Dentists in Glasgow, KY

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

James Thurman, DMD

Dr. James C. Thurman has over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry. His office was one of the first in Kentucky to use digital x-rays, and he is one of only a few dentists in Kentucky to offer laser dentistry.

Dr. Thurman received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Louisville in 1976. His post-graduate training included a general dentistry residency at the University of Kentucky/V.A. Hospital as well as training in implant dentistry at Brookdale Medical Center/New York University and at the Medical College of Georgia. He has taken over 1,000 hours of continuing education courses to stay at the cutting edge of the field of dentistry and provide his patients with the very best care.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Associate Fellow
  • International College of Oral Implantology
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry

 


Steven Welborn, DMD

Dr. Steven M. Welborn earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Kentucky in 1970. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, including a tour of duty at a field hospital in Viet Nam. Dr. Welborn has been practicing in Glasgow, Kentucky since the 1970's and has had extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Pennyrile Dental Association

Time away from the office, he enjoys riding his road bike, fishing, reading, and gardening.  


Amy Norris Cassady, DMD

Dr.  Cassady is a general dentist practicing in her hometown of Glasgow, KY.  She is a 1989 graduate of Glasgow High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Kentucky.  In 1992, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  Post-doctoral studies include the completion of a general practice residency program at the University of Alabama/Birmingham.  In 1997, Dr. Cassady entered private practice as an associate of Dr. Norman Gooch in Edmonton, KY.  In 2004, she entered into the dental practice of Glasgow Dental Care- Drs. Thurman, Welborn, and Cassady. 

She is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Kentucky Dental Association
  • Pennyrile Dental Society

Dr. Cassady has devoted her professional career to all aspects of general dentistry providing comprehensive care to her patients.  She has special interests in root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and pediatrics.  To keep abreast of the latest developments in dentistry, she has always exceeded the continuing education requirements of Kentucky.

Married since 1996, Dr. Cassady and her husband, Craig (who is also a Glasgow native), have 4 children:  Parker, Connor, Mia, and Nelson.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, exercising at the local Y, attending her childrens’ various sporting events and activities, and reading.

Mission:

“To put it simply, I strive to treat my patients like I would want to be treated.  My goal is to create a doctor/patient relationship based on trust and caring.  My dental team and I make every attempt to create a pleasant, relaxing dental experience for each patient.”


Gina Miller, RDH, BSDH

Gina graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1997 with an Associate of Science, Dental Hygiene degree.  She completed the Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene degree the following year, 1998.  Gina joined our practice in April of 1998.  She has worked in dentistry for over 20 years, as a dental assistant prior to obtaining her RDH license.  Gina has been an active member in her professional organization, holding various offices for the South Central Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association for a number of years and also serving on the Executive Board for the Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association from 1999 through 2007.  She is also a past President of KyDHA.  Gina  has her license to administer block and infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia.  In 2014, Gina also became certified to provide laser debridement treatment.

Gina is married to Dr. Dewayne Miller, who is the Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator and Sports Medicine Coordinator at TJ Samson Rehab and Sports Medicine. They live in Glasgow with two of their three daughters, Hannah and Emma. Their oldest daughter, Brittany, is a 2014 graduate of WKU's Exercise Science program. When not working, Gina enjoys spending time with her family.  She is an avid reader, crafter, and a self-proclaimed amateur photographer.

 


Angela Bell, RDH

Angela is a Registered Dental Hygienist with her license to administer block and infiltration anethesia as well as nitrous oxide analgesia.  She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2011 and has been with Glasgow Dental Care since Septmeber 2011.  Outside of the office, Angela enjoys using her passion to provide dental care to those who are less fortunate.  She has volunteered at a dental clinic in Beattyville, KY, studied abroad in Belize, and participated on the WKU Mobile Health Unit to provide oral health care to children.  Attending continuing education courses is high on Angela's priorty list to remain up-to-date with the latest information and techniques to provide patients with the best denal care possible.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, performing at the local theater, riding horses, and quilting. 


Sandra Stone, RDA, CDA, EDDA

Sandra is a certified and registered dental assistant and expanded duties dental assistant.  She graduated from Bowling Green Technical School in 1986 with certification in dental assisting.  She then completed expanded functions from the University of Louisville.  She has been a member of DANB since 1986.

Sandra joined the practice in September of 1991.  She loves helping others and gains a great deal of satisfaction in providing quality care to our patients.

In addition to working at the dental office, Sandra and her husband, Michael, own a local business, Mobile 1 Express.  They have two children, Corey and Collin.  Sandra loves spending time with family and her hobbies include art, crafts, and thrifting.

 


Heather Hammer, RDA, EDDA, Purchasing Coordinator

Heather is a registered dental assistant and expanded duties dental assistant obtaining certification from the University of Kentucky.  She has been a dental assistant since 1994 and joined our practice in 1999. 

Heather is a people-person and loves interacting directly with patients.   Her belief is that the building blocks for a healthy lifestyle are good nutrition and care of one's body including oral care. Therefore, since 2013, she has shared her own business, Juice Plus, with others. 

She has been married since 1993 to her husband, Bart, and they have 2 children, Tyler and Hadleigh. In her spare time, Heather can be found at a ballpark, basketball court, or soccer field cheering for her children's teams. She also enjoys spending time camping at the lake and vacationing at the beach.   

 


Annie Thompson, RDA, EDDA, Purchasing Coordinator

Annie is a registered dental assistant and expanded duties dental assistant who joined the practice in 1998. She began her expanded functions in 2008 and has been the purchasing coordinator since 2000. 

Annie resides in Horse Cave, KY with her husband, Scott, one son, Kellen, and twin girls, Carys and Carlynn born in January 2015.  The family are huge Kentucky Wildcat fans who enjoy nothing better than to follow the Wildcats!

 

 


Chassidy Elmore, RDA, EDDA

Chassidy is a registered dental assistant and expanded duties dental assistant.  She studied expanded functions at the University of Kentucky and has been assisting since 2006.  She joined the practice in 2010 relocating back to her hometown of Glasgow from Columbus, GA.  

When away from the office, Chassidy enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her daughter, Kylee.  Boating, home renovations, and excercising are other activities she can be found doing in her spare time.   

 

 


 


 Jenny Darst, Receptionist

In May 2013, Jenny joined Glasgow Dental Care as a receptionist with previous experience in financial coordinating and assisting. She is a native of Cave City, KY.  Jenny and her husband, Michael, have been married since 2000 and have two children, Ella and Louis.  In her spare time, she enjoys attending her childrens' sporting events- sofbtall, baseball, soccer, and basketball.   

 

Christy Kessinger, Office Manager

Christy joined Glasgow Dental Care in May 2012 as Office Manager.  Her previous work experience included over 18 years at Lowes Home Centers, Inc. with the  last 10 years spent as Lowes Area Operations Manager in the Lexington and Louisville, KY markets.  Chirsty is a native of Glasgow, KY and she and her husband, Chad, have been married since 2007.  Together, they have one son, Camdyn.  In her free time, Christy enjoys spending time with her family, working with crafts, vacationing at the beach in the summer, and snowboarding wherever there is snow in the winter. 

Brook Stephens, Dental Assistant

In July of 2014, Brook joined Glasgow Dental Care with prior work experience in the financial investment sector.  She is a Barren County native and has been married to her husband, John, since 1997.  They have 4 boys, Drake, Parker, Lane, and Colton with the youngest being twins.  She stays very busy outside of work with her familys' schedules- spending a lot of time at sporting events such as basketball and baseball.  To relax, Brook enjoys spending time on the lake.

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