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Meet the Nashville Dental Team

Ivette Hernandez, Scheduling Coordinator

Scheduling Coordinator, Ivette Hernandez

Ivette loves working with our dedicated team, and is especially dedicated to helping patients feel comfortable and welcome at our office. She is bilingual and is happy to help English and Spanish speaking patients. Ivette is a native of Miami, FL, and she studied at the Tennessee College of Applied Technologies. Ivette is the proud mother of one daughter, Madelynn, and one son, Ronin, and she is engaged to Thomas Mires. During her free time, Ivette enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Chelsea Madison, Lead Dental Hygienist

Lead Dental Hygienist, Chelsea Madison

Chelsea loves helping patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. She offers skilled, gentle teeth cleanings, education in at-home best hygiene practices, product recommendations, and more. Chelsea studied at Volunteer State Community College, Western Kentucky University, and Remington College. Chelsea proudly led her Dental Hygiene class as their class president and was selected as a mentor for the lower classes due to her hard work. She has two laser dentistry certifications in the use of Diode and CO2 lasers, as well as training in local anesthetics, nitrous oxide administration, and Six Month Smiles. Happily married to Chris, Chelsea is the proud mom of their son, Christian, and three fur babies, Tank, Diablo, and Lucky-Man. A two gold-medal winning figure skater, Chelsea still enjoys working out especially doing CrossFit.

Kayla Smola, Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist, Kayla Smola

Kayla is a joyful member of her team and says she looks forward to coming to work every day and helping her patients. She earned her bachelor of science in dental hygiene from Southern Illinois University. In addition to her dental hygiene training, Kayla is certified in the use of both diode and CO2 lasers, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide administration. Happily married to Dan, they have two dogs, Lola and Stewie. Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dogs, and playing piano. Be kind to Kayla. She’s royalty! Kayla is a distant relative of King Henry II.

Monna Journey, Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygientist, Monna Journey

For more than four decades, Monna has offered patients high quality dental hygiene services. She loves her job, and is passionate about helping patients achieve and maintain their optimal levels of oral health. She enjoys working with our Nashville team to offer patients superior service. Monna studied at East Tennessee University and the University of Tennessee at Memphis. In addition to training as a dental hygienist, Monna has advanced education in laser dentistry, oral cancer diagnosis, Velscope oral cancer detection, and periodontal therapy. Monna and her husband, Wallace, have been happily married for more than thirty years. Monna has two step daughters, Melissa and Ashley and three grandchildren, Kylie and twins Evan and Skyler. Monna enjoys cooking, decorating, crafting, jewelry making, and needlework. A member of her church choir, Monna had the opportunity to sing with Dolly Parton and the choir during the Country Music Awards.

Chandra Dodson, Registered Dental Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant, Chandra Dodson

Chandra has worked in dentistry since the late 90s, and loves getting to know patients and help them achieve their oral health goals. Her passion is patient education and she’s always happy to answer questions and teach patients all about their oral health. Chandra completed the David Lipscomb Dental Assisting Program, and has training in nitrous oxide monitoring, coronal polishing, dental sealants, six month smiles, the Chao Pinhole gum surgery technique, and digital radiography. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for more than 20 years and have two daughters, Josie and Brittany. Outside the office, Chandra enjoys singing karaoke, working in her yard, traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking long walks.

Michelle DeLoach, Financial Coordinator

Financial Coordinator, Michelle DeLoach

Since 2011, Michelle has worked in the dental field, and she loves getting to know patients and working with a team dedicated to helping people and supporting each other. Michelle attended the Tennessee Technology Center, and studied dental and medical coding and billing. Michelle and her husband, Billy, have been married for more than twenty years and have one son, Chris, and one daughter, Morgan. They also have two grandchildren, Kaydence and Rosie. In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing with her pet goat, Goat Ford, cake decorating, riding Harleys with Billy, and spending time with her grandkids.

Alex LaDouceur, Receptionist

Receptionist, Alex LaDouceur

New to the dental field, Alex joined our team as a receptionist and loves offering patients a warm greeting, kind words, and help with their scheduling or treatment needs. Alex completed courses at Volunteer State Community College and Craven Community College, and she studied dental assisting at the North Carolina Dental University. She and her husband, Daniel, were married in 2013, and they are the proud pet parents of a Corgi named Harley, Beagle named Winchester, and a turtle named Donatello. In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family.