about our dental office  Lexington, KY
Here at Bluegrass Periodontics, we believe that a smile tells a thousand words, and we are dedicated to giving our patients high-quality dental care. We offer a full range of dental services, so all of your family's needs are met under one roof.

Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.

If you are looking to brighten and enhance your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (859) 252-7726!

Elliot D. Neuman, DMD, MS

Board-Certified Periodontist

Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Elliot will be the first to tell you that he bleeds blue! He proudly completed the entirety of his undergraduate and professional training at the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree, and a Master of Science degree. Dr. Neuman completed his graduate thesis, “Autophagy Pathway Gene Expression Profiles during Periodontics”, during his three-year specialty training in periodontics and implant surgery. Following graduation, he continues to serve at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Periodontology.

Dr. Neuman values staying current on periodontal procedures and has a keen interest in research and technology. In June of 2015, he achieved status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. He is also a member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Peridontology, International Team for Implantology, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and Bluegrass Study Club. Dr. Neuman enjoys giving back by volunteering his time and talent for the Mission Lexington Dental Clinic and Dentistry From the Heart.

Dr. Neuman and his wife, Whitney, have 2 beautiful little girls! Ryan Elizabeth was born in July 2015 and Sydney Ann was born in August 2017. When not at the office, Dr. Neuman loves spending time with his family, playing the drums, and cheering on the Cats!

“I consider empathy to be the foundation of quality patient care; easing fears, demystifying concerns, and treating each patient like family. I insist on delivering ultimate esthetics, while relying upon sound biologic principles to achieve ultimate health. I truly love what I do, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.” – Elliot D. Neuman, D.M.D., M.S.

Douglas M. Neuman, DMD, MS

As a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Doug received his Master of Science degree in Anatomy in 1972 and his specialty certification in Periodontics in 1974. He has been in private practice for more than 40 years and brings invaluable experience to our practice.

Kate Fox

Kate, one of our assistants, was born and raised in Lexington. She graduated in 2012 from Eastern Kentucky University with her B.A. in Communication. She then went to IDT, pursuing her degree in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting in 2015. Her passion for dentistry comes from her own personal experience when visiting the dentist as a young girl. Kate strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding. In her spare time, Kate loves spending time with her family and friends, dancing, and taking her dog Lulu to the park to play.

Lauren Horn

Our office manager, Lauren moved from western Kentucky to Georgetown in 2018. She graduated from WKU in 2013 with her B. S. in Healthcare Administration. Her interest in dentistry stems from watching her mom work in the dental field for most of her childhood. Lauren loves working with the Bluegrass Periodontics team, as they all share a passion for providing the highest quality of care for each patient. The most rewarding part of her job is getting to know the patients and helping to ensure they feel like family every time they visit us. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys baking, crafting, and especially spending time with her husband, Dustin and their adorable son, Braden. They bleed blue and love cheering on the Cats!

Chelsea Williams

Chelsea, one of our assistants, moved to Lexington from her hometown, Versailles to pursue her certified EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant) education. She graduated from the Institute of Dental Technology in 2016 and joined our team in the spring of May 2017. Chelsea enjoys spending time with her son, Carter, and likes kickboxing, hiking, and crafting. What she enjoys most about being apart of our practice is the people she works with, seeing patients happy with their surgical outcomes, assisting in surgeries, and helping in the office wherever she can.

Fairreia Gipe, RDH, MPH

Fairreia is a 2005 graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky. She continued her education at Eastern Kentucky University to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Health. Fairreia’s education and training has enabled her to come full circle. She is a part time adjunct faculty teacher at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Fairreia is passionate about oral health and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. When she is not teaching or improving smiles in our office, she is enjoying time with her husband and two daughters, and dog, Maddy. One motto she lives by is, “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.”