Meet Our Pediatric Dental Specialists
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Our Madisonville Pediatric Dental Office

We are so happy you have chosen our office for your child.  We are always keenly aware of  the trust you have given us and strive to deliver the highest pediatric dental care available anywhere.


Your child will always find a warm, caring environment where we take time to have fun while we educate and form good life-long dental habits.  We are always here to answer any questions you may have and encourage open communication with both our patients and their parents.


We will always let you know treatment plans and costs associated prior to the procedure.

  We have been treating patients at this office for decades and we consider each patient

that walks through the door a family member.


We are available

Monday - Thursday 7:30 to 5:00

Fridays 7:30 to 2:00

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Our Children's Dental Team


Our friendly staff is devoted to making all our young patients feel right at ease.

We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and has extensive experience in pediatric dentistry.


Each member of our treatment team is a registered  assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay current in the latest technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

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First Pediatric Dental Visit
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Drs. Travis and Brummer and their team are dedicated to

great dental experiences.


We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.


During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and discuss your child’s unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.


Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.


We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’s scheduled visit on time.


Your initial exam will last approximately 30 minutes. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for his or her own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.


Please print and fill out our New Patient Forms.

Bring them with you at first appointment. Thank You.


Schedule your first appointment today!

Pediatric Dentistry
What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric Dentists like Drs. Travis and Brummer are specialists dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition
than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These
needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our office provides all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home
What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that  Pediatric Dentists like Drs. Travis and Brummer have successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to the delivery of quality patient care.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...


Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.


Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.


Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.


Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).


Dietary counseling.


Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.


Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.

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1400 Pride Avenue

Madisonville, Kentucky 42431

Randy Travis, DMD


My professional goal since beginning practice in1982 has been and continues to be to provide the highest quality, state of the art, pediatric dentistry to the tri-state area in a kind, gentle, and compassionate manner. This goal shapes the way we plan our treatment, staff our office, and serve the children of this area.  Our Pediatric Dentists are second to none in both training and experience.  Our staff has a combined experience total of over 150 years.  We know children, their oral needs and issues, and the safest and most comfortable way to care for them.


Dr. Randy Travis spent his childhood years in Graves County, Kentucky and graduated in 1972 from Farmington High School. He played baseball at David Lipscomb University in his first two years of college before transferring to and graduating from Murray State University in 1976 with the degree of Bachelor of Science and comprehensive area in Chemistry.  He then entered the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the fall of 1976 and completed his doctoral training and received his license to practice dentistry in the spring of 1980. He immediately entered a residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children's Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio where he received his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. He entered private practice specializing in Pediatric Dentistry in Madisonville, Kentucky in the summer of 1982 upon finishing his residency.


Dr. Travis is a Diplomate (Board Certified) of  the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He also is a Diplomate of the American College of Dentistry.  He has served as sedation facility inspector for the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, Peer Review Liaison for West Central Dental Society, Peer Review committee member for Health Resources of Indiana/Kentucky, and has held offices in many dental organizations including two terms as member of the Executive Board of the Kentucky Dental Association.


Dr. Travis is a member of The American Dental Association, The Kentucky Dental Association, The Indiana Dental Association, The West Central Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The International Association of Dental Traumatology, and Gnathos (Clinical Modification of Dentofacial Development - CMDD).


Dr. Travis is happily married to Donna, his wife of 40 years.  She works as an administrative assistant at Travis & Brummer Pediatric Dentistry after giving up her 16 year teaching career in 1994 to be of help at the office.  Dr. Travis and Donna have two children:  Adam who is a medical doctor (MD) and a Board Certified Radiologist who is also a consultant for Boston Consulting Group and Ellen who is a Dentist (DMD), specializing in Pediatric Dentistry, Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


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Vaughn Brummer, DDS


Dr. Vaughn Brummer grew up in New Mexico and moved with his family to South Carolina during his high school years.  He graduated with honors from North Augusta High School

in 1992 and was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  He graduated from Baylor in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  He then was accepted into Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and license to practice dentistry in 2001.  During his doctoral training, he was a member of the Odontological Honor Society.  After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Brummer was accepted into the highly competitive Baylor College of Dentistry Pediatric Residency Program.  He completed his residency training in pediatrics in 2003.  Dr. Brummer joined Dr. Travis' pediatric dental practice in Madisonville, Kentucky in July of 2003.
Dr. Brummer is accomplished in all areas of dentistry including interceptive orthodontic diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Brummer is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  He keeps up to date with new dental techniques through his affiliations with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Kentucky Dental Association, and the West Central Kentucky Dental Society.  He lectures on various topics in pediatric dentistry to a wide range of audiences, and conducts continuing education seminars at various levels.


Dr. Brummer has also held offices in several dental organizations, most notably he has served as President and Vice President of the West Central Kentucky Dental Society, as well as the Children’s Dental Health Month Chairperson.


Dr. Brummer and his wife, Suzanne, live in Madisonville, Kentucky with their three children. Their daughter, Paige, works hard to keep up with her active older brothers, Aidan, and Chase.  Suzanne, a former Medical Social Worker, works part-time fulfilling office accounting duties for Pediatric Dentistry of Newburgh. Together the Brummer family enjoys traveling, camping, sporting events, and music. Ask Dr. Brummer to play the guitar or piano for you!  He also enjoys woodworking and restoring furniture.


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