Meet Our Team

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Dr. Kristy, DDS

Since Dr. Stanislav’s retirement in 2022, Dr. Kristy has been managing the practice at full speed! She is a Clarksville native. She and her husband Grant Doughman enjoy spending time with their four kids, Samuel, Finley, Luke and McClaine. They also have two cats named Charlie Belle and LuLu, a dog named Boots and a gecko named Fancy….

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Dr. Dawson, DDS

Dr. Dawson Nicholson grew up in Clarksville, TN. She attended Elon University in North Carolina where she received her BS in Biology and met her fiancé Patrick. Dr. Dawson attended UTHSC College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN where she received her DDS in 2020. During her time in dental school she was an active member of the American Student Dental Association…

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Janet Reynolds, RDH

Janet has been a Registered Dental Hygienist at our office since 1997. Janet has a warm heart that will put you at ease while in her care. She is committed to provide excellent care in oral hygiene and educates all her patients with take-home advice to keep their smiles healthy. She is married to Rob and they have two children, Clay and Raegan…

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Sheila Shelton, RDA

Sheila is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working at our office for almost 20 years. She has been an assistant since 1973 and her many years of experience will instantly put you at ease with any dental concerns you may have. Sheila is a dedicated employee who strives daily to provide all of our patients with the best care possible. She and her…

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Lisa Hartling, RDA

Lisa brings many years of dental experience to the practice. She was born and raised in Clarksville, TN and became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1989. Lisa has spent most of her career focused on general dentistry, to include the last 13 years at our practice. She also worked 2 years in Oral Surgery. Lisa and her husband Charlie reside in Palmyra where she loves…

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Christine Ham, RDH

Christine is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She worked for several years at a local public health clinic where she was devoted to rebuilding her patient’s smiles and confidence daily. Christine is not only passionate about her profession and educating on the importance of oral health, but…

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Paula Clarke, Front Office Manager

Paula is our front office manager. She was recently trained by Rhonda who worked for us for over 26 years and just retired! Paula is new to The Dental Cottage but has 35 years of experience in the dental field. She has worked chairside assisting as well as the front office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family exploring…

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Adrienne Joiner, RDH

My name is Adrienne Joiner and I am an native of Clarksville. After graduating from Montgomery Central High School, I continued my education by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Austin Peay State University in 2012. From there, I pursued my Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee State University in 2015. My best friend and amazing…

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Katlin Griggs, RDA

Katlin is a Registered Dental Assistant who joined our team in 2022. She was born and raised in Clarksville. Katlin is passionate about providing a positive dental experience to each patient that enters The Dental Cottage. In her spare time, Katlin enjoys spending time with her twin boys, Kaden and Caysen. Together, they enjoy going fishing, going on hikes and taking…