Dr. James W. Gabhart II, DMD
Dr. Gabhart is proud to provide superior dental services in a pleasant atmosphere to families throughout Hardin County and surrounding areas.
An undergraduate of University of Kentucky and a graduate of University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Dr. Gabhart and his family have lived in Elizabethtown for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Kimbra, have three children, Kaylee, Garrett and Jessica.
He is a leader in his profession and community, serving professional organizations, teaching dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting to students at area colleges and volunteering his time to a number of community organizations. Dr. Gabhart is also a part-time farmer and in his spare time he enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.
American Dental Association
Kentucky Dental Association
Louisville Dental Society
Hardin County Dental Association
Kentucky Society of Dentistry for Children, past president
Delegate for Kentucky Dental Association
Smile Kentucky and Sealant Program at Kentucky State Fair
Faculty, University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Faculty, ECTC/KCTCS dental hygiene/dental assisting
Civic and Community Organizations
Hardin County A.M. Rotary Club
Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International
Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Advisory Board, Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting
Volunteer, Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties
Volunteer Coach, EYSA, EABC, Upward Basketball
Smile Hardin County program, dental screening and treatment
Kentucky Corp of Long Riflemen, Board Member
Bucksnort Longhunters, Board Member
NWTF, D.U., Youth Gone Wild programs
QDMA, Committee Member
Dr. Jessica Gabhart
Dr. Jessica is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive dental care based on mutual trust and effective communication with her patients. She strives to create individualized patient treatment that will improve oral health, increase overall quality of life, and deliver smiles that last a lifetime.
Dr. Jessica was born and raised in Elizabethtown, KY. After graduating from E-town High School in 2012, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville, then completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2020.
In her free time Dr. Jessica enjoys time outdoors spent hiking or kayaking, cooking, traveling to new places, crossfit, and spending quality time with her fiance, family, and friends.
American Dental Association
Kentucky Dental Association
Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
Melanie Keesee, Office Manager
Melanie joined the elite team at Gabhart Family Dentistry, as Office Manager in September of 2018. Her background is primarily in Business Management, Human Resources, and Finance and Accounting. She comes to this position with several years in medical and dental office management. She received her BSBA in Management from Sullivan University. She assumes this position to manage the practice as it is a growing practice with a culture that is unlike other dental offices. Her passion is to lead a team of professionals that grow together to provide exceptional patient care that sets our office apart from
Melanie has been married for 22 years to Michael Keesee and they live on their farm in Custer, KY with their Beagle named Chopper. When she is not working, she is either on the beach or on a cruise!!
Elisabeth Clowser, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Elisabeth has worked in the dental profession since 2009 and joined Dr. Gabhart’s team in September 2015. She says working as an expanded duties dental assistant is especially fulfilling because she knows a great smile is always a boost to a patient’s confidence. In the office, she takes care of a variety of tasks including, x-rays, invisalign treatment, ordering supplies and much more.
Born and raised in Germany, Elisabeth now resides in Radcliff with her husband Robert and her son Jameson. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys being outdoors with her family, nail art and NFL football.
Azure Bogue, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Azure attended MedQuest College, Academy of Dental Assisting in 2013 and has worked as a Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) since 2014. She became a part of the Gabhart Family Dentistry team February 2020. A person’s smile is the first thing people notice upon meeting them, so helping patients feel confident and comfortable at the dental office and maintaining their smile makes being a EDDA very rewarding career path for her. As a EDDA she can take X-Rays, impressions, place fillings and many other tasks within the dental office.
Azure resides in Bonnieville with her husband and son. Her son is very active in school sports, so she spends a lot of time on a baseball field or at a basketball court. When Azure has free time from sports, she enjoys working in her yard, crafting, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley Jackson, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Ashley joined dentistry in 2017 and graduated from Medquest in 2018, she joined our office in March of 2020. Ashley wanted to become a dental assistant to help people and to educate people on how important it is to have healthy hygiene. She loves working with people to accomplish their perfect smile. Ashley was born and raised here in Kentucky and now resides in flaherty with her husband, a US Army Veteran and her 2 handsome boys and 3 dogs. In her free time, Ashley enjoys being by the pool, going to the beach, being out outdoors, going to the Gym and spending time with her big family.
Katie Bradshaw, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie joined Dr. Gabhart’s team in October of 2018 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her associate degree from Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2018. Katie loves helping patients feel confident about their smiles and puts patients at ease when coming to the dentist. Katie and her husband, John, have one daughter named Olivia. She resides in Marion County on her family farm. In her free time, Katie enjoys farming, being outdoors, spending time with family and watching UK Basketball!
Patty Jones, Registered Dental Hygienist
Patty Jones joined Dr Gabhart’s team in May 2020, she received her Dental Hygiene degree in 1998 from the University of Louisville. Patty has been serving the Hardin county dental community for over twenty years. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable in the dental chair. Patty is married to Marc Jones and have two children and one grandchild. When not at work she enjoys being at her Rineyville home spending time with her grandson, Forrest.
Tesha Foushee, Patient Care Coordinator
Tesha joined our team in November of 2018 as Patient Care Coordinator! She enjoys coming to work and interacting with patients each and every day. She is the proud wife of law enforcement officer, Josh, and they have 4 beautiful children. In her free time, Tesha enjoys boating, being outdoors, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelsey Nalley, Patient Care Coordinator
Kelsey joined our team in August of 2020 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She graduated from Medquest college in 2014. In her spare time you will find her taking pictures with her camera, spending time with her husband Cody and 2 children, being outdoors, and shopping.