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We believe a compassionate and friendly team can truly change the way you look at dental care. This is why we carefully choose the members of our team. All of us understand that patients want the best possible dental care–both in terms of the quality of dentistry and in how they’re treated by their dental care provider.

At Wright Dental Center, we strive to develop long-term relationships with our patients so we can provide the personalized dental treatment you deserve. Take a moment to get to know us by reading our personal biographies below. We look forward to meeting you.

Cold Spring, KY Location

Devon

Dental Hygienist
Bio coming soon!

Stephanie

Patient Coordinator
Bio coming soon!

Kassandra

Sterilization Technician
Kassandra attended Ross Medical Center to receive her dental assisting certification. She enjoys helping her team by keeping instruments organized and sterilized. In Kassandra’s free time, she loves spending time with her children and visiting the beach with family.

Amanda

Patient Coordinator
Amanda completed her dental assistant training at Ross Medical Center. She loves helping patients understand their dental insurance benefits and answering questions about treatment plans & financial concerns. When Amanda is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends.

Sara

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Sara is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. She attended the University of Kentucky to obtain certifications in coronal polishing, IV Sedation, and Radiology. Sara loves helping her patients get their smile back. Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dogs Dottie & Laney and loves visiting her grandparents on their farm.

Carla

Dental Hygienist
Carla is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1997. She is licensed in both Kentucky and Ohio in local anesthesia, laser debridement and as dental hygienist. Carla enjoys helping her patients learn how to take charge of their oral health and maintain a healthy smile.

Colleen

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Colleen has practiced dentistry for over two decades and loves being able to help patients gain confidence in their smile. She is married with two children, and outside of work, enjoys spending time with family and friends. Colleen joined Wright Dental Center in 2022 and is excited to help change our patients’ lives.

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Jaclyn

Implant Assistant
Jaclyn has worked in the dental field for over a decade. During that time, she found her passion for assisting in dental implant surgeries. Her favorite part of dentistry is seeing her patients smile again. Outside of work, Jaclyn loves spending time with her family and volunteering for a dog rescue organization.

Stephanie

Office Manager & Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Stephanie attended The Ohio University and has training in CEREC, implants & Zoom Whitening. She has worked in dentistry for over 30 years and enjoys building relationships with patients. She likes to help create beautiful smiles and provide a better quality of life. In her spare time she enjoys boating, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Brittany

Business Administrator & Marketing Coordinator
Brittany graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. She is new to the dental field and recently joined our team after 9 years of working in the financial industry. Brittany is excited to start her new journey with our growing team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

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Ashley

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Ashley is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field for over a decade. She loves helping people feel good about their smile. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Ashley

Patient Coordinator
Ashley completed her Dental Assisting schooling at the Institute of Dental Technology in Florence, KY. She has been in the dental field for over two years. Ashley has always had a love for the dental field and is very pleased to have the opportunity to grow at Wright Dental Center as a Front Desk Coordinator. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog. Ashley also enjoys camping with family and any other activity that involves being outdoors.

Sandra

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Sandra is an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant with a degree from the Institute of Dental Technology in Lexington, KY. She found a passion for working with dental implants and changing her patients’ lives by giving them a new smile. Outside of work, Sandra enjoys fishing, riding at off road parks, spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends along with her dachshunds Walt & Molly.

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Marty

Assistant Area Manager
Marty is the Assistant Area Manager and oversees the daily operations of each Wright Dental location. She has been in the dental field for over two decades and has been with Wright Dental Center since 2015. Marty is happy to answer patients’ questions, resolve concerns, and ensure a positive visit every time. She is originally from Indiana and currently lives in Hebron, KY with her husband and two children.

Nick

Nick is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University, then attended Texas Wesleyan University and received a Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia in 2008. In his free time, Nick enjoys traveling with his family, attending his kids sporting events, boating, and golfing.

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Dr. James Wright III

Dentist
Dr. James “Bo” Wright earned his undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University and moved on to earn a Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Louisville. He purchased this dental practice in 2014. Forming long-term relationships with his patients is one of his favorite things about being a dentist. When not in the office, Dr. Wright enjoys boating and hunting with his three boys.

Dr. Scott Jacobs

Dentist
Dr. Scott Jacobs joined Wright Dental Center in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and has a Master’s degree in Public Health from UK, as well. Before joining the practice, he held a faculty position in Endodontics at the UK College of Dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Alli and his newborn twins Amelia and Henry. He enjoys bow hunting and fly-fishing.

Anderson, OH Location

Calli Ford

Hygienist
Calli is a registered hygienist and earned her degree from the University of Cincinnati. Calli is licensed to provide local anesthesia in Ohio and Kentucky. She loves to educate and provide care for her patients so they can have a smile they have always dreamed of! In her spare time, she enjoys being active and cheering on all Cincinnati sports teams with her friends, family, and fiancé.

Harley Morris

EFDA
Bio Coming Soon!

Kenzie

Patient Coordinator
Kenzie is one of our friendly patient coordinators. She has been in the dental field for nearly a decade and is a trained dental assistant as well. Her past training helps provide patients with the necessary knowledge regarding their treatment plans and insurance coverage. As a patient coordinator, she enjoys watching our patients' progress as they come in for treatment. She is incredibly grateful to work in a fun, caring environment where she can learn something new every day. Kenzie enjoys her time away from the office collecting Halloween decorations, reading, spending time with her family, friends and her cat, Vader.

Lindsey

Dental Hygienist
Lindsey is a registered dental hygienist and is licensed to provide local anesthesia. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an associate's degree in Applied Science. Lindsey loves to provide her patients with the best care possible and enjoys working with an excellent team. In addition to cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals, Lindsey enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends, husband, and dog, Charlie.

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Ciera


Ciera has been in the dental field for 6 years. She works hard to ensure that patients receive professional and positive interactions when contacting and visiting the office. She moved from Columbus, Ohio in 2021 (GO BUCKEYES) and has a 12 year old daughter that keeps her busy with band and various school activities. Ciera loves making memories with her boyfriend, family, and friends doing outdoor activities like kayaking, attending concerts, and festivals!

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Kathy

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Vanessa Short

Dentist
Dr. Vanessa Short completed her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Cincinnati, then attended dental school at the Ohio State College of Dentistry. She is passionate about making the dental experience fun and helping to relieve the anxiety that many of her patients have about going to the dentist. Outside of dentistry, her passions include spending time with her Bernedoodle and traveling with family and friends.

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Hebron, KY Location

Jessica

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Jessica has a decade of experience and a wide array of knowledge in dental procedures. She has a passion for helping patients gain a healthy smile through CEREC.

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Jennifer

Dental Hygienist
Jennifer attended dental hygiene school at the University of Southern Indiana where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Jennifer is licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana with 8 years of experience. She loves helping her patients improve their oral health and enjoys making a personal connection. She enjoys the outdoors and being in her garden. Jennifer currently resides in Greendale, IN with her husband Kreig and four month old daughter Iyla.

Stacey

Patient Coordinator
Stacey was born and raised in Northern Kentucky, attended Boone County High School and NKU. She has worked in the dental industry for seven years. Three as an assistant and four as a patient coordinator and front desk manager in both general dentistry and orthodontics. Stacey enjoys working with and building relationships with patients and is always eager to assist them in any way. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys crafting, gardening, watching Nascar or doing anything outdoors.

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Sara

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!

Bessie

Office Manager
Bessie has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. She started her career in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and then went on to manage a fast-paced dental office in Chicago, IL for 10 years before moving back to the Northern Kentucky area in 2015. Bessie is passionate about helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits and works endlessly with insurance to ensure proper claim processing. In her free time, Bessie enjoys quality time with her family.

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Breanna

Dental Hygienist
Breanna has been a dental hygienist since she graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. She was born and raised in the Northern Kentucky area and currently resides in Hebron, KY. She is ecstatic to be working at Wright Jacobs Dental and thoroughly enjoys the family friendly atmosphere. Breanna takes pride in offering professional care and guidance for patients looking to improve their oral health. Breanna is compassionate and dedicated to her craft. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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Alicia

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Alicia began working in the dental field a decade ago and found her passion for dentistry as a patient. After undergoing numerous dental surgeries as a child, Alicia appreciated the care and comfort given to her, and strives to give that same care to our patients as we help them gain their smile. She’s eager to expand her dental knowledge and further her career by attending school full-time to become a dentist. When she’s not working and attending classes, Alicia loves spending time at the lake, fishing, going to the gym, and doing anything outdoors with her dog, Bentley.

Dr. James Abadi

Dentist
Dr. James Abadi was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended Virginia Wesleyan College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business and was a decorated four-year starter for the men’s varsity soccer team. Dr. Abadi returned to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD). Following his DMD program, Dr. Abadi was accepted into UK’s General Practice Residency where he received advanced training in Root Canal Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Dental Extractions.

Union, KY Location

Angie

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Angie started her career in the dental field in 2016. She enjoys helping patients achieve beautiful smiles. Outside of work, Angie loves to spend time with family, friends and her two dogs. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie that enjoys hiking and traveling.

Laura

Dental Hygienist
Laura is a Registered Dental Hygienist licensed to provide local anesthesia. She earned her degree from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene in 2007. Laura is passionate about providing the best care for her patients and educating them on how to maintain their oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and their two children.

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Andrea

Dental Hygienist
Andrea is a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist and is certified to administer local anesthesia. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati and has been working with Wright Dental Center - Union since 2014. Andrea strives to provide thorough, yet gentle cleanings for her patients. When she isn’t at work, you can find her at school or sporting events with her husband and two children. Andrea enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Missy

Dental Hygienist
Missy started her career in the dental field as an assistant. She went on to earn her Dental Hygiene degree from WV Tech. Over her 24-year career, she has worked in West Virginia, New York, Ohio, and Kentucky. She has advanced training in laser dental treatment, local anesthetic, and general supervision. Missy is dedicated to treating her patients like family as she provides comprehensive care. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family during her off time.

Chris

Patient Coordinator
Chris is a patient coordinator at our Union Office. Chris attended Northern Kentucky University. He has advanced training in CEREC and has worked in dentistry for nearly three decades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing softball, basketball, volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.

Kim

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Kim started her career over three decades ago as a Dental Assistant in the United States Air Force. She then transferred to civilian life as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant for the last 26 years. Kim is dedicated to providing top notch dental care to our patients. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and her dog, Waffles!

Molly

Office Manager
Molly has been in the dental field for five years. She loves our patients and is passionate about making sure they receive quality service and attention from our team. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, attending sporting events, and traveling to new places!

Ashley

Dental Hygienist
Ashley is a registered Dental Hygienist with 18 years of experience. She earned her degree from the University of Louisville. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide in Kentucky and Indiana. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with family. She resides in Walton with her husband and two children.

Elizabeth

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Liz has been an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant in the dental field for eight years. She enjoys assisting the doctors in transforming their patients’ smiles. Liz currently resides in Vevay, IN with her husband, three dogs, and many farm animals. She also enjoys attending country concerts in her free time.

Renee

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Renee began her career in the dental field in 2015. She enjoys working with patients and creating a positive impact while providing the care they need. Outside of work, Renee loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Bev

Patient Coordinator
Bev is from Northern Kentucky and has been in the dental field for five years. She always has a smile on her face to greet our patients and is proud of the excellent care that is provided here at Wright Dental Center. Outside of work, Bev enjoys boating at Lake Cumberland and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Katie

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Katie has been in the dental field for a decade, but her love for dentistry started long ago as a child. While undergoing multiple orthodontic treatments she was inspired to help others become confident with their smiles. Outside of work, Katie enjoys boating at Lake Cumberland and tending to her house plant collection.

Lisa

Patient Coordinator
Lisa has over two decades of dental experience with insurance and patient coordinating. Over the years, she has proven to be very dedicated to treating our patients with exceptional care and enjoys seeing their transformation after their dental treatment. In her free time, Lisa loves the outdoors and spending time with her dog, cats, and family.

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Jenny

Dental Hygienist
Bio Coming Soon!

Amy

Treatment Coordinator
Amy has been in the dental field for over two years, after spending seven years selling fine jewelry. She enjoys helping patients understand their insurance coverage in order to improve their smile. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter & goldendoodle and traveling to visit her family.

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Kalen

Dental Hygienist
Bio Coming Soon!

Dorothy

Dental Assistant
Dorothy has been in the dental field for three years. She began her career as a Dental Assistant and recently earned her certification as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. She strives to help patients love their smiles. Outside of work, Dorothy loves to spend time with her family and animals.

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Desiree


Desiree started her dental career as a certified Dental Assistant graduating from Institute of Dental Technology. She went on to earn her Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Cincinnati. Desiree has also received training in laser therapy and local anesthesia. She has dedicated her career as a hygienist to help her patients with ease and comfort so they can have the best possible experience while in the office. In her free time, Desiree enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Dr. Tyler Lincoln

Dentist
Dr. Tyler Lincoln was born in Erlanger, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville to earn his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He also attended The University of Louisville to attain his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2018 and has been with Wright Dental Center – Union since 2020. When it comes to working with patients, his greatest enjoyment is making people feel comfortable and seeing their new smile. Dr. Lincoln lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife and two sons. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys camping and road trips with his family. He is also an avid reader, hunter, and bourbon collector.

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Dr. Paul Massie

Dentist
Dr. Robert “Paul” Massie earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Northern Kentucky University followed by his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville. Dr. Massie has been practicing dentistry in Union since 2008. He is an active member with the Kentucky Dental Association, Northern Kentucky Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. He has been recognized as one of Northern Kentucky’s Top Doctors. Dr. Massie is certified in Implant and Sedation Dentistry. He believes in establishing relationships and providing quality care with his patients. Away from the office, Dr. Massie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys attending sporting events, hunting, and fishing.

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