Meet The Staff

Autumn Powell, RDA- Scheduling Coordinator

Sweet demeanor and natural nurture, Autumn also packs a hidden punch for getting her hands dirty with do-it-yourself tasks. She hits-the-ground-running with a smile on her face, and for those around her, it’s infectious. She also has a knack for educating patients on the investment of sustaining their smile. Outside the office, Autumn finds solace in a good book, watching cartoons with her young children, or being the truest form of a foodie. She can also be seen meandering on  unnecessary trips to Target.

 Q: Favorite Type of Cuisine?

            A: Southern : )

Q: Action, Comedy, or Romance?

            A:  Action 


Picture to come!


Carmen Skelton, RDA- Insurance Coordinator

A Murfreesboro area native, Carmen has a zeal for spreading kindness everywhere she goes. With her compassionate soul, and having never had a bad dental experience herself, she strives to pass good cheer to others in hopes they can say the same. And her attention to detail enables her to cater to each patient individually. Carmen finds joy in her family, crosswords & reading, cooking & gardening.

 Q: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

            A: Someone that Traveled

Q: Favorite Cartoon Character?

            A: Rainbow Bright & Jem and the Holograms

 Picture to come!


Kayla Zirnheld, RDA-  Clinical Assistant

With her high spirit and blossoming smile, Kayla encourages every patient at our office. Always eager to educate herself and others, she jumped at the opportunity to be in dentistry as health care has been an immense interest of hers. Kayla’s understanding of administrative and clinical assisting, combined with her flair for nurturing, she can be found guiding the wary and reassuring the anxious.  Always empathetic towards animals, dogs especially, she unwinds at home playing with her young family. 


Q: If you could live anywhere where would it be?

            A: Hawaii

Q: Mountains, Beach or Library?

            A: Beach



Melinda Mace, RDA- Clinical Assistant

Our resident social butterfly, Melinda was on a school tour at Vol State when she walked into a dental assisting class and knew it was for her. With the essence of a true outdoors-woman, she can always be found camping, fishing, grilling or riding ATVs. But her most prized roll is Nanny to her treasured grandson. In the office she is always sure to be devoted to her patient’s care and comfort. Having a delicate hand, and a sweet spot, for the elderly and children. 

Q: Is your personality closer to Mint Chocolate, Rocky Road or Vanilla?

            A: Rocky Road

Q: What’s your talent or hobby?

            A: Anything outdoors


              Picture coming soon!


Kaitlin Marlin, RDA- Office Manager

Intrigued by a childhood friend’s hygienist mom’s cute scrubs and the stories she would tell, Kaitlin always wanted to be in the dental field. While taking her prerequisites at MTSU, she took a receptionist job at a cosmetic & general practice to help build her dental knowledge before dental hygiene school. Connecting with patients on the attainability of good oral health, and helping them build a smile they could expand their future on, drew her in. Multi-trained in both adminstrative and clinical areas, her multi-tasking ability is a true wonder!  Her decade of experience in different aspects of a dental office enables her to be resourceful to patients and other dental members alike. Outside the office, she enjoys the simplicity of a southern farm life with her family.


Q: If you could pick an accent, what would it be?

            A: Australian

Q: What animal do you see yourself like?

            A: Barn Owl