I always like to say that dentistry kind of found me. I didn't have a connection to dentistry till late in my collegiate career. I kind of just fell into dentistry by connections with other people that were in the field. I just loved the mixture of healthcare and relationships. You see the same patients multiple times, not just once, so you can build up more long-term relationship with patients. There's a lot of aspects of dentistry that other fields of medicine don't offer.
I think one thing that's pretty unique about dentistry, a lot of times we can offer an immediate fix or a very short-term fix. Meaning you come in with a problem, usually that day we can help fix your missing tooth or a broken tooth, or get you out of pain relatively quickly compared to other fields. Not all dental offices are the same. Doctors are trained quite differently within the field of dentistry. I think here we have doctors that kind of had their subset of not specialty, but advanced training in certain areas. We try to, within our team of doctors, have people that can cover all those different subsets of dentistry. So that's why I think our office is a strong office and can provide really good patient care.
Dr. Dustin Mayrand grew up in Somerset, KY and graduated from Southwestern High School. He attended the University of Kentucky for both his undergraduate education, where he graduated with honors obtaining his bachelor’s degree in biology, and for dental school, where he graduated with high distinction. During dental school, he received the Academy of General Dentistry Award and the Restorative Clinical Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Following dental school, Dr. Dustin completed a one-year hospital-based general practice residency as part of UK Healthcare. During his residency he received advanced training in many different areas of dentistry, including IV sedation, dental implants, and surgical procedures. Dr. Dustin has taken particular interest in various surgical procedures and is passionate about dental implants. He enjoys being able to offer IV sedation to patients with high dental anxiety so they can get the dental care they need. He is very driven to continue furthering his education, as it allows him to provide his patients with the best care possible.
In his free time, Dr. Dustin likes to spend time with his wife, Hannah, their son, Luke, and their goldendoodle. He loves to play golf and enjoys boating on Lake Cumberland.