New Patient Offer

Free Whitening For Life
With completion of
cleaning, exam and x-rays.
Limited to 18 and up.
Some restrictions apply.

- Or -

Receive a Free Oral B 1000
Electric Toothbrush
$60 Value

Both offers valid only upon completion of Exam, Xrays and Cleaning and in the absence of periodontal disease.
Limited to age 18 and up.
Cannot be used with any other offer.

FORM MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS.

Offers Expire 05/26/2019



Free Whitening For Life
With completion of
cleaning, exam and x-rays.
Limited to 18 and up.
Some restrictions apply.

- Or -

Receive a Free Oral B 1000
Electric Toothbrush
$60 Value

Both offers valid only upon completion of Exam, Xrays and Cleaning and in the absence of periodontal disease.
Limited to age 18 and up.
Cannot be used with any other offer.

FORM MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS.

Offers Expire 05/26/2019



Our Team

Jenna
Front Desk Concierge

Jenna joined our practice in April of 2017. She was born in Gallatin, TN. She later moved to Lebanon where she met her husband Todd. They have a daughter named Paiton. Jenna attended Remington College where she received her dental assisting license in 2011. You will most likely meet Jenna when you first walk through the door. She will help you with any forms or paperwork that you need to fill out. Jenna enjoys coffee, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.

Alli
RDA, Business Assistant

Alli started with our office in 2016 as the Front Desk Concierge and has since become a Business Assistant. She recently received her Registered Dental Assisting License as well. Alli enjoys helping our patients with their insurance and dental treatment needs. She also coordinates all of our social media. Alli enjoys spending time with her husband Zach and their two girls, Sadie and Heidi.

Amanda
RDA, Business Lead

Amanda began working for us part time in 2008 while attending Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree and also received her dental assisting license in 2010. Since that time, she has worked in every aspect of our front office and is now our business lead. Amanda can help you with all of your insurance, billing, and treatment questions. Amanda has two boys, Jaxson, and Ryder, and enjoys spending her off days with them.

Amber
Business Assistant

Amber joined the practice in June of 2018 as a part-time business assistant. She grew up in Sewanee, Tennessee and graduated from Franklin County High School. She and her husband Mike currently live in Murfreesboro with their two French bulldogs. While working as a Dental Hygiene Assistant at an established practice in Tullahoma, she obtained her licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and later studied Dental Hygiene at Remington College. Prior to that, she worked in the telecommunications industry serving customers for many years. In addition to working amongst an outstanding team, she enjoys reading, cooking, attending concerts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Jill
RDA, Business Assistant

Jill is a Registered Dental Assistant and part of the front office team. Jill attended Volunteer State’s Dental Assisting Program where she received her Registered Dental Assisting License in 1988. She has worked for Dr. LaFever since 1998. Jill enjoys assisting patients with their scheduling and insurance needs. She is very capable of answering any of your clinical questions as well. Born and raised in Mount Juliet, she graduated from Mount Juliet High School. Jill has one daughter, Kenzie, who graduated from MTSU with her degree in Elementary Education. Jill enjoys spending time with her family, attending Hermitage Hills Baptist Church, reading and shopping.

Christie
Business Assistant

Christie joined our team in November of 2015 as a business assistant but has been in the field since 2007. Christie enjoys working with her new dental family. With her 10 years of dental insurance experience she is here to answer your dental insurance questions. She may be the face you see when consulting about your dental treatment needs. Christie was born and raised in Smith County, TN where she still resides with her husband Chris and their three boys, Jaydon, Noah and Caleb. Her favorite past times include spending time with family and friends, crafting and painting, and visiting the ocean to relax.

Beth
Registered Dental Hygienist

Beth is an Old Hickory native and attended the former DuPont High School in Hermitage. During this time, at age 15, she began working for an area dentist after school and on weekends. It was at this time that she developed an interest in the “tooth business.” Beth attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and then transferred to Tennessee State University where she graduated with her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1985. Currently living in Hermitage, she has worked with Dr. LaFever since 1998. She has one son, Tyler, who lives in the Nashville area and works in the IT Security Field. Beth states that “The staff here is one of the most caring I have ever worked with, and it shows in our treatment of patients, who are THE most important part of the practice. As a patient, you will most assuredly be treated with the care and respect we would expect for ourselves and our families and friends.”

Heather T.
Registered Dental Hygienist

An Indiana native, Heather moved to Mount Juliet in 2008 after graduating from Indiana University in 2007. She joined Providence Dental Care in 2009 shortly after the new location was established. The most rewarding part of Heather’s work is seeing patients’ smiles transform as she helps put their dental fears at ease. She loves interacting with patients and truly getting to know them. When she is not working, she is cherishing her time with her husband Bobby and two young children, Brooks and Gwyn. She enjoys traveling, decorating, the outdoors, and cooking. She and her family are members of Victory Baptist Church in Mount Juliet.

Chris
Registered Dental Hygienist

Chris is originally from Evansville, Indiana and now resides in Hendersonville. She received her AS in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University and her BS in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Southern Indiana. Chris has been a practicing hygienist for over 25 years. “The most rewarding thing about being a hygienist is the relationship and trust we build with our patients. The doctors and staff in this practice are the most compassionate people you will find in the dental profession.” She is married to Randy and together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. In her free time, Chris enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and watching football.

Heather J.
Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather was raised in Mount Juliet where she attended Donelson Christian Academy. She then went on to attend Tennessee State University where she earned her Dental Hygiene Degree. Heather and her husband Donnie met in high school, later married, and have two children. In her free time, she enjoys being a busy mom and spending time with her family and friends. Heather says she feels blessed to be in a profession that allows her to provide care for, educate, and build lasting relationships with every patient she comes in contact with. She loves being a hygienist and is committed to providing the best care possible to all of her patients. Heather is very proud to work for Providence Dental Care and she looks forward to making your visit to our office a pleasant one.

Sasha
Registered Dental Hygienist

Sasha graduated from Western Kentucky University’s dental hygiene program in 2010 with her BS in dental hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 8 years and loves her job; the relationships she builds with her patients mean everything to her. She moved to Nashville three years ago from a small town in southern Ohio, just wanting to make a change, and then met her husband here. She enjoys Orange Theory Fitness, golfing, cooking, Bible studies, and watching football with her husband in her spare time. She especially loves her church in Brentwood, and says that it was a big part of why she felt at home in Nashville so quickly.

Allison (Allie)
Registered Dental Hygienist

Allie grew up in Old Hickory and attended Donelson Christian Academy all 13 years! She used to work as an intern here, and even traveled with Dr. Lafever on a mission trip to Haiti to help with their dental needs. She graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2016, which is also where she met her husband Justin. They have been married for 2 years, and recently moved back to Mount Juliet to be closer to family. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, especially her five nieces and nephews! Traveling anywhere she can, and playing with her dog Tucker. Her favorite part about being a Dental Hygienist is helping transform smiles and spending one on one time with her patients. She feels very honored to work at such a wonderful and trusted dental practice and can’t wait to get to know you!

Jenna G.
Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenna was raised in Mount Juliet where she graduated from Mount Juliet High School. Jenna attended Western Kentucky University where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated at the top of her class with Summa Cum Laude honors. Jenna has worked many years in Memphis and Nashville as a full time hygienist but now enjoys being a stay at home mom. Jenna and Josh (aka Dr. Gunnels) met in high school and married in 2001. Aubrey Katherine, their 1st child, was born in Memphis in 2008 while Josh was finishing dental school. Addison Leigh was born March of 2010 in Nashville. Jenna does “fill in” for the practice and helps in the HR department. Jenna enjoys keeping active and helping with youth at her local church. Fun Fact: Jenna has an identical twin sister, Amy.

Patsy
Registered Dental Assistant

Patsy grew up in Madison, Tennessee, graduated from Madison High School, and attending TSU. Patsy has been Dr. LaFever’s main chair side assistant since 1993 and has been in the dental field since 1972. She is a natural when it comes to working with children as well as nervous adults. Patsy has soothed and relaxed many an anxious patient in her years of dental assisting. She has one daughter and 4 grandchildren. Patsy enjoys spending her time off with family and friends. Patsy states that “our staff is so friendly that our patients often say coming here is like spending a day with family.”

Kristi
Registered Dental Assistant

Kristi joined the practice in May of 2008. She was born in Indiana but raised in Tennessee. Kristi graduated from Lebanon High School. After high school, she attended Remington College to pursue a career in Dental Assisting where she maintained a 4.0 average. Kristi enjoys working as a dental assistant and it is her goal to make your dental visit both a positive and pleasant experience. She says the best part of her job “is changing a patient’s smile and building their confidence.” When Kristi is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and granddaughter. She also enjoys fishing, kayaking, and searching for waterfalls.

Rachel
Registered Dental Assistant

Rachel was born and raised in Mount Juliet. She attended Mount Juliet High School and graduated in 1991. Rachel obtained her Dental Assisting License in 2010. She can bring a smile to anyone’s face and has the ability to calm down the most nervous patients. Rachel has two daughters, Taylor and Madisyn. She loves to spend time outdoors, reading on the beach, and spending quality time with her friend and family. Rachel also plays saxophone with a local band.

Stefanie
Registered Dental Assistant

Stefanie was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee. She is married to Jared and they have three children, Bryson, Addy and Calissa. Even as a small child Stefanie was fascinated with the dental office. She knew eventually she would make a career in that field. Stefanie graduated from Volunteer State College in 1998 with her technical certificate and received her Registered Dental Assisting License in 1999. She loves everything about her job, her co workers, returning patients, and the new patients she meets every day. Stefanie is passionate about her role with Providence Dental Care and the satisfaction she gets in knowing that she helped make a difference in someone’s smile. She enjoys shopping, reading, chasing around her children and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Betty
CDA, RDA, EFDA

Betty, a native of Nashville, moved to Virginia at the age of 13. She graduated in 1997 and began her dental career in 1998. She moved back to Tennessee in 2004 and received her expanded functions certification from University of Tennessee Memphis in 2008. She and her husband Jacob have two boys that keep them busy.