- Bill Childress, DDS, MD, Oral Surgeon
Bill Childress was born and raised in Tennessee. He grew up in La Follette, Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree there, he went west to Memphis and received his DDS from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1989. Dr. Childress joined the United States Air Force and completed a General Practice Residency at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Captain Childress served as a general dentist for four years at MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida. He transferred to Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, Texas, and entered a six-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the USAF’s Wilford Hall Medical Center. While in the OMS residency, Dr. Childress graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and received a medical degree in 1998. He received certificates of completion for a General Surgery Internship in 1999, and the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in 2000.
Major Childress moved to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and served as a staff Oral Surgeon at the Air Force hospital there. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2001. In 2003, he moved back to San Antonio, Texas and Wilford Hall Medical Center, and served as a staff oral surgeon, Training Officer for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, was promoted to Colonel in 2008, and retired in 2010 as Program Director of the Air Force’s largest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency.
Dr. Childress has looked forward to coming home to Tennessee for 21 years, as he served his country in the Air Force. His wife, Betsy, grew up in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and graduated from Carson-Newman College. They have two children, Justin and Meredith.
- Ricky Johnson, DDS, MD, Oral Surgeon
Dr. Ricky Johnson retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2014, and returned to the state he calls home. He grew up in Dickson, Tennessee, earned his undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb College in 1985, and graduated first in his dental school class at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, in 1991.
In the Air Force, Dr. Johnson served as a general dentist at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, prior to entering residency in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. While in the OMS residency, Dr. Johnson graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and received a medical degree in 1999. He received certificates of completion for a General Surgery Internship in 2000, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in 2001.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Johnson was assigned to Kadena Air Base in Japan for one year, then Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas for four years. He returned to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, for the final years of his Air Force career. From 2010 until 2014 he wasCommander of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Flight and Chairman/Program Director of the SanAntonio Military Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as well as Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Johnson met and married his wife Kim, while living in Murfreesboro before attending dental school. They have two children, April and Steven. Outside the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, boating, and college football. He anticipates becoming active in the local American Legion and finding a church family.
- Brandon C. Stanley, DMD, Oral Surgeon
Born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan, the son of an Air Force Navigator, Dr. Brandon Stanley was blessed with the opportunity to see the world and inspired to serve his country from a young age. After his father’s military career, they settled in a small town outside of Columbus, Ga.
Throughout his time in high school, he apprenticed in a local furniture shop building and finishing high end furniture. Then, he took an Air Force ROTC scholarship to Samford University, where he came across dentistry as an opportunity to merge his passion for working with his hands, his love of science, and his desire to help people. He completed his DMD at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry at the top of his class.
While in dental school he worked two jobs – one in the oral surgery department offering discounted extractions to the much-deserving Birmingham population. This ignited a fire for surgery and led him to pursue additional post-graduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
Committed to the United States Air Force, he interviewed with the Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery board (led, at the time, by Dr. Bill Childress) and was accepted to the Armed Forces premier residency program with training at the only DOD level-one trauma center in San Antonio, Texas. There, he excelled in the residency under the guidance of the program director, Dr. Richard Johnson. He then moved on to become the Chief Resident at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and Chief Resident at Brooke Army Medical Center in successive years. After completion of his residency training, he served as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the 35th Medical Group in Misawa, Japan. During that time, he operated out of three hospitals and taught as a visiting surgical attending at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.
Because of his performance overseas and his success in becoming board certified in OMFS, he was selected to return to teach the next generation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at San Antonio Military Medical Center. While a surgical attending, he also served as Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences assistant professor, teaching oral surgery to the AEGD-2 residents.
During his active duty time, Dr. Stanley excelled in dental implantology, performing thousands of procedures from simple single-tooth implants to complex reconstructions and zygomatic implants. He taught multiple courses, both lecture and laboratory-based, on topics from basic implants to full arch implant reconstruction and hard/soft tissue management to providers across the country. He worked hard to stay on the forefront of the digital age of dentistry and all the exciting applications and improvements on older techniques.
After 9 years of Active Duty, he and his wife made the decision to return to her home in Tennessee, where the Lord blessed them with the opportunity to work in a practice that shared their values. In addition to spending time with his beautiful wife, two young children, and their dog, he has embraced all of the vast outdoor opportunities of East Tennessee.
- Lectured in the US and internationally on the topics of Anesthesia, Pathology, Implants and Dentoalveolar Surgery
- Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Member of the Tennessee Dental Association
- Member of the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Jennifer, RDA, BS, FAADOM, Practice Manager
Jenny is a 2008 graduate of Chattanooga State Technical Community College, and the dental assisting program. She is certified in radiology, sealants, and nitrous oxide monitoring. She is also a graduate of East Tennessee State University in 2010, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health, concentration in community health and a minor in nutrition.
Jenny is a Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certified instructor and enjoys providing patient education as well as dental education to offices in CPR as well as sterilization and infection control. Jenny enjoys greeting patients with a warm smile and providing assistance and care to meet the patient’s needs.
Jenny is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA), Tennessee Dental Assistant Association (TDAA), Alpha Phi Omega, and an AlliedStaff member of American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
Jenny was born and raised in Etowah, TN where she graduated from McMinn Central High School in 2004, and currently resides in Chattanooga, TN. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, traveling, being out on the lake, and spending time with her family. She married Robby in May 2011.
- Kim, Director of Finance and Marketing
Kim has over 20 years of experience in Oral Surgery and over 25 years of experience in insurance and financial coordination. She is an Allied Staff Member of AAOMS, an AADOM National Member, and Treasurer for the local Tennessee Valley Chapter. Kim has attended various continuing education courses which include insurance, billing, and coding to stay up to date with current practices.
“I love my job and the people I work with. Our office is a warm atmosphere, and we make a team effort in taking care of our patients.”
Kim enjoys attending sporting events, especially the TN Vols, and Atlanta Braves. Her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16.
- Stephanie, CDA, RDA, AAS, AEMT, DAANCE, Director of Clinical
Stephanie is a graduate of East Ridge High School and the Dental Assisting program at Chattanooga State Community College. She is certified in radiology, nitrous oxide monitoring, and received certification in dental assisting from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2005. She also received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Services Management from Chattanooga State, and graduated from their EMT program in May 2011.
She is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA) and is an allied staff member of AAOMS, and truly loves what she does. A positive caring, and compassionate person by nature, she says, “I have always had a passion for oral surgery and truly feel blessed to work with such wonderful people that help me enjoy it even more every day.”
One of her favorite aspects of her job is interacting with patients and helping them to feel more comfortable when they are anxious about their surgery. She also loves seeing the growth and accomplishment within the office. Her teammates say that she leads by example because of her willingness to jump in and help.
Stephanie lends a hand to causes that help raise Alzheimer’s awareness and support children with hair loss. During her free time, she enjoys reading, travel, spending time with her family and fur babies, and watching movies. Proverbs 3:5 is her Bible verse to live by.
- Carrington, RDA, DAANCE, Assistant Director of Clinical
Carrington is a graduate of Ooltewah High School and the Dental Assisting Program at Chattanooga State. She is certified in Radiology, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Sealants, and Coronal Polishing. She is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association (ADAA) and is an Allied Staff member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
Carrington looks forward to furthering her education in the healthcare field. “I love coming to work every day and taking care of so many patients! Seeing a smile on their faces puts an even bigger smile on mine. I love that we are a faith based practice and pray over our patients, staff, and doctors every morning,” she says. She is excited to be a part of the East Brainerd Oral Surgery team. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Carrington enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, attending UT Vol events, Go Big Orange! and being on the lake and spending time with her husband, family, friends, and three fur babies. Her favorite Bible verse is John 14:2-3.
- Brittany, BSHCA, Administrative Assistant
With a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration, Brittany is a determined, personable, and reliable member of our team. She loves getting to know our patients and making sure they’re well cared for, and is always willing to learn new things. She brings a motivated, exuberant attitude to our office, and patients enjoy her friendly personality.
Brittany appreciates the time she is able to spend with her family, friends, and Rusty (her Golden Doodle). She’s deeply involved in causes that serve those in need around the world, including our oral surgery ministry patients in Honduras. As her life verse, Romans 8:28 rings true to her: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose.”
- Deya, Front Desk Receptionist
Deya is East Brainerd Oral Surgery’s Scheduling Coordinator. Before she came to East Brainerd Oral Surgery, she studied Child Development at Harper College in Chicago, Illinois. She says she appreciates how “we treat each other like family” at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She works well under pressure and is a reliable, compassionate team member. The most rewarding part of her job is helping people who are in pain.
In her free time, Deya enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and family. The causes she cares most about are feeding the hungry, immigrant justice, and working to eliminate human trafficking. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Baylie, RDA, Treatment Plan Coordinator
Baylie is our efficient Treatment Plan Coordinator and enjoys helping people. She brings a cross-trained skillset to work, and is tech-savvy as she assists our patients and team. She has several years of general dental assistant experience and is organized, outgoing, and kind.
In her spare time, Baylie enjoys live music with her friends, and equally treasures quiet evenings at home with a good book and her cat, Hazel. She personally cares about empowering women and helping LGBTQ community causes. Her motto is “think for yourself and question.”
- Emily, Treatment Coordinator
Emily is East Brainerd Oral Surgery’s Treatment Coordinator. With over 10 years of dental office experience, she’s passionate about her integral role. Emily’s favorite part of her job is helping patients get the most from their benefits and understand them. In her free time, she participates in a variety of activities that include swimming, cycling, motorcycling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She loves what she does and where she works!
Emily is caring, happy, and thankful, and personally supports several charities. Her favorite Bible verse is Luke 6:31: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
- Amanda, RDA, DAANCE, Surgical Assistant
Amanda is a graduate of the Chattanooga State Community College’s Dental Assisting program. She is one of the surgical assistants at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. Her favorite part of working with East Brainerd Oral Surgery is how much the staff feels like a family. “We work really well together when it comes to taking care of our patients,” she says.
In her free time, Amanda spends time with her family and friends. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
- Rachel, RDA, DAANCE, Surgical Assistant
Rachel is an RDA and Surgical Assistant at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She received her Associate’s Degree in Allied Health as well as RDA certification at Chattanooga State Community College. Her favorite part about working for East Brainerd Oral Surgery is helping patients to be at ease during dental procedures.
In her free time, Rachel likes to go on hikes, ride her bike, and hang out with her friends and family.
Her favorite quote is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Leslie, RDA, Head Surgical AssistantLeslie works part-time here at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She has been with the practice since July 2015 and is a member of the ADAA (American Dental Assistant Association) and an Allied Staff Member of AAOMS (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons). Leslie is certified in Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. She loves being a part of our team and has a grateful heart for helping others.“I truly enjoy my interactions with each patient here at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. I can’t think of a better way to serve others than to provide comfort in times of need.”Leslie grew up in Maryville, TN before moving to Chattanooga. She is happily married and has two boys. Leslie enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and supporting her boys in all of their sporting activities. Deuteronomy 31:8 is her favorite Bible verse.
- Sandy, RDA, Surgical Assistant
Sandy is an RDA and Surgical Assistant at East Brainerd Oral Surgery. She is a graduate from the Dental Assisting Program at Chattanooga State Community College. Sandy is certified in radiology, sealants, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide monitoring. She is currently working to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Sandy is proud to be a member of the American Dental Assistant Association.
- Brooke, RDA
A graduate of Chattanooga State Community College, Brooke brings a can-do, helpful attitude to our team. She’s focused on helping others, whether patients or fellow staff. Values she strongly holds by are dedication, a willingness to learn, and punctuality. As she says, “if you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late – zoom zoom!”
Outside of work hours, she loves to spend time with family and friends, and especially appreciates this quote:
“If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
– Ricky Bobby
- Ashley, RDA, Surgical Assistant
One of our Treatment Coordinators, Ashley is a 2012 Chattanooga State graduate, and brings multitasking skill and dedication to work each day. She’s a fast learner and enjoys watching people leave our office happy and pleased with their results. Her team members say she’s motivated, passionate, and personable.
During her free time, Ashley likes to work on puzzles, spend time with family and friends, and hit game arcades every so often. With Romans 8:31 as her verse to live by, she’s determined to “keep on keepin’ on!”
- Jennifer, RDA, Implant Coordinator
Jennifer graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Chattanooga State Community College in 2000. She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring.
She enjoys working for EBOS because “I love the women I work with and I’m very blessed to work for 3 very caring and generous physicians.”
In her free time she enjoys working on new craft projects, spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles and being in the outdoors. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 31.
- Alison, RDA, ITC, Implant Coordinator
Alison is East Brainerd Oral Surgery’s Implant Coordinator. She is a graduate of Ooltewah High School and Miller-Motte College’s Dental Assisting Program. She says her favorite part of East Brainerd Oral Surgery’s office is the friendship with all of the team members. As an outgoing, quick learner, Alison is inspired by the end result of our work: seeing people smile! In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Their favorite activities are being outside and having movie nights. Like Mary Poppins, Alison says – tongue in cheek – that she’s “practically perfect!”