Within Elizabethtown, there are two post secondary schools - Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and a satellite campus of Western Kentucky University. A number of certificates and associate degrees are available through the community college, and a variety of bachelor's and master's degrees can be obtained through the Western Kentucky University campus. In addition, several institutions of higher learning are less than an hour's drive from Elizabethtown, including University of Louisville, Indiana University Southeast, and St. Catharine's College in Bardstown.
Elizabethtown and surrounding cities boast a plethora of museums, theaters, and historic sites. Go back in time with a historic costumed walking tour of downtown or take in a local theatrical production at the Hardin County Playhouse. Go just 35 minutes north to marvel at the Civil War fortress in Fort Duffield Park or visit Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Hodgenville. No matter where you turn in Elizabeth town, you'll find a little piece of history and a whole bunch of character.
Elizabethtown is home to several sprawling parks and tranquil lakes that give residents year-round access to fishing, boating, tennis courts, playgrounds, miles of hiking trails, and more. In the Elizabethtown Nature Park "the city's newest park" visitors are presented with 104 acres of green rolling hills and pastoral views of the countryside. With Elizabethtown's verdant, tree-lined landscape, you don't have to travel far to find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors!
Whether you're 5 or 85, fun it's easy to find fun in Elizabethtown. If you've got little kiddos, stop by Funtopia, a 12,500 square foot playground in Elizabethtown, or head north to Kart Kountry in Shepherdsville, where you'll find miniature golf, an arcade, and the nation's longest go-kart track. If it's date night, hop on the Old Kentucky Dinner Train where you can dine in style while the world goes by. Just over 45 minutes away is the major metropolis of Louisville, where you can watch the horse races at Churchill Downs. No matter what you're up for, there's plenty to keep you entertained and engaged in Elizabethtown.
Less than 50 minutes outside of Elizabethtown in south central Kentucky is Mammoth Cave National Park, a natural wonder with over 400 miles of underground caves. The park protects over 82 square miles of land, including portions of the Green River Valley and the underground caves, which make up the world's longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave is a treasure of the region, drawing over 650,000 visitors per year.
Patients can expect quality care and great customer service at Kool Smiles. An amazing 97% of Kool Smiles patients say they'll refer their friends and family. Our dream is to create a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe that every family in America deserves quality dental care. That's what drives us to open dental offices in underserved communities. And it's why we're selecting smart, talented people to join us.
We currently offer the following services:
Our treatment areas are designed to be kid-friendly, semi-private, and accessible to parents. Our doctors use basic behavioral guidance techniques such as "tell, show, do" to make dental treatment a pleasant experience for all.
Our team of specialists, general dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants work together efficiently to provide comprehensive dental services.
Kool Smiles offices have brightly colored, oversize waiting areas that include children's play areas, many of which have full playground sets where younger children can climb, slide, and explore.
"Working with Kool Smiles I'm doing what I really feel I was meant to do."
Dr. Priya Grewal, DDS
At the end of each day, everyone at Kool Smiles knows they've accomplished something that matters—something that makes a difference in the world—a positive change in the lives of children and their families.
Having the right dentist makes all the difference in the world. Our dentists share a common bond: they are passionate about providing quality dental care to families. All of our dentists go through Kool Smiles training upon hire and continue to receive company sponsored continuing education. Many of our dentists are active in both local, regional, or state dental associations, serve on Medicaid advisory boards, and participate in national associations such as American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Kool Smiles is committed to expanding access to quality dentistry and oral healthcare services in underserved communities.
Lack of healthcare coverage, or being enrolled in the Medicaid program, should not undermine an individual’s access to vital dental services.
80% of the nation’s 179,000 practicing dentists refuse to provide care to Medicaid enrollees.
We’ve partnered extensively with local schools, daycares and community organizations to provide much-needed oral health screenings and supplies, free of charge. In 2012 alone, Kool Smiles provided over $18.5 million in dental services to children with no form of payment for those procedures, simply because it was in the best interest of the children and their health.
In addition to strong clinical oversight, Kool Smiles has implemented an advanced electronic health records (EHR) system that is used in every Kool Smiles office across the country to measure and report on clinical compliance. The system is closely monitored by our dental clinical leaders to assure all dentists are in compliance with professional standards as well as ADA and AAPD guidelines.
Brandi joined Benevis as a Manager of Talent Acquisition in 2014. She supervises the recruitment of dental specialists in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Virginia. Brandi has over a decade of experience in the healthcare field, and loves the value that Benevis places on its employees. Brandi is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is a big Bulldog fan! She enjoys yoga, traveling (especially if it involves a beach), and having fun with family and friends.
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