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Board Members

​​​​​​​​The Kentucky Board of Dentistry consists of 14 members who are tasked with protecting the public by regulating oral health practitioners. This includes ten voting members, each appointed by the governor to a four year term. Of these, seven are licensed dentists and two ​are licensed dental hygienists. One member is a citizen-at-large who represents the public and is not associated with or financially invested in the practice of dental care.

A non-voting ex-officio member from each the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville represent the dental schools' interests. A non-voting ex-officio from one of the Commonwealth's other dental hygiene degree programs represents the hygiene programs' interests. Finally, a non-voting ex-officio from the Department for Public Health represents the department's interests.


2021-2022 Board of Dentistry 

Board President

Geoffrey Ball, DMD

Dr. Ball was appointed to the Board effective July 2018 and is serving his first term which will expire June 2022. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2002 and was licensed the same year. Dr. Ball also completed an AEGD at UofL in 2003 and a GPR from UK in 2009. He is currently practicing general dentistry at Fort Knox.


Vice President

Teresa Boyd, DMD

Dr. Boyd is serving her first board term which was effective July 2019 and expires June 2023. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and was licensed in 2000. Dr. Boyd is a general dentist practicing in Lexington.


Board Member

Bradley Fulkerson, DMD

First appointed in 2016, Dr. Fulkerson was reappointed to the board in 2021. His second term will expire June 2024. Dr. Fulkerson graduated from the University of Kentucky and was licensed in 1991. He is a pediatric dentist practicing in Henderson, KY.


Board Member

Mariam S. Fallahzadeh, DMD

Dr. Fallahzadeh was appointed to the board in 2018 and her first term will expire in June 2022. She is a 2001 graduate of the UK College of Dentistry and was licensed that same year. Dr. Fallahzadeh is a general dentist and has been in private practice in Paris, KY since 2004.


Board Member

Donna Ruley, RDH

Donna Ruley was appointed to the board effective July 2018 and her first term will expire in June 2022. Ms. Ruley graduated from the University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program and was licensed in 1974.


Board Member

Lisa Johnston, RDH

Lisa Johnston was appointed to the board in December 2019 and is serving her first term which will expire June 2023. Ms. Johnston graduated from Lexington Community College and was licensed in 1991. She is currently a Registered Dental Hygienist at Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington.


Board Member

Andrew Farmer, DMD

Dr. Farmer was appointed to his first term in 2019 which will expire June 30, 2023. He is a native of Leslie County and graduated from the UK College of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Farmer is the owner of Farmer Pediatric Dentistry, PSC, a private practice located in Hazard, KY.


Board Member

William Collins, DMD

Dr. Collins was appointed to the board effective July 1, 2020 and his term will expire in June 2024. He studied dentistry at the University of Louisville and has practiced in Eastern Kentucky for nearly 30 years. Dr. Collins is currently the dental director of Redbird Clinic in Clay County.


Board Member

Justin Kolasa, DMD, MD

Dr. Kolasa was appointed to the Board effective July 2021 and is serving his first term which will expire June 30, 2025. He earned his DMD in 2013 and MD in 2016, both at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kolasa completed an oral and maxillofacial residency at the UK in 2019 and currently practices oral surgery in Danville, KY.


Citizen-At-Large

Frank Kinnaird, MA

Mr. Kinnaird was appointed to first board term effective July 2020 which will expire June 2024. He is a retired teacher and school administrator from Liberty, KY. Mr. Kinnaird has a BS and MA from Eastern Kentucky University.



Ex-Officio (non-voting) Members

Julie McKee, DMD

State Dental Director, Department of Public Health - Dr. McKee graduated from the University of Louisville in 1983, and currently serves the Commonwealth as the State Dental Director.


Deborah Ray, DMD

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry - Dr. Ray graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1987 and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Comprehensive Care Division.


Tim Daugherty, DMD

University of Louisville School of Dentistry - Dr. Daugherty graduated from the University of Louisville in 1984 and currently serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.


Joseph Evans, DDS

Dental Hygiene Programs - Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. He is currently Program Director and Associate Professor for Western Kentucky University's dental hygiene program.