Briarwood Dental

Meet the Team at Briarwood Dental

At Briarwood Dental, we know that how you feel about visiting your dentist is as important as the services we provide. Our friendly, caring team goes above and beyond to ensure that you always feel like a valued and welcome guest in your dental home.

Every time you visit, you will be greeted with the same warmth and enthusiasm as you were the first time we met you. We want you to know how much we value you, not just as a patient, but as an individual with unique needs. Ultimately, we treat our patients the way we would want our loved ones treated.

Along with our entire dental team, Dr. Clemmons and Dr.s' Derek & Sasha Hayes strive to achieve and maintain excellence in all that they do. We continually invest in continuing education and training to improve our ability, which allows us to offer the highest quality dental treatment at a fair fee. By adding new services and investing in the best and latest technology, we can provide the highest standard of dental care possible.

We can't wait to welcome you to Briarwood Dental in person, but until then, please take a few minutes to get to know our fantastic team of professionals who will be serving you.

Kevin Clemmons, DMD

Dr. Kevin 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.

As a lifelong learner, 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.

As a lifelong learner, 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 and 3 grandchildren. They enjoy family outings, sports, and serving in our community.

Derek Hayes, DMD

Dr. Derek Hayes graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2007 where he played football and ran track for the Purples.  He went on to attend the University of Louisville graduating with a degree in Biology in 2011 and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he graduated in 2015.   Prior to joining Briarwood Dental, Dr. Hayes was employed in dental practices in the Myrtle Beach area and Louisville. 

Dentistry is a perfect fit for Dr. Hayes because it incorporates artistic abilities with the natural function of the teeth to give patients improved appearances while also increasing their quality of life.   Dr. Hayes loves to seek out new knowledge and has taken courses in Invisalign, implants, and smile design.  He is excited to be back in Bowling Green and to share his passion for healthy smiles with his hometown community. 

Dr. Hayes is married to Dr. Sasha Hayes and has one daughter, Naomi.   He loves sports, the outdoors, and is a trivia buff. 

Sasha Hayes, DMD

 

Dr. Sasha Hayes graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2009 and then went on to graduate from the University of Louisville with a degree in Biology in 2013 and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2017.  Prior to joining Briarwood Dental, she was a Dentist in South Carolina.   

As a lover of science and working with her hands, dentistry is a perfect fit for Dr. Hayes.   She is continually searching for ways to learn more and provide newer and better dental care for her patients. Dr. Hayes has taken courses in endodontics through RealWorld Endo, and is also certified in Botox and Dermal Fillers.  In addition to taking multiple courses in Invisalign and even winning a trip to Costa Rica Invisalign headquarters for how many cases she had done (but sadly didn't get to go because of pregnancy and the threat of the Zika virus at the time), she also has taken courses in Smile Design and Aesthetics.   With the team environment of Briarwood Dental, she is able to better share her passion for dentistry and work in an office that models the highest-quality care that modern dentistry has to offer while using her considerable skills and education. 

Dr. Hayes and her husband Dr. Derek Hayes have one child, Naomi.  She loves their time they spend together as a family and being outdoors.

Kelli Alford-Miller, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelli began her higher education with a Bachelors Degree plus a Masters Degree in Sociology from Western Kentucky University.   She then went on to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene, also from WKU.   Before coming to Briarwood Dental, she most recently worked at a Pediatric Dentistry office seeing adult and child patients. She also has worked in various governmental offices including a Clerk's Office, Probation & Parole, and for Community Based Services as a Social Worker.   

She loves providing hygiene services to people who missed the opportunity to have them before and the opportunity to change people's minds about negative experiences they have had in the past with dentistry.  

Married to Alan with one daughter, the family loves to travel to Disney World whenever possible.   Besides a love for Star Wars and Harry Potter, Kelli can play the guitar, drums and sing.

Blair Bollinger, RDA/EDDA

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Blair is a Warren County native who graduated from Warren East High School and then continued on with her higher education at Western Kentucky University and Assist To Succeed Dental Assisting School.  She previously worked as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant in Leitchfield before joining the team at Briarwood Dental.

Being able to help her patients with their quality of life, by restoring and transforming their smiles, is just one of the things Blair enjoys about working in our office.   She loves getting to meet new people and to create a bond with them.  

Blair is a talented singer who plays the piano and guitar.  She is also a cheer coach for Warren East Middle School and loves spending time with her family at home, especially her daughter Lainey.  

Christie Baker, CDA/EDDA

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Christie began her dental career as a Dental Laboratory Technician at the age of 18.   She continued to seek more education and training opportunities, obtaining her certification of Expanded Duty Dental Assistant(EDDA) from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  She also has obtained certification as a Certified Dental Assistant(CDA) through the Dental Assisting National Board and her Coronal Polishing Degree through the Kentucky Board of Dentistry.  

As part of the Briarwood Dental team, Christie feels she has been given the opportunity to actually practice what she teaches.   With her experience gained from working in the many various areas of a dental practice over the years, she is equipped to give her patients care and education that encompasses their overall oral health.

Christie also travels around the US and Canada as an educational speaker sharing her love and knowledge for dentistry as well as teaching new dental assistants through Assist to Succeed of Southern Kentucky.  

When away from the office, she loves spending time with her husband and son as well as volunteering in various programs providing free dental care to those in need. 

Gracie Cartmill, RDA/EDDA, CDA

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Growing up in Woodburn, KY. Gracie graduated from South Warren High School in 2018 and completed her dental assisting certification with Assist to Succeed of Southern Kentucky in 2019. She then joined the Briarwood Dental team in 2019 as a Dental Assistant.

Gracie loves the other staff and doctors that she has the opportunity to work with everyday at Briarwood Dental.  She truly enjoys learning about people and building relationships with them; all while making them feel comfortable at the dental office.   Making sure her patients receive high quality dental work is a top priority.

When not in the office, Gracie still helps her family with farm work and caring for the animals they raise.   She enjoys spending free time with her own family as well as her church family and travels to support her boyfriend on the rodeo circuit.   Besides relaxing with old Disney movies, she loves to listen to classic country music. 

 

Hannah Ruth Clemmons, CDA/EDDA

Scheduling Coordinator/Clinical Leader

Hannah Ruth began working at Briarwood Dental in 2014. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services. Also, to be better prepared for her career in the dental field, she completed the extra undergraduate courses required for entry into dental school and obtained her Dental Assisting Certification with Assist to Succeed of Southern Kentucky in 2016.

As Dr. Clemmons' youngest daughter, Hannah Ruth has spent her entire life around dentistry.   Working alongside her Dad, she has seen the value of prioritizing and practicing great patient care.  Watching Dr. Clemmons treat each patient like family and ensuring they receive the best possible in dental treatment has shown her what a great dental office should always strive to be in the community. 

Hannah Ruth grew up in Chalybeate, KY and graduated from Edmonson County High School in 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and a close-knit family, including 2 young nieces and a nephew.   She loves ALL foods, Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday, and has 2 fur babies that keep her busy, Odin and Dude. 

Raven Clemmons, RDA/EDDA

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

A native of Morgantown, Raven graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University and then continued her education to become a Dental Assistant with Briarwood in 2019.   

Raven likes to be continually learning the newest and best in dental treatments and then being able to share those things with her patients.  She feels that the patients she is privileged to meet each day are as special and important as her own family and deserve the greatest care possible.

Married to Kacy with one son, Nash, spending time with her family, taking walks outdoors during her favorite season (Fall) and great Italian or Mexican food are just a few of the things she enjoys.   

Jane Clubb

Office Manager/Team Leader

Jane has 18 years of experience working in the dental field and came to Briarwood Dental in 2008.   Of all that she does in keeping the office running smoothly, Jane enjoys working with our patients the most.  She loves being able to help them understand their treatment needs and overcoming their fear of visiting the dentist. Most of all, she loves seeing their smile makeovers!

She feels very blessed to be part of such an amazing dental office, where the goal is to treat every patient like we would our own family and make them feel comfortable and cared for during their dental experience.   As someone from a big family, Jane knows what family is truly all about!   She is the baby of 7 children and along with her husband James, she has 4 kids and 7 grandkids.  

When Jane isn't in the office, she loves spending time with her family, bunco with friends, and has been known to be quite the dancer and occasional karaoke singer.  

Morgan Cornell, RDH

Registered Dental Hygenist

A native of Ulysses, Kansas, Morgan moved to Bowling Green in 2016 with her family.   She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2019, and joined the team at Briarwood Dental just a few months later.

Morgan enjoys building relationships with patients and really getting to know them.   Making them feel comfortable in the office and leaving confident in their smile is one of the best parts of her job!

She and her husband, Clayton, have a black lab named Lacey and share a love for country music, Mexican food, and spending time with family. 

Robertha Jones

Dental Assistant

Robertha (Ro) studied dentistry in her native country of Brazil before coming to Bowling Green as part of a Study Abroad Program with Western Kentucky University.  

Since joining the Briarwood Dental Team, she has used her dental education and skills to help patients see that their good oral health is an important way to improve their quality of life.

Ro and her husband Wesley have one son, Liam, and love to spend time together as a family.   Her favorite holiday is Christmas and she enjoys exercise, traveling, and "Picanha" (Brazilian Steak). 

Taylor Manning, RDA/EDDA

Front Office/Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Taylor is a graduate of  Butler County High School and then went on to attend Western Kentucky University.   After WKU, Taylor then continued her education at Assist To Succeed of Southern Kentucky.   She came to Briarwood Dental in 2019.  

The thing Taylor enjoys most about her job is seeing patients overcome their fears of a dental office visit.   When someone first arrives nervous and unsure and then leaves excited to come back again, she knows she has been a part of something special and life-changing for that patient.  

In the fall you can find her at LT Smith Stadium supporting the Hilltoppers, at the lake on a pretty weekend, or hanging out with friends.  She can eat pizza all day long, loves country music, and running.  In early 2020, she completed her 2nd half-marathon at Disney World.  

Holly Minton, RDA/EDDA

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Holly is a Warren County native who graduated from Warren East High School before going on to further her education at Assist To Succeed Southern Kentucky.    She has been an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) for 3 years and joined the Briarwood Dental team in 2019.

Making patients feel happy about themselves and their smile by providing great dental care is one of the many things Holly enjoys about working in our office.   On top of patients that truly become like a family, she also gets to work alongside her Mom (Jane) each day which is one more thing she loves about her job at Briarwood Dental. 

Holly recently married her high-school sweetheart (Zach) and they have 2 dogs - Jake and Trigger -  that keep them active and busy.    She loves country music, nachos, the 4th of July and has been known to pull a prank or 2 among her friends and family.  

Carol Richards, CDA/EDDA

Office Staff

 

Carol has 26 years of experience in dentistry.  She has worked in all areas from the front office, to dental assistant, to office manager, to an instructor of dental assisting.  Carol's further education and training include a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA). 

Helping people to smile again is what Carol loves most about her work at Briarwood Dental.   Whether that means helping them with a cosmetic change or a procedure to reduce any oral pain, taking care of the patients she meets is top priority and the most fulfilling thing for her. 

Carol is married and has 6 grandchildren.   She and her husband love to spend time together riding their motorcycle, dancing, and are active volunteers at their church. 

Alyssa Simpson, RDH

Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader

Originally from Barren County, 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 loves talking to patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental office. Her top priority is to make patients feel like family.  She loves to educate each patient so they can be informed while having the best oral health possible! 

Alyssa married her husband Zach in 2012 and has two sweet dogs - McKenzie & Bella.   She likes to spend her spare time crafting, baking, watching a variety of sports and doing life with family and friends.   WKU Hilltoppers, the Cincinnati Reds, Dallas Cowboys, Christmas, pizza, and 90's alternative music are just some of her favorite things!

 

Meagan Smith, RDH

Registered Dental Hygenist

A native of Bowling Green, Meagan graduated from Greenwood High School and then went on to Western Kentucky University to obtain a degree of Bachelor Science in Dental Hygiene.  She joined the team at Briarwood Dental in 2018. 

Always ready with a smile of her own, Meagan loves helping patients to achieve their own beautiful smiles.   She loves to connect with new people, learning about their life and family, and then help them to have the best oral health they desire and deserve. 

Growing up, Meagan was a student of dance for 15 years and still continues that competitiveness and athleticism by running.  She has completed 4 half-marathons, loves to travel, and loves Italian food.  

Aimee Spears, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Aimee graduated from the dental hygiene program at Western Kentucky University in 2017. She first began her career in dentistry in 2006 as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and then as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) in family practice for 6 years.

As part of her work at Briarwood Dental, she gets to spend time talking with people and providing education about oral hygiene. She truly enjoys listening to others and helping them through some of the fears they may have about dental treatment and encouraging them to be proactive with their overall health. 

Aimee is originally from Indianapolis and enjoys traveling and being outdoors.   Summer, the beach, and Sushi are some of the things she loves the most!

Shakota Tritz

Dental Assistant

Shakota joined the team at Briarwood Dental in early 2020 with an Associate in Science Degree, Dental Assistant Certification, and is finishing her studies in Dental Hygiene at Western Kentucky University.  

At Briarwood Dental, Shakota is able to use her education and experience to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed while providing them the best in dental care and treatments.   

A girl who loves exploring the outdoors, camping and hiking with her fiancé Josh and Australian Shepherd "Mayzie"; Shakota also enjoys Mexican food and everything summer.

Sydney Willingham, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sydney is a native of Warren County, graduating from South Warren High School and then going on to obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene from Western Kentucky University.   

Helping her parents with the family business, Just Piddlin' Farm located in nearby Woodburn, Sydney learned the value of developing lifetime relationships with those you do business with and she uses those skills while treating and educating her patients on their oral health. 

Her hobbies include volunteering in her church, anything Disney, and spending time with her family.  

 

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A blessing to Briarwood Dental

Your practice has added two wonderful dentists and truly beautiful people to your team.  Drs Sasha and Derek Hayes are a blessing to Briarwood Dental.

- Janet V.

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