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McIlvain returns to childhood dental practice in Cynthiana

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By Kate Darnell

As a child, Jason McIlvain hated going to the dentist and used to pray that he wouldn’t have cavities.

Jason can’t avoid the dentist’s office anymore.

It’s where he works.

“It just kind of blows your mind,” Jason said about working next to his childhood dentist, Dr. James Clyde.

Today, in the Licking Valley Dental Associates office on Pike Street, Jason is one of the dentists searching for cavities.

“It was more of a calculated decision,” Jason said about his choice to enter the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

Jason said his decision came as a shock to friends and family.

For more about Jason's decision to return home, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.