Clagett Dental is a multi-specialist practice that has been serving Elizabethtown since 1947. Our mission is to create a unique and personalized dental experience and a lifetime impact for our patients, team, and community.

We strive to achieve this mission by valuing every person in our care. Our approach is simple.

  • Offer the best dental treatment possible.
  • Give people the time and attention they need.
  • Prioritize long-term outcomes and relationships.

We welcome the opportunity to provide you the care you deserve.

Areas of Expertise

Because Clagett Dental is a multi-specialty provider, patients can receive high-quality treatment for a variety of dental needs — all from the same practice.

Our doctors represent decades of dental experience and are experts in each of the procedures they perform. We are led by Dr. Ryan Clagett, the third generation of our family practice and a double board-certified specialist in periodontics and implant surgery.

Clagett Dental’s services include crown restoration, dental hygiene, gum disease treatment, and full mouth reconstruction. We are the region’s leading provider of same-day crown replacement, which offers patients a natural-looking and functional dental crown in a single visit. Together with our sister practice, Clagett Periodontics, we can also use dental implants to restore the full strength and aesthetics of broken or missing teeth.

Supporting each procedure are the best technology and dental resources available. Our investment in 3D X-ray machines, digital scanners, and in-office crown production allows patients to have treatment in fewer visits, less time, and better comfort.

The Patient Experience at Clagett Dental

Patients who have chronic pain, aesthetic dental problems, or poor oral health often come to us for a solution because they have not found help elsewhere. Our doctors spend extensive time discussing what patients want from treatment and the available options.

As part of our patient-centered approach, we talk about their concerns and design treatment in a way that overcomes their fears. Visits focus on guiding and educating patients — never pushing them into decisions. This includes reviewing pricing in a transparent way and identifying financial solutions when needed.

Most importantly, we complete every procedure in a detail-oriented and gentle manner. We never rush or attempt to see the most patients possible. The person in our immediate care is our top priority.

A History of Serving Our Community

Clagett Dental has treated generations of patients, and the trust they have in our practice means everything.

Dr. Bob Clagett founded Clagett Dental in 1947. Over the years that followed, Bob was a well-respected stalwart of dentistry as well as a community leader. He was also instrumental in implementing fluoride in the Elizabethtown area, an important innovation in preventative oral health.

In 1975, Bob was joined by his sons, Drs. Dan and Bill Clagett. Dan Clagett is a past president of the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and maintains his role as a partner emeritus in the practice.

Today, Clagett Dental is led by Dan’s son, Dr. Ryan Clagett, a double board-certified specialist and a leader in several national periodontal organizations. The practice supports the Elizabethtown community in various ways, most significantly through Clagett Cares: a charitable program that donates a portion of fees to Baptist Health Hardin (formerly Hardin Memorial Hospital). This year, the program has contributed over $4,000 to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Combining a history of service with modern training and the most advanced dental resources, Clagett Dental continues to provide patients in Elizabethtown with the care they deserve.

Learn more about Clagett Dental and how we can help you have a more comfortable dental experience, functional bite, and a confident smile. Call (270) 769-3306 or contact our practice online.