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.

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 currently studying sedation dentistry in Portland, Oregon and will be able to provide sedation services beginning Fall 2018. He is also the dental director of the Barren River Area Health Department, which serves 9 counties.

Dr. Riley and his wife, Jen, have a son named Bryant and a golden retriever named Bennett. In his spare time he likes to hike, hunt and play golf.

Our Staff

Kathy Robinson

Kathy Robinson, RDH-Clinical Administrator

Kathy is very passionate about dentistry and  she has enjoyed a 36 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 has three wonderful grandchildren. 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.

AlyssaSimpson

Alyssa Simpson, RDH – Hygiene Team Leader

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 WKU Hilltoppers, the Cincinnati Reds and the Dallas Cowboys. Alyssa also enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends.

Kasey

Kasey Vance, RDH

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.

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.

Emily Daniel, RDH

Emily graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a Bowling Green native and attended Greenwood High School.  She loves helping patients achieve their best smiles!

In her spare time Emily enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors! She also loves spending time with her friends, family and her dog, Auggie.

Aimee Spears, RDH

Aimee graduated from the dental hygiene program at WKU in 2017.  She began her career in dentistry in 2006 as an orthodontic assistant and then as an EDDA in a family practice.

Aimee is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and has lived in Bowling Green for 12 years. She enjoys spending time outdoors and travels as much as possible. Aimee is always looking for a new adventure!

Amber Archey, RDH

Amber graduated from Western Kentucky University’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Science Degree. She worked in pediatrics before joining the Briarwood Dental team in 2018 and she is very happy to be working for such a wonderful practice!

Amber grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky but now resides here in Bowling Green with her boyfriend Joe and their dog Toby.  Amber enjoys playing video games, cooking and going on vacations to Disney World!

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.

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.

Bethany Hardcastle-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.

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.

Heather Hammer, EDDA

Heather was born and raised in Glasgow, Kentucky. Heather has been a dental assistant for 22 years and recently practiced in Glasgow. She loves caring for her patients and loves the artistry of dentistry.

Heather has been married 25 years to her high school sweetheart, Bart. She has 2 wonderful children. Her son Tyler works on their farm and also for their family business, Berry’s Cabinet Shop. Her daughter Hadleigh currently attends the University of Kentucky.

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 resides in Bowling Green. She has 2 grown daughters, Heather and Hilary and 2 grandchildren.

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

Hannah Ruth Clemmons-Front Office, CDA

Being Dr. Clemmons’ youngest daughter, Hannah Ruth has been around dentistry all her life. She began officially working at Briarwood Dental in 2013. Hannah Ruth graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services and she has also completed her educational requirements needed to be accepted into dental school. Also, to be better prepared for her career in the dental field, she completed her dental assisting certification with Assist to Succeed of Southern Kentucky in 2016.

Hannah Ruth grew up in Chaleybeate, Kentucky and graduated from Edmonson County High School in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and loving on her dog, Odin.

Jennifer Griffith-Front Office

Jennifer began her career in dentistry when she was 15 years old. She has experience in general dentistry as well as oral surgery. She has a passion for oral health and creating a positive experience for our patients!

Jennifer resides in Scottsville, Kentucky. In her spare time she enjoys playing lap steel and dobro professionally as well as spending time with her husband Kevin and their two children, Emaleigh and Ryman.