Lexington Dental Center Doctors

damon_pleasantDr. Damon G. Pleasant, DMD FAGD
Dr. Damon G. Pleasant was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. His father was the chief purchasing agent for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Soon after his birth, the Pleasants moved to Indiana, and then to West Virginia where he graduated from Parkersburg High School. He then spent two years in Morgantown at West Virginia University before finishing up at the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. While in WVU, he was presented the Convair Award as an outstanding cadet in the AFROTC. He then entered the United States Air Force and spent three years in Morocco, North Africa. During his time in the Air Force, he won the Individual Pistol Championship for the 16th Air Force (Spain & Morocco) in the Strategic Air Command.

Returning to Lexington, Dr. Pleasant remained in the Reserves and attended Dental School at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He started his practice in 1968 on North Broadway. Being introduced to sports car racing in Europe while in the military, he started racing with the Sports Car Club of America in 1973. He went on to win the National Championship in 1976 (C-Sedan Class). He was presented with the Mark Donohue Award for outstanding performance at that time.

Dr. Pleasant joined the American Dental Association when he started his practice and a few years later he joined the Academy of General Dentistry. He continued to study dentistry and in 1991 was awarded “Fellowship” status in the AGD. Dr. Pleasant is a past President of the Lexington Kiwanis Club and has been a member for over 35 years. Recently, the AGD has awarded Dr. Pleasant “Emeritus” status in that organization.

Dr. Pleasant retired from practice in January, 2017, although he still observes and checks in at the office.


Dr. Martha Rice, DMD

Dr. Rice  is a graduate  of University  of  Kentucky  College  of  Dentistry. Upon graduation  she received Department  of  Restorative  Dentistry  Award, Mosby Scholarship Award, and was inducted in Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors society. She is a member of American  Dental Association, Kentucky  Dental  Association, Bluegrass Dental Association  and Kentucky Academy  of Science. She is a Kentucky  Colonel. She practiced in Versailles  Ky for 32 years and was an Assistant  Professor  at UK College  of  Dentistry  for 3 years.














Dr. Steven D. Litwin, DDS