Gentle Dental Care Dr. Sells and Dr. Prather
1301 Olive Street, Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-1479
Gentle Dental care in Benton KY Dr Sells
Dr. Jerry Sells

Dr.  SellsDr. Sells grew up on a dairy farm in Hardin County, Kentucky, near Elizabethtown. He took a special interest in 4-H while in grade school and high school, winning several awards on the local and state level. He went to school in Hardin County, graduating from West Hardin High School in 1966. While in high school he met Juanita and they married after his 2nd year in college. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and then entered the University of Louisville Dental School, graduating in 1974.

After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Sells moved with his family to Benton, Kentucky. At that time, the Sells' first daughter, Alicia, was 3 years old. A year and a half later the Sells' second daughter, Christy, was born. They are both now registered dental hygienists in the practice. Dr. Sells now has 4 grandsons: Skyler 10, Quinn 6, Dylan 5 and Carson 3.

Dr. Sells has taken numerous courses in all phases of dentistry including pediatric, cosmetic, orthodontic, endodontic (root canal therapy), periodontal (gum treatment), dental implants, infection control and sterilization, and sedation dentistry. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998 and earned Mastership in 2003.Dr. and Mrs. Sells

The Academy of General Dentistry is an international organization of 35,000 general dentists. Earning the Fellowship Award means completing more than 500 hours of continuing education courses within 10 years and passing a rigorous fellowship examination. The Mastership requires an additional 600 hours of continuous education. The Academy is not a requirement, but a commitment to continuing dental education and to giving patients the best possible care.

Dr. Sells has been a member of the Benton Kiwanis Club for 26 years and a deacon at the Benton Church of Christ for seven years. His professional memberships include the International Orthodontic Society, The American Orthodontic Society, The Functional Orthodontic Society, the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the Purchase Dental Society, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Magic is Dr. Sells' main hobby and he is always ready to share a magic trick, whether with a young patient in his dental chair for pediatric or orthodontic treatment, or before an audience of school children, for whom he occasionally gives classroom dental presentations. "Dentistry is fun and it is exciting to see the new techniques to keep our patients smiling."

Dr. Sells and his staff work as a team to make each patient's dental experience as pleasant as possible -- in order to achieve true "Gentle Dental Care."