Meet the Doctor & Staff

All professionals at Morton Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff.

Dr. Joseph E. Morton, DMD
Dentist

Dr. Joseph E. Morton is a native of Northern Ohio and graduated from Woodridge High School in Peninsula, OH.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Chemistry along with a minor in mathematics in 1979 from Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he was a James Graham Brown Scholar.  He was a member of Kentucky Wesleyan's Covenant Order of Oak and Ivy, one of the highest honors bestowed on students who exhibit spiritual leadership, intellectual ability, and strength in character.  He then received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Kentucky in 1983. Dr. Morton began his private practice in Henderson, Kentucky in 1983. He has an impeccable eye for aesthetics and is passionate about creating beautiful smiles.  Dr. Morton is currently affiliated with American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and Spear Study Club.

Dr. Morton has been married to his wife, Lynn, since July 1994 and they are the proud parents of four children; Drake, Dylan, Lilly, and Lucie. They make their home in Henderson and share it with their four-legged children Annie (a Golden Doodle) and Ricky (a Yorkie). He is a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.  When not at the office, he enjoys watching college football (especially The Ohio State Buckeyes) and spending time with family.

 


Lynn Morton
Office Coordinator

Lynn has been with Morton Family Dentistry since 1995.  She is a native of Union County Kentucky.  She graduated from Union County High School.  Lynn attended Henderson Community College and University of Southern Indiana.  Lynn states what she loves most about her job is building and establishing relationships with all our patients.

Lynn has been married to Dr. Morton since 1994 and they have four children: Drake, Dylan, Lilly, and Lucie.  She is a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.  Lynn has been an advocate for individuals with special needs and Autism.  She has a deep passion for the special population to be included and accepted.  When not at the office, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family, reading, decorating, and exercising.

 


Kaila Thorpe
Dental Hygienist

Kaila has been with Morton Family Dentistry since 2021.  Kaila is from Madisonville, Kentucky and went to Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky for her associates in dental hygiene.  Kaila is now furthering her education by attending Western Kentucky University online classes in pursuit of her bachelors of dental hygiene.  Kaila is elated to be a part of such a comprehensive dental family.

Kaila currently lives with her husband and their two Great Pyrenees dogs.  When not at work, Kaila enjoys traveling, going to the lake, and gardening vegetables.


Hannah Griffin

Dental Hygienist

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Jaci Simmons
Business Administrator

Jaci rejoined with Morton Family Dentistry in December 2020. She is from Union County and an alumni of Murray State University. Jaci graduated the Veterinary Technology program from MSU in 2014, and shortly after discovered her love for dentistry; which brought us to Jaci the first time around in 2015. She states what she loves most about working at Morton Family Dentistry is the quality of care she knows the patients are receiving.

Jaci married her high school sweetheart, Damien; in the fall of 2014. Together they have two wonderful boys, Merrick, and Morgan. Jaci is a member of the St. Agnes Catholic church in Uniontown. When Jaci is not at work she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and in-laws, and watching The Bachelor with her girlfriends.

 


Katy Moss
Dental Assistant

Katy joined the Morton Family Dentistry team in July 2020. She is a native of Pennsylvania and graduated from Henderson County High School. Katy has her Associates of Science and is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Radiology at Henderson Community College. Her interest in the dental field began while she was a patient at our office. Katy states what she loves most about her job is assisting with root canals.

Katy and her husband Brandon have 4 children, Braxton, Maximus, Maddox and Casey. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, sipping drinks from Starbucks, shooting guns, and visiting her PA family when she can

 


Caitlin Stinnett

Dental Assistant

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