About Us

Learn More About the Staff at Caring Dentistry

The doctors and staff of Caring Dentistry would like to thank you for the confidence you have placed with us to serve your dental needs. As your dental provider, our main focus is your comfort and privacy delivered in a compassionate setting. Our continued service in the Ashland area since 1995 proves that our patients come first. 

We ask that you share your experience with Caring Dentistry to friends and family so that they may become a part of our long lasting devotion to dental care. Feel free to call us with any questions you may have.
William R. Thorner, DMD

William R. Thorner, DMD

Dr. Thorner is originally from Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada. He received a B.A. in biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1985. He earned his D.M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1990. He completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center in Louisville in 1991. After being in private practice in Erlanger and Florence, Kentucky from 1991 to 2003, Dr. Thorner relocated to Ashland, Kentucky.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Eastern Kentucky Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also serves on the local Salvation Army advisory board.

In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his family.

Kathy Thorner

Kathy Thorner serves as the office manager for Caring Dentistry. She is a graduate of Marshall University and attended Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

Kathy is an active member of the Paramount's Women's Association and serves on their board. She also serves on the Paramount's Annual Gala Committee; is a member of the rotary club of Ashland, and is the treasurer for the Jingle Bell Charity Ball board. Mrs. Thorner is also a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.

Kathy enjoys playing tennis, working out and spending time with Dr. Thorner and their children. The Thorner's are members of Fairview Baptist Church in Ashland.
Kathy Thorner

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is one of the Dental Hygienists for Caring Dentistry. She graduated from Shawnee State University's Dental Hygiene program in 1996.  

Ginger grew up in Greenup County, and her family currently resides in Argillite. She has been married to her husband, Brian, since 1990. They have one son, Derek. They are members of Raceland Christian Church. In her spare time she likes to read and piece together quilt tops, but her favorite pastime is golf. 

Renee

Renee is our other dental hygienist at Caring Dentistry. She graduated from Shawnee State University's dental hygiene program in 1996.

Renee grew up in Boyd County and still lives in the area. She has been married to her husband Kevin since 1999. They have three beautiful daughters Bekah, Tori and Maddi. They attend Potters House of Worship. In her spare time she likes to watch UK football and basketball, snow skiing and spending time with her family.
Renee

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie works as an expanded duties dental assistant. She is also a licensed dental hygienist. Debbie is a graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College as well as Western Kentucky University.

Kelli

Kelli works as a dental assistant and received her certificate of completion from Collins Career Center. She is married to her husband, Jeremy and they have a daughter, Emma who brings them tons of joy. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Ironton, Ohio. In her spare time Kelli enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts and spending time outdoors.
Kelli

Kerry

Kerry

Kerry is just one of the smiling faces who will greet you at Caring Dentistry. She grew up in Flatwoods and attended Russell High School, but now calls Ashland her home. Kerry and her husband Craig have two beautiful daughters Kaitlin and Emma. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible. She also enjoys reading and sewing.

Tracie

Tracie is another smiling face that will greet you as you enter Caring Dentistry. Tracie is a graduate of Russell High School. She is married to Mick, an Ashland firefighter. Together they have two boys Jacob and Zack. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Tracie
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