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Jeffrey D. Peter, DMD

Dentist in Independence, KY

Peter Family Dentistry

Dr. Peter of Peter Family Dentistry | Family & Pediatric Dentist in Independence, Kentucky

Dr. Peter has completed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Implant MaxiCourse - the longest running and most extensive/comprehensive dental implant training program. Dr. Peter has also dedicated himself to continuing his education and has been awarded Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry for his efforts. The last two years in a row he has also been named one of Northern Kentucky’s Top Dentists.

I grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended Highlands High School where I started on my path toward becoming a dentist.  My education continued at the University of Louisville where I attained a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, then continued at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for my dental degree.

During dental school, amidst all of the studying, exams, and more studying I was honored to be able to participate in numerous community service projects stretching from the dental school for Smile Kentucky, to Pikeville, KY all the way to Belize where we set up a dental clinic each year for a few days in the village of Red Bank.  I hope to be able to continue with these types of projects for years to come.

Upon graduating from dental school, I joined the US Army as a Dental Corps officer, and moved to Fort Drum, NY to support the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division.  It was the Army Dental Corps, with its focus on continuing education and evidence based dentistry that shaped the way I practice dentistry now-- with an emphasis on doing the best for my patients.  I have adopted my first commander's motto: "Do the right thing."

After fulfilling my active duty service obligation I returned home to Northern Kentucky and joined a practice in Newport, KY.  I am now pleased to have a permanent home for my dental practice in Independence, KY.


When I am not treating patients I enjoy spending time with my family, making wine and homebrewing, and reef keeping.

I am currently a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, and a  member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry,  American Dental AssociationKentucky Dental Association, and Northern Kentucky Dental Society.