By Sam Terry
Jobe Publishing, Inc.
For Glasgow native Madison Myers Galloway, returning to her hometown to practice dentistry is the fulfillment of a dream. The daughter of local dentist, Dr. Mark Myers, Madison considered joining her father’s practice and other options when contemplating a return to Glasgow.
After doing research on the needs of the area, she concluded that a perfect location for her expertise was to open a pediatric dentistry practice. “I wish I could have worked with Dad but I found that Glasgow and the surrounding area truly needed a pediatric dentist,” Madison said. She received her training at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the renowned Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis; she is a specialist in children’s dentistry and oral health.
“We offer dental care for infants, children, and adolescents; we also serve special needs patients as our resources allow,” Madison said of her new practice. Glasgow Children’s Dental Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 203 Professional Park Drive in Glasgow, the center introduced itself to the community with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and open house on May 4.
“It is a top priority of Glasgow Children’s Dental Center to be a welcome home for all children for their dental needs. As a new parent, I understand how unique each child is, and the staff here are trained specifically to meet these needs in a wonderful and friendly environment,” Madison explained. The center will provide dental care from the eruption of a child’s first tooth through high school.
As for choosing Glasgow as her location of choice, Madison said Glasgow offers good quality of life and the opportunity to practice her specialty. “This small town is full of wonderful people and there’s a feel here that you can’t find in a big city. It would have been easier to get a job in a big city but Glasgow is my hometown and I was attracted to it as a professional because there was a need for a pediatric dentist. I really felt drawn to come back here,” Madison said.
Returning to the area with Madison is her husband, Ryan Galloway, also a Glasgow native. Ryan practices law with the firm of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore in Bowling Green. They have an 8-month old son, McKinley, who was Madison’s first patient. At last week’s celebration, McKinley was proudly sporting three teeth.
This is the twelfth in our series, “Forty Under Forty,” highlighting 40 Barren County residents, all under the age of 40, who are bringing vitality and vision to their careers, professions, and the local community.
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