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 Group Glasgow team poses for a picture in an empty parking lot with a golden retriever laying in front.

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:

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. 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, 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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Dr. Jake Murley

Dr. Jake Murley is a Fountain Run, KY native and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2013. He attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, completing his degree in 2021. He and his wife, Tori, moved back to Fountain Run after he finished his training. He is an avid gardener and enjoys going to…

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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.