The DCOF Team

It is our practice’s goal to offer you excellent dental care in a warm, friendly atmosphere.  Our team is committed to making our patients feel welcome, comfortable, and strives to help you achieve the healthy smile you desire. 

During your visit, you will meet our friendly front desk team, our gentle and thorough hygienists, caring dental assistants, and our excellent dentists. DCOF also has hard-working people behind the scenes like our experienced lab personnel and insurance billing professionals. We are proud of our team and know they work diligently to provide the care you deserve.


Dr. Keith Laws

Dr. Keith Laws

Dentist

Dr. Laws has practiced at the Dental Center of Florence for 18 years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1996 with his partner, Dr. Herfel.  He is an active father of three children and enjoys golf, soccer, Crossfit, and hiking.

Dr. Laura Herfel

Dr. Laura Herfel

Dentist

Dr. Herfel graduated from UK College of Dentistry in 1997.   She is married and has three crazy teenagers. She enjoys boating and skiing.   Dr. Laura is devoted to educating the DCOF team and patients. She understands and listens to needs, concerns, and fears.  She is rewarded when a patient smiles!

Dr. Niesje Hunter

Dr. Niesje Hunter

Dentist

Dr. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She has been with DCOF for 7 years, and our patients love her!  In her free time, she enjoys working out and helping her husband with their two boys’ active lives.

Dr. Van Zant

Dr. Van Zant

Dentist

Dr. Van Zant is is a 1999 UK dental school graduate.

Dr. Van Zant is like a walking encyclopedia. He is witty, funny, and our patients enjoy his enthusiasm for dentistry. Dr. Van Zant enjoys learning about everything and spending time with his beautiful wife and four young children. He loves to travel and has visited well over 20 foreign countries and every state in the contiguous USA.

Dr. Faith Brasher

Dr. Faith Brasher

Dentist

Dr. Brasher joined DCOF shortly after graduating UK College of Dentistry. She loves getting to know her patients and working with them to achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.  Before she was a dentist, Dr. Brasher grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho. She has made Lexington her home for the past four years where she lives with her husband and two dogs. 

Dr. Michael Rolf

Dr. Michael Rolf

Dentist

Dr. Michael Rolf graduated from the University of Louisville. Dr. Rolf is passionate about helping DCOF patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. He is always telling jokes just to see his patients and the team smile. In his spare time, he researches advanced implant technology, sews bow ties to raise awareness for Epilepsy and Muscular Dystrophy, and DJ’s as DJ Nitro.
Tami Barger

Tami Barger

Office Manager

Tami has been with DCOF for approximately 6 years. She began as our Insurance Coordinator and uses her many professional skills as our current Office Manager. She is an incredibly hard working team member and also loves to race cars with her husband during her (very little) free time.

Chelsea Strouse

Chelsea Strouse

Hygienist

DCOF is very excited about the recent addition of Chelsea to our hygiene team. She is a graduate of U.C. and has been in the field of dentistry for 5 years. As a young girl, she always loved going to the dentist and wants to help develop that same comfort level with her current patients. She strives to educate her patients and to insure the most relaxing appointment possible. In her spare time, she likes to relax with her family, go boating, and love on her little niece.

Ashley ``Smiley`` McIntosh

Ashley ``Smiley`` McIntosh

Hygienist

Ashley earned her nickname “Smiley” because she always has a beautiful smile on her face and patients love her. She has been with DCOF for six years and is our Lead hygienist and also worked for two years as a dental assistant. Smiley attended the University of Cincinnati and received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She stays very busy with her energetic twin boys.

Wendy Arellano

Wendy Arellano

Hygienist

Wendy joined DCOF two years ago. She has been a hygienist for over 17 years. She is enthusiastic, bubbly, and excited about dentistry and your oral health. She enjoys spending time with her two outgoing boys and her husband.

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