I wanted to be a dentist because my grandfather was a dentist. I grew up in a little town in Munster, Indiana, right outside of Chicago. He had a small dental office, general practice office kind, where you still pumped the handpiece, the drills, and he had all that kind of stuff going on. And I'd go with him on Saturdays, go to the treasure chest, which was the most awesome part of going to the dentist to me. It was always, to me, that was my path in life.
We moved to West Virginia from Indiana when I was in third grade. Went to WVU, West Virginia University for undergraduate. And at one point in time, it was suggested that maybe I didn't want to go to dental school because at that time there were that many female dentists and maybe perhaps I wanted to be a physical therapist or something like that. I started down that road and I decided no, my path is to be a dentist.
The most rewarding part of being a dentist and doing dentistry is seeing the impact we have on patient's lives, on how just changing their smile a little bit gives them the self-esteem to go on and perhaps get a job, get a better job, find a partner, things like that. So our reward is the happiness that we can bring to patients that they thought that maybe they didn't have any hope. And we try to instill hope for them that we can take care of them and give them to us and to them the life they deserve.
Dr. Trish Takacs opened her first practice over 35 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.