Meet the Doctors

Dr. Ben Cannon
Dentist

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.

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Dr. Gaylan Brown
Dentist

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
Dentist

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

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Brittany

Dickson Office Manager

Brittany has been in the dental field since 2003 and joined the EHDC Team in 2017. She loves the interaction with patients and being a part of helping them achieve their goal. 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.

Christi

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.

Rhonda

Waverly Office Manager

Rhonda has been in dentistry since 1981. For the first 30 years of her career, she was a dental assistant doing chairside dentistry before joining our practice in 2014 to manage our Waverly office. She and her husband, Jason, reside in McEwen and are members of Halls Creek Cumberland Church. They are blessed with four children. Grayson, Rhonda’s son, lives in McEwen with his wife, Tera, and their two children, Marlee and Porter, and are expecting their third child in January 2021. Rhonda’s daughter, Brianne, lives in Gallatin with her husband, Logan, and they are also expecting their first child in January 2021.

Rhonda loves being a Grammy and is looking forward to the family’s new additions! Jason has two daughters, Alyson and Ellie. Alyson lives with her husband, John, in McEwen, and both work in Dickson. Ellie is attending Murray State, pursuing her degree in Nursing. Rhonda and Jason love spending time with family and traveling in their spare time.

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Abby

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 of 2012.

Kristen

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristen has been a hygienist since 2008 and a graduate from TSU. When not at work, she loves spending family time with her husband and sons outdoors. She also enjoys working out and has a love for animals.

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Ann

Registered Dental Hygienist

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

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Lisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa graduated from Remington College with her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Prior to that, she obtained her Dental Assisting certificate from Volunteer State Community College in 2001 and has Office Administration experience with finance to include insurance. Her long time and diverse experience in dentistry inspired to pursue her career in Dental Hygiene. Lisa is the widow of Sgt. Daniel Baker (EOW 5.30.18). She now works part-time to balance being the sole parent to their daughter, Meredith June.

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Emily

Registered Dental Hygienist – Waverly

Emily has been in dentistry for 25+ years. She started out as a dental assistant, for 10 years. While working, she would take night classes to attend Tennessee State University Dental Hygiene Program. She graduated in May of 2005 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been working with us now since 2017. Emily has one son named Grayson, who attends St. Patrick’s Catholic School in McEwen. She enjoys educating the public about dental health and is thankful to be providing care in our Waverly office.

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Keri S.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Keri has been working at East Hills Dental since October 2000. She lives in Burns with her husband Tom and three boys Caden, Cruz and Cohen.

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Jeanette

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.

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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.

Autumn

Expanded Functions 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.

Jamie

Registered Dental Assistant – Waverly

Jamie graduated from TCAT in Dickson in August of 2014 for Dental Assisting. She did her clinical rotations with East Hills Dental Center in the summer of 2014, and performed so well that East Hills decided to give her a job right away! Jamie is originally from Charlotte but now lives in Waverly with her one daughter, Cady, who attends McEwen High School. Jamie is a lover of music and, in her spare time, enjoys cooking and baking, hanging out and binge-watching TV with her daughter.

Leah

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Leah has been in the dental field since 2009, received her expanded functions certification in 2012, and joined our team in 2020. She loves helping to put patients at ease in the dental chair. Leah married her husband, Eric, in 1997 and they have three children together, Molly, Owen, and Graham.  Leah’s hobbies include hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Graycen

Registered Dental Assistant

Graycen graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at the TCAT in Dickson in September of 2020. She started working for East Hills in November of 2020. She was born and raised in Waverly, TN. On the weekends, Graycen is a Pharmacy Technician at Walmart Pharmacy in Waverly. Outside of work, you can find her wherever her little boy, Cooper, is. Graycen enjoys spending time with her family and anything sports or outdoors-related.

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