Dr. Wesley B. Coffman, DMD
D.M.D. for 32 years in solo and group dental practices with focus on health-centered dentistry
Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam and Bronze star recipient
Mayfair Manor dentist since 1997
Volunteered expertise with the "Give Back a Smile" Initiative
Dr. Wes Coffman earned his DMD in 1978 from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he is now an Assistant Professor, directing the Practice Management course for fourth-year dental students.
Before his retirement from private practice in 2010, he practiced in both solo and group dental practices for 32 years. His focus was on Health-Centered Dentistry. An accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he participated in the “Give Back A Smile” initiative, volunteering his time and experience to restore the smiles of abused and battered women.
He has also served as the dentist for Mayfair Manor since 1997. Before attending dental school, Dr. Coffman was honorably discharged after four years of service in the U.S. Army, where he served a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and earned the Bronze Star.
He attained his B.S. in Business from the University of Tennessee, where he was a scholarship basketball player. His basketball passion was inspired early and naturally: his mother was an all-state player and his father was a coach.
His only sibling, his brother Gregg, was both his high-school teammate and his college team manager. A native of Earlington, Kentucky, Dr. Coffman is remembered for dribbling a basketball all over town, playing on the courts from dawn to dusk, and being a star for the Earlington High School Yellow Jackets for five years.
Born on February 15, 1945, he is a 1963 EHS graduate. Both he and his mother are in the Hopkins County Sports Hall of Fame. Even after his basketball career ended, Dr. Coffman continued to excel in sports and has maintained a high level of fitness, through running, golf, skiing, and tennis.
As a spectator, he now supports the University of Kentucky football team, but he most treasures the many hours he spent watching his son’s baseball games and his daughter’s soccer games. Dr. Coffman loves his family.
He has been married for 45 years to his wife, Jennifer, a retired federal district judge. Their son, Will, lives and works in Washington, D.C., and their daughter, Blair, lives in San Francisco and works in the Bay Area.Back to the list of inductees