Lauren began her career with Camelot Family Dental in January of 2016. Lauren attended West Kentucky Community and Technical College where she graduated with highest distinction from the Dental Hygiene program and was first in her class in Dental Assisting. She also has a Bachelors in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University as well. Lauren places high importance on staying up to date with current methods of treatment and strives to give her patients the best possible care. “I honestly want the best for people and as a hygienist I have the opportunity to potentially change a person’s life. I love that.” When Lauren isn’t at the office, she is usually watching a movie or has her nose in a book, but she most enjoys outside activities with her husband Derek and her dog Topper.
Hope joined Camelot Family Dental in January of 2016. Hope became part of Dr. Cummins team in August of 2015. “Hope has a passion and determination for our hygiene program that clearly is reflected in her daily interactions with her patients. “Hope graduated from the University of Louisville Hygiene Program in 2009. Hope enjoys being outdoors, cheering on the University of Louisville Cardinals and spending time with her family.
The hygienists at Camelot Family Dental implement the most up-to-date dental hygiene techniques available today. As a practice, we strive to continually improve ourselves and attend yearly courses where we learn the most advanced methods in providing the best possible patient treatment. The most recent continuing education courses include:
Total Patient Services care “No More Hygiene” | Created by Dr. Thomas Nabors, this course increases the clinician’s knowledge of oral bacteria and how it not only causes periodontal disease, but the systemic effects that it can cause on the body. Hygienists get hands on training in bacterial testing in the dental office using microscopes to examine and diagnose harmful bacteria living under your gums. When bacteria invade the tissue, our hygienist are trained to test your saliva to identify the specific bacteria that is causing the disease. These bacteria are then identified by our hygienist who along with our doctors will collaborate to prescribe an antibiotic that will eliminate the underlying bacteria. This allows them to determine the underlying cause of each patient’s specific treatment needs on a case by case basis. This is the most advanced research in the field today and Camelot Family Dental is proud to relay this knowledge to our patients in the form of periodontal therapy with excellent results.
Laser Debridement for Dental Hygienists | Hygienists attend a multi-day course where they receive advanced training in the use of lasers to treat periodontal disease. Lasers have been utilized in dentistry for years and now the hygienists at Camelot Family Dental are capable of using laser technology to disinfect the tissues around the teeth and allow the body to heal itself. The diode laser that is used takes about ten minutes’ total. This procedure can be added to almost any cleaning appointment. This laser targets the specific bacteria that causes gingivitis and eliminates it for gingival health almost immediately. We can stop the bleeding and inflammation caused by gingivitis in one completely painless visit. The results of laser assisted periodontal treatment have been extremely successful and our patients are greatly enjoying the benefits of a healthy mouth.
Oral Cancer Detection
All of our hygienist are trained in oral cancer detection. At every appointment we will thoroughly examine your oral tissues for any visual sign of cancer or any other abnormalities. The tissues of your gums, cheeks, tongue, roof of mouth, under the tongue, back of throat and lymph nodes will be examined at every appointment. With this routine exam you can rest easier knowing that all tissues look cancer free.