Meet Our Team
Tamra Phelps - Front Office Reception
Tamra is one of the first friendly faces you will see when you walk through our door! She is a people person and ready to help you with whatever you may need. She works efficiently with scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, answering our phones and communicating with our wonderful patients. Tamra is married with two children .
Jessica Brown - Insurance Coordinator
Jessica is another friendly face you'll see when you first walk through our door! She is our insurance coordinator and works hard to make sure you are getting all you can from your insurance benefits. She is also cross trained to help in the back as a clinical assistant when needed. Jessica graduated from Volunteer State Community College Magna Cum Laude with an Associates of Applied Science and a Dental Assisting certificate. She loves everything dental and has been working in the field since she was 16. When she isn't checking insurance and scheduling patients at the front desk, you can find Jessica spending time at home with her husband Tyler and their fur babies! Her hobbies include: reading, gardening, playing with my dogs, and make up tutorials.
Kim Cusson - Dental Hygienist
Kim Cusson is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been working with us since 1995. She loves providing quality dental care for each of her patients and is often complimented on her sweet personality. Kim graduated from Meharry/Tennessee State University in 1990. She currently lives in White House with her husband, Brian, and two daughters, McKenzie and Lane. She is a member of Northridge Church. The thing that she loves the most about her job is that teeth are attached to people!
Julie Swearingen - Dental Hygienist
Julie Swearingen, RDH received her degree in dental hygiene from Western Kentucky University and also has a degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For seven years, Julie had her own business working as a fill-in hygienist for various office around middle Tennessee, including our own! She served on the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Dental Hygienists Association and on the board for the Nashville Dental Hygienists Association. In her first career, she was Director of Communications for the Tennessee Bar Association and has provided marketing and public relations services for the banking and mortgage banking industries. She lives on 45 acres with her husband , two daughters, three dogs, a cat, and even a few chickens from time to time. We feel very privileged to have Julie as a part of our team!
Tammy Deinema - Dental Assistant
Tammy is a Registered Dental Assistant. She has worked with our office since 2004 and feels extremely blessed to have found such a great team of coworkers to work beside who feel also like her extended family. She loves her job and her patients. Tammy is married to her best friend, Geoff. They have been fostering children for many years and recently permanently adopted a son and daughter!
Diana Rodriguez - Dental Assistant
Diana is cross trained to work both in our front administrative office and also in the back as a clinical assistant. She is a wonderful asset to our office and always strives for diligence in all she does. We are very blessed to have her as our in-house translator as she is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. Diana is currently continuing her education at Volunteer State University in pursuit of a Dental Hygiene degree. She has two daughters at home, Leticia and Karla.
Melissa Alexander- Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Melissa is the newest member of our team, but certainly not new to dentistry! Originally from Northern Kentucky, Melissa received her dental assistant certification in 2009. After practicing for several years, Melissa decided to further her education at the University of Tennessee and obtained certification in expanded functions which allows her to do more advanced skills such as place fillings after the doctor has prepared the tooth. Melissa says her goal is to ensure that each patient in her care feels 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. Outside of the office Melissa enjoys yoga, boating and spending time with her husband Michael and their children Caleigh and Evan.