About Your Dentist

Mark Hammond, DMD

Dr. Hammond is a perfectionist, he notices even the most minute details that make the difference between a nice smile and a great one.

He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry as Vice President of Class.  He has over 30 years of dental experience, IV conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

Dr. Hammond has post graduate training in anesthesia, pain control, and implantology.  He is also a fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.

Emily Caruso Gantner, DMD

“Effort is like toothpaste, you can always squeeze out just a little bit more.”

My Mission

"Your smile is one of the first things people see when they look at you. I want everyone that walks through our doors to leave more content than when they came in. I strive to make sure that everyone, no matter their background, feels like they are welcome and respected in our office.

My greatest hope is that everyone who previously had not felt comfortable with their smile, or going to a dental office, leaves feeling like they have found a home with us."

Education and Professional Memberships

Doctor of Dental Medicine University of Louisville - Louisville, Kentucky

Undergraduate Degree Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida

Outside of her collegiate studies, Dr. Caruso is certified in Minimal Oral Sedation, Botulinum Toxin & Dermal Fillers, and Direct Composite Resin Esthetics.

Dr. Gantner is an active member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics & Academy of General Dentistry.

Life and Hobbies

Dr. Gantner followed in her mother’s footsteps by attending Florida State University. She is a die-hard Seminoles fan, naming one of her dogs after the legendary football coach. She has two dogs named Bowden and Blue. Dr. Caruso enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling, Crossfit, and spending time with friends and family. She moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the University of Louisville Dental School and has lived here ever since.