About Our Doctors

Hayden R. Phillips, DMD

phillips.jpgDr. Phillips grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky, he was accepted into the College of Dentistry. Here he completed both his dental degree and two-year residency, awarding him a certificate in pediatric dentistry. Working with children has been an important part of Dr. Phillips' life since young adulthood, from baby-sitting neighborhood kids to counseling summer camps and volunteering for the Special Olympics. Choosing a career in pediatric dentistry was a natural course and Dr. Phillips feels embracing the rewards and challenges it offers is the most fulfilling career imaginable. Dr. Phillips is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Catherine D. Robinette, DMD

catherine.jpgDr. Robinette was born and raised in Bristol, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Duke University and her dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She met her husband, Dr. Phillips, in dental school and they were married in 2004. Since the first day of dental school, she knew she wanted to treat children and continued at UK with a pediatric residency program. Drs. Phillips and Robinette live in Lexington with their family. Dr. Robinette is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Emilee Y. Sexton, DMD

Dr. Emilee Sexton was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Emilee continued at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry for her dental education. She completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, ADA, and the Bluegrass Dental Society. Dr. Emilee lives in Lexington with her husband and daughter. Dr. Emilee wants to create a positive, educational and fun experience for you and your child.

Linsey Cornelius, DMD

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Kelsey Duff, DMD

Dr-DuffDr. Kelsey Duff grew up in Danville, Kentucky. She graduated from the Georgetown College with a Bachelor in Science in Biology. After completing her undergraduate studies she earned her D.M.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She continued her training at the University of Kentucky where she completed a two-year residency program and earned a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Duff has successfully completed Basic Life Support (BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. Additionally, she is Board Certified; she is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Kentucky Dental Association. Dr. Duff enjoys traveling and volunteering, loves Disney world, and really enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, dog and family! Dr. Duff is also a CATS fan and loves football and basketball season! She can't wait to meet your family and is VERY excited to be DFC’s newest associate Pediatric Dentist!