OUR TEAM

Dr. Tara Ericson

D.D.S.

Dr. Tara Ericson was born and raised in Western North Carolina, attended college in Chattanooga, TN and traveled to Southern California to attend dental school at Loma Linda School of Dentistry. She has been living and practicing in Knoxville since 2010 and enjoys treating families and patients of all ages.

She has a passion for volunteer work and has traveled the world on Dental/Medical mission trips and volunteers locally at the Volunteer Ministry Center.  She loves spending time with her husband Joshua Boaz, a native of East Tennessee, and their beautiful baby Bennett.

Dr. Jay Desvaux

D.D.S.

Jay S. Desvaux, D.D.S., has been in practice for 40 years. Dr. Desvaux received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee School Of Dentistry in Memphis. He is a member of the American Dental Association and Tennessee Dental Association.  He also enjoys any outdoor activity, whether it be hiking the Appalachian Trail or going to the lake for some R&R with his grandchildren.

Angie

Registered Dental Assistant / Front Office

Angie has been a registered dental assistant since 1989, thirteen of those years with Dr. Desvaux. She feels that our office is a joy to work for because the staff is like family. Her goal is to provide each patient with individualized care and treat them in a warm & friendly way.  When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband & their 2 sons. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, anything outdoors and time with friends.

April

Insurance Coordinator / Front Office

April has worked in the Medical / Dental field since she was 18 years old.  She and her husband Shawn have 3 lovely kids, and when she isn't working she loves to spend time at the lake with her family and friends. April also enjoys cooking and appreciates the joys life brings one day at a time.  She loves to meet new people and treats each patient with kindness and love as if they were part of her own family.

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Karen has enjoyed working with Dr. Desvaux for 23 years and serving our family of patients. From an early age, she has had a passion for health care.  Growing up in Knoxville, she attended the University of Tennessee and the hygiene school at East Tennessee State where she completed her B.S. degree. After graduation, she and Jim married and raised 3 children. After work, she spends time with family and friends, church, tennis and travel.

Janet

Registered Dental Hygienist

Janet graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in dental hygiene in 1980.

She has practiced hygiene for 37 years of which 26 years have been with Dr. Desvaux. She enjoys forming great personal relationships with her patients, while helping them promote the best oral health possible.

Keeley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Keeley has been in dentistry for 20 years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Honors Associate Degree from Roane State.   She has experience in everything from fillings, root canals therapy, extractions, crown and bridge, implants, sinus lift surgery, to tissue grafting.  She and her husband Wes have 2 kids, Brianna and Christian. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids play sports, and singing on the worship team at her church.

Sheila

Registered Dental Assistant

Sheila has been with our office for 9 years, assisting Dr. Desvaux. With her 17 years of dental experience and gentle personality, she is able to put even the most nervous of patients at ease. Outside the dental office, Sheila enjoys camping, canoeing, and time with her family.

Amy

Registered Dental Assistant / Expanded Function CDA

Amy has been in Dentistry for 32 years. She truly enjoys helping restore teeth and giving people their smile back! She is so excited to be a member of this awesome dental family. She and her husband Jimmy have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of the office she enjoys time with family, boxing, motorcycle riding and gardening.

Tammie

Front Office Coordinator

Tammie began working for Dr. Desvaux in 1996 as front office coordinator. She is very enthusiastic about getting to know our patients & their families and being able to assist them with any dental needs. She feels it has been a blessing to be able to work alongside wonderful friends that are like family. She has been married for 26 years and has 2 sons. When Tammie is not working, she enjoys traveling, crafting, shopping and spending time with family & friends.

CONTACT US

Our Address

6311 Kingston Pike suite 27W

Knoxville, TN 37919

beardenfamilydentistry.com \\ 865.588.7862 

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday  8AM – 5PM

Thursday  8AM – 2PM

 

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6311 Kingston Pike suite 27W Knoxville, TN 37919

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865.588.7862