Meet Dr. Colgan

Dr. John
Dr. John

Welcome! My Name Is Dr. John Colgan. Everyone who comes here calls me "Dr. John." I was born and raised in Paducah and feel very fortunate I am able to practice orthodontics here, alongside my partner and son-in-law, Dr. Drew Tritle. I am proud to be part of a generational dental family; my father was a dentist and my mother was a dental hygienist. My two sons, also practice Pediatric Dentistry here in Paducah.

After graduating from Saint Mary High School, I attended Murray State University and majored in Biology and Chemistry. I was granted early admission to the University of Louisville-School of Dentistry, where I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1990. I was then accepted into the University of Louisville Orthodontic Residency Program, where I received my Master's Degree in Oral Biology and my Orthodontic Degree in 1992.

I consider myself very lucky to be part of such a highly qualified and caring orthodontic team that has the patients' best interest at heart. It is our goal to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a caring, friendly, and fun atmosphere. To that extent, we are blessed to practice in a beautiful, state of the art facility, equipped with the latest orthodontic technology. To better serve our patients, we also have a beautiful satellite office located in Murray.

Since moving back in 1993, I strive to stay on the cutting-edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics by keeping memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Kentucky Association of Orthodontists (President 2004-2005), Kentucky Dental Association, and the Purchase Dental Society (President 1998). I am also active in our community, am a member of the Knights of Columbus, and I support the United Way and Hope Unlimited.

On a personal note, I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Janet, and are blessed all four of our grown children live here in Paducah, where we can spend time with them and spoil our eight grandchildren. We like to spend time at the lake boating, tubing, fishing, and kayaking. I am also a sports enthusiast and enjoy numerous sporting activities, especially golf, tennis, and basketball.