We truly are a team and really enjoy working together! Teamwork is what makes Town Creek Family Dentistry successful. We do this for you and want you to feel comfortable with us providing care to you. Please read our individual bios below and get to know us. We look forward to seeing you!
Meet our Doctor
Dr. J Beeler
Dr. Beeler was raised in Memphis, TN. He attended college at University of Memphis where he studied Biology and earned his bachelor’s degree. He earned his D.D.S. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
He was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy upon graduation from dental school and his first duty station was at Great Lakes, IL where he successfully completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
Dr. Beeler then received a new assignment to serve as the dental department head and sole dentist on the USS NEW YORK, stationed in Norfolk, VA. During his time on the NEW YORK, Dr. Beeler received several awards and led the dental department during the ship’s maiden deployment. He concluded his time in the Navy in the largest Navy dental clinic where he provided comprehensive dental care to all branches of military service and worked shoulder to shoulder with every dental specialist.
He then resigned his commission as a dental officer and moved home to Tennessee with his wife and their four children to pursue his dream of opening his own practice. That dream became a reality in November of 2015 when Town Creek Family Dentistry began accepting new patients. Since that time the practice has grown tremendously and Dr. Beeler has become very busy seeing patients and has a large team supporting him.
Dr. Beeler is very passionate about dentistry and vigorously continues to expand his knowledge about current procedures and is always adding more. He completed his training with the Midwest Implant institute in Columbus, OH in August of 2017. This training has built his confidence and experience in placing dental implants and restoring complex cases of missing teeth. He also has attended courses focused on the restoration of full mouth treatment and cosmetic dentistry that has provided a firm foundation for treatment plans involving veneers and complex full mouth restorations. Dr. Beeler has recently embarked on a curriculum at the Spear Dental Seminars. He feels that it is his responsibility to be at the top of his profession and to provide the most up to date treatment to our patients.
Dr. Beeler is a very busy husband and father of 4 beautiful children and most days feels like he is just trying to keep up. When he has free time he likes to spend it relaxing with family, or even better – with his family on the lake.
Meet our Hygenists
Ashley joined the TCFD family in April 2016 and was the first hygienist to join our team. She has over 10 years of experience as an RDH. She attended East Tennessee State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Her love of dental hygiene drives her to make her patients feel comfortable and confident in their smiles. We often receive complements about how thorough she is and how comfortable her cleaning was. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughters, and traveling.
Debbie was born in California but raised in Loudon, TN. She is a registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Roane State Community College. She has been in dentistry for more than 30 years, starting as a registered and certified Dental Assistant. Debbie feels blessed to be a part of the Town Creek Family Dentistry team, and we are so blessed to have her. She is extremely knowledgeable and is a huge asset to the team. Debbie is truly caring; she loves building relationships with her patients and caring for their needs and concerns. She feels lucky that some of her past patients have found her at TCFD. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Ray, since 2007. They enjoy camping and bowling together. Her family also includes one daughter and one grandson that she loves to spoil.
Michelle is one of our wonderful hygienists. She was born and raised in Kingston, TN and has worked in dentistry since 2013. Before graduating from Roane State as a hygienist, she was a registered dental assistant. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards makes her a vital part of the TCFD family. Michelle exemplifies our motto, “Comfortable Dentistry” as patients are often complementing her soft touch. Michelle is also a dedicated wife and mother who enjoys being surrounded and spending quality time with those she loves. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. Michelle’s favorite part of working in dentistry is being able to create a friendship with her patients and educating them on how to maintain excellent oral health.
Meet our Assistants
Registered Dental Assistant
Cheny is a graduate of the Dental Staff School in Knoxville. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Cheny is a native Spanish speaker and is one of our bilingual team members. She has a passion for dentistry and loves to learn. She has attended numerous continuing education courses with Dr. Beeler and his clinical team. She is a graduate of the Midwest Implant Institute Assistant program; having successfully completed all required courses and clinical cases. She has assisted Dr. Beeler with every implant case that he’s done! Cheny finds her greatest pleasure in dentistry when she is educating patients and helping them realize their goals to improve their smile. What she enjoys most is seeing how changing a patient’s smile can make a difference in their life. She sees our patients as her family! In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time outdoors with her husband and their three amazing children.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Megan is TCFD’s expanded functions dental assistant. She was born and raised in Loudon, TN. She has been in the dental field since 2012. Megan has expanded her career by continuing her education which allows her to place permanent fillings. She received her certification as an Expanded Functions Registered Dental Assistant after successfully completing the courses at Meharry University in Nashville. She loves working in the dental field and providing patients with excellent dental health and a smile they can be confident with. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, friends and family as well as cooking! One of the things that we love about Megan is that she’s always smiling and has a positive outlook on life! Building relationships with her patients and getting to know them is what makes her excited about coming to work every day.
Meet our Administrative Team
Schedule Coordinator, Receptionist
Jessie is the first person to greet you at our door with a friendly smile. She brings over 11 years of customer service experience to our team. Before joining TCFD, Jessie ran her father’s construction company. After his passing, she wanted to work in a different field, we have welcomed her into our family and are so glad she’s a part of our team. She is the scheduling coordinator which means she stays busy making sure that we respect your time and stay on schedule, yet she does so much more than just that. She plays a vital role in insurance verification and processing. She is also bilingual Spanish and is another one of our Spanish interpreters. In her free time, Jessie volunteers for an educational program helping those in the Spanish community. She loves spending time with her family, her dog, Bruce, and traveling.
Treatment Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant
Kaitlyn is the most versatile member of our family at TCFD. You will see her smiling face at the front desk as she is a vital part of our administration team. You may also enjoy her company in the treatment area, as she is a licensed dental assistant who assists Dr. Beeler and the clinical team. Kaitlyn is our treatment coordinator, which means she facilitates patient’s transition from first visit to completed treatment and continuing care. She has been in the dental profession since 2015. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her “fur baby”, Rusty, and her boyfriend, Andrew. They love spending time with family and heading to the mountains for leisure and recreation. Kaitlyn’s love of dentistry is best summed up in her motto, “To add value to someone’s smile is to ultimately change their life.”
Marianne was raised in northern Utah but has been an East Tennessee resident since 2002. She is the mother of seven children, including two sets of twins, so she has a lot of experience managing people! Marianne brings over 10 years of management experience to the TCFD family. Prior to joining our team, Marianne successfully managed a large neighborhood swim team for 10 years and is now happy to manage a small team and we are so grateful for her leadership and experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, quilting, reading, and playing the piano.