Meet the Team

We have an amazing staff with years of experience in caring for people just like you.


Christy Cook, R.D.A (Office Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant)

Christy began her dental career over 21 years ago and joined our team in 2013 as our Office Coordinator. She is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality care. Christy enjoys helping and interacting with patients and on occasion you may find her chairside as a registered dental assistant. Our patients and team enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. Christy loves to travel, dine out and spend time outdoors. She values quality time with her husband Shane and their son Quinton who lives in Nashville.


Leslie Britton, R.D.H (Dental Hygienist)

Leslie graduated ETSU Dental Hygiene program in 1989 and still loves her profession. She loves to make her patients feel comfortable and her goal is to help patients keep a healthy mouth for their entire life. Leslie is also an adjunct faculty for Walters State Community College Dental Assisting Program, she loves to pass on her passion for dentistry to her students. She has been married to Mark for 28 years and has two adult children, Zachary and Zane. She also enjoys outdoor activities and watching collegiate sports.


Brandi Townsley, R.D.H (Dental Hygienist)

Brandi joined Dr. Dykes’ team in January of 2000, shortly after graduating from East Tennessee State University. Brandi will tell you her favorite part of her job is the relationships she has developed with her patients throughout the years. She not only treats and educates her patients, she also cares deeply for them as individuals. Brandi went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University in 2014 and will graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a Master of Dental Hygiene in May, 2018. In 2014, Brandi was also hired at ETSU to teach clinical dental hygiene. Brandi continues to work part-time with Dr. Dykes and part-time at ETSU. Brandi has been married for 20 years to Jeff Townsley and they have two teenage children, Ali and Walker. In her free time, Brandi enjoys attending her kid’s sporting events, music, reading, and baking. Most of all, Brandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Tara Trentham, C.D.A, R.D.A (Registered & Certified Dental Assistant)

Tara has been in the dental field for over 14 years.  She is a highly trained registered and certified dental assistant.  She stays current with continuing dental education classes- a commitment she takes seriously to helping patients maintain their dental health.  Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate bedside manner. Tara loves spending time with her husband Justin and their two small children Heidi and Quentin. She also enjoys outdoor activities and the TN VOLS!


Charlotte Houston, R.D.A (Register Dental Assistant)

Having been in dentistry since 1993, Charlotte joined our team in 2010 as one of our registered dental assistants. She brings a sweet and caring attitude to our team as well as our patients. With her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards, we are lucky to have such a gentle and qualified team member. Charlotte and her husband Ronnie have been blessed with two amazing children Jessica and Andrew, they also have an English bulldog and Tabby Cat. They enjoy spending family time outdoors.


Norma Duxbury, R.D.A (Register Dental Assistant)

Norma joined our team in 2015 as one of our qualified registered dental assistants. With more than 21 years’ experience in the dental field Norma’s lively personality, competence and ability to connect well with patients has been a huge asset to our dental team. Norma is the mother to 3 adult boys, her interest include cooking, traveling. Norma has a huge love for animals, she has three dogs, three horses, and a Red-Iored Amazon Parrot. When Norma isn’t working you can find her spending time with her boys or her boyfriend, Shannon.