Boyd Thornton Dental 

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Emily is an honors graduate of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College's Dental Hygiene program. She and her husband are native to the state of Kentucky.  They enjoy serving at their church as well as weekend DIY projects at their new home. Emily strives to keep her patients at ease while providing gentle and thorough care. She values the relationships she builds with her ​patients and enjoys the opportunity to educate them on how to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.​

​Morgan - Office Manager

​Dr. Rachel Riley graduated from the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelors degree in Biology while playing softball for the Wildcats. She continued her education at the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry and recently graduated with high distinction. Dr. Riley also received the General Dentistry award, the Prosthondontic award, the Implantology award, and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with her dog Blue and turtle, Slugger. She also stays active in the softball community by giving lessons to youth softball girls. Dr. Riley is looking forward to becoming part of the Boyd Thornton Dental Team and serving the patients of the Bluegrass.

Teresa M Boyd DMD

​Morgan entered the dental field 6 years ago while living in West Virginia. My husband and I relocated to Lexington, Kentucky in the beginning of 2013. I joined Dr. Boyd's practice in February 2013 and I couldn't be happier. I have been in the health care field for over 10 years. My insurance knowledge has served me well as I am able to assist patients by maximizing their benefits. I enjoy coming to work and I love being part of a wonderful team.

Dr. Allison Bethel graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and then continued for another four years at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2014. Dr. Bethel also received the Golden Award in Restorative Dentistry as recognized by UKCD faculty. Allison is an active member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Blue Grass Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. She is also active in the Junior League of Lexington and enjoys volunteering throughout the local community. In her spare time, Dr. Bethel enjoys travelling, cooking, watching UK basketball and football, and playing with her dog George.

Emily - RDH

Allison Bethel DMD

​​Rachel Riley DMD

Dr. Teresa Boyd is a 1996 graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She continued her education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and graduated in 2000. While in dental school, she met Dr. David Thornton, and the two were married after graduation from dental school. Dr. Boyd has been in private practice in Illinois for ten years before returning to Kentucky. She has participated in several community and volunteer programs to educate children in oral health and providing dental services to underprivileged children. They reside in Lexington with their two boys.