About Dr. Adams

Dr. Adams is a native of Owensboro and received his undergraduate and DMD degrees from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in periodontics at the University of Iowa before returning to Kentucky in 1992. He has been in private practice in Owensboro since 1993 and is an active member of the Green River Dental Society, Kentucky Society of Periodontists, Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. Holding many offices in the past, Dr. Adams currently resides on the Executive Council of the Southern Academy of Periodontology.  With customer care and excellence in treatment as top priorities, Dr. Adams furthers his education consistently and is involved in three study clubs in the surrounding area helping to better communicate with referring doctors and treat patients more effectively. Leading two of the three study clubs, Dr. Adams was one of a select group of clinicians chosen on the national level to be involved in the Spear’s Study Group.  Dr. Adams is also one of the few periodontal surgeons in the state of Kentucky to be certified in both the Pinhole Surgical Technique and LANAP® (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure).  Dr. Adams strives to stay up to date with the latest procedures and offers the latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment. He is married to the former Michelle Johnstone of Drakesboro and they have a son Alex (2003) and a daughter Ella (2005).



  About Our Team
Michelle Adams RDH, BS
Registered Dental Hygienist, Public Relation, and Office Administrator

After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Michelle moved to Owensboro to practice dental hygiene in general dentistry. She and Dr. Adams have been married since 2000, and she has worked in his practice for over 20 years as a dental hygienist, public relations coordinator, and office administrator. Currently, Michelle holds a license to deliver local anesthetic, is certified in laser disinfection, and is a CPR Instructor, teaching First Aid and Basic Life Support classes with the American Heart Association. She also lectures on Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office and Hygienist, which is approved by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry. With a high standard for customer service, communication and satisfaction, Michelle strives to maintain a relaxing, comfortable, and efficient office environment for all of our patients.


Jeannie Mattingly RDH, OSHA Officer
Registered Dental Hygienist, OSHA Officer

Jeannie has been practicing dental hygiene for Dr. Adams since 2006.  She is a graduate of Henderson Community College, where she received her associate degree in Dental Hygiene in 2006, with a license to deliver local anesthetic. Jeannie is also certified to perform laser disinfection, is a CPR Basic Life Support and First Aid Healthcare provider and is a Certified Dental Assistant with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Jeannie provides excellent dental hygiene care to our patients; as our OSHA Officer, she helps to maintain a safe office environment for our team and patients.


Natalie Thompson
Dental Implant Coordinator/Surgical Assistant

In October of 2015, Natalie joined Dr. Adams’ team bringing over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She holds an Associate Degree in Science and is a Certified Nurse Assistant. Natalie is also certified in dental radiography, IV placement, coronal polishing and is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support healthcare provider and helps to smoothly guide patients through the surgical process with care and comfort.



Patty Hines
Administrative Assistant

Since 2015, Patty has been a member of our team bringing with her over 30 years of experience in customer service from her office administrative and supervisory positions in which she served on numerous state level committees. With a warm, inviting and outgoing personality; Patty welcomes all she comes in contact with and enjoys providing customer care to our patients and helps our office to run smooth and efficiently. She is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider.


Christine Bunch
Surgical Treatment Coordinator

In February of 2016, with over 25 years of patient care experience in the healthcare field, Christine joined the team bringing a wealth of knowledge in insurance and finances. Christine helps to guide patients through the insurance and financial process with ease. With great enthusiasm in customer care, she will go the extra mile to assure your experience at our office is the best. Christine continues to stay up to date with the changing insurance regulations through continuing education courses and she is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider.


Anjanette Volk
Hygiene Treatment Coordinator

Anjanette brings to our office 28 years of experience in the education field. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Kentucky Wesleyan and a Master’s degree and Rank I in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University. As hygiene treatment coordinator, Anjanette is happy to assist you in scheduling appointments and answering any insurance questions. With her attention to detail, Anjanette helps our dental maintenance patients to have a smooth experience while in our office. She is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider and continues to stay up to date on insurance regulations and changes through continuing education.


Marcia Melton
Patient Scheduling Coordinator

With over 20 years of experience in customer service, Marcia joined Dr. Adams’s team in April of 2017. As patient scheduling coordinator, Marcia will greet you with a warm smile and is always ready to assist you with any of your scheduling needs. She is a CPR First Aid and Basic Life Support healthcare provider.


Taylor Evenden
Surgical Assistant

Taylor has been with our team since 2017, and has several years of experience in healthcare. Taylor is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support healthcare provider and is ready to assist patients before, during, and after surgery with great care.


Jessica Payne
Surgical Recovery Assistant

Jessica graduated in April of 2018 from The Medical Institute of Kentucky’s Dental Assisting school and is a CPR/First Aid and Basic Life Support healthcare provider. She has been a team member since April of 2018 and helps to guide patients through the “after surgery” process with compassion and ease.


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