A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Paige Prather grew up as the oldest child with five younger siblings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Prather went on to earn her doctor of dental surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Prather loves working one on one with patients to achieve their healthiest smiles, and she especially enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their dental phobias and learn to love visiting the dentist.
Following her doctoral study, Dr. Prather completed a one-year dental residency at the Dayton Veterans Hospital. She then started her successful career as a general dentist, but she spends countless hours each year tackling advanced educational courses that allow her to offer a wide array of treatments all in one location. Some of the continuing education courses she’s proud of include:
Dr. Prather has trained with Dr. Ghaheri, Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Kotlow and the late Dr. Fred Margolis on oral ties. She has extensive training in functional appliances and airway health and has learned from Dr. Derrick Nordstom, Lluba Lemke and many others. She gets her passion for dentistry from her father, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon still practicing in Ohio. She began working for her father in the office at the age of 17 and still enjoys learning from him when she is able to make the trip for a visit.
When she’s not hard at work improving patients’ oral health, Dr. Prather is happily married to Matthew Tanksley, a local personal trainer and fitness competitor. She has two sons Jaxson and Samson and a dog named Lexi. In her limited free time, Dr. Prather enjoys running, rollerblading, attending car shows, and trying out new restaurants and wines.