Our Doctors

Clemmons

Kevin Clemmons, DMD

Dr. Clemmons is a 1978 graduate of Edmonson County High School. He was a member of the 1976 Kentucky State Basketball Championship team. In 1982 Dr. Clemmons obtained his biology degree from Transylvania University while playing basketball. He then attended the University of Kentucky and received his dental degree from the College of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Clemmons began his dental career by practicing dentistry in Brownsville, Smiths Grove and Clarkson, KY. In 2002, he opened Briarwood Dental in Bowling Green, which has become his sole location.

Dr. Clemmons continually educates himself and his team members on the latest techniques to provide his patients with advanced, comfortable and personalized dental care. He has completed numerous courses, in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, oral conscious sedation and completed a 350 hour mini-residency in implant dentistry from the Medical College of Georgia, in Atlanta.

Dr. Clemmons is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has dedicated his professional career to providing patients with the best that dentistry has to offer.

Dr. Clemmons and his wife, Natalie Smith Clemmons, have three children: Alex Jane, Kacy and Hannah Ruth. They enjoy family outings, sports, and serving in our community.

Taylor

Jonathan Taylor, DMD

Dr. Taylor was born in Bowling Green, KY and completed his pre-dental courses at Western Kentucky University. Upon graduation from the University of Louisville Dental School in 2004 he and his wife moved back to Bowling Green to be close to friends and family. Dr. Taylor has practiced dentistry at Briarwood Dental for 10 years.

Dr.Taylor put himself through school while working in the construction field, so he knows what it means to work hard. He applies that same work ethic to his every day practice in dentistry. Not only does Dr. Taylor believe in working hard, he also believes all people deserve respect. Due to his caring attitude and relaxed nature, patients continue to request Dr. Taylor for future dental appointments.

Our Staff

Kathy Robinson

Kathy Robinson, RDH-Clinical Administrator

Kathy is very passionate about dentistry and  she has enjoyed a 34 year career in the dental field.  After practicing four years  in a dental office,  she became a dental hygiene educator and  taught dental hygiene for 14 years.   Kathy  began working with Dr. Kevin Clemmons at Briarwood Dental as a dental hygienist in 2003 and practiced hygiene fulltime until 2009, at which time she became the office manager.  In early 2014 that role changed to Clinical Administrator.

Kathy is married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and they have two sons.  She recently became a grandmother of 2 baby girls. In her free time Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves gardening, cooking and any kind of water activity, particularly boating, water skiing and riding a jet ski.  As you might expect, her favorite vacation spot is on the beach in Destin, Florida.

Kasey

Kasey Vance, RDH-Hygiene Team Leader

Kasey graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working at Briarwood Dental for 8 years. She has always had an interest in the dental field and found dental hygiene to be a great fit for her!

Kasey lives on a farm in Allen County with her husband, J.R. and daughter Parker.  In her spare time, she is very involved with her local crossfit gym and sorority alumnae chapter.

Kasey is especially proud that all of her team members are certified in Soft Tissue Laser therapy and administering local anesthesia.

AlyssaSimpson

Alyssa Simpson, RDH

Alyssa began her dental hygiene career at Briarwood Dental in 2011 after she graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Alyssa is a former resident of Bon Ayr, Kentucky and a graduate of Barren County High School.

When asked why she chose the dental field, Alyssa said she wanted to work in the dental field for as long as she can remember. She really enjoyed the positive interactions she had with her hometown dental team and wanted to bring that comfort and care to her clients. Alyssa strives to stay current on new techniques that can make your dental experience more relaxed and efficient. Patience, understanding and a desire for you to be comfortable are her top priorities as a clinician.

Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband Zach and her two dogs. She likes to spend her spare time crafting, baking and watching a variety of sports. Her favorite teams are the Kentucky Wildcats, the Cincinnati Reds and the Dallas Cowboys. Alyssa also enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends.

Lindsey

Lindsey Saling, RDH

Lindsey graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a patient at Briarwood Dental since she was young and was excited to get the chance to start working here in July 2014.

Lindsey lives in Edmonson county with her husband Nathan and their cat, Piper.  In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys being out on the lake and spending time with friends and family.

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Jennifer St. John, RDH

Jennifer earned her dental hygiene degree from Western Kentucky University after receiving a degree in communications from the University of Kentucky. With five years of experience in the dental field, she was proud to join the Briarwood Dental team in June 2014, where they put the patient’s needs first and help them achieve optimal oral health.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, a 7 year old son, Houston, and a 5 year old daughter, Edie. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and is active in her church.

Deanna Gipson, RDH

Deanna graduated from Western Kentucky University’s Dental Hygiene program in 2012. She was elected into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society and received the William E. Neel outstanding Scholarship Award. Before going back to school, she worked for almost two years as an orthodontic assistant. This is when she discovered her love for the dental field and realized that dental hygiene would be the perfect career for her.

Deanna lives in Auburn with her husband, Shaun, and their two daughters, Taylor, age 13, and Gabby, age 6. She and her husband are also in the process of expanding their family through adoption. Deanna enjoys traveling and doing mission work with her church. She also has a new-found passion for health and fitness and is dedicated to reaching her goals and helping others do the same.

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Judi Lewis, RDH

Judi graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. Her interest in dentistry began when she was a senior in high school. Since receiving her degree, Judi has enjoyed working in a variety of dental environments, including Pediatrics, Periodontics, Family Practice and Corporate Dentistry.

Judi moved to Bowling Green from Cookeville, TN in 1999 with her husband, Steve, and their four children. She has been employed at Briarwood Dental for seven years. For leisure she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places, reading, hiking, biking, decorating and her favorite new pastime is grandparenting.

Kayla Bushor, RDH

Kayla graduated from the dental hygiene program at Western Kentucky University in 2015.  Kayla began her career with us at Briarwood Dental in 2015.  She loves building relationships with clients and strives to make sure everyone has a great experience when they come through our door.

Kayla’s hobbies include working out at Hot Yoga Bowling Green, spending time with her family (she has 4 nephews and 3 nieces), and making memories with her friends.  She enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures and going on mission trips.

JoAnna Kyle

JoAnna Kyle, EDDA-Clinical Team Leader

JoAnna has been in the dental field for 22 years, 20 which have been with Briarwood. Dr. Clemmons was actually her dentist when she was growing up and the one who sparked her interest in the field. JoAnna enjoys getting to know her patients, and tries to provide positive experience for them. She loves learning a lot about new techniques and new materials.

JoAnna has been married to her wonderful husband, Tim, for 9 years. Together they have 3 great sons, Wesley, Will and Trey, and their dog “Maggie May”.

JoAnna and her husband love to travel. They love cruises and spending quality time in the Smoky Mountains. But, she is happiest when she is sitting in her chair with her toes in the sand staring out into the ocean.

Brandie Lindsey

Brandie Lindsey, EDDA

Brandie has been practicing as an expanded duties dental assistant for 18 years and has been working the Dr. Clemmons 16 of them. During this span of time, she has attended multiple continuing education courses to help improve our office.

Brandie is married to David and they have two boys. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family at the lake to relax and unwind.

Sherry

Sherry Kirk, EDDA

Sherry grew up in Edmonson County and graduated from Edmonson County High School. She has been a dental assistant for the past 14 years and she joined our team in July of 2014.

Sherry enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping on the river and working in her yard. She is excited to start her journey with the team at Briarwood Dental.

Christie

Christie Mikolajczyk, CDA, EDDA

Christie began her dental career as a dental laboratory technician and bookkeeper for Advance Dental Studio in Bowling Green. After ten years, she has since expanded her skills and has held almost every staff position in the dental office, with the exception of dentist and dental hygienist-including assisting orthodontic and surgical cases. Christie received her certification as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant from the University of Louisville in 2005 and became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2006.

Christie has attended many continuing education classes throughout her career. Some of Christie’s specialties include Invisalign, assisting with sedation patients, assisting with Juvaderm and Botox, and full mouth rehabilitaton and smile design. One of her major accomplishments is to be a part of the Medical Reserve Corps First Responder in the Barren River Area Development District in the forensic field.

In her spare time, Christie volunteers at the free clinic and travels volunteering with the ‘Smiles from the Heart” program.

Jessica Chabot, CDA

Jessica grew up in Northern Michigan and moved to Bowling Green in January 2014.  She absolutely loves Kentucky and plans to settle here.

Jessica attended Briarwood Dental’s very own Assist to Succeed program in 2015 and has been with Briarwood Dental since March 2016.  Jessica is very excited to start her career and will soon be certified in coronal polishing.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys the beach (Lake Superior and the Gulf).  She also enjoys doing anything outdoors with her boyfriend Logan and two dogs Dora and Jessie.

Jane Clubb

Jane Clubb-Front Office Leader

Jane became part of the team at Briarwood Dental in February 2008 and has worked in the dental field for 15 years. She feels very blessed to be part of such an amazing dental office, where our desire is to treat every patient like we would our own family and make them feel comfortable and cared for during their dental experience. Seeing someone that had a fear of coming to the dentist, but when they leave are excited to come back is such a reward for us! Jane takes pride in helping our patients any way she can whether it’s helping them understand their treatment plan or going over their insurance benefits with them. She is here for whatever they may need.

Jane has been married to her wonderful husband, James, for 15 years and in their spare time they love spending time with their family and traveling, especially to the beach!

 Kim Oldham

Kim Oldham-Front Office

Kim started her career in dentistry with Briarwood Dental in 2013. She enjoys meeting the patients and working the great team of Briarwood Dental.
Kim and her husband, John, have been married a little over a year and together they have 4 grown children: Heather (married to Aaron), Hilary, Max and Demi.

In her spare time, Kim loves spending time with family and friends, church activities, reading and hiking.

Bethany Hardcastle-Front Office, CDA

Bethany graduated Briarwood Dental’s Assist to Succeed Dental Assisting program in May 2015.  She joined our Briarwood Dental team in March 2016.  Bethany is excited to start her dental assisting career and feels blessed to be part of such a loving work family.  Currently Bethany’s job duties include a little bit of everything from clerical to clinical.

Bethany enjoys being with family and friends in her spare time.  Bethany and her husband Adam have been together for four years and have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Caroline.  She instantly stole their hearts and is the center of their world.