Sandra L. Payne, DMD

Meet Dr. Payne

drpayneMy name is Dr. Sandra L. Payne and I would like to introduce to you our dental practice, River City Family Dentistry, located in the heart of St. Matthews at 4156 Westport Road.  My previous location was at 801 Barret Avenue with my Husband Dr. John P. Rakutt.

River City Family Dentistry offers quality dental care from age 6 months to adulthood. Our focus is prevention and treatment with a unique individual attention.

For those patients who have not yet met me, I was born and raised in the Louisville Area. I attended the University of Louisville, where I received an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene, Doctor of Dental Medicine and a certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. I have 37 years experience in dentistry, as an Oral Surgeon Assistant, Dental Hygienist and as a Family Dentist. I have worked in Public Health and have 18 years experience as a part time Faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Louisville School of Dentistry. I am a member of The American Dental Association, The Kentucky Dental Association, The Louisville Dental Society, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The Kentucky Pediatric Dental Society . I have been involved with the Louisville Dental Society on various committees over the past 27 years.

I enjoy family time with my husband, Dr. John Rakutt, our daughter, Lillie and our rescue dogs, Max and Winnie. We love the outdoors, water sports, snow skiing completing marathons and supporting The University of Louisville Cardinal Athletics.

Below you will have an opportunity to meet the staff of our practice. Our Front Office team member is Vickie Woolbright. Stephen Cox is our Hygienist, Lead Assistant is Michelle Charles, Payton Woolbridge assistant, Regan Clark is our assistant and soon to be dental student, and Ty is our ATA extern assistant. This group of individuals are committed to providing you compassionate care along side of me. I am truly grateful for their passion for the field of dentistry.