Our Philosophy

Our Philiosphopy

We believe in the platinum rule. We like to help people the way they want to be helped. I want to treat you, you want to be treated. While we are not in any dental insurance network, we will work with your insurance company to get you all the benefits you possibly can.

We believe that all treatment decisions for the best care for the patient should be between the guest and the doctor, not the dental insurance company.

 

Our Mission

Dentistry in the communities of St. Matthews, Kentucky as well as the outlying region. We are nonjudgemental and we are not here to not make you feel guilty. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here yet, all we have is today. Let’s move forward with a positive attitude.

Many of our guests request dental implant placement, we set them up a treatment to place the implant.

When you make an appointment with Dr. Griffin, that is your time. He doesn’t run around room to room. We only see 1 guest at a time. We respect your time and we humbly request you respect our time as well.

 

Life Story

Born in the Bay Area, California.

I got involved in the radio tv business as a teenager.

I came to Louisville in1974, took a gig with Great Trails Broadcasting as an on-air and production director.

As production director, I was responsible for writing and producing radio and tv commercials for our group in Louisville wklo am/wcsn FM.

It was about the best job a young guy could have.

I got to meet up close and personal with all kinds of rock stars, actors, and entertainers

wklo /wcsn became KJ-100 am and FM

I have stories……

I never intended to stay in Louisville for more than two years, my goal being to work in Chicago radio where it was the place to be..

But, the longer I stayed, I bought a 100-year-old home rehabbed it, and went back to school in my spare time.

 

I was accepted into the University of Louisville dental school in 1981.

That same year I resigned from Great Trails and traveled across the river to wqmf FM..

Another great radio outlet, lots of rock stars, and great people to work with.

One of the people I was able to interview twice was Ozzy Osborn ..for the most part, a charming guy.

While I worked at wmf I also attended dental school full time. It was against the rules to have a mukluk time job but I needed the money, school was very expensive.

My days went something like this:

8 am …at dental school,

12-1 did my own lab work

1-5 saw patients at the school

5 pm ran like a maniac to the tarc bus station with all my books to catch a ride to ul belnap campus where I was on the part-time faculty staff in the humanities dept.

8:30..left ul got the bus to downtown Louisville, walked about half a mile to my home in the Butchertown neighborhood.

had a quick meal, slept for an hour and a half

10:30 started walking the three miles over the river to Indiana and wmf

11:00 took care of any production  left for me

12:00 went on the air all night ..studied between music sets

6 am left wmf walked 3 miles back home (in all kinds of weather) 

6:45..stood in the shower for 20-30 mins ate something 

7:30 left the house for dental schooling a mile away.

8 am…do it all over again

I did that routine Monday thru Friday…

Did a late afternoon airshaft at wmf from 2-7 on Saturday afternoon…

After that, I’m free for the weekend to study and sleep!

 

Graduated and passed the boards in 1985.

Took over a fantastic general practice at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

It was June 3rd, 1985.

The first person I saw was a very nice elderly lady.

I did a simple service, she thanked me, walked out to the front desk, and told the ladies “I ain’t ever coming back.”

That’s how I started my dental career. 

Working at Baptist and hanging out with all kinds of specialists I learned a lot about medicine. I stayed there for 10 years.

1995 I bought a building about a mile away in St. Matthews. 

During this time I was a member of several academies and teaching groups.

I got connected with a very fantastic doctor in Midtown Manhattan New York City.

Our group traveled to several places a year to teach doctors who wanted to learn the reconstructive and cosmetic techniques we do in our own offices every day. 

I have spoken about what I do in many major cities here as well as abroad.

Looking back I feel like I have completed about 95% of all the goals I ever set out to do.

A few years ago I decided to leave the companies and academies due to the travel and quite frankly I could stand some of the politics.

In the meantime, I built a beautiful home on the Caribbean Island of Vieques and spent quite a bit of time getting away from it all.

I still live at my home in Louisville’s Highlands right next to Cherokee Park, an Olmsted designed public park designed by the same man that designed Central Park in New York.

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday you will find me at the “toothy” corner of Nanz and Sherrin ave in St. Matthews.

I’ve been at it a long time but I still enjoy what I do and watching someone’s eyes light up after we’ve completed their smile design and..changed their life.