care and we do accept a wide variety of insurances so that if you do have benefits, you can use them with us. Last, we offer affordable financing at a reasonable rate so that you don’t have to wait to get the very best dental treatment.
A familiar face and a warm smile makes your dental visit much easier, which is why we make it a point to always give you a warm welcome when you are here. Gaining your trust and confidence makes for smooth dental visits and as we get to know you and your family over time we are rewarded professionally and personally that we can help make you smile.
Meet Our Staff
Jonathan Hardy • DMD, ABGD, FAGD
My professional career in dentistry started 14 years ago at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. I furthered my education by completing a 2 year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Significant achievements in my career include when I attained Board Certification by the American Board of General Dentistry. Currently, only 1 percent of general dentists have achieved this prestigious Board Certification status. Another significant achievement was attaining Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Only 24 dentists in the Commonwealth have attained this professional distinction and I am proud to be counted among them. I served 6 years in the United States Army as a dental officer and in 2014 I left the Army after I received promotion to Major and returned to civilian life as owner of Somerset Family Dentistry. Since that time our office has continued to expand the range of clinical services offered and are proud to deliver some of the most innovative and cutting edge dental treatment available.
My wife, Elisabeth, and I have been married 12 years and we are blessed with 4 beautiful children, Catherine, James, Claire, and Rachel. Elisabeth graduated from the University of Kentucky and worked as a physician assistant before becoming a full-time mom. On weekends you can find us at cross country meets, soccer games, or a host of other extracurricular activities.
American Dental Association
American Board of General Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
billie - Registered dental hygienist
Billie Lowery has been with Somerset Family Dentistry for the past year and a half. Her pleasant demeanor and experience in dental hygiene make your dental cleaning an easy and enjoyable visit. Her previous experience in dental assisting gives her a well-rounded perspective.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and is busy raising her 2 children with her husband, Stephen.
Tina is often the first person to greet you when you arrive or the first person you will hear over the phone. She is gregarious and will make you feel right at home from the start. She also takes on many of the jobs of office manager and is quickly becoming another great resource to help you navigate insurance questions and other front office issues.
In her spare time you can find Tina helping out her family at Downtown Deli or other places around town. Don't hesitate to say hello because Tina has yet to meet a stranger.
Holly -Office Manager
Holly was born in Somerset and graduated from Pulaski Co. High School. She then graduated from the Central KY Technical College Assisting Program in 2004 before joining our team at Somerset Family Dentistry. In the spring of 2005, she completed the expanded duty assisting program at UK. Holly states, "I really enjoy working at Somerset Family Dentistry. It has a great atmosphere, nice coworkers and a Christian environment."
Brittany - Expanded duty Dental Assistant
Brittany graduated from the Bluegrass Technical and Community College integrated assisting program in 2013. With 2 years of experience in the dental field, she excitedly joined Somerset Family Dentistry in April 2015 . She states that the Somerset Family Dentistry team is more like family than co-workers. Her goal is to give excellent patient care with her patient's comfort and well-being in mind.
Meghan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Meghan joined our dental team in September 1999 as a registered dental hygienist. She received her degree from Lexington Community College in 1998. Meghan enjoys teaching and helping patients with all their dental needs.
"I feel blessed to have been practicing dental hygiene in the same office for over 15 years. With this opportunity I have developed family-like relationships with my co-workers as well as my patients."
Summer - Expanded duty dental assistant
Summer has many years of experience as an expanded duty dental assistant and has assisted in almost every facet of the dental field. While she admits she never intended to make her career in dentistry she gradually gained experience and acquired new skill sets that made it her preferred choice. Summer is friendly, outgoing, and will put you at ease.
When she is not at the office Summer is a busy mom raising 2 young children with her husband Justin.