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. 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.
As an invested member of the field of dentistry, Dr. Prather has participated in memberships in numerous professional organizations that assist her in staying at the forefront of the dental field including:
When she’s not hard at work improving patients’ smiles, Dr. Prather is happily married to Matthew Tanksley, a local personal trainer, owner of Iron Horde Apparel and fitness competitor. The couple is the proud parents of two sons Jaxson and Samson and a dog named Lexi. In her limited free time, Dr. Prather enjoys running, rollerblading, American sports cars, riding Harleys, and trying out new wines.
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If you don’t have a traditional dental benefit plan, we invite you to sign up for one of our three Wellness Plans. We have membership plans for adults, children, and those who suffer from periodontal disease. Each plan offers patients the opportunity to receive all their preventive care as well as discounts on other dental services for one low price annually. Unlike traditional dental insurance, there are never any maximums or deductibles, and you always know what’s covered.
Dental emergencies can include facial trauma that damages the structure of the teeth or jaw, loss of a permanent tooth, severe tooth pain, or signs of infection. In most cases, Dr. Paige Prather and her team are able to see patients on the same day they contact us.
Dr. Paige Prather strongly encourages patients to visit us for these regular dental checkups, so we can work together to prevent most major oral health issues and diagnose others in their early stages.
Absolutely. Not only does Dr. Prather go above and beyond to ensure your comfort by offering gentle, attentive care, but we also offer sedation dental services to ensure even the most anxious patients are completely comfortable.
We offer two cosmetic orthodontic solutions at Paige Prather Smiles: Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®. Invisalign® use clear plastic alignment trays to shift teeth and Six Month Smiles® uses clear and tooth colored brackets and wires to shift the front facing teeth into place. Schedule an orthodontic consultation to find out more today.
Dr. Prather utilizes the state-of-the-art computer-assisted design and manufacture system, CEREC. This allows us to offer high quality, all-ceramic restoration in just one visit. The same level of precision, durability, and beautiful results without scheduling multiple appointments.