Meet The Doctors
Dr. John A. Thompson
Dr. John A. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1971. He returned to Lexington in 1973 after a tour with the United States Air Force. He practiced dentistry for ten years as a partner in a west Lexington dental group before building the present office at Corporate Center in l984. Dr. Thompson has served as a part-time faculty member and associate professor in the College of Dentistry for the last thirty years. He has been very involved in professional organizations and has served as President of the College Alumni Association, President of the Blue Grass Dental Society, and President of the Kentucky Dental Association. Currently, he serves as editor for the Kentucky Dental Association publications.
Dr. Thompson has been married to his wife, Carole, for forty-two years. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys golfing, sailing, and spending time with his family and grandchildren here in Lexington and in Cary, North Carolina.
Dr. William E. Lee
A native Lexingtonian, Dr. William E. Lee graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1973, Vanderbilt University in 1977, and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1981. He started a private dental practice with his wife, Dr. Janet Faraci Lee in 1984 and then merged practices with Dr. John Thompson in 1990. Very active in organized dentistry, Dr. Lee is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association and the Blue Grass Dental Society. He has been selected for fellowship in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Currently, Dr. Lee is serving on the ADA Council on Annual Sessions who plans Dentistry’s National Meeting annually that attracts around 50,000 dental professionals from around the world for continuing education, information and fellowship. He has also served on many boards for organizations in the Lexington area mostly associated with his children’s activities. An avid learner, Dr. Lee attends numerous continuing education courses throughout the year.
Away from the dental office, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his adult children Megan and Michael, exercising, traveling, and playing racquetball.
Along with Dr. Chalothorn, Dr. Lee is certified in the use of the Biolase Dental Laser
Dr Lee is a membere of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Pada Chalothorn
Dr. Pada Chalothorn grew up in Paintsville, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Kentucky in 1999 and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2004. Dr. Chalothorn started as an associate with Thompson, Lee & Lee in July of 2004 and then became a partner with TLC Dentistry the following year. Dr. Chalothorn is a member of the American Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental Association and the Blue Grass Dental Society. He has also served as a delegate to the Kentucky Dental Association.
Dr. Chalothorn enjoys spending free time with his family. He has been married to Leigh, a Lexington orthodontist, for five years and they have two sons, Andrew and Alex.
Dr Chalothorn recently received advanced certification on the latest laser tevchnolgies available in dentistry. The Biolase laser uses a unique combination of laser wavelength, water, and airspray that cuts, etches and shapes teeth WITHOUT contact, heat, vibration, or pressure.. The no-shot, no-drill alternative has finally arrived in dentistry.
Dr Chalothorn is also a certified INVISALIGN provider. Invisalign is an orthodontic option that many patients are able to take advantage of. A series of custom made, clear aligners are created specifically for you. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss. As you wear your aligners your teeth gently move into their ideal alignment.