Dr. Gina Johnson-Higgins


Dr. Gina Johnson-Higgins is a general dentist who thinks her patients deserve the finest care and compassion in a modern and comfortable setting.

She graduated from Morehead State University with Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry.  Dr. Higgins then attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she graduated "Top Ten" while starting her family.

She is committed to bringing every one of her patients to total health through outstanding oral care.  Dr. Higgins' strives to educate every patient with the knowledge that their oral health directly impacts their overall health. 

To achieve the highest level of comfort for her anxious patients, Dr. Higgins obtained credentialing with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).  She felt compelled to further her education on sedation and attended a post-doctural "mini-residency" at the University of Kentucky to obtain her license to provide IV sedation for her patients.

She is also a founding member of Lexington's premier dental study group through the acclaimed Spear Institute.  Along with her team, she spends many hours each year attending continuing education to provide the most up to date care.

Dr. Higgins has been in private practice here in Lexington since 1999.  She is a member and officer in the Bluegrass Dental Society, the Kentucky Dental Association and the American Dental Association. 

In her spare time Dr. Higgins enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg Higgins, owner of the renowned Magee's Bakery and with her daughter, Shelby.


Clinical Team

Dental Assistants

Morgan, Megan, Melani and Amber will be assisting Dr. Higgins in any treatment you may need.  All have had extensive training in different aspects of dental assisting.  They have each completed the requirements to be certified by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry as Expanded Duties Dental Assistants, which means they are able to assist Dr. Higgins on a much higher level.

Dental Hygienists

Brenda Sara

Lory (pictured left), Sarabeth (center), and Jennifer (right) will be cleaning and caring for your teeth at your 6 month oral health visits. They will take any xrays that you are routinely due for, or to isolate a problem that you may be experiencing. They will give you an in-depth explanation about how your mouth is affecting your entire body.  You will find that they are very patient conscious and have your comfort and concerns in mind at all times. They provide gentle, yet thorough cleanings while being attentive to any areas or your mouth that may be sensitive. They have  received their degrees in Dental Hygiene from Lexington Community College and are also certified by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to perform local anesthesia. They also have a special certification that allows them to treat patients if Dr. Higgins is not available to be in the office.

Support Team

Office Manager

Katrina is our Office Manager.  She
oversees the daily operations of the
office so that every part of your
dental experience exceeds your
expectations.  She is always prepared
to answer any questions or assist
patients in any way possible.


Patient Coordinator

Tish is our Patient Coordinator.
She is most likely the first person
you will speak with on the phone
Tish is very friendly and always
eager to meet your needs. 
She does an excellent job
managing our schedule and
will find an appointment
time that suits your busy life.

Treatment Coordinator

Laurie is our Treatment Coordinator.
Her focus is helping patients
understand their necessary
treatment. She also assists patients
with insurance questions and
estimates. Laurie is always willing
to go "above and beyond" what it
takes to ensure our patients receive
the very best treatment in and out
of the dental chair.






Contact Us

Perimeter Dr Lexington, KY

(859) 269-2667
698 Perimeter Dr Lexington, KY 40517-4120