Dr. Brandon Stapleton, a 2007 graduate of Alice Lloyd College, is constantly looking for ways to give back to the community that has impacted him so much. His current goal is to serve others through his new private practice in dentistry.
Brandon grew up in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and attended Alice Lloyd College, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He then had the privilege of attending the prestigious University of Louisville School of Dentistry for his graduate training, earning a dental degree in 2011. He went on to complete an additional one-year hospital training program in 2012, followed by an extensive three-year program in prosthodontics. The University of Louisville’s prosthodontic program was recently added to the curriculum, and Brandon was one of two graduates this past June.
Currently, Brandon teaches part-time at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also works two days a week in Elizabethtown at the Richard Miller Clinic, a community based dental partnership program that functions under grant funding with little to no out-of-pocket expenses to the patients. In addition to these responsibilities, Brandon recently opened a private practice in Lexington, Kentucky called iDENTity Dental Studio that specializes in prosthetics. He is delighted to be in Lexington, a convenient location for offering services to central, eastern and southeastern Kentucky. As prosthodontics is an under-represented specialty in the state of Kentucky, Brandon is currently one of only two Prosthodontists practicing in Lexington.
Brandon is grateful to Alice Lloyd College and the Caney Scholars Program which helped prepare him for his career and further developed his servant leadership skills. This appreciation prompts him to faithfully support ALC in many ways. While at Alice Lloyd, Brandon’s primary work-study position was Head Resident Advisor (RA). In this role, he “enjoyed the responsibility” that came with helping fellow RAs and students in his dorm. This is why he purchases polo shirts for the RAs each fall—a gesture that excites and inspires this group of students as it identifies the importance of their role on campus. He also plans to provide emergency dental care to Caney Scholars who reside in the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Residence Hall (Caney Cottage).
“I am very excited to give patients back their smiles,” Brandon shares. And, his patients are definitely not the only ones with smiles on their faces, as it brings Brandon “sheer joy” to be able to make such a difference in the lives of others!