Meet Dr. Trish Takacs
Our Lexington, KY Dentist Has Completed Advanced Training in Many Areas of Dentistry
I love dentistry. I got into dentistry because my grandfather was a dentist, my mom's dad, and when I was younger, I would go to his office and just hang around. He introduced me to a lot of the lab stuff that he did, and to me, it was just an opportunity to be with my grandfather. As I got older, he started to take me to lunches with his buddies, so I got to meet the endodontist and the oral surgeon and things like that.
So it's just kind of a natural thing for me to want to do. I decided I wanted to be a dentist when I was in high school, and my parents tried to talk me out of it when I started college, and then I realized, "No, this is the path I want to take." So, here I am.
I believe that everybody should be educated, and that goes with everybody that I work with – my doctors, my hygienists, assistants, front office, everybody as well as our patients. The biggest game-changer for me that made the most immediate impact was when I started to get involved with sleep dentistry, and that was approximately 10 years ago, and I was at a continued education for a restorative. One of the doctors there said, "Hey, have you ever considered sleep dentistry?" I hadn't.
So I took my first class, and it was just like, "This is awesome." I've trained myself. I've gotten to the point now, I'm a diplomat of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Actually, it's the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is the biggest accomplishment in my professional life, in my opinion.
So it's, it's kind of, to me, dentistry, what we do cosmetically will change a person's life, but being able to help screen our patients to seek care if they do have sleep-disordered breathing saves their life. It's a big thing. It's very passionate for me.
The most rewarding part of being a dentist is seeing a patient that if they're scared, they come in, and we can take care of them, and they leave, and they're comfortable. They come back and they don't need a lot of the additional comfort, so to speak, like sedation and things like that because they've realized that they trust us and they're part of our family.
Personally with me, it's bringing my kids in. Both my son and daughter are now partners here, so that is probably the biggest ... you asked before, but I think that is the biggest legacy that I have that I can leave and to be working with my kids. It's just wonderful.
Dr. Trish Takacs opened her first practice over 30 years ago to reach out to everyone and improve their dental health in a comfortable, modern environment. Dr. Takacs is a strong advocate of patient education and enjoys getting to know each of her patients.
She is also dedicated to staying current with cutting-edge procedures and technology. She has completed advanced training in implant dentistry, neuromuscular analysis, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, and sleep apnea medicine. She is trained and certified in oral conscious sedation.
As an Elite Preferred Invisalign Provider, Dr. Takacs has the highest status as an Invisalign provider and is in the top 1 percent of all providers in North America. She is a speaker, trainer, and Senior Master Provider of Fastbraces®. She is also certified in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique and is a Lumineers certified doctor.
After attending West Virginia University, Dr. Takacs graduated with high honors from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1983. After graduation, she worked as an associate in a Lexington, KY practice until opening her own practice in 1984. Since then, she has also taught at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and coached dentists through a dental management company.
Dr. Takacs is a member of the Academy of GP Orthodontics, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry, the Bluegrass Dental Society, the Kentucky Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM).
She is the accomplished co-author of two Amazon best-selling books, Principles for Success, Vol. 2 and A Cup of Coffee with My Dentist.
Dr. Takacs and her husband, Norm, have two wonderful children, Ryan and Kyle, both dentists at Beaumont Family Dentistry too. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities and traveling. Dr. Takacs is an avid reader and lover of dogs.