Benton KY dentist Dr. Jerry 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."


Dr. Randon Prather

Dr. PratherDr. Prather is a life-long resident of Marshall County, having grown up in the Brewers area. Near the end of middle school and all through his high school years at Marshall County, he enjoyed running both track and cross country with an emphasis on cross country. He still enjoys running today and competes in various 5K races in the area.

Dr. Prather completed his undergrad education at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee and was awarded the Hendricks scholarship which granted him full tuition, room and board for four years. Dr. Prather thoroughly enjoyed his time at Bethel and continued to pursue running in both track and cross country. Dr. Prather graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and was named a Hutchen's scholar which is awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GPA.

After graduating from Bethel, Dr. Prather took a year off. During that time, he worked with Dr. Sells in the office as an assistant. Dr. Prather has been mentored by Dr. Sells and has worked closely with the entire Sells family for around 10 years.

Also during his time off from school, Dr. Prather was married to his high school sweetheart, Angelica. Angelica attended Graves County High School and he met her at the church that they have both attended for their entire lives, Trace Creek Baptist Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. Dr. Prather and Angelica are expecting their first child, a girl, in March of 2015. They also have 2 cats, Gomez and Godiva.

In the summer, after working for Dr. Sells for a year, Dr. Prather attended dental school at the University of Louisville. After graduating, he moved back to Benton and is excited to be back in Marshall County after having been gone from the area for several years due to schooling. He is looking forward to the future he has here and the opportunity to serve the area he loves.