About Your Dentist

Joshua Heck, DMD

My Mission

It is my goal to share my knowledge and skills with my patients in order to help them take control of their oral health and improve their total health.


  • Ashland Paul Blazer High School
  • University of Kentucky BS, double degree in Biology and Chemistry
  • University of Kentucky College of Dentistry DMD

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Heck is Invisalign certified and completed advanced training in interceptive orthodontics. He is also a memer of the ADA, KDA and BGDA.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Heck has been married for six years to his lovely wife, Sarah. They have one daughter, Jane, who is almost three years old. He enjoys playing golf, fly fishing in his kayak, and, most recently, he is trying his hand at woodworking.

Billy Forbess, DMD

My Mission

Dr. Forbess is a leader in the area of dental technologies. He is actively involved in all phases of dentistry including cosmetics, orthodontics, general dentistry, dental implants, wisdom tooth removal and surgery. This means that instead of paying the higher fees that many specialists charge, Dr. Forbess can often take care of your dental work at a more affordable price.

Dr. Forbess' number one priority is making sure his patients receive the best dental care possible. He takes the time to answer his patient's questions, explain treatment options, and address their concerns. He is often referred to as Dr. Billy by patients and friends due to his warm, friendly, and caring manner.

Dr. Forbess is aware of patients' dislike at being referred all over town for different procedures. Therefore, he makes every effort to avoid such inconveniences by being trained and experienced in all phases of dentistry. His broad knowledge of dentistry helps simplify dental treatment and improve the results by his being able to control all the various segments of the treatment.

He spends many hours each year in class so as to always be on the leading edge of the newest developments in dental technology and procedures. This focus on continuing education has allowed Dr. Billy to be one of the few general dentists in Kentucky trained and licensed to perform intravenous sedation to help the nervous patient to relax and be able to receive good dental care, whether it is a surgical procedure or a simple cosmetic procedure. He is also trained in oral (tablet) sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. Anxiety about dental work can truly be a thing of the past.

Dr. Forbess - Professional Memberships and Accreditations:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Orthodontic Society
  • Bluegrass Dental Study Club, Past President
  • Bluegrass Dental Society, former Vice-President
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Voted Lexington Herald-Leader Readers' Choice favorite dentist 6 years in a row!
  • Graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Former Fayette County science teacher