About Us


Dr. Bolin and Dr. Pelais built Commonwealth Dentistry together based on shared visions of patient care - simply treating people how you want to be treated and taking the time to form long lasting relationships with their patients.  It is through this underlying foundation that Drs. Bolin and Pelais are able to deliver treatment based on each patient's individual and unique needs.  They pride themselves on this value and are eager to welcome you and your family to your new dental home at Commonwealth Dentistry.  


Drs. Bolin and Pelais met and practiced together at the University of Virginia Health System. This was a two year advanced training program in general dentistry where they treated patients of various backgrounds and medical histories. Drs. Bolin and Pelais both served as Chief Residents where they were responsible for coordinating the care and treatment of patients in the hospital with medical complexities including head and neck cancer, organ failure, and bleeding disorders. Additionally, they received extensive training in general dentistry which included dental implants, sedation, wisdom tooth extractions, and cosmetic procedures. Having worked closely together, they discovered their shared values of patient care and passion for providing advanced dental care for their patients. They used these values and skills to build Commonwealth Dentistry to provide the most comfortable experience for you.


Currently, both Dr. Pelais and Dr. Bolin serve as assistant professors at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where they are directly involved with the fourth-year dental students as they learn to treat patients. Supervising the dental students allows them to teach the future dentists of Kentucky as well as stay up to date with current dental philosophies and teachings.


Dr. Matt Pelais is a native of Virginia. Growing up in Richmond, Va he met his wife Kate while in high school. He attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree and Virginia Commonwealth University for his dental degree. He then completed a general practice residency at the University of Virginia. Although he very much enjoyed his time in Virginia, he loves what life in the Bluegrass has offered him! He and Kate have enjoyed becoming Lexingtonians, cheering on the Cats, and calling Kentucky home. Dr. Pelais volunteers his time working in high school ministry at Southland Christian Church.  He enjoys anything that keeps him active and outdoors including running, swimming, and tennis. He has a rambunctious terrier who loves taking trips through hiking trails and visiting lakes. He is an avid fan of UVA athletics and is so thankful to be a part of the Big Blue Nation!

Dr. Tyler Bolin is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky but grew to love Lexington during his time at the University of Kentucky where he received both his undergraduate and dental degrees. During undergrad, he and his wife Rachel met in Rupp Arena at a UK basketball game, where all true love starts. Following dental school, Dr. Bolin completed a two year general practice residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. While he enjoyed his time in Virginia, it was clear that home was here in the heart of the Bluegrass State. Tyler and Rachel are long time followers at Southland Christian Church and enjoy their time off being outdoors or at the lake with their dog Russ and anything that brings their friends and family together. Dr. Bolin enjoys golfing, hiking, and all things UK athletics.  

Drs. Pelais and Bolin both share a passion for community service as well as teaching. They have participated in volunteer events like RAM and MOM projects which provide free dental care to under-served populations in rural Kentucky and Virginia. While in Virginia they served as adjunct faculty for the VCU School of Dentistry allowing students to get hands on experience with dental surgery. They currently work along side other UK Dentists as assistant professors at the University of Kentucky teaching dental students some of the final skills they need to successfully enter the field of dentistry. They are members of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Bluegrass Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Meet your new Lexington dentist!