Each of our team members has a dedication to our patients, a passion for dentistry, and a drive to be the very best! We continue to expand our knowledge and enhance our skills to provide the best and most cutting edge treatment. We strive for quality in patient care by restoring optimal oral function and aesthetics. We believe dentistry and facial aesthetics compliment one another, resulting in a happy, healthy, and confident patient! We can't wait to offer you a unique experience personalized to you & your comfort.
xoxo- The Tooth Booth
Originally from eastern Kentucky, Dr. Shana Hughes moved to the area after meeting and marrying her husband, Jason, in 2004. The couple met while showing horses. Two things have remained the same for Dr. Hughes all these years later- Jason and horses. The couple share a son, Otis & a pink farmhouse.
In 2011, she graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Soon after, she opened her own practice, founding The Tooth Booth in 2012. Dr. Hughes continued her education with the completion of a mini-residency in Implantology in 2017 at the University of Kentucky, and has completed countless hours of continued education in facial aesthetics (starting in 2013) by training with some of the best injectors from all over the world. Since 2018, she has been training other medical professionals in facial aesthetics being named 2021 Instructor of the Year for injectables (Botox + fillers) by her peers.
Nespresso and Chick-fil-A diet lemonade are the only things that keep her "hydrated." Dr. Hughes enjoys trips to her favorite city (NYC), roller skating, a good bingo hall, long baths, murder podcasts, showing her horses, cuddling her dog and son, and classic rock. Fun fact: she missed her senior prom to see The Rolling Stones on their 40 Licks tour!
Kara grew up in Greensburg, KY. She graduated from Western Kentucky University's dental hygiene program in 2017. She has practiced at The Tooth Booth since 2019. Kara is committed to helping patients maintain their oral health and preventing the dental office from being a high anxiety experience. When Kara is not working with our patients at The Tooth Booth, you can find her snuggled up with her dogs (Tux and Lambeau), and in true @darylanndenner fashion, drinking a #LDC (large diet coke).
Our hygienist, Hilary, grew up in Elkton, KY. She has been practicing dental hygiene since July 2018. An alumni of the 2018 graduating class at Western Kentucky University. Hilary has a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene.
Hilary and her husband (Sheldon) now reside in Campbellsville, KY. They enjoy trips to the lake with family, going to the movies, and always having their sweet mini Aussie (Kirby) and little baby Ruby, by their side!
Samantha is a familiar face at The Tooth Booth as she has been an essential team member since 2013. Samantha received her expanded duties dental assistant certification from the University of Louisville, and trained alongside Dr. Hughes during her implant residency at the University of Kentucky. Samantha loves being a part of every patient experience, especially complete smile makeovers and oral surgery.
"There is never a dull moment at The Tooth Booth"
Outside of work, Samantha enjoys indoor gardening, coffee gadgets, and spending time with her husband (Jordan), and their dog (Harlequin).
Jessica has been an expanded duties dental assistant since 2019. She graduated from the Medical Institute of Kentucky. Jessica was quickly added to The Tooth Booth team following her externship. She loves assisting with crown and veneer appointments and all of the creativity that goes with it. She loves being a part of the life changing before and after's and creating a calm patient experience. You will find her in rooms 1 + 2, listening to 80s rock all day long. Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and their 4 dogs.
Abbi graduated from The Medical Institute of Kentucky. She accepted her dream position on the leopard carpet as an expanded duties dental assistant, in addition to being the go-to-girl for facial aesthetic appointments. Abbi has a passion for both dentistry and facial aesthetics. She loves being a part of patients regaining their confidence. You can find her in rooms 3 and 4 admiring her plants and disco balls.
"I'm on a mission to help patients feel more confident about themselves."
Outside The Tooth Booth, Abbi enjoys spending her time shopping at Target, drinking a Starbucks coffee, and curling up with her two dogs (Ari and Lenny).
Madison has been in the aesthetic industry for many years, graduating from Empire Cosmetology School in 2013. Madison is passionate about skincare and devoted to continuing education and training with the latest advancements in her field. While practicing for nearly 10 years, she loves to help patients achieve their skincare goals to ensure they feel more comfortable and confident.
"I'm here to help patients figure out the best approach to their specific needs by teaching the use of medical grade skincare, and helping to direct them toward the in-office skin services that will best achieve their aesthetic skin goals. I'm happy to help patients realise that Dr. Hughes can't do her best with injectables, if they aren't also doing their best with their skin."
In her spare time you can find her with her dog, Sadie, or listening to a true crime podcast!
Gabriele was born in Amberg, Germany. She came to the United States in 1984. Gabriele worked in a hospitality setting as hotel manager for 10 years, then as an electronic monitoring supervisor for 15 years. She has since found a new home in the front office of The Tooth Booth, and our team and our patients are so happy to have her.
Gabriele is a #coffeeaddict
Originally from Georgia, Dianna and her family have called the Bluegrass sate home for over a decade. In 2019, this stay-at-home mom of three was ready for a new adventure and turns out the leopard carpet here was just what she was looking for! When not greeting patients you can find Dianna poolside cheering on her favorite swimmers or in the kitchen whipping up a batch of her famous red velvet cupcakes!
Ramona brings 20+ years of management, insurance, and accounting experience to The Tooth Booth, along with a lifetime of managing Dr. Hughes (it's funny because she's her mom). Ramona and her husband (Kevin) live in Columbia, KY. She enjoys riding and showing her beautiful horses, spending time with her family, cooking out, and riding on the back of Kevin's motorcycle. She's probably watched every episode of Snapped ever made. True crime seems to be a theme here.
Jason stays busy completing our office honey-do list that's ran by 10+ women which honestly doesn't leave time for much else. In addition to being the office-wide handyman, he chauffeurs our team transport bus to conferences, continuing education, and team field trips. Jason is responsible for transport of our Training Academy guests as well. In his spare time, Jason trains and cares for the family's horses, manages the pink farmhouse, and is responsible for handling Dr. Hughes (a big job).
Annie, an Aussiedoodle, is the "doGtor" here. She completed her rigorous training to be a therapy dog in a medical setting! She's no joke in the snuggle department, but often likes to play hard-to-get. You'll get her best response by also playing hard-to-get: don't speak to her overly excited (she's working remember), avoid eye-contact (it can sometimes intimidate her), and just wait for her to approach you as she wanders the office greeting and checking on patients to aide us in a stress-free environment for all. When Annie isn't on the clock, she lives with Dr. Hughes, Jason, and Otis. She enjoys naps, her favorite stuffed animal, Bun Bun, and adding to her extensive bandanna collection. She will offer extra comfort for treats, so don't be surprised if she slyly tries checking your pockets or purse while you're in.