Get to Know
Dr. Jay Crews
In practice since 2003, Dr. Jay Crews is a board-certified pediatric dentist who specializes in providing comprehensive care for kids from infancy through their teen years, including special needs children.
After receiving his BS in biology—and three varsity letters—from Centre College in Danville, he attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and earned his DMD in 2001. He then went on to residency at the University of Kentucky, where he served as Chief Resident and received his pediatric dentistry certificate. Dr. Crews was board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in 2007.
An active member of many professional organizations, including AAPD, the Kentucky Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and others, Dr. Crews also volunteers his professional services in the community.
Dr. Crews is married to Dr. Courtney Crews, a pediatrician at Owensboro Pediatrics. He has two sons, Parker and Cole. He enjoys traveling, snow skiing, fishing, hunting, and golf.
Dr. Patrick Gilbert
Dr. Patrick Gilbert has been a practicing dentist since 2013 and a practicing board certified pediatric dentist since 2018. Dr. Gilbert’s pathway to becoming a pediatric dentist was a fun adventure! Originally from the small town of Cadiz, Kentucky in the western part of the state near LBL (Land Between the Lakes), he went to Murray State University, and received a BS in Biology. While at Murray State—Dr. Gilbert was on the Murray State Bass Anglers fishing team! In 2009, Dr. Gilbert entered dental school at the University of Louisville and received his DMD in 2013.
From here Dr. Gilbert had to become a Hoosier (briefly)—he followed his wife to Indianapolis, IN where she was training to become a Dermatologist. In Indiana, Dr. Gilbert practiced as a general dentist in two community health clinics in the city of Indianapolis for a few years—it is here Dr. Gilbert discovered his passion for helping children! In 2017, he received his Masters in Oral Biology (MSD) from Indiana University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Riley Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Kentucky Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gilbert is married to Juliana Gilbert, who is also a practicing dermatologist. They have three children; Henry, Dean, and Elyse. The animals just add to the circus- 2 dogs (Lulu and Coco), 1 cat (Violet), and 5 fish (Barren, Barkley, Kentucky, Cumberland, and Dale). In his free time, Dr. Gilbert is passionate about fishing, hiking, running, and spending time with his family outdoors.
Lacey joined the team in September 2014 with three years of previous experience in the dental field. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Management. Her husband, Blake, is a farmer- so most of their spare time is spent outdoors. They have two boys, Reed and William. Together they enjoy spending time playing outside, checking cows in the Polaris, or by the pool with friends.
Taylar joined the Pediatric Dentistry team in September of 2018. She enjoys spending time with family, doing arts and crafts with her daughter and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats!
Hayley has been with Dr. Crews’ office since it opened in 2003. She graduated from Apollo High School and went on to graduate from Henderson Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2003. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, their boxer baby, Fenmore, and their family and friends. She is also a big UK basketball fan, so she enjoys getting to Rupp to watch the Cats any chance she gets!
Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Ashley is one of the newest members of our team. She graduated from Apollo High School in 2006 and in 2011 went on to continue her education in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting and graduated from Henderson Community College. She has a beautiful four year old daughter. When she isn’t working with other kiddos’ teeth, she’s at home baking goodies with her own little girl. To say baking is a passion of hers would be an understatement. Cakes, cookies or pies, you name it and they do it! She is also an avid lover of Art History and Architecture on the side.
Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Jackie graduated from Dental Assisting school in 2016, and joined our team in October of 2019. One of her favorite things to do in her spare time is watching Disney movies with her four year old daughter, Briley. She also enjoys playing with her dog (Charlie) and kitty (Millie). Jackie loves any type of food, says she just can’t get enough!
Summer is one of our hygienist; she joined our team in March of 2021. She graduated from Henderson Community College as a RDH in 2018. Summer is a mother of three, and is married to her husband, Logan. She enjoys spending time with her family in her free time. She can't wait to see your smiling face at the office!
Katlyn joined the team in February 2022. She graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 2013. When she's not at work- you can normally find her at the softball field with her husband and curly headed daughter (Abi Mae). She also enjoys going on cruises with her family and friends. #Cruiselifeisthebestlife
Bailie has been with Dr Crews' office since April 2021. She graduated from Apollo High School and went on to graduate from Henderson Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist (2016). In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog (Murphy), playing golf with her husband (Matthew), and spending time with family and friends. Bailie and her husband are huge UK basketball and Red Sox baseball fans, so they enjoy getting to see any game they can!
Heather is a RDH with 28 years of experience. She loves to spend time with friends and family. She enjoys camping, kayaking, reading, playing games, and cards.
Katie joined the Pediatric Dentistry of Owensboro team in June 2022. She graduated from McLean County High School in 2014, and went on to graduate from OCTC with two Associate degrees. She enjoys reading, playing video games and spending time with her friends and family. In her spare time, she is always ready to watch the Dallas Cowboys play!
Kelsey joined our team in 2020. She graduated from Henderson Community College in 2018 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband (Josh), her four crazy kids, and their dog (Griffin). She loves spending time outdoors and going out with friends any time she can.
Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Kelsey has been with Pediatric Dentistry of Owensboro since 2021. She graduated from Owensboro Catholic in 2017, and went on to become an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her baby (Kohen) and also spending time with her family.
Kiera is one of the newest members of our team- she joined in August 2022. She graduated from Hancock County High School in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing basketball (but claims Dr Crews can't beat her 1v1), watching baseball, coloring, reading, swimming, listening to music and sleeping. She LOVES banana pudding, says she can eat it everyday! Kiera hopes to further her education to become a dental hygienist.