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Meet Dr. Paige Prather | Owner & Doctor

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Paige Prather grew up as the oldest child with five younger siblings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. Following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Prather went on to earn her doctor of dental surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Prather loves working one on one with patients to achieve their healthiest smiles, and she especially enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their dental phobias and learn to love visiting the dentist.

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Following her doctoral study, Dr. Prather completed a one-year dental residency at the Dayton Veterans Hospital. She then started her successful career as a general dentist, but she spends countless hours each year tackling advanced educational courses that allow her to offer a wide array of treatments all in one location. Some of the continuing education courses she’s proud of include:

  • Advanced Certification in intravenous (IV) sedation
  • Pediatric Sedation Course by American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Certification in laser-assisted dentistry (WCLI)
  • Dental implant placement and restoration
  • Invisalign and Six Month Smiles Orthodontics
  • The Chao Pinhole surgical technique for gum recession treatment
  • Certification in CEREC same day dental restorations
  • Advanced training in infant breastfeeding and laser release of oral ties
  • Advanced training in release and rehabilitation of adult oral ties
  • Tufts Pediatric Laser Lip & Tongue-Tie Course
  • Academy of Oral Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT)
  • Dr. Zhaghi Functional Frenuloplasty Course
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals Summit
  • Cranial Nerve Dysfunction Course
  • TummyTime!™ Method Certification
  • Advanced Light Force Appliance Provider (to help with oral structure development and tongue posture)
  • SOS 4 TOTS Course by Dr. Larry Kotlow

Dr. Prather has trained with Dr. Ghaheri, Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Kotlow and the late Dr. Fred Margolis. She gets her passion for dentistry from her father, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon still practicing in Ohio. She began working for her father in the office at the age of 17 and still enjoys learning from him when she is able to make the trip for a visit.

As an invested member of the field of dentistry, Dr. Prather has participated in memberships in numerous professional organizations that assist her in staying at the forefront of the dental field including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Nashville Dental Society
  • The Tennessee Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International Association for Lip and Tongue Tie Providers
  • The International Consortium for Oral Ankylofrenulum Providers
  • The American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry
  • The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

When she’s not hard at work improving patients’ smiles, Dr. Prather is happily married to Matthew Tanksley, a local personal trainer, owner of Iron Horde Apparel and fitness competitor. The couple is the proud parents of two sons Jaxson and Samson and a dog named Lexi. In her limited free time, Dr. Prather enjoys running, rollerblading, American sports cars, riding Harleys, and trying out new wines.

Our Team

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Alex

Lip and Tongue Tie Liaison, Registered Dental Assistant

Alex loves to help the lip and tongue tie families from scheduling to assisting Dr. Prather during the procedure. She studied dental assisting at the North Carolina Dental University. She and her husband, Daniel, were married in 2013, and they are the proud parents of a baby girl named Nora Rose. They are also pet parents of a Corgi named Harley, Beagle named Winchester, and a turtle named Donatello. In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family.

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Tracey

Patient Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant

Tracey has 7 years experience as a dental assistant. She loves helping patients achieve their dental goals using her fun personality and assisting knowledge so all patient needs are met. She attended High-Tech Institute and received an associate’s of applied science in dental assisting. Her and her husband, Jesse, were married in 2017 after dating for 10 years! They have 2 yorkies named Nola and Gigi. In her free time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, reading and traveling.

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Chelsea

Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Orofacial Myology Specialist

Chelsea loves helping patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. She offers skilled, gentle teeth cleanings, education in at-home best hygiene practices, product recommendations, and more. Chelsea studied at Volunteer State Community College, Western Kentucky University, and Remington College. Chelsea proudly led her Dental Hygiene class as their class president and was selected as a mentor for the lower classes due to her hard work. She has four laser dentistry certifications in the use of Diode and CO2 lasers, as well as training in local anesthetics, nitrous oxide administration, and Six Month Smiles. She is also a trained and Certified Specialist Orofacial Myology through the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences. Happily married to Chris, Chelsea is the proud mom of their son, Christian, and three fur babies, Tank, Diablo, and Lucky-Man. A two gold-medal winning figure skater, Chelsea still enjoys working out especially doing CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting.

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Kayla

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayla is a joyful member of her team and says she looks forward to coming to work every day and helping her patients improve their overall health. She graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University with bachelor of science in dental hygiene. In addition to her dental hygiene training, Kayla is certified in the use of both diode and CO2 lasers, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide administration. Happily married to Dan, they have two dogs, Lola and Stewie. Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dogs, and playing the piano. Be kind to Kayla. She’s royalty! Kayla is a distant relative of King Henry II.

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Chandra

Registered Dental Assistant

Chandra has worked in dentistry since the late 90s and loves getting to know patients and help them achieve their oral health goals. Her passion is patient education and she’s always happy to answer questions and teach patients all about their oral health. Chandra completed the David Lipscomb Dental Assisting Program and has training in nitrous oxide monitoring, coronal polishing, dental sealants, six-month smiles, The Chao Pinhole gum surgery technique, Assistant sedation and anesthesia and digital radiography. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for more than 25 years and have two daughters, Josie and Brittany. Outside the office, Chandra enjoys singing karaoke, working in her yard, traveling, trying new restaurants, and taking long walks.

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