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We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our father-daughter doctor team epitomizes the local-family-feel and strives to make each patient feel like a part of our family. Our entire team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family to the “DupTroop.”

MEET DR. ELIZABETH DUPLESSIS WATERS

Dr. Elizabeth grew up in the office and always knew she wanted to be in the dental field. While in dental school, she realized that orthodontics was the perfect fit for her. She loves seeing her patients’ self-esteem blossom throughout orthodontic treatment. She believes that a beautiful smile never goes out of style!

Dr. Elizabeth is a 2002 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and then her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky in 2011. Dr. Elizabeth received a Master’s of Science degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis University in 2013 and started practicing with her dad a few days after graduating. She believes continuing education is very important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics and regularly attends courses throughout the year. Her Masters thesis was recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics August 2016 issue and can be found here: Relationship between body mass and dental and skeletal development in children and adolescents.

Dr. Elizabeth enjoys hiking with her husband Jason, 2 sons, Henry and Hudson, and their furbaby Nellie. They are hobby farmers on Kentucky Roots Farm and are excited to add bees this winter!

Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Orthodontists
Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation

Fun Facts:
Left handed

Studied abroad in Spain and can speak Spanish

Dad and I won the Father/Daughter Canoe Race at the Heartland Festival in 1997

MEET DR. ELIZABETH DUPLESSIS WATERS

Dr. Elizabeth grew up in the office and always knew she wanted to be in the dental field. While in dental school, she realized that orthodontics was the perfect fit for her. She loves seeing her patients’ self-esteem blossom throughout orthodontic treatment. She believes that a beautiful smile never goes out of style!

Dr. Elizabeth is a 2002 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and then her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky in 2011. Dr. Elizabeth received a Master’s of Science degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis University in 2013 and started practice with her dad a few days after graduating. She believes continuing education is very important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics and regularly attends courses throughout the year.  Her Masters thesis was recently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics August 2016 issue and can be found here: Relationship between body mass and dental and skeletal development in children and adolescents.

Dr. Elizabeth enjoys hiking with her husband Jason, 2 sons, Henry and Hudson, and their furbaby Nellie. They are hobby farmers on Kentucky Roots Farm and are excited to add bees this winter!

Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Orthodontists
Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation

Fun Facts:
Left handed

Studied abroad in Spain and can speak Spanish

Dad and I won the Father/Daughter Canoe Race at the Heartland Festival in 1997

MEET DR. JOHN J. DUPLESSIS JR.

Dr. John J. DuPlessis, Jr. has been practicing orthodontics since 1987. He was sure he wanted to be an orthodontist since seventh grade when he had braces himself. The thing he enjoys most about orthodontics is showing a patient their before and after photos, knowing he has made a positive change in their lives. Dr. D. enjoys working with children and adults, but has a special bond with younger patients. He is known as a magician and practical joker at times!

Dr. D attended the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate and dental school education where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1985. He completed his Orthodontic Residency at Saint Louis University in 1987. He regularly attends continuing education courses, usually doubling the required number of hours.

Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Orthodontists
Kentucky Association of Orthodontists
Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, Board Member

Dr. D is very proud of the team at DuPlessis Orthodontics. They have over 120 hours of combined experience. Their experience speaks volumes and allows patients to be exceptionally cared for.

Dr. D has been married to his wife Julia since 1982. They have three girls; Elizabeth, who is now Dr. D’s partner in the practice, Sarah, a physician’s assistant in Elizabethtown, and Emily, an accountant in Chicago. When Dr. D is not working, you can find him walking and taking care of the trail around Freeman Lake, playing Words with Friends, and traveling. He is active at his parish, Saint James Catholic Church, and Rotary Club of Elizabethtown. He looks forward to helping in the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown in the next few years.

Fun Facts:
An instrument rated pilot that used to have a Piper Saratoga airplane
Maintains Freeman Lake Trail, spreading 900 tons of gravel to date
Has 2 grandsons that he enjoys spending time with

Our Staff

Andrea

Practice Manager

Denise

Clinical Supervisor/Lab Technician

Christy

Patient Coordinator/Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Emily

New Patient Coordinator/Lab Technician

Pam

Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

LariLynn

Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Amanda

Patient Coordinator and Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Jennifer

Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Sara

Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Darlene

Patient Coordinator

Tiffani

Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Chasidi

Patient Coordinator

MEET DupDude

DupDude is the face of the DupTroop and our practice’s mascot! DupDude loves making appearances in patient contests, the community, and is always sure to be stylishly accessorized throughout the year. His smiling face is always sure to brighten anyone who drives by!

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