Meet Your Orthodontist

Dr. Jay Lawless

Dr. Lawless grew up in Bowling Green. One of his favorite memories as a child is fishing at Barren River Lake with his dad and his two brothers, while his mom made picnic lunches. He played football, basketball, and baseball as well as served as Class President at Bowling Green High School. With help from mom, dad, and many others, he was awarded an academic scholarship to the UK.

After graduating from the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he attended dental school in Lexington. This was the perfect place for Dr. Lawless, who loves Kentucky basketball even more than he loves playing sports.

Following his general dental education, he attended an Advanced Residency Program in Dentistry at the University of Kentucky and Veteran Administration Hospitals. There, he treated complex cases in a team environment that included Oral Surgery, Periodontics, and Orthodontics. Dr. Lawless then went on to complete his Orthodontic Specialty Training at the Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Outside the Office

When Dr. Lawless isn’t in the office playing with Rocky and Bo, our favorite four-legged team members, or perfecting someone’s smile, you can find him outside running at Kereiakes Park or any neighborhood in the community. He also enjoys playing or coaching sports with his sons – Rob, Drew, and Jack, and cooking with his wife and best friend – Laura Nell Lawless.

Dr. Lawless is dedicated to providing the best experience for each patient, not just perfecting your smile! He loves the satisfaction of helping patients achieve their dream smiles and wowing them from start to finish.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, with distinction
University of Kentucky

Doctor of Dental Medicine, with distinction
University of Kentucky

General Practice Residency,
University of Kentucky and VA Hospitals

Certificate – Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics,
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

The Lawless Experience

Lawless Orthodontics

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Bowling Green

895 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY 42103

(270) 781-1025 Get Directions


300 Professional Park Drive

Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 659-9500 Get Directions


135 Commerce Drive

Russellville, KY 42278

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