Lexington Dentist Receives Highly Acclaimed Dental Innovation Award

LEXINGTON, KY — Dr. Patricia Takacs, a longtime Lexington, KY dental practice owner, was recently recognized by a national dental institute for her success in practice management.

The owner of Beaumont Family Dentistry received the Jim Pride Award for Practice Management during a summit at Spear Education, a leading dental continuing education provider. The honor is given to just one dentist in the entire country.

“It’s amazing to receive such an honor for one of the world’s most respected dental organizations,” Dr. Takacs said. “As a dental trainer, I’ve dedicated much of my time to helping dentists stay on the cutting edge. It’s better for their dental practice and, more importantly, their patients.”

Jim Pride was the founder of Pride Institute, a dental organization that helped dentists improve their clinical skills while improving business practices. He died in 2004. Pride Institute was acquired by Spear this year, and Spear continued the award.

Dr. Takacs has practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. She is a national speaker and dental trainer who teaches dentists about the innovative short-term orthodontic system Fastbraces®. She also has achieved the highest status of Invisalign providers, a recognition attained by only 1 percent of dentists.

“We’ve always been focused on providing quality dentistry, and so the innovation came naturally,” Takacs said. “We love finding new ways to help patients overcome a problem or achieve the smile of their dreams.”

Beaumont Family Dentistry is a full-service dental office that can treat patients of all ages and dental complications. In addition to its comprehensive dental services, Beaumont Family Dentistry supports local charitable organizations including Baptist Health Foundation Lexington, God’s Pantry, the Lexington Humane Society, the Lexington Refuge for Women, Military Missions, and the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.

Dr. Takacs graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry with high honors in 1983. Before attending dental school, she worked in a dental office in Vienna and Williamstown, WV. She has advanced training from the Spear Learning Continuum and has completed a mini residency in sleep medicine at Tufts University. She holds memberships with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Bluegrass Dental Society, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, Academy of Gp Orthodontics, and Academy of Laser Dentistry. She also is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Beaumont Family Dentistry has three locations: 3141 Beaumont Centre Cir., Ste. 300; 100 Trade St., Ste. 175; and 2408 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 225. To learn about Beaumont Family Dentistry, visit or call 859-554-1772. Dr. Takacs also owns the TMJ and Sleep Dentistry Center of Central Kentucky.

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