Meet Dr. Colgan

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Welcome. My name is Dr. John Colgan. Everyone who comes here calls me “Dr. John.” I was born and grew up in Paducah and feel very fortunate I was able to practice orthodontics and raise my family here.

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 DMD (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 came back to Paducah and practiced with Dr. Bill Parker who had practiced orthodontics in Paducah since 1970. I have practiced solo since his retirement in 1993. 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, in the fall of 2000, we finished construction of our current location. To better serve our patients we also have two beautiful satellite office located in Murray and Draffenville.

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 and support the United Way.

On a personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart, Janet, and we have four grown children: John Jr., Jennifer, Justin and Julia. We like to spend time at the lake water skiing, tubing and boating. I am also a sports enthusiast and enjoy numerous sporting activities, especially golf, tennis and basketball.