Meet Our Team
Melissa B., financial coordinator
Melissa B. is one of the two awesome Melissas on our team. She has nearly two decades of dental experience, and she has offered our patients outstanding care since 2012. She studied at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned her associate degree in business administration. She is also certified in CPR, and Melissa has completed the J. Geier scheduling institute.
Melissa has two children and three grandchildren. She loves spending her spare time spoiling her grandkids, bargain hunting, and hosting trivia and bingo.
Angela, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant & Team Leader
Angela has worked in the dental field since 2007, and she joined our team in 2010. She works hard helping patients feel comfortable and confident during the dental appointments. She prides herself on helping even the most anxious patients feel relaxed in our office. Angela studied at the 6th District Dental Society dental assisting school, and she went on to earn her certification as an expanded functions dental assistant at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She also maintains licensing in nitrous oxide monitoring, sealant placement, coronal polishing, dental radiology, and CPR.
A Chapel Hill native, Angela is the mother to one beautiful child, Sofia. She loves spending time with her daughter, crafting, traveling, and she considers herself to be a thrift store shopping queen.
Erica, Dental Hygienist
Erica is one of our most experienced dental hygienists. She has been working in the dental field for more than a decade, and she joined our team in 2010. She loves working as a member of our team to provide patients with the care they need to achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. She studied at Tennessee Technical University in Cookeville, and Erica earned her dental hygiene degree from East Texas State University in Johnson City. In addition to her dental hygiene degree, Erica is certified in nitrous oxide administration and monitoring as well as local anesthesia administration. She also maintains her CPR certification.
A native of Spring Hill, Erica enjoys spending her free time working out, reading, crafting and crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.
Karla P., office manager
Karla has an impressive 30+ years of experience in the world of dentistry under her belt. A Wisconsin native, she attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College before entering the field. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it is seeing her patients smile after receiving a treatment that enhances their confidence and oral health. Getting to do so in a positive, fun, productive atmosphere is a perk too!
Karla is a mom of seven children and three rescued fur babies. She and her husband enjoy hiking, sightseeing, and riding motorcycles together. They are also big hockey fans!
Payten B., Dental Hygienist
Payten was born and raised right here in Tennessee! She attended both Columbia State Community College and Remington College before earning her certifications in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Today, she loves building rapport with her patients and educating them about their oral health.
With her high school sweetheart, Payten has two boys and four dogs. She loves spending time outside and collecting garden gnomes!
Ashley, Scheduling Coordinator
Ashley has worked for our team since 2015. She loves meeting new patients and helping them feel welcome and comfortable in our office. She studied at Columbia State University in Columbia and Middle Tennessee University in Murfreesboro where she earned her associates degree in Elementary Education.
Originally from Van Nuys, Ashley and her husband are the proud parents of one daughter, and the family also has one cat and one dog. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, playing with her daughter, paddle boarding with her husband, and she is the claw machine game champion.
Abby, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Abby has worked in the dental field since 2010, and she’s brand new to our team. She has really enjoyed interacting with her new team and helping patients feel comfortable and right at home in our office. She loves helping patients with dental phobia overcome their fears and look forward to visiting our office. She attended the 6th District Dental Society dental assisting school and completed her expanded functions dental assisting certification after studying at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is also certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, dental sealant placement, coronal polishing, dental radiology, and CPR.
Abby enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially spoiling her five nieces and nephews and two cats. She loves reading and doing anything outdoors. Originally from Columbia, Abby has attended every Mule Day since her birth!
Darlene, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Darlene is originally from Tampa, Florida and completed her studies at Columbia State. She has just over four years of experience in the field of dentistry, and she has spent all of that time here at our office! When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it is making patients love their smiles.
Outside the office, Darlene loves doing just about anything that lets her spend time outdoors, like taking road trips, going out on the motorcycle, or taking the Jeep for a ride. She also has a dog, Jesse!
Cassie, Dental Hygienist
A recent graduate of Columbia State Community College and Remington College, Cassie is one of the newest members of our team! She is certified in CPR, administering and monitoring nitrous oxide, and administering local anesthesia. However, her favorite part of her job is making sure her patients have a comfortable experience in the treatment chair and educating them about their oral health along the way!
When she isn’t at our office, Cassie loves spending time with her husband, Nolan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Maverick. She also enjoys spending time outside, traveling, shopping online, and painting!