“I love being able to connect with patients and make an improvement in their lives, whether changing a smile or relieving pain. Dentistry allows me to see patients on a regular basis and get to know them well. While some patients fear the dentist, I enjoy making a dental visit as enjoyable as possible.”
– Dr. John Weaver
Dr. Weaver is a Lexington native. He loves the city for its green trees, beautiful horse farms, great local dining, and the many activities it offers. He grew up hiking in the Red River Gorge, photographing horses at Keeneland, and cheering on the Wildcats in sports.
Dr. Weaver’s family exposed him to medicine, so he long wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. After shadowing in both medicine and dentistry, he had no doubts that dentistry was the right path to take. He received his DMD degree from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Weaver enjoys the different disciplines that dentistry requires—as one of his professors described it—equal parts doctor, engineer, and artist.
Working with Kentucky Dental Group is especially enjoyable for Dr. Weaver. He says, “It’s the best dental team in the state. I get to work alongside two dentists who have a wealth of experience in dentistry and a staff that loves working together to provide the best care we can.”
Awards and Credentials
- American Academy of Oral Medicine Award, 2015
- Award for Excellence in Didactic and Clinical Periodontology, 2015
- Echols Scholar at University of Virginia
- Part-time Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry at University of Kentucky
- American Dental Association
- American Dental Education Association
- American Academy of General Dentistry member working toward a fellowship.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Osseointegration
- Bluegrass Dental Society
- Kentucky Dental Association
- Spear Education
What You Can Expect as a Patient
Dr. Weaver is a strong advocate for evidence-based dentistry. He has a commitment to continuing education in an effort to provide the best treatment possible. He emphasizes preventative dentistry to his patients, including routine exams and maintenance. As a visual aid for the state of your oral health, Kentucky Dental Group uses intraoral cameras and ceiling-mounted monitors so you can view the digital images. Dr. Weaver presents patients with different treatment options, including the benefits and limitations of each. He will involve you in the treatment planning process to ensure the best outcome possible. Dr. Weaver’s goal is to develop relationships with his patients based on trust and transparency.
Dr. Weaver’s wife, Sarah, is an anesthesiology resident at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. In November 2017, they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Harper, into their family. Dr. Weaver enjoys hiking, biking, running, golf, and long family walks with their husky, Beau.