Our dental team is truly a collection of special individuals. Sure, they are all highly-trained and have years of experience, but most importantly, they are simply a friendly group of people committed to helping our patients enjoy themselves every moment they are under our care. You’ll learn to love them from the first time you call in to schedule an appointment! Read on below to learn more about the fantastic team here at Petty Dental!
Hello, I am Carol Petty, wife of a great dentist. I really began my dental education when John began dental school in 1976. After his graduation in 1980, while he was working at a Health Service Corp clinic in Arkansas, I was drafted into service to organize the front office. After moving to Tullahoma in 1984, I became a Registered Dental Assistant as well as the treatment coordinator. After we spent 6 years working together in a cramped, windowless older office, I was thrilled to leave daily duties in the office to be designer, contractor, and decorator for the spacious, light-filled office we have now. Although you may not see my face in the office, I continue to oversee building maintenance and new projects, supporting the staff as we integrate new state-of-the art technologies to better serve our patients. My interests include project management (of any type!), construction, nutrition and alternative health, but my most important focus is my family and honoring our Creator.
In 2004, I joined Dr. Petty's team as the patient and treatment coordinator. When you need an appointment scheduled, I am here to help you! I will answer your questions about your personalized treatment plans, help you understand financial options, and schedule any appointments you need with our team of dental specialists. My training and certifications make me the IT specialist, supporting our team’s extensive use of computer technology throughout the office. I am married and have two adult children. Spending time with my family and my church family are favorite activities, as well as reading and traveling.
Hi, I am another voice you may hear on the phone as I am partner with Ila to take care of you and assist you with your dental insurance benefits. You will also see me chairside assisting Dr. Petty and other team members to help keep everything running smoothly and on time. I have been working with Dr. Petty since 1995. I grew up in Manchester but was able to attend the United States Air Force Dental Assisting Program while my husband was in the Air Force. I enjoy spending time with my family, three adult children, their spouses, and grandchildren while we share in church activities, singing, watching sports, and doing crafts.
Hi! I’m Ashleigh. I obtained my RDA Certification from The Dental Staff School of Tennessee in 2016. I joined Dr. Petty's dental team in July of 2017. My favorite part of my job is that it doesn't feel like a job; I work with absolutely wonderful people and our patients are the best! I love giving patients their smiles back, seeing someone come in that is afraid to smile, and leaving smiling ear-to-ear! It is the best feeling in the world!
In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family, my fur-baby Sophie, and my 2 birdies, Kiko and Grey. I enjoy photography, hunting, fishing, anything outdoors but I also won't turn down the opportunity to curl up with a good book or Netflix and spend some time at home. The most important thing to me is God, without Him we have nothing.
Hello! I am Terrie. After graduating with my B.S in Dental Hygiene, I worked three years in a periodontist office, offering specialized care for those with gum disease. I joined Dr. Petty’s team in 1991, so I have been serving my patients and making good friends for over 27 years. I take pride in being from Tullahoma and having been given the opportunity to raise my two children here. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping with my family and friends and serving the community through Habitat for Humanity.
Hello! I’m Logan from Manchester, TN and a dental hygiene graduate from Remington College. I am passionate about dental hygiene because I love having a positive impact on my patient's lives and helping them maintain a healthy & beautiful smile for a lifetime. I love getting the opportunity to have relationships built on trust with my patients, from dental hygiene education to impactful life chats. I love Jesus, spending time with my family and friends, the beach and anything outdoors. In my spare time you can find me at the lake with my husband, Chad, and our three dogs- Annie, Bella & Hank- and of course our families. Use your smile to change the world!
Hi! I am Shelby. After graduating high school in Manchester, I played softball on a scholarship at Motlow State Community College. I went on to Remington College in Nashville where I received my degree in dental hygiene. I joined Petty Dental as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2015. I love going to the lake and spending time with my family and friends. There’s also never a dull moment with my chocolate lab, Levi.
I would like to introduce myself as I am the newest member of the Petty Dental Team. Having practiced dental hygiene for 39 years in Fayetteville and with Dr. Dale Hunter in Tullahoma, I was able to move with my patients to Petty Dental after Dr. Hunter retired in 2016. When I am not with my patients, I am loving on my two Pekingese dogs (and my husband) or volunteering as board member for the Humane Society of Lincoln County, as the secretary for the animal shelter, and as an organizer for fundraisers and adoption events. Besides animals, I enjoy landscaping and flower gardening.
I have been working with Dr. Petty since July 1996 as one of the Registered Dental Hygienists. I started out in dentistry as a dental assistant and then pursued a degree in dental hygiene from the Community College of Baltimore, being a native of Maryland. When not working with patients, I love traveling or being outdoors, whether it is gardening, fishing or kayaking.