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Our Caring Dental Staff

Elite Dental Care, with offices in Germantown, Trenton, and Jackson, TN, is proud of our experienced and caring dental staff. All three of our locations have a team of employees ready to help you with all your dental needs.

Meet our Jackson Dental Team

Carla Denton, RDH

carla dentonCarla was raised in Clinton, TN where she attended and graduated from Clinton High School in 2000. Soon after her graduation she became a registered dental assistant. Carla attended Roane State Community College and received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She graduated with honors and was president of the class of 2005. In 2006 she married Matthew Denton and soon the couple moved to West Tennessee in 2007 where she resides in Dyer. The couple have two beautiful daughters, Carley and Elly. She has been employed as a Hygienist at Elite Dental Care since January 2015. The family raise chickens, goats, pigs, and cows on a Tennessee Century Farm. The Dental family are members of Dyer First United Methodist Church.

Becky Olexa, RDH

Becky Olexa, RDHBecky has worked at our office since 2009. She is a native of St. Louis, MO, and of course is a huge Cardinals fan! She graduated from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is certified in Administration and Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide as well as Administering Local Anesthesia. When she's not working, Becky enjoys working out and spending time with her energetic little boy, Deklen and husband Eric. Becky and her family live in Medina, TN.

Jan Tolley, RDH, BS

Jan Tolley, RDH, BSJan has been a registered dental hygienist for 35 years. Originally from Nashville, TN, she got a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Lambuth University and then went on to receive a dental hygiene degree from Meharry Medical College. Jan has practiced dental hygiene since 1983 and started with Elite Dental Care part-time in 2012. She and Wendell live in Jackson, TN and enjoys her 5 grandchildren, motorcycle riding, exercising, and growing beautiful flowers. She also is a member of West Jackson Baptist Church.

Katie King, Registered Dental Assistant

Katie King, Registered Dental AssistantKatie started working with Elite Dental Care in May 2012. She received her Associates Degree of Applied Science from Miller-Motte Technical College and her Registered Dental Assisting Certification from the 8th District Dental Assisting School in Clarksville, TN. In addition to her dental assisting license, she is also certified in Expanded Functions Dental Radiology, Nitrous Monitoring, and CPR. She lives in Jackson, TN with her husband Matt and two daughters, Sophia and Cecelia. The king family attend West Jackson Baptist Church.

Taylor Richardson, RDA

Taylor Richardson, RDATaylor has been an assistant with us since June 2014. She comes to us from Bolivar, TN where she has been raised and is currently still located. She also graduated high school from Bolivar Central in 2011. She received her certification has a Registered Dental Assistant in July 2013 from Concorde in Memphis,TN. Taylor enjoys being outdoors and traveling, she comes from a large family that she loves to spend time with. 

Janna Henderson, Registered Dental Assistant

Janna Henderson, Dental AssistantJanna started working with us in September of 2014.  She completed her dental assisting program at Dental Staff School of Tennessee.  Janna grew up in Jackson where she attended Trinity Christian Academy from K-12 and then went on to receive her associate of science degree from JSCC.  In addition to her dental assisting license, Janna has her certification in dental radiology, Nitrous Oxide monitoring, and CPR.  She attends Englewood Baptist Church, and in her free time enjoys running which has led to the completion of her first half-marathon which she ran at St. Judes in December of 2014.

Krista Davidson, Insurance Coordinator

Krista Davidson, Insurance CoordinatorKrista Davidson started working at Elite Dental Care in December of 2015. Krista grew up in Dyer, TN, and graduated from Gibson County High School class of 2007. In her spare time, Krista enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Krista now lives in Trenton, TN with her husband Brock and stepson Aidan. Krista and her family are active members at New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dyer, TN.

Kristy Green, Hygiene Coordinator

Kristy Tyree, Hygiene CoordinatorKristy started working with Elite Dental Care in October 2014. She grew up in a small town located outside of Trenton, TN. She is a 2011 high school graduate of Gibson County High School. She is an active member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, and in her spare time she loves to spend it with family and friends. Kristy is a triplet to two other sisters, Kelley and Kortney, and she has one older brother, Tyler.

Amy Lownsdale , Patient Coordinator

Teara Hutcheson, Hygiene Coordinator

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Support Staff

The staff at Elite Dental Care is committed to working as a team to create an environment that makes their patients feel like they are at home. ​Each dental hygienist, assistant, and front desk associate strives to make every patient feel welcome throughout their entire visit. Thier overall goal is to ensure their patients feel like they are family and are confident and comfortable in their care.

Meet our Trenton Team

Kathy Milligan, RDH

Kathy Milligan Registered Dental AssistantAfter receiving her associate degree from Jackson State Community College, Kathy attended the University of Tennessee at Memphis where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She has since obtained certification in the expanded functions of prosthetics and nitrous oxide administration through the university. Kathy is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. She has served as Secretary and currently holds the office of Treasurer. She enjoys volunteering with community organizations such as the Smiles & Blessings Ministry, Smile & See Project, and the Sweet Tooth Event. Kathy and her husband Tony reside in Trenton with their three daughters where they are active members of Eldad Baptist Church. She has a patient of Elite Dental since childhood and a hygienist with the practice since 1994. She values the friendships of the patients she sees and considers it a privilege to provide the

Valli Smith, RDH

Valli Smith, RDHValli has been with Elite Dental Care since February 2006. She started her career in the office as a registered dental assistant, and then furthered her education to become a registered dental hygienist. Valli received her dental hygiene degree from West Kentucky, where she graduated with honors. She obtained certification for both administering local anesthesia and administering and monitoring nitrous oxide from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. Valli is a participant in the 7th district hygiene association. She and her husband Brent live in Rutherford with their two children. They are active members of New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Dyer, TN. Valli values the relationships she has with her patients and is proud to provide exceptional dental care in an office that upholds the highest ethic and moral standards.

Valerie White, RDH

Valerie White, RDHValerie joined the staff of Elite Dental Care in January of 2014. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1998. She also obtained her certification in the administration of local anesthesia from the University of Memphis in 2014. Valerie and her husband Kevin reside in Medina with their daughter. They have recently started attending the Englewood North Campus in Medina and enjoy spending their weekends at the ballpark watching their daughter play competitive travel ball with her team Express Softball. Valerie enjoys meeting new people through her job and building relationships with her patients.

Cindy Hankins, Registered Dental Assistant

Cindy Hankins Registered Dental Assistant

Cindy’s career with Elite Dental Care started in 1990. She is a favorite of our patients because of her calming manner. Cindy completed the dental assisting program at Tennessee Technology Center in Jackson. She went the extra mile in her training and became certified in coronal polishing, nitrous oxide monitoring and expanded functions as well. She is a lifelong resident of Trenton and is married to Marty. They have one daughter and three grandchildren.

Erin White, Dental Assistant

Erin White, Dental AssistantErin has been with Elite Dental Care since February 2009. She received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification from Tennessee Technology Center in Jackson, TN in 2006. She the received her Restorative Expanded Functions Certification from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 2012. She is also certified in Dental Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. She is a life long resident of Trenton and a graduate of Peabody High School. Erin and her husband Danny have been married since 2005 and have two sons, Logan and Cameron. They enjoy attending First Christian Church in Dyersburg, TN and spending a lot of time at the baseball field.

Jennifer Cloyd, Registered Dental Assistant

Jennifer Cloyd, Registered Dental AssistantJennifer is a 1991 graduate of Humboldt High School. She became a registered dental assistant in 1995. Jennifer came to work at Elite Dental Care in July of 2008. She is married to Tim and they have two children, Austin and Meson, and reside in Trenton. She is certified in Coronal Polishing and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring.

Sallie King, Registered Dental Assistant

Sallie King Registered Dental Assistant

Sallie has been working at Elite Dental Care since 2005. One of her special talents is being a great listener, and our patients feel they can tell her any concerns they may have. Sallie received her Registered Dental Assistant certification from Tennessee Technology Center in Jackson and is also certified in nitrous oxide monitoring. A lifelong resident of Trenton, Sallie is a graduate of Peabody High School and is married to Ed King.

Candy Jo Hughes, Patient Coordinator

Candy Jo Hughes Patient Coordinator

Candy has been with Elite Dental Care since August 2007. Her job is to schedule your dental procedures that best fit your schedule.  We know you’ll be impressed with her friendliness; we certainly are. Candy lives in Dyer with her husband Ricky and their two sons Andrew and Tyner.  They are active members Salem Baptist Church.

Emily Clark, Insurance Coordinator

Emily Clark, Insurance CoordinatorEmily joined Elite Dental Care in June 2012. She will help you schedule your check-up and cleaning appointments, you may get phone calls, text messages, or emails from her to make sure your appointments are the best fit for you. Emily will greet you coming in the front door of the Trenton Office. As everyone at Elite Dental Care she wants to make sure you feel welcomed, comfortable, and right at home. Emily and her husband Wesley have two children, Ryan and Lydia. Ryan keeps the family busy with sports, while Lydia keeps them busy being sassy and play dates with her friends. Together they enjoy weekend getaways, family cookouts, fishing, and almost anything outdoors.

Ashley Croom, Practice Manager

Ashley Croom, Practice Manager

Ashley has been with Elite Dental Care since April 2006. She is the heartbeat of our office and schedules Dr. Harper’s and Dr. Buchanan’s appointments. She’s famous for her ability to juggle lots of tasks and still keep up with everything! She and her husband Mike live in Dyer with their two children. She is an active member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Chris Alford, Lab Technician

Chris Alford, Lab TechnicianChris has been with Elite Dental Care since 2014. He is a graduate of Gibson County High School and attended Dyersburg State Community College. Chris aids our dentists in fabricating esthetic dental prostheses, ensuring you have a beautiful smile. Chris and his wife, Megan reside in Trenton with their five children.

Our Germantown Staff

Angie Flowers, Dental Assistant

Angie Flowers, Dental AssistantAngie started in December of 2015. She graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from Tennessee Technology Center of Memphis in 2010. Angie was born and grew up in the Memphis area. She and her husband now reside in Henderson, where they work with the youth of Christ Community Pentecostal Church. In her free time she loves family time with her husband, John, and their two dogs, Baylee and Penny.


We have 3 locations in the greater Jackson area

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I was really impressed! They were super nice and professional. They were very informative with each step of the process. They seemed to have a desire to go above and beyond.

Casey H.

Jackson Office

47 N Star Dr
Jackson, TN 38305

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

Trenton Office

2066 US Highway 45 Bypass
Trenton, TN 38382

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

Germantown Office

9064 Corporate Gardens Drive
Germantown, TN 38138

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Jackson Office

(731) 664-9556

Trenton Office

(731) 855-1053

Germantown Office

(901) 751-3776
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