Meet Our Team

Meet Our Administrative Team

danielleDanielle

Danielle has been in dentistry since 1998 and brings a diverse work experience background to our practice. She is our Insurance Coordinator and is skilled in administering our patient’s insurance plans. Danielle likes being able to provide her helpful service to patients to receive the dental care they need. Her warm smile and calm demeanor only enhance her focused efficiency. She has two beautiful children, Cayden and Maura. Danielle loves scrapbooking, spending time with her husband, children, friends, and watching the Florida Gators! We will continue to try and convert her. Go Vols! She is a fantastic addition to our team.

TarahTarah

Tarah is our excellent Financial/Treatment Coordinator and an asset to our administrative team. We value her many years of experience in the dental field and her vast knowledge and skill in working closely with patients to help schedule appointments and assist your financial planning in obtaining your desired smile. She is married to Brock, and they have three lovely children, Brantley, Brooklyn, and Greyson. Outside the office, she likes spending time with family, playing sports, and loves watching her children participate in their chosen sports. “I love dentistry because I love talking with patients and helping them in any way I can.” We appreciate her gift of an easygoing nature and expertise as she assists our patients in achieving their dental goals.

rhondaRhonda

Rhonda has been part of our dedicated Church Street team and is a beautiful addition to our Tusculum Dental Care family. She attended E.T.S.U. and is a Registered Dental Assistant. However, you will find her at the front desk as a welcome face, keeping the office running smoothly and talking to her with ease on the phone. She is extremely knowledgeable about dental insurance and helping patients to schedule their dental needs. Rhonda is married and has one sweet daughter. Her hobbies are reading, word puzzles, going to the lake, and spending time with her family.

Christy

Christy is a valued member of our administrative team who will meet and greet and skillfully help you achieve your best smile. Her appreciable managerial skills are complemented by her years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant with certifications in Nitrous Oxide and Coronal Polishing as she joined dentistry in 1996. Christy is passionate about getting to know our patient families and ensuring they have the best experience at every visit. She and her husband Shane have a son Quinton who lives in Nashville. Christy enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping, Lake Life, and the beach when she has time.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Assistants

Alexa

Alexa comes to us all the way from the west coast in sunny Long Beach, California. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She and her husband have been happily married for more than ten years. They have fur babies, although they anticipate the arrival of their first baby soon. Alexa grew up as a pastor's kid and is involved in ministry with her family, which she finds humbling and rewarding. On the weekends, Alexa enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, spending time with family, and leading worship at her church.

Marcie

Marcie is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. She is an abundantly experienced dental assistant continuing to make each patient feel comfortable. Marcie is married and enjoys her daughter, stepdaughter, and granddaughter. She enjoys spending time with family, swimming, and gardening.

mirandaMiranda

Miranda is from Afton, Tennessee, and is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants. She graduated from Walters State Community College in 2000 with her Registered Dental Assistant degree. In 2017, she received her Expanded Functions Restorative certificate, followed by her Expanded Functions Prosthetic certificate in 2019. She recently earned her DANB certificate from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2021. Miranda and her husband, Derick, have two daughters, Kylee and Kolby. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, camping, attending concerts, traveling, and making memories with her family.

Katie

Katie is a Registered Dental Assistant and has attended W.S.C.C., earning her Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Dental Hygiene. Having worked in general dentistry and oral surgery, she has a wealth of experience and is enthusiastic about providing a friendly and caring patient experience. Katie is an excellent asset to our team and is certified in Nitrous Oxide Inhalation monitoring and IV therapy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and husband, Stacey. She can be found playing with her two sons, tending to flowers and trees, and has a love of all things fall. Here is a fun fact that might provide you with a few ideas for binge-watching, Katie and her husband love to watch Netflix.

Hygiene Team

donnaDonna

Meet Donna, a Dental Hygienist from Blountville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1995. She and her loving husband, Andy, have been married for 24 years. Together, they have two children, their daughter Madison and son Drew. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring hiking trails, and taking walks. Donna is known by her friends as the "hostess with the mostess" because she enjoys entertaining family and friends on the weekends. She has been with Tusculum Dental Care for 26 years and treasures the relationships she has built with patients and ensuring that they get the care they need.

Jessica

Jessica has been a registered dental hygienist since 2005. Jessica is insightful and easily relates to others. She says, “Patient relationships are the best part of my job.” Jessica loves to hear her patient’s needs and meeting their goals. She is a busy mom and enjoys her kids, Tyler and Jacob. We are thankful for her friendly, warm, caring, and thoughtful manner. She finds relaxation in the outdoors and might be spotted in a tree stand every once in awhile!

megan

Megan

Megan is a Dental Hygienist from Mosheim, Tennessee. She received her Associate of Applied Science from Water State Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University, where she also served as the class Vice President. Her professional certifications include Registered Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist. She also is certified to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and use of a diode laser. Megan and her family have deep roots in Greene County, where her dad has been a member of the Sheriff's department for more than 30 years. Her mom and step-dad have been with the Mosheim Water Department for 25 years. Her older brother is a CRNA in Kentucky. Megan considers herself a southpaw, so you will see her working on the opposite of the dental chair. In past careers, she worked as a beauty ambassador for Lancome cosmetics, just prior to starting dental hygiene school. She continues offering freelance makeup artistry in her spare time. She enjoys a variety of music genres, including music from the 50s and 60s through today's hits. She enjoys reading books and loves binging on Netflix crime shows. Megan collects tennis shoes of all colors and styles, although her go-to color for apparel is leopard print. While working, she enjoys educating patients on ways to maintain or improve their oral health. She also finds pleasure in learning things from her patients!

KandiceKandice

Kandice received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 2008 from E.T.S.U. and an Associate of Science degree from W.S.C.C. She is dental laser certified and enjoys her role as a skilled Dental Hygienist, offering a beaming smile, encouraging words, and providing dental education in teaching our young to mature aged patients on optimum dental techniques and education for a lifetime of smiles. Kandice is married and has three delightful children and two fantastic bonus children with her husband. Although very busy, Kandice finds time to enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and travel when she has free time.

ritaRita

Rita received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene in 1994 and graduated Cum Laude. With her many years of professional dental hygiene experience and her dental laser certification, Rita enjoys her role as a Dental Hygienist. Her super caring personality, kindness, and gentle touch make her patients feel at ease. Rita and her husband have one lovely daughter. Rita’s favorite pastime is being outdoors and enjoying her Toy Poodle named Bridget.