About Us:

As a respected provider of orthodontic care in South Central Kentucky with offices conveniently located in Bowling Green, Russellville, Glasgow and Franklin, we strive to provide you with the highest quality care in a friendly, comfortable environment and offer the latest in state-of-the-art technology; such as self-ligating brackets, digital imaging and charting, and innovative appliances.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Jay Lawless is an orthodontic specialist serving Bowling Green, Russellville, Glasgow and Franklin, Kentucky providing his patients with the most advanced and comprehensive care available.

Dr. Lawless received his Bachelors of Science degree with honors in Biology from the University of Kentucky in 1992, and graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1996. He completed his residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY, earning dual certificates, and went on to complete a Master’s of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Kentucky in 2000.

Dr. Lawless is the Past President of both the Pennyrile Dental Society of the Kentucky Dental Association and the Kentucky Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Lawless attends numerous continuing education courses every year and requires that his staff do the same in order to provide his patients with the most current, effective and efficient treatments that the orthodontic specialty offers. Dr. Lawless and his staff hold certifications from courses endorsed by the AAO and have certifications offered by the University of Kentucky.

In his spare time, Dr. Lawless enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Laura, and his three boys, Rob, Drew and Jack. He also coaches various Little League sports such as baseball, basketball and football for the city of Bowling Green and Warren County.

Meet Our Staff

Practice Manager

I was born and raised in Bowling Green, KY. I am a graduate of Greenwood High School and Western Kentucky University. I have been with Lawless Orthodontics for 10 years.
I started in the office as a treatment coordinator.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and running! I finished my first half marathon in 2014 and I am looking forward to running several in 2015!

Being proud of your smile can alter not only how you feel about yourself but how you present yourself. A straight healthy smile is as important as a strong healthy body!

Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Dayna Childress. I was raised in Roundhill, KY, which is not far away from Bowling Green. I have been here at Lawless Orthodontics for 8 years. I started out as a Clinical Assistant and now in the Treatment Coordinator position.

Outside of work, I love spending my time with family and friends! I am a huge animal lover, I love my German Shepherd "Jax" as if he were my child! I also love being active, traveling, and doing new things!

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. A simple smile can change someone's day around!

Clinical Assistant

Hello everyone,

My name is Kayla. I am originally from Cumming, Georgia. A city just north of Atlanta. I moved to Bowling Green in 2010 with my husband (Andrew) and our son (Carson). I have worked with Dr. Lawless since 2011 and would have to say this practice is like family! I truly enjoy what I do and its not often people can say that! A few things I enjoy doing on my down time are spending quality time with my family and doing outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and sports with my son. I love going to the beach and would live in the water if I could. We are adding a new addition to our family come April of 2015. Another little boy (Evan)! Thank goodness my little chihuahua is female because I am getting out numbered.

Scheduling Coordinator

Hello my name is April Martin. I have worked for Dr. Lawless for 6 years. I am married and we have one beautiful little girl and we are expecting our second child in March. My favorite thing about my job is getting to interact with the patient and parents. This job is most rewarding when I see the smiling faces after treatment!

Lab Coordinator

I have been with the LO team for five years now. I moved here from Alabama but grew up in a small town in Va called Martinsville. I live with my wife and two daughters which keeps me pretty busy when I am not at work. What little free time I have I enjoy working on computers, and playing disc golf.

Clinical Assistant

Hey, I'm Amy! I have been working at Lawless Orthodontics fort 4 years now. I have 2 BEAUTIFUL daughters who keep me very busy. My oldest daughter is 6 years old and my youngest is 2 years old. I love to be outdoors, swimming, walking, & exercising. I really enjoy my career in orthodontics. Its always changing and improving and keeping me on my toes.

Financial Coordinator

Hello! My name is Darla and I have worked at Lawless Orthodontics for 16 years. I have lived in Bowling Green all my life. I am married and have 3 amazing children and 1 grandchild. Working for Dr. Lawless is awesome. It is always a pleasure to meet new people and watch as they go through treatment to obtain the smile they have always wanted.

Clinical Assistant

Hey there, my name is Morgan I was born and raised in a small town, Lafayette TN. It's about an hour away from Bowling Green KY. I don't have any children but I have a dog (charlie) who is my precious baby. In my spare time, I love being outdoors, spending time with friends and family. I graduated Dental Staff School in Franklin, TN. August of 2013. I started working for Lawless Orthodontics in October of 2013. I absolutely love it. I enjoy working with patients and making them have a beautiful smile.

Clinical Coordinator

Hello...my name is Shauna Borowski and I have been employed with Lawless Orthodontics for 10 years. I absolutely love helping Dr. Lawless create beautiful smiles! I am from Bowling Green and have lived here my entire life. I have an amazing 12 year old daughter named Katelyn. I am truly blessed to have wonderful friends, co-workers, and family!

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