Meet the Riley Dental Group Team in Glasgow, KY

The staff at Riley Dental Group are glad to give our patients quality dental care in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with a trained, professional staff, with years of experience.

The Riley Dental Office dog Bennett

Meet Bennett

Bennett Riley was born on February 4th, 2015 in Smithfield, KY. Since he was a puppy, Bennett has spent most of his time pleasing the people around him. Besides being a therapy dog, he loves visiting schools to help teach kids how to brush their teeth. He has been featured in several local, regional, and national news outlets. This includes CNN and the American Dental Association news. In Bennett’s spare time, he enjoys afternoon walks and weekends at Barren River Lake.

Meet Your Dentists:

Matthew Riley

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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James Thurman

James Thurman, DMD

Dr. James C. Thurman has been placing and restoring implants since 1987. His practice was one of the first in Kentucky to use digital x-rays and paperless charts. 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…

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Amy Norris Cassady

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 1996, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Post-doctoral…

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Meet Your Dental Hygienists:

Natalie Doty

Natalie Doty, RDH

Natalie is a Registered Dental Hygienist that graduated from WKU in 2015. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is also licensed to administer block and infiltration anesthesia, as well as nitrous oxide analgesia. She joined Riley Dental Group in September 2015. Natalie is married to Dylan Doty. They both graduated…

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Sally Long

Sally Long, RDH

Sally is a Registered Dental Hygienist that graduated from the University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program in 1991 with an Associate of Science Dental Hygiene Degree. She joined Riley Dental Group in February of 2019. Sally has been married to Brian Long since 2004. Brian and his family own & operate Long Dairy Farms. They…

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Megan Cummings, Hygienists

Megan Cummings, RDH

Megan is a native to Scottsville, Kentucky and joined Riley Dental Group in February 2020.  In 2010, she graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in Government and Religion.  Megan completed her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Western Kentucky University in 2016 and began practicing dental hygiene the same year.  Within her scope of hygiene,…

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Caitlin Miller, RDH

Caitlin Miller, RDH

Caitlin is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from WKU in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Within her scope of hygiene, she is board certified in local anesthesia and nitrous analgesia. She joined Riley Dental Group in May 2020. She is passionate about dental hygiene and keeping her patients smile healthy!…

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Meet Your Dental Assistants:

Sandra Stone

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…

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Chassidy Elmore

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. Chassidy is engaged to Kelly Sims, and together they have a daughter, Kylee.…

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Marilyn Bunch

Marilyn Bunch, RDA, EDDA

In February 2016, Marilyn joined Riley Dental Group. Marilyn began working in the dental field in 1983 and began as an expanded duties dental assistant in 1988. She has been married to her husband, Barry, since 1983 and they have 1 daughter, Whitney, son-in-law Eric, and 2 grandchildren, Emmory and Max. In her spare time,…

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Heather Hammer

Heather Hammer, EDDA, Clinical Coordinator

Heather grew up here in Glasgow. She is married to her high school sweetheart, since 1993. They have two children, Tyler who is married to Tessa Lindsey and Hadleigh, who is attending UK. She has been an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant since 1994. She has been a part of this practice since 2001. She loves…

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Erica Simmons

Erica Simmons, EDDA

Erica joined Riley Dental Group in September 2016. She is a 2015 graduate from the Medical Institute of Kentucky in Bowling Green with a certification as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. Erica enjoys helping others feel comfortable in the dental chair and loves providing quality care to our patients. She has been married to her…

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Mallory Whittinghill, RDA, EDDA

Mallory is a registered dental assistant and expanded duties dental assistant. She studied expanded functions at Kentucky Dental Academy of Elizabethtown and has been assisting since 2014. Originally a native of Edmonson County, she currently resides in Alvaton, and she joined Riley Dental Group in 2019. Mallory has an outgoing, energetic daughter named Madaline she…

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Meet the Administrative Staff:

Jenny Darst

Jenny Darst, Receptionist

In May 2013, Jenny joined the practice 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 children’s’ sporting events as…

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Christy Kessinger

Christy Kessinger, Office Manager

Christy joined the practice as Office Manager in May 2012. Before joining the practice, Christy worked at Lowes Home Centers, Inc. for over 19 years holding numerous management positions in five states. The last 10 years of her career she served the Greater Louisville & Lexington, KY markets as Area Operations Manager. Christy is a…

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Annie Thompson

Annie Thompson, EDDA, Receptionist

Annie is an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. She has been assisting since 1998. She is cross-trained as one of our front Receptionist. Annie is married to Scott, they have 3 children, a son Kellen, and twin daughters Carlynn and Carys. In her time away from the dental office, she is an avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball…

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