Meet the Team

Our team goes above and beyond in all they do for our patient family. They come to work each morning with big smiles, ready to make a positive difference in people’s lives!


Amber

Office Manager

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Hello, and welcome to Atomic City Family Dentistry! I’m Amber and I’m likely the first person you’ll meet at our office, whether that’s over the phone or when you arrive for your appointment. I handle scheduling for the practice, as well as working with you on insurance matters and answering questions about financials and treatment. I’m constantly seeking out new ways to improve the service we offer, so we run smoothly and you enjoy your visits.

I started my career in 2004, with an associate’s degree in dental assisting, and later transitioned to the front office. I am all about customer service and look forward to helping make sure your dental needs are met.

Family keeps me on the go outside of work. My husband and I have a combined family of five kids, so our house is never boring! Our family loves to spend as much time outdoors as we can; we love fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking. We also enjoy playing games with kids and have even made up a few of our own.


Tayler

Registered Dental Assistant

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Hello and welcome! My name is Tayler and I look forward to making your visits stress-free and enjoyable. I set up the operatories for treatment, take impressions and pour up models, take X-rays, and handle sterilization. I also provide chairside assistance: helping the doctors with various procedures while keeping you comfortable. When we’re finished, I’ll provide home-care guidance, answer any questions you have, and make sure you’re happy with everything.

I attended dental staff school in Knoxville and started my career in 2020. I enjoy helping people get a smile they are proud of and making each feel safe and at ease during their dental visits.

Outside the office, I spend much of my time with my best friend, who happens to be my spouse. I love time with my stepdaughter, too. Hiking, kayaking, and traveling are some of my favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors.


Kristina

Registered Dental Assistant

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Welcome to Atomic City Family Dentistry! I’m Kristina and we’ll meet in our clinic, where I focus on making sure you are comfortable, informed, and pleased with your care. I set up and break down the operatories, sterilize tools and equipment, take impressions, and pour up models. I spend a lot of my day chairside, acting as a second pair of hands for the doctor during procedures, while talking with our patient. I want you to be at ease throughout your visit and full of happy smiles when we’re done.

I studied dental assisting at Dental Learning Center in Maryville and started my career in 2011. I enjoy creating relationships with patients, and want you to feel like you’re coming to visit friends. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and making your visits worry-free.

Much of my free time is spent with my husband and best friend, Doug. We have two daughters: Kasi and Lilly, and our family enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, boating, and traveling.


Chanda

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Hello, I’m Chanda and I look forward to helping you develop and maintain oral health! I take dental X-rays, screen for oral cancer, and provide thorough and gentle cleanings. My focus is always on you, your comfort, and your specific oral health concerns. I offer a lot of personalized dental hygiene education, teaching you how to improve and maintain your oral health and develop good habits. Seeing a clean, beautiful smile at a recall visit makes my day.

I started in the field as a registered dental assistant in 1996 and obtained my degree in dental hygiene in 2000. I really enjoy talking with my patients and getting to know them: I’m excited to learn about your hobbies and interests, and build a relationship with you.

I was born and raised in East Tennessee. My junior high school sweetheart and best friend has been my husband for 20 years. He served in the United States Air Force as military police in security forces for eight years. We love spending time with each other and always do everything together! We have two Miniature Schnauzers, Langley and Sprocket, we enjoy hiking, playing ball, and traveling with. We also love spending time with family and enjoy being outdoors. Shopping with my mom and two sisters is my all-time favorite hobby!


Gina

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Hello and welcome to Atomic City Family Dentistry! My name is Gina and I look forward to helping you achieve and enjoy a healthy smile. I provide a range of preventive and maintenance care, tailored to your specific oral hygiene concerns. I also offer useful education and will teach you why it is important to maintain a good dental hygiene routine and how best to do it. When your mouth is healthy, your body is healthier, and that’s what I want for you.

I started in the dental field in 1997, first as an office manager, then as a dental assistant. I went back to school at RSCC, and obtained my hygiene license in 2006. I enjoy connecting with my patients and look forward to getting to know you.

I was born and raised in Oak Ridge and am engaged to another native Oak Ridger; we will be married in July 2021. We love music (my fiancé is a musician in a local band), hiking, kayaking, and spending time at the lake. We also love football and are huge Tennessee Vol and Pittsburgh Steeler fans. We have a fur baby, Keeya, who is a long-hair Chihuahua. She is the love of our life and goes everywhere with us.