Bush was born in Grayson, Kentucky while his parents were
attending college at Morehead State University. The Bush family
moved back to Harold, Kentucky when Dr. Bush was 5 years old.
Dr. Bush attended Betsy Layne Elementary and
graduated from Betsy Layne High School in 1969. During these
years, Dr. Bush was very active in 4-H and the Boy Scouts.
He was a camp counselor for two years.
Dr. Bush received his Undergraduate degree from
University of Kentucky and then graduated from the U. K. College
of Dentistry in 1979 with a DMD Degree. During his college
years, Dr. Bush's two daughters, Joy Deshea and Shanea Jeanette,
were born. After graduating from Dental School, Dr. Bush moved
his family to Pikeville, Kentucky were he set up his current
Dr. Bush has taken numerous courses in all phases
of dentistry including pediatric, cosmetic, orthodontic, endodontic
(root canal therapy), periodontal (gum treatment), dental
implants, infection control and sterilization, and sedation
dentistry. He received his Fellowship
in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998 and his Mastership
in the Academy in 2003. The Academy of General Dentistry is
an international organization of 35,000 general dentists.
Earning the Fellowship Award means completing more than 500
hours of continuing education courses within 10 years and
passing a rigorous fellowship examination. Mastership in the
Academy requires an additional 600 course hours. The Academy
is not a requirement, but a commitment to continuing dental
education and to giving patients the best possible care.
Some of the recent courses Dr. Bush has completed
Las Vegas Institute - top ranked cosmetic and reconstructive
Sedation Dentistry - I.V. certification classes at
University of Kentucky
D.O.C.S. - Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Bush is a member of the Pikeville Chamber
of Commerce. His professional memberships include the Academy
of General Dentistry, the American Association of Cosmetic
Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Crown
Council, the Mountain Dental Association, the Kentucky Dental
Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Bush enjoys fishing, golf, hunting, gardening,
snowskiing, and cooking.