Lexington is a fast growing city with a lot to offer. Here you'll find friendly locals, a healthy economy, and an abundance of awe-inspiring natural beauty as far as the eye can see.
Among cities in the United States with the most college graduates, Lexington ranks number ten. Close to 40% of Lexington's residents have a bachelor's degree. There are two four-year colleges in Lexington: The University of Kentucky, which serves almost 29,000 students, and historic Transylvania University, a small liberal arts college that's one of the oldest in the country. Many other institutions of higher learning are nearby Lexington, including Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, and Berea College.
From classic Southern comfort food to exotic international cuisine, Lexington's restaurants offer an endless array of culinary delights. For traditional Kentucky fare, nosh on chicken and waffles at Saul Good, gobble up the griddle cakes at Alfalfa, and send your tastebuds to seventh heaven with the Texas Toast sandwich at Tolly Ho. Take a leap and try authentic dishes from around the globe, including the burritos at Rincon Mexicana, the steamed mussels at Jean Farris Winery and Bistro, or the leef-n-beef at Sav's Grill & West African Cuisine.
Set smack dab in the middle of the lush Bluegrass region, Lexington is brimming with natural beauty. Lexington has thousands of shaded country roads that are perfect for long bicycle rides. And if you love life in or on the water, you're in luck. Lexington is home to more bodies of water than any other state except Alaska, making it the perfect spot for those who love canoeing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. For those who love a good hike, Lexington is just minutes from the trails of the Kentucky River Palisades and is only one hour from the Daniel Boone National Forest.
You don't have to go far to find a good dose of fun in Lexington. For some family fun, head over to the Kentucky Horse Park, where kiddos can explore the interactive exhibits, walk through the museum, and watch the "parade of breeds." Watch the stars at the Hummel Planetarium, walk the trails at the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, or take it easy on a Kentucky riverboat cruise. Lexington's vibrant nightlife and unbeatable live music scene means there's plenty for grownups to do too. No matter your tastes or your age, a good time is always close at hand in Lexington.
Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is home to the Kentucky Horse Park, a 1,200-acre horse farm and education-based theme park that draws close to a million visitors to the city annually. In Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park, there are more breeds of horses in one place than anywhere else in the world. The horse park in Lexington is home to several horse shows each year and also has several museums open to the public with kid-friendly interactive exhibits. The lush stretches of Kentucky Bluegrass found in Lexington are fortified with minerals from the surrounding limestone, making the area an ideal place to raise horses.
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.
"Kool Smiles is providing care for underserved communities and we're doing it in a very, very high quality way."
Dr. Diane Earle, 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.