A survey by the American Dental Association® found a person’s smile outranked eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature. Dr. Owens’s objective is to give his patients a smile they are proud of.
“We want our patients to feel comfortable the minute they walk in the door. We understand patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. From there we focus on helping our patients feel good about themselves through the way they smile.”
Dr. Owens grew up in a small town, similar to Pulaski, in central Alabama. He was raised on a dairy farm in Helena, AL. An intercollegiate soccer scholarship led him to Harding University in Searcy, AR. Dr. Owens graduated with honors a semester early from Harding as a biology major with a minor in chemistry and Bible. He continued his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Ranked high in his class, he graduated with honors, including the Clinical Excellence in Leadership Award. He was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society.
Dr. Owens is a member of the Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Implant Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Association for Orthodontics. He has continued his education in aesthetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, implants, orthodontics and more.
Dr. Owens is dedicated to continually improving his personal and team’s training to better provide care and services for his patients. In 2015, he was awarded with the prestigious award of a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He has also earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Dr. Owens is an international dental speaker, which leads him to teach other dentists the various aspects of dentistry in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Lauren Carter grew up in Brentwood, TN. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and double minors in mental health sciences and general science. From there she went on to earn her doctorate in dental surgery (DDS) at Meharry Medical College. After dental school, Dr. Carter completed a one-year residency through New York University. Continuing education is very important to her. She has taken additional courses in implant and sedation dentistry. She is a member of the Tennessee Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.Providing the gold standard in dentistry is very important to Dr. Carter. She could not be more thrilled to be a part of the Owen’s Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team and to serve the wonderful people of Pulaski, TN, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Kelsey Wright was born and raised in Bartlett, TN. At the age of seven, Dr, Wight decided to pursue a career as a dentist. She loves the opportunity dentistry provides to blend artistry and medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology from Union University and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Wright completed the Virginia Tech General Practice Residency, a hospital based advanced general dentistry program. She received advanced training in all areas of general dentistry, treatment of medically compromised patients and patients with special needs, treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, and hospital dentistry. During her time at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Wright had the pleasure of serving on the Cleft & Craniofacial Team treating infants and children of all ages with cleft lip and/ or palate.
She is a member of the American Dental Association®, Tennessee Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
During her free time, Dr. Wright has enjoyed volunteering with organizations such as Remote Area Medical and the Midsouth Mission of Mercy which provide free dental care to those without access to traditional dental treatment. She also enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with family and her dog, Shamrock. She is excited to serve the wonderful people of Pulaski as part of the Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team.
Kim has been in the dental field since 1995, becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and certified in nitrous oxide monitoring in 1999. She attended the Dental Assisting Program at Nashville State. Kim has worked in this office since 2000. She and her husband, Andy, were married in 2000 and have two sons, Cameron and Conner. Her extended family includes her Weimaraner, Charlie, and leopard gecko, Spot. Kim is an active member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and is passionate about recycling at home and at the office. She enjoys spending time out of the office working on projects at home, watching movies, getting together with friends and family, fishing, boating and relaxing fire side.
Jennifer was raised in the heart of the coal mining industry in West Virginia and moved to Pulaski in 2004. She graduated from Tennessee Technology Center-Pulaski in dental assisting. She has four wonderful children, Brenna, Emma, Ella and Gabriel. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, crafting and traveling.
Gwen started working in the office in 2006. She is cross-trained and part of the front office team. Gwen married Jeremy in 2002. They have two daughters, Khloe and Mia. Gwen spends her time out of the office hunting, enjoying time with family and friends, and riding ATVs.
Sarah, daughter of retired dentist Dr. James Kenneth Webb, was involved in her father’s practice for most of her life. She has worked in the office’s administration 12 years, joining the Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team in 2008. After graduating from Giles County High School in 1991, she attended Martin Methodist College in Pulaski. Sarah went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Pulaski, and spends her spare time with her husband, Scott, and son, Webb. She also enjoys karate and attending Auburn football games.
Kimmy started working in the office April 2016 as part of the front office team. She is our doctor’s scheduling coordinator. She was born in Orlando, Florida, and moved here around the age of three. Kimmy married Ryan B. in October 2016. They have two kids, Kayden and AnnaKate. Kimmy enjoys going to the gym, shopping and all the girly things in life. She especially enjoys time spent with her family.
Kimmy joined our office in June 2018. She is a native of Giles County. She graduated TCAT Pulaski in August 2017 with a diploma as an accounting assistant and is currently enrolled in an online degree program to acquire her bachelor’s degree. Kimmy is married to Cameron H. She has two sons, Landon and Carson. She also has four stepchildren, Hannah, Brenna, Sam and Ashton. Kimmy enjoys spending time and going on adventures with her family and friends. She also enjoys scrapbooking, cooking and spending time at the lake.
Blaise joined our team in January of 2018. She is our marketing coordinator. She is a native of Pulaski, Tennessee, and is married to Chaz R. Blaise is a 2011 graduate of Giles County High School. She attended Martin Methodist College in Pulaski where she was a member of the volleyball team and received her bachelor’s degree in business management. Blaise and her husband are proud dog parents of Chaos, Bruiser and Ellie. Blaise enjoys the outdoors, rearranging her house and spending time with friends and family.
Emily was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio before moving to Naples, Florida in 2012 at the age of 21. In Naples, she was managing 4 home and women’s fashion boutiques. Emily also met now husband, Jeff in Naples whom she married in April 2018 after her move to Tennessee in 2017. She joined the Owens Dental team in June 2018 after gaining 2 years of dental experience at an office in Columbia.Emily enjoys spending her time outside with her husband on their mini farm, hunting, fishing, and riding ATVs. She also spends a lot of time in her butterfly garden and doing arts and crafts. She and Jeff are enjoying their new married life and slowing down to enjoy God’s country.
Lydia has been working in the office as a dental hygienist since June 1995. She graduated from Giles County High School in 1992 and earned her RDH from Tennessee State University in 1995. Lydia is the daughter of Linda and the late Ray Holt. She has been married to Tim for 23 years, and they have two children, Lexi and Lindsey. Lexi is a sophomore at UNA and Lindsey is a Senior at GCHS. Lydia enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Haley joined our office in March 2015. She is a native of Savannah, Tennessee. Haley moved to Pulaski in 2010 after marrying her husband, Andrew P. They have a son, Greyson, born in 2017 and another on the way, due in May of 2020. She earned her associate degree in business from Jackson State and her associate degree in applied science in dental hygiene from Remington College. Haley and her family attend Faith Church in Lawrenceburg. She and her husband are both very active in the gym. She also enjoys reading, spending time with family and anything outdoors.
Amy has been a dental hygienist in the office since September 1998. She attended Martin College and received her bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in December 1977. Amy has two children, Rae (husband, Eric) and Blake (wife, Cassie). Amy and her husband, Dwight, have seven grandchildren and attend Howell Hill Church of Christ. Amy enjoys working in her yard and spending time with her family.
Jane joined Dr. Owens in November of 2017. She graduated from Martin Methodist College in 1976. She graduated from University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Memphis in December 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is married to Mike Currin. They have three children, Tyler, Trey and wife Amanda, and Kaycee; two grandchildren, Makenna age 8 and Annalise age 7 months.
Kendall was born and raised here in Pulaski, TN. She graduated from Tennessee State University with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. She is certified in the administration of local anesthesia and monitoring nitrous oxide. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and anything that requires being outdoors.
Travonya is a native of Pulaski and 1999 graduate of GCHS. She began her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2004 when she completed her training at Tennessee Technology Center of Pulaski. In 2011 she received Expanded Functions Credentials from University of Tennessee Memphis. Travonya is passionate about providing excellent patient care and making sure each patient has a personable and enjoyable dental visit. She is a member of Temple of Praise Church and enjoys traveling, family gatherings and spending time with her husband Tory and their precious daughter, Zion.
Alesis is a native of Pulaski and a 2015 graduate of Giles County High School. She earned her Associate of Arts from Martin Methodist College in the spring of 2017. She completed her dental assisting training from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in the spring of 2018. She has been a part of the Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team since December 2017. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband as well as being outside on her grandparents’ farm.
Brittany is a registered dental assistant and has been in the dental field for over five years. She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and just moved here in 2019. She has a 9-year-old daughter, Adyson, and a rambunctious bunny, Muffin. In her spare time, she likes adventures and anything outdoors.
McKayla is a registered dental assistant that joined our team in August of 2019. She completed her dental training in December of 2018 from Pulaski TCAT. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys riding horses and going to the river.
Courtney is a native of Lawrenceburg. She is married to Chase W. They have two kids together, Tatum and Kayson. She is a recent graduate from TCAT Pulaski. She is a registered dental assistant with certification in radiology. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.