Dr. Jay W. Hildreth
Dr. Jay Hildreth graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village Kansas in 1962. After attending The University of Kansas and University of Missouri at Kansas City for undergraduate studies, he entered the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School, graduating in 1969. He married his wife, Judy, in June of 1967.

Dr. Hildreth and his wife moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in August of 1969, and Dr. Hildreth served in the Army Dental Corps until August of 1971. While they were at Ft. Knox, their first son, Jim, was born. After the service, Dr. Hildreth took over the practice of Dr. Throop in Wamego, Kansas in August of 1971. Their second son, Rob, was born in October of 1972. Dr. Hildreth practiced in Wamego until 2000. At that time, he semi-retired because of health limitations. Rob has three children. Jay and Judy enjoy their time following their grandchildren’s activities.

He has extensive experience in all phases of dentistry including crowns, bridges, endodontics, extractions, along with restorative, preventive and periodontal dentistry.

For recreation, Dr. Hildreth enjoys canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, and travel. He also enjoys playing Bridge with Judy during the winter months.


Meet Our Team

Our team at St. Marys Dental Center is excited to meet you and your family! Please feel free to contact us today to learn more about us and schedule a visit with our wonderful dentist in St Marys, Kansas.

Nancy Jo – Dental Hygienist
Nancy Jo has been a member of our team for over five years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in a time when that was required to become a dental hygienist. Nancy has practiced dental hygiene since 1982, but she still finds enjoyment, challenges and fulfillment in what she does every day. Nancy Jo loves being part of a team that is dedicated and fun-loving, as well as interacting with a diverse patient population. In addition to fulfilling her responsibilities, Nancy Jo is always available and willing to help her fellow team members.
Nancy Jo has a great family, and she always loves a good read. Outside of work, she also likes to garden and work in the yard – she likes to dig in the dirt, even though she now does it while wearing gloves.

Nancy M. – Dental Assistant
Nancy joined our team eight years ago, and she is always striving to provide a caring office environment for everyone. Nancy attended Cloud County Community College and Kansas State University. Working at St. Marys Dental Center has given her the opportunity to work with talented and compassionate dentist on a daily basis.
Nancy and her husband, Tom, have two sons, Jeff and Alex. Her family owns Rezac Insurance. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys being with her five grandchildren and taking care of the family farm.

Michelle – Dental Assistant
Michelle has completed dental assisting school and has been a member of our team since 2016. She enjoys being part of a family-oriented practice, and she helps make our office a homey place with her decorations and flowers. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys growing flowers, sewing and canning. She is also excited to have a grandson on the way.