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Meet Dr. Christopher Kerns - Cynthiana Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist

Christopher Kerns, DMD

Dr. Christopher Kerns is from Cynthiana, Kentucky, and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Morehead State University. He then graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, Kentucky.  He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, & the Bluegrass Dental Society.

Dedicated to learning & providing his patients with the best care possible, he earned high honors and multiple scholarships to Morehead State and graduated as a consistent member of the Dean’s List and MSU’s Biology Student of the Year in 2007. He was awarded a President’s Scholarship and the Quintessence Award for Restorative Dentistry while attending the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  Since graduation Dr. Kerns has consistently strived to utilize the most cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology in his office by placing a high value on continuing education and staying at the forefront of dentistry.

When he isn’t learning about the latest treatment options for his patients, Dr. Kerns enjoys spending time with his wife & fellow graduate of Harrison County High School Casey, experiencing new adventures through food & travel.

Dr. James Clyde, DMD

Born and raised in the South, Dr. James Clyde received his undergraduate degree in Psychology, Chemistry and Philosophy from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He then graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, Kentucky.  
Dr. Clyde chose dentistry as he wanted to be part of the healthcare industry and his passion is helping people. For Dr. Clyde working at Primo Smiles Dental is like returning home again. In 2011, Dr. Kerns purchased the dental practice leaving Dr. Clyde time to retire and renovate his wife Betsy's homestead. He returned recently as he missed the interaction with patients and practicing dentistry keeps him young.
Dr. Clyde enjoys spending time with his wife Betsy, two grown children, three beautiful grandchildren and his dog Bella. He is also an avid farmer, tennis player and a member of the Licking Valley Singers. 


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Office Location

  • Cynthiana
  • 114 S. Main St.
  • Cynthiana, KY
  • 41031
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: 859-234-3323