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Meet your Dentist

Dr. Gretchen Kinchen is originally from Hyden, Kentucky. As the daughter of former educators, Dr. Kinchen thought she found her calling as a middle school science teacher. When her oldest son, Thomas was born with an array of medical problems, it was necessary for her to take time off to care for her family.  It also gave her the time to re-evaluate the direction her career was going. Dr. Kinchen decided to switch paths and go back to school to pursue Dentistry.  She graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2008  and has owned Dental Care by Gretchen Kinchen since 2010.  

We are Dental Care by Gretchen Kinchen

My name is Melanie and I have been in the dental field for almost 29 year, spending 26 of them working in orthodontics.  Two and a half years ago, I took a leap of faith and moved into general dentistry, becoming the Practice Administrator for Dr. Kinchen. When you call the office, it’s me you get to talk with.  My goal is for us to be friends before we even meet face to face! I’ll help file your insurance, schedule your appointments, listen to your problems and cheer you on! 

I am married to my highschool sweetheart, Bryan, and we have three oddball kids. While I’m not at work, I spend time reading, practicing photography and filling my amazon cart with things I don’t need.  I have a love of all things penmanship and couldn’t live without coffee (iced, hot or in between.)


Hi, my name is Victoria and I’m so happy to be a part of the Dental Care by Gretchen team! I’ve worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 12 years and to say Dentistry is my passion is an understatement. But, by far, the best part of my job is the PEOPLE! I value building trust and lasting relationships with my patients. Your comfort is my priority. It brings me joy when patients who once had a fear of visiting the dentist become comfortable and no longer anxious under my care. I am committed to going above and beyond to ensure the very best dental experience, because my job is to exceed your expectations.

When I’m not at work, you can find me at Cycle Bar, shopping the Lexington stores through and through, or eating out at local restaurants. (I am a total FOODY!) I look forward to serving you with quality dental care!


Hi! My name is Ashley and I am passionate about what I do.  I have always loved people and brought compassion and comfort to whatever environment I may be in.  While I have worked other jobs, caring for people of all ages, from children to the elderly, I have found my niche and passion in dentistry almost ten years ago.  You will see me assisting Dr. Kinchen, placing fillings and crowns, presenting treatment plans, or partnering with her on esthetic cases. I jokingly say that dentistry is the best adult coloring book ever!

But, there is more to this California girl than just teeth!  I am married to my best friend, Jason, and have three beautiful daughters, Addy, Lily and Emerson. You will often find us tromping in the creek, discovering the woods or riding horses out on our farm.  We love by the rule, “live your best life, every minute of every day, as if it’s your last.”  I look forward to your smiling faces! 


Hi! My name is Hillary and dentistry has been my passion for the last 17 years. My love of this profession extends beyond the mouth.  It’s not just teeth, for me, it’s about the whole person.  From the esthetics, to fillings, and everything in between, I love it all! I enjoy learning new things everyday and dentistry helps fill that need! I strive to treat my patients like they are family,  dentistry should never feel scary, and I will always try to make your visits as comfortable as possible.

When I’m not being a dental ninja, I am playing wife and mom.  I am happily married to the love of my life Jared, and mom to two amazing kids, Jace and Declan. When I’m not at work, you can find (and hear) me watching my son play football.  I love renovating, decorating and doodling in my sketchbooks.  I look forward to meeting you and your smile!  


Hey girl! My name is Lesha and I’ve been an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant for 16 years.  While I’ve taken some time working in other professions, my heart keeps bringing me back to dentistry.  At Dental Care by Gretchen Kinchen, I am your Patient Care Coordinator. I’m here to make sure our patients feel comfortable and hydrated (just ask me! I’ll bring you a bottle of water, or make you a coffee!).   I answer the phones, check your insurance, sterilize your instruments and help Dr. Kinchen with your fillings. But my primary job is to make sure the office is running smoothly.

When I’m not at work, I spend time with my dogs (and my hubby Josh), make jewelry and yard sale to stock my Poshmark store!

I look forward to chatting with you in the office!

Lesha Moore

We’re always growing, stay tuned for more!

Meet The Team