Born and raised in Cincinnati, Dr. Katie Salmon (Dr. Katie) traveled south to attend the University of Kentucky in 2005. Majoring in biology, she was also a member of the UK Equestrian Team for four years. Upon graduation in 2009, Dr. Katie stayed in Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Noted to enjoy organizing events, Dr. Katie was chosen to be the social chair for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). After graduating from dental school in 2013, Dr. Katie worked in emergency dentistry, eventually landing in public health. Most of her time was spent serving children in the schools of Northern Kentucky. It was here where she fell in love with treating children and her passion for pediatric dentistry began! Dr. Katie completed her post-doctoral training at Indiana University/ Riley Children’s Hospital in 2019, earning her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Katie loves giving back to the community! She has volunteered for Remote Area Medical mission trips in Kentucky and attended her first international mission trip in March 2019 to Cayumbe, Ecuador. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband Steven, running, skiing, traveling and cheering on the University of Kentucky wildcats! Dr. Katie is very excited to be joining Dr. Soper and the great team at the Pediatric Dental Center.