Meet the Columbia Riley Dental Group

The staff at Riley Dental Group in Columbia are happy to provide a family-based environment with an inviting atmosphere. Our staff is professional, well trained, and has years of experience.


Meet Penny

Pennie is a 6 year old Goldendoodle. She is our office "therapy" dog. She loves kids and grown-ups too! But her favorite thing is playing fetch (not in the office) and taking naps! Her best feature, besides her calm demeanor, is her long eyelashes! She has all the ladies in the office jealous!

Meet Your Dentists:

Dr. Matthew Riley, DMD

Dr. Riley grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2016, and graduated from the New York City Maxicourse where he obtained over 300 hours in comprehensive dental implant training. He is certified in IV Conscious…

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Dr. Janella Brown, DMD

Dr. Brown grew up on a farm in Russell Springs, KY. But has lived in Columbia for 27 years and has been in practice here for 29 years. In May 1996, after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, she bought the practice of Dr. George Webb, who retired in 1998. Dr. Brown…

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Meet Heather Hammer, EDDA, Regional Manager

Heather grew up here in Glasgow. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, since 1993. They have two children, son Tyler who is married to Tessa Lindsey. Daughter Hadleigh, who is a graduate from University of Kentucky and is attending the UK, DPT program. She started as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant in 1994. She has been a part of this practice since 2001. She has been employed with Riley Dental Group since 2018. She now takes care of all offices and loves to still take care of patients.

Her hobbies are: spending time with her husband, children, family, and fur babies. She also enjoys being outdoors, camping, and attending UK games.