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 


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


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


Yridian De la Cerda, RDA- Clinical Assistant

Her bright and infectious smiles is always present, and a delightful contrast to her soft-spoken manner. Although the newest member, Yridian is quickly paving her way to an awesome future with Dr. Park’s team. Her interest about the dental field was sparked by hearing a friend and her mom talk about their RDA experiences. A self proclaimed modern thinker, she credits her inherited ancestral values for keeping her down-to-earth.  She loves to travel, listen to country music, and dancing to Bachata.

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

            A: Vanilla

Q: What’s your talent or hobby?

            A: Running and/or fishing




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 administrative 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