Meet the Doctors

Dr. Ben Cannon

Dr. Ben Cannon is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and U.T. Memphis College of Dentistry. He joined our practice in 2001. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. He is passionate about dentistry, helping people achieve their dental goals, and staying focused on all the new and best ways to better serve our new and existing patients.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Cannon volunteers his services to the Interfaith Dental Clinic. He also opened a dental clinic in Zimbabwe, which provides free dental care to people suffering from the AIDS virus. He spends many hours each year attending dental conferences and courses to further his training. This allows him and his staff to stay current on the latest trends and technology in dentistry.

When Dr. Cannon is out of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes being outdoors and traveling with his family.

Dr. Gaylan Brown

Dr. Gaylan Brown is a native of Dickson County, raised on the family dairy farm located on 48N between Dickson and Charlotte. After graduation from Charlotte High School, and David Lipscomb College, he attended the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and received his dental degree in 1977. He returned to his native Dickson and worked 4 years as an associate of Dr. James Rountree. He began his private practice in 1981, taking on Dr. Ben Cannon as an associate in the early 2000s, who is now a partner with him.

After more than 40 years, he is still very passionate about dentistry, always stimulated by new and better technology and techniques for offering the best possible dental care. He is thankful every day to be able to use the talents he feels that God has blessed him with to serve those people who trust him with their dental well-being.

Dr. Brown is married to Melissa and they are the parents of Jared, Joseph, and Luke. Joseph is married to Jamie and they have 3 children. Luke is married to Christen and has two wonderful children.

He is actively involved in the Walnut Street Church of Christ where he serves as an elder. He is also a member of the Dickson Good Morning Rotary Club. He enjoys hiking, flower gardening, biking, and spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren).

Dr. Logan Newman

Dr. Logan Newman was born and raised in Brookings, South Dakota. He’s a graduate of Minnesota State University and Creighton University School of Dentistry. He has been trained in many areas of dentistry and is comfortable seeing patients of varying needs. He puts a heavy emphasis on patient education and preventative measures, so that the patient can succeed with long-term oral health. Dr. Newman is interested in expanding his knowledge into more fields to better serve his patients, such as Implants, Crowns, and Orthodontics.

Dr. Newman grew up playing every sport offered in his hometown which included hockey, baseball and soccer. He’s now an avid hockey and football fan. Go Preds! He also enjoys spending his time volunteering at One World Clinic (helping the underserved in clinics with populations of reduced resources), traveling, and playing fantasy football.

Meet the Team


Office Manager

Brittany has been in the dental field since 2003 and joined the EHDC Team in 2017. She loves interacting with patients and being a part of helping them achieve their goals. Brittany was born and raised in Dickson County. She and her husband, Brandon, married in 2010 and share three beautiful children, Kennedy, Presleigh, and Briggs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and watching football during her spare time.


Practice Administrator

Christi has been in dentistry since 2016. She joined the East Hills Dental Team in 2019. She takes every opportunity to learn new things. She married her husband, Josh, in 2008 and they share three beautiful kids, Alohna, Sawyer, and Hudson. When she is not at work, she is spending all of her time at the ball field with her kids’ travel softball and baseball teams.


Practice Administrator

Jennifer is a dental assistant graduate from Remington College. Since beginning her career in dentistry, she has expanded her skills to the front office. When she is not at the office doing her passion, she is spending time with her family and her two beautiful children. She also enjoys reading and loving on her fur babies.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Ann received her degrees from Western Kentucky University and TSU. She has been with East Hills Dental Center since February 1997.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Abby graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee State University. She has been practicing with our team since March 2012.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Laci has been in the dental field since 2016 and joined the EHDC team in 2021. She attended Remington College of Dental Hygiene. It has always been her goal to make others feel comfortable at the dental office and leave feeling more educated about their oral health. She has been happily married since 2015 and is the mother to one sweet adventurous little boy, Easton. Outside of work, she loves making memories with her family, spending time with friends, and being outdoors.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda resides in Charlotte with the love of her life, Nathan, and their 3 teenagers. They have been married for 13 years. When she is not running her children here and there, she enjoys reading and working out. She is a coach at the local Crossfit Gym, Crossfit Engage. She and her family attend Compassion Church of Dickson. She loves laughing, going on adventures, and making memories. She attended Remington College of Dental Hygiene. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to become a dental hygienist. She is grateful to be at  East Hills with all of her wonderful co-workers and patients.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Elisha graduated from Remington College in 2013 with an AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been happily married since 2013 and is the mother of two precious daughters. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, being active in her church, and going on jeep rides. Dental hygiene is her lifelong passion. She loves getting to know her patients, as well as, helping them achieve their optimal oral health!


Registered Dental Assistant

Jeanette has worked at East Hills Dental Center since October 1984 and is from Dickson. She has one son, Jonathan, and three beautiful granddaughters, Paris, Jovi, and Marley.

Keri V.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Keri started in the dentistry field as an RDA in 1998. She has been married to her husband Chris since 1996. They have one son, Adam, who attends Austin Peay State University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching sports, and working out.


Certified Dental Assistant

Autumn graduated from TCAT in Dickson in 2014 with a license as a Certified Dental Assistant, completed her expanded functions certification in 2020, and has been with the East Hills Dental team since March 2018. She and her husband Levi married in 2011 and have two children. When she is not working Autumn loves to go hiking, being outdoors with her family, and leading a healthy lifestyle.


Registered Dental Assistant

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