At Derby City Pediatric Dentistry, we cultivate lifelong relationships with Louisville children and their families. Pediatric dentistry is important because it goes far beyond diagnosing a dental problem or treating a tooth. A child’s first dentist can actually help shape their attitude toward taking care of their teeth and making dental health a priority for the rest of their life.

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry, having completed two years of specialty training following dental school. At Derby City, we only treat children and young adults - and we treat them like our own. Here you’ll find a specialized environment that includes parent participation, fun in the waiting area, in-ceiling TVs for their entertainment while in the dental chair, and a sensory-friendly atmosphere for children with special needs.

Click on each image below to learn more about our dedicated DCPD team!

Meet Dr. Korie Acord, DMD

Korie Dunhoft Acord, DMD

Korie Dunhoft Acord, DMD

Clinical Assistant

Meet the Derby City Pediatric Dentistry Team

Kasie Enix, EDDA

Kasie Enix, EDDA

Clinical Team Leader

Meredith Weber, EDDA

Meredith Weber, EDDA

Clinical Assistant

Alexis Laird, EDDA

Alexis Laird, EDDA

Clinical Assistant

Amy Vicich, RDH

Amy Vicich, RDH

Administrative Team Leader

Ashley Mustage, EDDA

Ashley Mustage, EDDA

Administrative Assistant

Mariyah Yates, EDDA

Mariyah Yates, EDDA

Clinical Assistant

Dear Derby City Pediatric Dentistry Families,
By now you are all aware of the measures being taken statewide to slow the spread of COVID-19. I’m writing to update you with the practice protocols Derby City Pediatric Dentistry will follow in the coming weeks or longer. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we determine the best way to keep our families, our team, and the greater population safe.

For now, Derby City Pediatric Dentistry will be closed from March 17, 2020, until further notice, in an effort to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of this virus. If your child has a scheduled appointment during this time, we will be in touch to get your child rescheduled once we have a better idea of when it’s safe to resume normal operations. We are developing strategies to accommodate future additional needs.

This decision was not made lightly, but necessary in order to protect our patients, our team and our doctors after reading updated recommendations by the CDC and OSHA. Dental procedures generate a large number of droplets and aerosols. The latest advice is that our standard personal protective equipment is not effective enough to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, especially when patients are in the incubation period and are unaware they are infected. This is especially unique to our profession as children are being found to be asymptomatic carriers. This means that screening is no longer considered effective in capturing all who may be infected with the virus. Continuing to provide dental treatment and cleanings at this time is just not appropriate when trying to limit this virus.

OSHA has placed dental professionals in the “very high exposure risk” category regarding COVID-19. Current recommendations are that dentists and team members wear N95 masks for dental treatment during this pandemic. However, not only are these masks extremely difficult to obtain at this time but most importantly, they need to be conserved for other professions that are at the forefront of fighting this virus.

If your child has a true dental emergency, there will be a doctor to assist you. Please do NOT go to any Emergency Rooms and call our office first at 502-254-6097.


Rest assured that we are reading scientific and government recommendations, talking with local colleagues, and taking direction from our national organizations. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but it is imperative that as a community, we slow the spread of this virus, and that requires extreme measures. We are aiming to help flatten the curve by implementing this policy. We remain committed to the safety of you and your family! Please call us if you have any questions.

We appreciate your understanding as we all try to navigate through this situation.
Stay Home and Stay Healthy!

Sincerely,
Dr. Korie Acord and the Derby Pediatric Dentistry Team