dean cosmetic dentistry team kim, dental hygienistKim – Dental Hygienist

Kim is a native from Tri-Cities and has been working with Dr. Dean as a full-time Dental Hygienist for almost two years. She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 1984, and then decided to pursue her Dental Hygienist degree at East Tennessee State University graduating in 1992. Kim has been married for 20 years, and she likes to spend her free time with her daughter and family.

dean cosmetic dentistry team Melissa dental hygienistMelissa – Dental Hygienist

Melissa is our newest team member as she just moved here from her home state of Indiana. She attended West Georgia Technical College and graduated in 2009. After a couple years of working as a hygienist she went back to school to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Public Health of Dental Hygiene. She moved to Knoxville to be closer to her 2 year old nephew and newborn niece.

dean cosmetic dentistry team Karen insurance coordinatorKaren – Insurance Coordinator

Karen is a new member to our team but not our office.  Karen has been a patient for over 25 years.  We loved Karen’s friendly, outgoing personality so much that we asked her to join our team!  Karen has a natural compassion for people and truly loves the day-to-day interaction with our patients.  Her warmth and humor makes first time patients feel comfortable and at home.  Even though Karen is new to the field of dentistry, she has taken on the Insurance Coordinator position with outstanding work ethic and drive and learns fast and efficiently.  Karen was born and raised in Georgia but has been in Knoxville for over 35 years.  Karen and her husband Mike have been married 23 years.  They enjoy spending time with their 3 children and 4 grandchildren whom they love to spoil.  Karen enjoys her weekly bible study group and spending lots of time with her family and friends.

Bergie – Patient Coordinator

“Promoting smiles and dental health in our community.”

Bergie moved to East TN in 1999, from Taylor Falls, Minnesota. She studied at the University of Minnesota, United States ARMY quartermaster school and Obtained her PhD from Bethel Seminary College. While in college she started her career in dentistry and fell in love with the field of dentistry. Bergie has 30++ years in the field of Dentistry with studies in clinical and business management. Her passion for our patients and the field of dentistry is unique and you can feel her eagerness and drive to give our patients the best in compassionate customer care and the ambition to stay on top of the new techniques, top of the line equipment and services that Dean Cosmetic Dentistry provides.
“When human beings experience life stressors, it is not hard to let things unravel, but my compassion is seeing the difference that dentistry can make in our patients lives and bring self-confidence, joy, smiles and overall GREAT dental health and physical health to our patients “

Kaitlin – Registered Dental Asst

Kaitlin graduated from school in North Carolina and for a few months, studied alongside her aunt who is a dentist. She moved back here to her hometown and began working for us in March. Her passion for dentistry continues to grow with each new patient she meets. Kaitlin’s goal is to one day become a dentist as well due to seeing Dr. Deans passion for what he does. On her off time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, hiking, playing guitar, and reading. 

DeAnna- Registered Dental Asst

We welcomed Deanna to our family because of her wonderful ability to communicate and deliver state of the art dentistry to our patients.  She is a ball of energy and brings a sense of comfort to our patients.   She is inquisitive about dentistry and shares her knowledge with others.

DeAnna enjoys hiking and exploring and is an outdoor connoisseur.   She is a wife and mother to a fabulous daughter.