About Us

Dickson Ufomata, DDS, FFDRCS (Ireland)

Dr. Ufomata received his dental education from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Ireland, and the University of Kentucky. He has practiced and taught Dentistry in England, Nigeria, and the United States. Dr. Ufomata is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry General Practice Residency program and is a fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, FFDRCS, Ireland.

Dr. Ufomata has over 30 years of excellent clinical dental experience. His goal as a dentist, and the goal of all the dedicated staff at Leestown Dental Center, is to make our patients’ visits as pleasant and painless as possible.

 

Lindsey Riley, DMD

Dr. Lindsey Riley

Dr. Lindsey Riley is a 2013 graduate with Distinction, from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio. Dr. Riley is a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Riley’s goal is to make everyone’s visit as painless as possible. She is gentle, compassionate & delivers quality care with the latest technology in Dentistry.

When not at the office, Dr. Riley enjoys tennis, traveling, & kayaking at the lake.

 

Joann True, Office Manager

Joann has been in dentistry and healthcare fields since 1987. She attended EKU & Yale University, is a member of the AADOM, completed an executive internship in business management, and has been a practice management consultant for several dental offices. She is compassionate and always ready to help our patients with questions about treatment or financial concerns. She is committed to helping people receive healthy, beautiful smiles. When Joann is not at work, she enjoys traveling, entertaining, and spending time with friends, family, and her church family. She is active in several organizations.

Samantha “Sam” Bulkley, Dental Hygienist
Sam has been a dedicated member of our practice since 2011. She is originally from Howland in Northeast Ohio and has resided in Lexington since 2010. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 2006 and is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She conveys her passion for dental hygiene to every patient through detailed home care instructions and by her knowledge to treat and improve the health of periodontally compromised patients. She is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She enjoys attending continuing education courses and advancing her dental knowledge.

Before she attended college, Sam knew dentistry was in her blood. Her mother has been in the dental field for over 30 years, working as an RDH for the past 15 years. Her brother recently graduated from UK Dental School. She accredits much to both of them. She is married to Bryan, and they share interests in Kentucky sports, attending live music show with varying genres, traveling, sightseeing, and visiting out-of-town family.


Madeline Keeling, Registered Dental Hygienist

Madeline Keeling photo

Madeline is a 2011 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She was SADHA president of her class and is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Madeline has been caring for patients at Leestown Dental Center since 2012. She is great with children of all ages and enjoys making their visits fun.

She has a passion for working with patients that have dental phobias and helping them feel at ease through their dental treatment. Her goal is for all patients to achieve their optimal oral health and have a pleasant dental experience. Madeline credits her interest in healthcare to her mother, Karen, who has been a nurse for over 20 years. Madeline enjoys oil painting, playing video games with her boyfriend, John, and is an avid UFC fan.


Leigh Anne Tucker, Registered Dental Hygienist

Leigh Anne TuckerLeigh Anne is one of our hygienists. She graduated from Lexington Community College in 1992. She believes that everyone can and should have a positive dental experience. Patient comfort and education are very important to her. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Leigh Anne enjoys learning the latest technology to help educate patients. When not in the office, Leigh Anne participates in Sheepdog trials with her husband, Paul. She plays fiddle, bluegrass, and gospel music, and is part of the praise team at her church.


Karina Mata, Dental Assistant & Bilingual Translator

Karina Mata
Karina is from Mexico City, Mexico. She has been a dental assistant for several years. She graduated from the Institute of Dental Technology. She serves as one of our Spanish translators and is a liaison in the Spanish community. When not in the office, she loves to dance, watch movies, and spend time with her family.


Patricia Dancy, EDDA & Lab Tech

Patty DancyPatty is from Beckley, West Virginia, and has been in dentistry since 1989. She is one of our EDDA, and our lab technician. She has extensive knowledge and passion for her work. She loves helping patients achieve that Hollywood smile. When not in the office, she enjoys flea markets, festivals, and painting. She is the proud mother of Candace and “MeMaw” to a handsome grandson, Hunter.


Legna Tocado, Receptionist & Bilingual Translator

Legna TocadoLegna is from Havana, Cuba. She graduated from Havana University with a major in accounting. She has a passion for making people smile, singing, and being a supportive liaison in the Spanish community.

Legna has developed a new career in dentistry and she loves it. When not at the office, Legna enjoys singing at various venues with her husband. She loves going on walks, playing water sports, listening to music, and is very busy with her two children, Santy and Lucas.


Trina Courtney, EDDA

trinaTrina is one of our EDDAs. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years. She loves putting detailed anatomy in restorations, as this is an art. She has a passion for the art of dentistry and loves changing smiles. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Steven, and has two fur babies. When not at the office, she loves, camping, the outdoors, scrapbooking, and doing crafts.


Rebecca Stitt, EDDA &, CEREC® Specialist

Becca has been in dentistry for several years. She is a CEREC® specialist, making crowns, bridges, veneers, and onlays. She can design that Hollywood smile just for you. She is a Fastbraces® technician and enjoys giving people the smile they have dreamed of.

When not at the office, she enjoys traveling, shopping, swimming, and spending time with her significant other, Brian.


Tyra Bare, Dental Assistant & Hygiene Coordinator

Tyra BareTyra is one of our dental assistants and is our hygiene coordinator. She assists the doctors and helps the hygiene department with treatment, X-rays, and scheduling appointments.

She makes everyone smile and enjoys making people feel better than they did before they arrived. She is very active in her church and loves working out and weight training.


Brittney Barber, Dental Assistant & Patient Coordinator

Brittney BarberBrittney has been in dentistry for several years. She graduated from the Institute of Dental Technology. She is one of our dental assistants and contributes throughout the office as our patient coordinator. Brittney helps explain insurance benefits and treatment plans to her patients and assists the doctors. She loves to bake, travel, and make crafts.

She is a huge Taylor Swift fan and a 1989 Secret Session member. She has met Taylor and her parents, and has visited her house.


Yilian Gonzalez, Business Assistant & Spanish Interpreter

yilianYilian is from Havana, Cuba. She studied at Havana University and graduated with a major in education and a minor in mathematics. She joined our team in 2014 and enjoys being a part of a committed and professional team and educating our patients.

As a bilingual speaker, Yilian acts as an interpreter for our Spanish-speaking patients. When not in the office, she loves to dance, read, travel, watch movies, and learn as many new things as possible.