Garden Springs Dental
A Great Dentist

Our Team

Garden Springs Dental

At our office, we treat each patient as if they are a family member. Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are caring, friendly, and professional. It is our goal to not only take care of your dental needs but to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

We take pride in communicating well with our patients and providing personalized care based on specific oral health needs. Our team members are energetic, have a wealth of experience, and are committed to delivering the best care possible to our patients.

Meet Our Team

Chris Davis, DMD

Dr. Davis is a graduate of the University of Kentucky dental school, one of the best in the country. He has been a dentist for 20 years and has completed several post-graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his DMD degree.

His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Davis has a broad range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal therapy.

His approach to your treatment starts with carefully and attentively listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses any diagnoses and treatment options with you.

“I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options, and patient comfort. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns.”

In his spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, golfing, and watching U.K. basketball and football. Go Cats!!

Dr. Davis is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Bluegrass Dental Society
  • Bluegrass Dental Society Board Member 2004-2010
  • Delegate to Kentucky Dental Society 2005-2012
  • University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Board Member 2005-2010
  • President of University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Alumni Association 2008-2010
  • President of Bluegrass Dental Society 2009-2010
  • Member of University of Kentucky Alumni Association 2011-current
  • Fellow of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

Gregory Edens, Jr., DMD

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Edens graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in biochemistry and genetics. After graduation, he attended dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Edens was chosen to participate in a one-year general practice residency at U.K. that focused on restoration, cosmetic, and hospital-based dental cases.

Both he and his wife have lived in Lexington for over 18 years and proudly call Kentucky their home. Dr. Edens enjoys Kentucky basketball, golf, and great movies.

“I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in deciding your dental treatment needs!”

Dr. Edens is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Bluegrass Dental Society

Amber Davis - Co-Manager

Amber is primarily our financial manager, and she oversees the operations of the practice and handles all bookkeeping.

“I love working here. We have a fantastic, well-trained, very talented, skilled, and friendly staff. We work very hard not only to make every patient feel very welcome here but for them to also feel they have received superior care and customer service.”

When away from the office, she enjoys reading, puzzles, shopping, and spending time with her husband, Chris; her children, Caleb and Emily; and their mini-golden doodle, Abby.

Lauren - Co-Manager

Lauren has a BA in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky and brings more than eight years of customer service experience to our team. She joined our practice in December of 2015 and loves interacting with the patients and creating treatment plans.

“It makes me happy to know that I’m helping patients with their health and confidence.”

She has been a fantastic addition to the team!

During her free time, Lauren loves being outdoors, doing creative projects, enjoying live music, and spending time with friends and family.

Claudine - Reception/Insurance Benefits

Claudine joined our team in 2013, bringing with her ten years of customer service experience, four of those spent in the field of dentistry.

“I love it here! I enjoy working with the wonderful doctors and staff. We have wonderful patients, and I take pride in my job.”

Claudine is married to Jon and has two children, Jordan and Jessica. Outside of work, she enjoys going to church and is very involved in the scouting community.

Michelle M. - Reception/Insurance Receivables

We’re so excited to have Michelle with us again! Michelle has over 15 years of front office and customer service experience and is a true team player. When asked what her favorite part of working for our practice is, she said,

I enjoy all the patients and working for a family owned business that truly cares about their patients above all!

When Michelle's not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband David, children Makayla & Logan, going to church, and visiting with friends. She loves hiking, reading, and creating memories with her family.

Denise - Reception/Insurance Receivables

Joining our practice in August 2016, Denise brings an extensive customer service background, with additional experience in the dental industry and management. When asked what she loves most about working in our office, Denise says she loves being around people, and with her thirst for knowledge, she loves that in our ever-changing industry, she learns something new every day! Plus, Denise believes our staff is awesome (and we have to agree)! Denise has two children in the services, Brittney and Cody. When outside of work, she enjoys hiking, working out, cooking, and hanging out with her dog Finn.

Michelle S. - Treatment Coordinator

Michelle brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with 23 years of experience in the dental field, working as a Dental Assistant, a Patient Coordinator, a Treatment Planner, and working in depth in Insurance Benefits!  She has a very warm and friendly personality, has always had a passion for the medical field, and is an excellent addition to our team!

"I love people!  I enjoy helping people understand their insurance and finding a way for them to complete the treatment needed."

When outside of the office, Michelle loves to bake!  She and her husband, Robb, enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants.  She stays active in her church, and loves to travel north to Wisconsin to see her children (Bryce, Brandon, Nathan, & Kelsey) & 2 grandsons (Bentley and Brody).  

Eva - Dental Hygienist

Eva is a graduate of the University of Manitoba in Manitoba, Canada. She has been with us since 2007 and loves taking care of her patients.

“It is very satisfying to hear clients say that you have done a good job for them; it makes you strive to be even better.”

Eva is married to her husband, Derek, and has a son, Cole. When away from the office, she enjoys gardening and watching her son participate in sport and school activities.

Aimee - Dental Hygienist

Aimee is a graduate of Bluegrass Technical College and a fantastic addition to our team. She enjoys teaching patients new things, particularly when it comes to helping them learn to care about their oral health and its correlation to systemic health.

“My favorite part is converting 'anti-flossers' and seeing the little patients loving to come to the office for their check-ups!”

Aimee is always happy and positive and truly loves her job!

Outside of work, she stays active with her husband, Chris, and children, Tiffany and Evan. Aimee also enjoys good food and church on Sundays.

Amber B. - Dental Hygienist

A graduate of Big Sandy Community & Technical College in 2008, Amber has been a member of our team for nine years now. Our patients love her sweet disposition and gentle touch while cleaning their teeth.

"I love working with patients to help them improve and maintain their oral health."

She is married to her husband, Ryan, and has a daughter, Addy. She enjoys reading, baking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the UK Wildcats! Go Big Blue!! 

Lauren - Dental Hygienist

We love Lauren's sweet personality!  She joined our practice working part time, after graduating from Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2017. When asked what the favorite part of her job was, she replied,

"I enjoy getting to help people and educating them on how to keep their mouth clean and healthy.  May favorite part is the relationships I get to make with my patients!"

Outside of the office, Lauren loves traveling, hanging out with her friends, reading and watching Netflix.

Aubrey - Hygienist

Aubrey's outgoing and fun personality has made her a fantastic addition to our team and is quickly growing a patient following!  She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Chemistry minor from Eastern Kentucky University.  She later attended Bluegrass Community & Technical College to obtain her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.

I genuinely care about my patient's needs and enjoy finding methods to improve each and every individuals oral health.

Outside of the office Aubrey loves finding and trying new restaurants around town, watching UK basketball & movies, and hanging out with friends and family.

Cassie - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

After jumping into the dental field at 15 years old, Cassie has had a passion for dentistry her whole life! Since graduating from Bluegrass Community & Technical College in 1992, she has worked in virtually all areas of the dental office, with experience coordinating insurance benefits, scheduling, assisting, and managing a practice. Her additional skills in coronal polishing and I.V. placement for sedation dentistry make her quite a gem!

Cassie enjoys dentistry because she has a love for art and creativity. She also finds joy in sharing the excitement and confidence that a new smile can bring!

Cassie has two sons, Trevor and Dalton. When not working, she enjoys art, vinyl cutting, photography, clogging, and singing.

Jessica Tipton, EDDA - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

With over 9 year of experience, Jessica’s knowledge and skills as a dental assistant are a valuable asset to the Garden Springs Dental team! Jessica graduated from the Institute of Dental Technology in 2009 with her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant certification.  She works side by side with Dr. Edens to provide exceptional dental care to our patients.  Even though Jessica is a fairly new addition to our practice, her can-do attitude and bubbly personality are contagious and she sets the tone for a productive workday.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going to the movies, shopping, or having a special date night with her significant other.

Caleb Davis - Clinical Assistant

Caleb began working for our office to maintain the lawn mowing and landscaping when we purchased our new building in 2014, and in 2016, began working additionally as a Clinical Assistant to all our staff.  His desire to learn, his work ethic, willingness to help in any task, and his outgoing and humorous personality make him the life of the party!  He has been a great addition to our team!  Caleb is currently a senior at George Rogers Clark High School, and for the last 1 1/2 years, he's been concurrently attending Eastern Kentucky University as part of a Dual Credit program.  Caleb aspires to eventually own his own auto-mechanic business, and will transfer to Morehead State University in Fall 2018 to begin earning his Business Degree.  When away from school and work, he loves to fish!  He is also very active with his friends and family, and enjoys spending time with his Mini-Goldendoodle, Abby.