D. Jason Kirkpatrick, DDS
Dr. D. Jason Kirkpatrick is the owner of Worthy Family Dentistry as of August 1, 2018. He purchased his first practice shortly after finishing twenty months of general practice residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Graduate School of Medicine. In this program, Dr. Kirkpatrick received advanced training in general dentistry for the medically compromised patient. Before dental school, Dr. Kirkpatrick graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During dental school in Memphis, TN, he received numerous awards including the Student Award of Excellence in Periodontology, the Dr. Joseph W. Graham, Sr. Scholarship Award, and membership into the Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society.
Besides dentistry, Dr. Kirkpatrick enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Manasseh, have three children, John Thomas, Kollin and Karsyn. He also enjoys golfing and travelling.
Michael R. Worthy, DMD, MAGD
Dr. Michael Worthy has been a resident of Towns County since 1980. Upon graduating from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in June of 1980, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Hiawassee and opened their comprehensive dental practice at 19 South Main Street on September 10, 1980. They raised their daughters, Claire and Alexis, while practicing dentistry and being active in their church and the community of Towns County until January of 1999. At that time, the family responded to their call into full-time mission work in Central Asia. They were able to utilize their profession of dentistry as an inroad into a part of the world that had previously had limited access to the Gospel for centuries. After serving in Central Asia until the end of 2006, they relocated back to Towns County full-time.
Dr. Mike is a member of the following professional organizations: the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Eastern District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry is an organization of dentists who are committed to lifelong learning in order to provide excellent treatment for the patients they are privileged to serve. On July 20, 1987, Dr. Mike received his Fellowship Award, and then on July 19, 1993, he received his Mastership Award from the Academy for maintaining his committment to continuing dental education. He continues to attend various continuing education courses in addition to utilizing Spear online education. During Dr. Claire Worthy Thornton's last year in dental school, he served as an Adjunct Faculty member at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly known as the Medical College of Georgia), teaching and assisting senior students in the clinical treatment of their patients.
In addition to serving in Central Asia, he has participated in local mission projects in Western North Carolina, and North Georgia, and has been on short term trips to Guatemala, Peru, and Trinidad.
Spending time with his family is very important to Dr. Mike, especially his four grandsons, Eldric, Athan, Quade and Sterling. He is glad to talk about them at any opportunity.
With the transition of Worthy Family Dentistry to Dr. Jason Kirkpatrick in August of 2018, Dr. Mike is happy he can continue to serve the patients of this practice as a contract dentist. He appreciates the people of the local communities and their support as we have strived to meet their dental needs for almost 40 years.
Kasey Dills, RDH
Kasey is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She holds an Associate of Science degree from Gainesville College (currently Gainesville State College). In 2002, Kasey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia (currently Georgia Regents University), graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is committed to life-long learning. Kasey is proficient in educating patients on proper hygiene techniques, and she partners with her patients to achieve optimal oral health.
Kasey has had the privilege of serving others while on various mission trips to Peru, Ecuador, and South Africa.
Kasey delights in spending time with her husband, Jonathon, and her daughter, Paige. She also enjoys participating in church, athletics, and anything outdoors. Kasey is honored to serve the families in the area.
Kim Kiser, RDH
Kim joined our team in November 2016 after moving to the Blairsville area, and is proud to work in a practice committed to serving the community. Kim comes from a military family spanning three generations, and is thrilled to be a part of an office that cares about our veteran community. In her dental career, Kim has worked as a certified dental assistant, dental receptionist, and in 1992, she earned her Associate of Science degree in dental hygiene from Trident Technical College. Kim is committed to providing the best care for her patients and is passionate about educating and motivating patients to achieve their best overall dental health.
Besides dentistry, Kim enjoys cooking and traveling. She loves spending time with all of her family and looks forward to enjoying North Georgia with her husband, Mark.
Quincey Wood, RDH
While Quincey was completing core classes for dental hygiene school, she joined our team in 2016 as a dental assistant where her knowledge and passion for dentistry were greatly expounded. In 2017, Quincey began the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College where she served as the Student Government Secretary and an officer for the Student American Dental Hygiene Association. From mission trips and counseling at Camp Hosanna, to helping with campus events and programs, Quincey has always enjoyed volunteering, and was named Lanier Tech's 2018-2019 Volunteer of the Year. Quincey was the recipient of multiple academic scholarships, and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lanier Technical College in May of 2019.
Quincey feels privileged to work in an environment that genuinely cares about their patients and the surrounding community. She enjoys educating patients on how to improve their dental health, and is dedicated to continuously learning the best ways to meet her patients' individual needs.
Other than dentistry, Quincey spends a lot of her time working in the youth ministries at her church where she and her husband, Tyler, run a bus ministry. She enjoys reading, playing and coaching soccer, and spending time with her family.
Kyle graduated from Towns County High School in 2014 and went on to continue his education at North Georgia Technical College to be a Registered Nurse. His interest in the medical field started at 8 years old when he found out he is a Type 1 Diabetic. He aspires to treat everyone with a friendly face and make sure they leave smiling. He enjoys working on cars and projects, helping out at church with the youth and bus ministries, and spending time with his wife Kristina and son Emmett. Kyle looks forward to meeting you and helping to take care of all your oral health needs.