Meet Our Business Staff


Gina, Patient Coordinator

smaller-2033Gina joined the Shallowford Family Dental Group team in 2006, with many prior years of dental office experience. She completed her degree in Business Management in 2009.

“I am truly blessed to work with such a great group and to get to do what I love every day. I enjoy dealing with the patients and having a part in helping them to have a positive experience with our office.”

She is very proud of her son, Tyler, who is currently attending UTC. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

Jennette, New Patient Coordinator

smaller-2017Jennette has been with Shallowford Family Dental Group since February 2005. Her position allows her the unique opportunity to meet everyone that comes to our office. “I really enjoy being able to greet our patients by name and say hello with a smile."

Taking care of people and doing a great job are Jennette's passions. She keeps in mind that many are fearful of coming to the dentist and takes personal pride when she is able to help them feel comfortable and more at ease. "We have an incredible team of 16 women here to support 4 really great doctors; I believe we provide the best care you can find in Chattanooga."

When not working, this newlywed (yes, married July 2011!) spends time with her family and friends enjoying the great outdoors. You can usually find her with husband Rusty, daughter Emma, and step-
son Dylan, at the pool, on the lake, or gone to the beach!

Tammy, Patient Coordinator

smaller-2025Tammy joined Shallowford Family Dental Group in June 2013, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in dentistry, insurance and patient advocacy. After 21 years living in Michigan, she is happy to be back "home" since she was born and raised in Georgetown, Tennessee.

"Dentistry and people are my passion! I truly enjoy assisting patients in becoming healthier through their dental care and seeing them smile their "best smile". I cannot imagine doing anything else! I am so excited to join such an amazing group of talented professionals and I feel blessed to be able to do what I love"

When not working, she enjoys the great outdoors, fishing , hunting, gardening and photography. She is the proud mom of three great children: Jonathan, Garrick and MiKayla.

Christy, Patient Coordinator

smaller-2035Christy graduated from Chattanooga State in 1998 and began a career as a dental assistant. Over the years, she transitioned to working in the dental insurance field so she brings lots of experience to our practice!

She says "I love working with such an amazing staff and some pretty amazing and interesting patients too. I truly feel as this is a second family to me and I'm proud to be a part of our team".

Away from the office she loves family time with her son Christian and getting together with her friends.  She also enjoys doing Pinterest projects , hunting, kayaking, hiking and the outdoors in general. "I love living life to the fullest, being healthy and staying positive!!"

Lee, Patient Coordinator

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Robin, Financial Coordinator

smaller-2005Robin joined the team at Shallowford Family Dental Group as financial coordinator in 2004; bringing with her many years of experience and an extensive background in both the dental and medical field.

In her current position, Robin is eager to assist existing and new patients with their financial concerns regarding their dental care. Her objective for all patients is to be able to provide them with an exceptional dental experience while helping them achieve their dental goals.

Away from the practice, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Pat, Support Services Coordinator

smaller-2051After moving back from Tampa, Fl., he came to SFDG in 2011, to help with the renovation of an additional acquired dental practice. His connection to SFDG was Dr. Gardenhire, Dr. Lewis and he all grew up in East Ridge. The three month job has turned into a job that he truly loves. He says he meet lots of great people and even sees some of his ol' friends here.

Pat's background has been in golf since 1983, first as a club professional in Birmingham and then as a caddie on the Champions Tour. The most famous player that he worked for was Chi Chi Rodriguez and his best win was with Bob Duval, the same week his son, David Duval, won the Players Championship.

Away from work, you may find him playing an occasional round of golf but he still loves to travel. His wife, Tracy, and he loves to take weekend trips and take in a concert or two!