Dental Staff

Dentist in Seymour, IN

All our professionals at Jackson County Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Jackson County Dental

Dentist Seymour IN - Jackson County Dental

Matthew Pierce D.D.S.

Dr. Pierce was born in Anderson and raised in New Palestine, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a degree in Biology and Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology Study Club. Dr. Pierce received his Fellowship with the IDIA (International Dental Implant Association). Dr. Pierce enjoys the challenges of dentistry as well as the opportunity to work with patients on a personal level. He has extensive training and experience with Invisalign, Implants, CEREC (Same day crowns) and other specialized forms of dental treatment. He is eager to welcome new patients to the practice.

When not in the office, Dr. Pierce and his wife enjoy traveling, working out, sporting events, movies and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Pierce received the Rising Star of Jackson County Award in 2018, participated in Dancing with Stars of Seymour, and participates in numerous community outreach activities. He's proud to serve Jackson county and all of the surrounding areas at this dental practice.

Haley Doose, D.M.D

Dr. Haley is from Bowling Green, Kentucky and brings a bit of southern hospitality to all of her patients. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Biology and Chemistry and then went on to attend the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She has a passion for community and family, and hopes that is conveyed in time spent with her. When she's not in the office, she enjoys hiking with her dog Eloise, working out, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Douglas Gardner, D.D.S.

Dr. Doug grew up in Greenwood, Indiana. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Health and Disease Biology. After Purdue, he graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry. Doug is excited to be back home in the Hoosier state. He strives to be a lifelong learner and is continuously looking for new and innovative ways to help his patients achieve happier and healthier smiles. Doug and his wife currently have two dogs and are expecting their first child in July of 2021. When not seeing patients, he enjoys traveling, trying new and different food, and fishing, especially ice fishing. Doug is an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacer and Purdue University athletics.

Kim – Office Manager/Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Kim is a very versatile team member who is able to work in various areas throughout the office. She graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Program in 1989 and keeps her radiology certification current. She has since earned her certificate qualifying her as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She joined the Jackson County Dental team in June 2007. Kim is a lifelong resident of Jackson County ,  the mother of a daughter and son, and "Grama" to her new grandson. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, baking, gardening, and is an active member in her church.


Lindsey - Patient Financial Coordinator

Lindsey is a proud 2013 graduate of Indiana University.  She joined Jackson County Dental as Patient Financial Coordinator in November 2021.  Lindsey and her husband, Mitchell, are both Jackson County natives and plan to raise their one daughter here.  In addition to helping patients, Lindsey likes to spend her time attending concerts and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Hoosiers, and Cincinnati Reds! She also enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and volunteering on the Seymour Oktoberfest Board as the Parade Director.

Christy-Patient Insurance Coordinator

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Ashley--Appointment Coordinator

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Niki - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Niki is an experienced Dental Assistant since 1993, is certified to take x-rays and has worked at the office since July 1999. She has received her certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting from IU School of Dentistry. Niki takes pride in doing her best to provide quality dental care for each dental patient. Niki and her husband have a son and two adorable grandchildren. They enjoy the summer months when they camp and spend time on their boat.

Katie - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Katie became a member of our team in October 2017. She is a graduate of ATA College of Dental Assisting and received her Expanded Certificate in March of 2018 from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Katie is a great asset to our team and loves caring for our patients. Katie and her husband are parents to a beautiful baby girl and a adorable goldendoodle. When not at work, she enjoys the outdoor life and spending time with friends and family.



Whitney - Chairside Dental Assistant

Whitney graduated from Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Program as a certified dental assistant in 2020. She is currently continuing her education and plans to receive her expanded functions certificate as well as an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science during the summer of 2021. Whitney is a resident of Seymour. She loves getting to be a part of improving our patients’ confidence in helping create beautiful smiles. While not at work, Whitney enjoys the outdoor life Jeeping, and camping. She also loves spending time with family and friends.

Virginia - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Virginia brings many years of experience to our team having graduated from the Professional Careers Institute Dental Assisting program in 1985. She received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant training at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1986. Virginia's lighthearted humor brings joy to her co-workers and patients. She and her husband of more than 20 years have been Jackson County resident's since 1992. When not in the dental office, Virginia enjoys traveling, beekeeping, winemaking, gardening, and spending time with her grown daughter and son.

Holly - Dental Hygienist

Holly joined Jackson County Dental upon graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry Hygiene Program in 2006. She enjoys working with her patients and helping them stay on the course for good dental health. Holly is a native of Jackson County and is married to Kyle, who is the Athletic Trainer at Seymour High School, and also a native of Jackson County. Together they have three sons, Grady, Cooper and Colton. Holly and her family love all things sports. They are avid IU fans and enjoy watching their boys play in all of their sporting activities. Holly also enjoys running, biking and reading a good book!

Debbie - Dental Hygienist

Debbie joined the Jackson County Dental team in April 2000. She graduated from the University of Louisville Dental Hygiene Program in 1998. Debbie’s priority to the patients is to build a relationship with each one so she may communicate to them the importance of good dental care. Debbie was born and raised in Scott County and is married with two children. Her family enjoys camping, boating and is active in 4-H.

Chelsea - Dental Hygienist

Chelsea graduated from Ivy Tech Dental Hygiene Program in 2011 and joined our team at Jackson County Dental in June of 2017. Chelsea has a passion for helping others and educating her patients on good oral health. She lives in North Vernon with her husband and two adorable daughters. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys boating, reading and spending time with family and friends.



Krissi-Dental Hygienist

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