Sara S. Cummins, DMD
Dr. Cummins has a long history of working with her hands and experimenting with color, symmetry and design. She began her college career studying fine arts with an emphasis in painting, but became drawn to the fusion of art and science she found in dentistry. As she neared graduation from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2003, Dr. Cummins began construction of her first practice. She had a clear vision of her philosophy of care, which integrated clinical excellence, superior service, and an exceptional patient experience. Pursuing these core principles, Dr. Cummins’ practice has grown to two locations that focus on contemporary esthetic restoration, implant dentistry, 3-D CBCT imaging and analysis, and advanced periodontal therapies. Her knowledge, skill, and eye for aesthetics have created some of Louisville’s most beautiful smiles.
Dr. Cummins has completed some of the finest post-doctoral education programs in the country and is continually seeking new opportunities to learn. She holds memberships in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and Crown Council, and has earned Preferred Provider status with Invisalign. She has also been awarded the Louisville Dental Society’s Professionalism Award and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics’ Excellence in Prosthodontics Award.
In addition, Dr. Cummins serves as a lecturer and clinical experience preceptor for the Physician Assistant Masters Degree Program at Sullivan University. She is passionate about educating both her students and her patients on the link between oral health and total body health. Her commitment to continually researching in this area is reflected in the contemporary techniques used to treat periodontal disease in her practice.
Dr. Cummins’ commitment to health and wellness extends beyond the dental office. An avid runner and weightlifter, she has also held her certification as an AFAA certified fitness instructor. Her other interests include traveling, cooking, and spending time with her children, Sam and Nora.
Ryan Sparks, DMD
Dr. Ryan Sparks was born and raised in Taylorsville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Dr. Sparks then graduated in the top five of her class, earning her doctor of dental medicine degree from Kentucky. Dr. Sparks completed her externship in Montana and upon graduation worked in Paducah, Kentucky. Shortly thereafter she relocated to Louisville to begin her career. Dr. Sparks joined our team in December of 2015. “I really enjoy working in a general practice. This allows me to work with patients of all ages and practice all aspects of dentistry. While my focus tends to lean towards endodontics, I am continuously educating myself in all general dental procedures.” When not in the office, Dr. Sparks loves spending time with her husband Mike, and their daughter.