Triple Crown Dentistry was founded by Dr. Shields in 2012 with one mission, to build the best dental practice in the city of Louisville. It was decided from the beginning that our office would provide our patients with a dental experience that is pleasant and comfortable and that we would provide highly skilled compassionate dental care. We designed the office to have a warm elegant atmosphere with a feeling more like a home than a clinic. We invested in the best of modern dental technologies including: a paperless charting system, digital X-rays including 3D cone beam radiography, laser services, same day crowns/bridges (CEREC), and other state of the art equipment.

Our practice was built from the ground up, so we have a deep appreciation for every patient that we have and we treat them like family. Our care for our patients drives us to perform the best dental work possible and to continue to do anything we can to make the experience better. Dr. Eric Nunnally joined the practice in 2014 as the practice grew. With the addition of Dr. Eric and his training in dental implant surgeries and prosthetics, we were able to provide our patients with a full array of services in house without the need to send them elsewhere.  

At Triple Crown Dentistry, we continue to stay on top of the changing world of dentistry and regularly bring in new technologies that raise the level of care as they develop and become available. We are a highly skilled and sophisticated dental practice and plan to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry to always be what we first set out to be, the best dental practice in the city of Louisville.

Your Best Smile

At Triple Crown Dentistry, we will make sure that you have the chance to show off your best smile. Our friendly dental staff will do everything that they can in order to make sure that you are happy with your experience and your smile.

You’ll Love It

Whether its a routine checkup or a more complicated procedure, our patients love our high quality service and excellent staff. We pride ourselves on delivering only the best dentistry techniques available. You’ll actually look forward to your next visit.

Affordable and Efficient

Not everyone has the time for a lengthy trip to the dentist. That is why we try to make sure that your visit is both enjoyable and efficient. Our staff knows that your time and money are important, and we won’t waste either one.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Mary Shields

DMD, MPH

Dr. Shields is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida, known best for NASCAR, spring break and bike week. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stetson University. Her studies focused on biology, Spanish and art and she was a scholarship athlete (cheerleading). As an only child, it was difficult for her to leave home after college, but she felt like she needed to follow her passion and attend one of the best dental schools in the country. Louisville has been a great place to call “home” since 2004. She has wanted to be a dentist her entire life and fulfilled that dream by graduating from the University of Louisville. Her career goal became a reality when she opened the doors of Triple Crown Dentistry in May of 2012. She is most passionate about patient care and the trust she has earned with her patient family. Clinically, she focuses on cosmetic and family dentistry. Her strengths include working with children and those patients that lack confidence in the appearance of their smile. In addition to her traditional training in dentistry, Dr. Shields is pursuing a board certification in forensic dentistry, which allows her to help reunite loved ones that have passed away and are not identifiable by traditional means. Feel free to ask her more about this aspect of dentistry. She expects to become board-certified in February 2018, becoming one of less than 100 board-certified forensic odontologists in the world.

Dr. Shields loves the opportunity to work alongside her husband, Dr. Eric Nunnally, on a daily basis. She admires and respects his areas of expertise including dental surgery, placement of implants, advanced bone grafting techniques, and full mouth reconstruction. Patients find that having both dentists at the practice lend itself to a comfort to patients knowing that most procedures can be handled at Triple Crown Dentistry, rather than having to be referred out to another office.

Dr. Eric Nunnally

DMD, CDT

Dr. Eric Nunnally is a Louisville native. In 1999, he received his degree in Dental Laboratory Technology from BCTC, and then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Eric Nunnally worked in the dental lab field for years and received his CDT (certification in dental technology) and TE (international technologist certification). After 15 years of working in the laboratory field, he decided to return to school to pursue his love of patient care. He graduated with his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Louisville.

Dr. Eric Nunnally has a unique skillset, having worked for many years in the laboratory field, before becoming a dentist. He is dedicated to serving his patients with a high level of knowledge about dental prosthetics. He has been published in dental publications dozens of times and serves as a liaison between the dental and dental laboratory industries.

Dr. Eric has a true passion for dental implants, and has received extensive training in the placement and restoring of dental implants. He dedicates himself to providing the top level of implant services from diagnostics to surgery and final prosthetics. He is a fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute and has been invited to train dentists in dental implants internationally. He dedicates a large amount of time every year to education and training to ensure he continues to perform dental implant work at the highest level and uses the absolute best of techniques and equipment.

In his spare time Dr. Eric loves to play golf, cycle, and is a huge fan of UofL sports. Dr. Mary Kathryn and Dr. Eric have been married since 2009 and have two beautiful children, Stone and Scarlett. They are a very active family and love to go on trail walks, traveling, and going to the movies with the kids.

Love these dentists! Super professional, excellent at what they do, and very friendly. The entire office is wonderful.

I highly recommend Triple Crown Dentistry. Their patient staff members worked with my schedule, explained all procedures and costs to me in full detail, helped me utilize my dental insurance correctly and completely restored my faith in my smile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

It was my first time visiting this facility. The staff was very welcoming!! Excellent with kids, very informative and took the time to address any questions we had. The office was very clean and provided great information on preventive care. We will definitely be back!

You did a GREAT job! Your office is so pleasant to visit and everyone makes the patient feel welcome. Cannot say enough about you and your staff!! Don't EVER change!! So glad you moved to the neighborhood. Being fairly new to this section of town I had been trying to figure out which dentist I would go to that was close by! Glad I waited until the building was completed and your name went up!! PERFECT!

Thank you is just not enough for all the work you performed on my teeth! Due to your gentle touch and careful work my mouth is pain free! You are such a blessing to me and my family!

Meet Our Staff

Christelle

Practice Manager

Christelle was born and raised in south Texas. After graduating from Centre College, she moved to Louisville and began teaching at a local Catholic school. She has been in dentistry now since 2010 and began working at Triple Crown Dentistry in the summer of 2015. Even though Christelle’s entire family lives in Texas, she does have a Kentucky family that she loves and adores. Christelle and Joel were married in Jamaica on New Year’s Eve in 2018 and now has 3 amazing stepdaughters. Christelle played volleyball at Centre College and now coaches at MAVA. She has been a contestant on Wheel of Fortune and made it through the first 2 rounds of MasterChef tryouts.

Jessica

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Jessica was born and raised in Louisville. She graduated from Assumption and then dental assisting school. She has been in dentistry since 2009 and with Triple Crown Dentistry since 2013. Jessica is happily married to her husband, Chase, and has 2 beautiful sons: Jackson and Sawyer. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She is a member at scension and loves going to UofL sports games. “I love my job. I get to come in and see great patients every day. I love working in such a relaxed office with the best doctors and staff in town!”

Alma

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Alma’s parents are from Bosnia, but she was born and raised in Louisville. She graduated from ATA College in 2015 and has been working at Triple Crown Dentistry since early 2016. Alma lives with her boyfriend and 2 dogs. When she isn’t at work, she loves to spend time with her family, especially at their big family cookouts. Alma is bilingual (Bosnian) and travels out of the country every year. Her favorite part of her job is assisting Dr. Eric with his implant patients. “Since I was 7 years old, I knew I wanted to be in the dental field. I love my job and everyone at Triple Crown Dentistry!”

Amanda

Surgical Assistant

Amanda and her four brothers are all born and raised in Louisville. After graduating from Eastern High School, she attended Dental Assisting school and earned her Expanded Duties
Dental Assistant degree. Amanda began her dental career on the laboratory side, working at
Derby Dental as a dental technician. She began working at Triple Crown in the fall of 2018 as
Dr. Eric’s surgical assistant. She has a beautiful son, Reece, born in August 2018 and is getting married to her fiancé, Alex, in May of 2019. Amanda enjoys shopping, going to UofL football games and staying at home with Alex and Reece.

Joelle

Hygienist

Joelle is from Louisville and has lived here her entire life, graduating from the hygiene program at UofL in 2003. She and her husband, David, have 3 wonderful sons: Jacob, Ethan and Austin. Between work and 3 very active boys, she is a busy mom but enjoys watching them play in their basketball, football and soccer games. Joelle loves going to UofL sporting events, traveling to new places, hanging out with her family and dogs, and making new memories. She started working at Triple Crown Dentistry in January 2017 and says, “I love being part of such a fantastic team, keeping smiles beautiful and making patients feel like they are in our Triple Crown family!”

Kristina

Hygienist

Kristina was born and raised in Glasgow, Kentucky. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She moved to Louisville and started at TCD in the summer of 2018. Kristina enjoys spending time with her friends, exploring all that Louisville has to offer, and watching Netflix with her dog, Nano. She loves to visit her brother in Nashville and going back home to see her parents. ``I love that Louisville gives the feel of a big city but also a small-town community. I have met so many amazing patients at Triple Crown and look forward to meeting many more!``

Abbey

Hygienist

Abbey was born and raised in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. At the age of fifteen, Abbey started working at a dental office in her small town. As soon as she graduated high school, she knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist. Abbey moved to Louisville to attend UofL to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and a minor in psychology. It was there she met her fiancé, Eric, and they are tying the knot in June 2019. Abbey joined the Triple Crown family in the fall of 2018. She enjoys playing cards with Eric (particularly Gin and Rummy), watching Netflix, cooking and being around family and friends.

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