At Hamburg Family Dental, our mission goes much deeper than just cleaning and fixing teeth. We’re here to educate our patients and our community about the connections between oral and overall health. We want you to be equipped with the knowledge, the tools, and the team on your side to make the best decisions so you can live your best life—with a healthy smile! We’re here to create a friendly, caring environment our patients will enjoy spending time in. When you’re here, you’re part of the Hamburg Family Dental family, and we look forward to smiling with you!
Meet the Doctor
Alisha Patel, DMD
Dr. Alisha Patel is a Kentucky native, who received her doctorate in medical dentistry from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Upon graduating, she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California in San Francisco, where she was able to gain more knowledge and experience from well seasoned providers before practicing as an associate general dentist. Once she completed the program, she decided to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, where she continued to develop her craft in dentistry and provide care in modern offices with the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
Dr. Patel is well known for her fun and energetic personality, which has helped ease her patients’ dental anxiety. She hopes to not only be a great dentist and provide quality care but be your personal healthcare cheerleader. She wants to motivate her patients, whether it be to be more proactive, more preventive, or be more educated about their health. She believes by working as a team, patients can find success in achieving optimum oral health. Her drive to help stems from seeing her patients find success and satisfaction in the work she has provided. The connection she develops with her patients and the ability to make their day better makes her excited to report to work everyday. Dr. Patel believes in providing care with honesty, integrity, and compassion.
While away from her patients, Dr. Patel enjoys working out, attending sporting events or concerts, and finding ways to exercise her appreciation for history, art, and the theatre. As a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ she also enjoys finding new restaurants and breweries, distilleries, or wineries. Very seldom will she miss an opportunity to cheer on her alma mater, the Kentucky Wildcats and her ongoing NBA love for the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings!
Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area was a very difficult decision for Dr. Patel but she is very excited to bring her expertise and knowledge in dentistry to serve the communities of Lexington. As Happy Chandler, Sr. once said, “I never met a Kentuckian who wasn’t either thinking about going home or actually going home.” Dr. Patel couldn’t agree more and looks forward to replanting her old roots, being closer to friends and family, and establishing many new friendships and relationships.
Meet Our Team
Sarah is a proud Kentuckian. She was born and raised in Richmond, KY where she still currently resides. Sarah attended grade school at St. Mark’s in Richmond and middle school at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Lexington. She then went on to high school at Lexington Catholic. After high school, Sarah attended The University of Dayton. She completed her degree in Biology and graduated in 2020. Go Flyers!
Sarah enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as her Dayton Flyers. She also enjoys spending time with her family including the newest addition, her nephew. Sarah loves to travel and enjoys trying new foods and pairing it with the perfect cocktail.
Sarah has always had a passion for dentistry. She has observed and volunteered in many dental and specialist offices. She joined the team in the Fall of 2021 and has worked hard to learn the world of dentistry. She looks forward to welcoming you to Hamburg Family Dental!
MelissaFront Office, Billings/TX Plan Coordinator
Melissa recently moved to Lexington from Cincinnati and with her, she brings 10 years of dental experience as both a dental assistant and front office team member. Her favorite part of dentistry is seeing patients take pride in their smile, and achieve their dental goals!
Melissa made the move in March 2023 to be closer to the equestrian scene as she enjoys riding and training her thoroughbred, Brewer in her free time. You can also likely find Melissa at the dog park with her golden retriever, Minnow, or enjoying some iced coffee.
Melissa is looking forward to taking advantage of what comes with living in the Horse Capital of the World: showing at the Kentucky Horse Park, trying new restaurants and breweries, and overall, exploring her new city. She cannot wait to meet our patients, and build long lasting relationships!
KristinLead Dental Assistant, Back Office Coordinator
Kristin is native to Cincinnati, OH. Born and raised on the West Side (West Side- Best Side). She attended elementary school for a few years then was homeschooled until she returned to public school for high school.
Kristin attended Mount St. Joseph University (MSJU) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness. She moved to Lexington upon graduating along with her, at the time fiancé, now husband. Together, they share two beautiful children.
Kristin returned to school to certify in dental assisting in 2017. She’s always had a fascination with dentistry. Growing up with an aunt as a prosthodontist, she was exposed to dentistry and always had an interest in how one’s health starts with the mouth. Her degree and training allows her to have a great understanding of the importance of oral health and its effects on the overall body.
Kristin is a total nerd. Her favorite thing to pass the time is reading books with a good drink. Learning new things is extremely exciting for her. Puzzles and building things, anything to figure out and turn the brain cogs is her favorite free time filler.
In learning new things, Kristin also likes to learn about our patients and how to best help them. She takes pride in a job well done and quality work. She looks forward to helping you in your journey with us as well as enjoying some laughs with you along the way!
BekaExpanded Duty Dental Assistant
Bio coming soon…
Francesca is native to Chicago’s northwest suburb area and recently moved to Lexington. From a young age, she has always been fascinated with the dental field because of her time in the orthodontist office while in braces. She got her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Louisville and graduated in 2022.
You can find Francesca outside of the office in her craft room making clay earrings or at any craft fair. She loves to go to Hobby Lobby and Michaels to decorate her new home. You can also find her cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats football team with her boyfriend. Whenever she is back in Chicago, she loves hanging out with all of her family, especially her younger cousins.
Francesca believes that everyone deserves to have properly cleaned teeth. She has been a volunteer at Louisville’s Free Smile Clinic providing free dental care to the community. She loves getting to know all her patients on a personal level and wants them to enjoy coming in to get their teeth cleaned. She is exceptional at keeping up to date on current dental technology and trends so that she can provide the most effective treatment for her patients. She’s a perfect fit for the Hamburg Family Dental family.
Bio coming soon…