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James F. Kotsianas, DDSJames F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Dr. Kotsianas earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology in 1978. He went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. His professional memberships include The American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, the Second District Dental Society and various study clubs including ITI -International Team for Implantology. Dr. Kotsianas is married with three grown children and enjoys UT sports, golfing and fishing. Dr. Kotsianas is an active member of REO Referral Exchange Organization, St. George Greek Orthodox Church and has been an involved member of the Rotary Club of Bearden for over 20 years.


Becky Kotsianas, Office ManagerBecky Kotsianas, Office Manager at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Becky has enjoyed working for her brother-in-law for over 23 years as his Office Manger. Becky graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and worked as a Dietitian in both clinical and administrative settings for 5 years before moving into dentistry. Becky and her husband John enjoy spending time with their grown children. She enjoys music, traveling, gardening, cooking, reading a good book and Zumba fitness.


Joan Brantley, RDA, Patient CoordinatorJoan Brantley, RDA, Patient Coordinator at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Joan is a Registered Dental Assistant and has worked both in clinical settings and in adminstrative positions. Joan currently works as the Patient Coordinator and brings her experience and high level of professionalism to her work place each day. Joan is married and has three beautiful daughters. She loves living in Knoxville and enjoys the area lakes and mountains. Joan enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Kiera Pemberton RDH, HygienistKiera Pemberton RDH, Hygienist at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Kiera graduated from Roane State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene Technology in 2014. While in school, she was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award for academic achievement. Kiera married her husband Adam in 2016 and shortly afterward they bought Kiera’s childhood home in Clinton. She has a big heart for animals and currently has 3 rescue cats. She likes to spend her free time hiking, playing board games and designing custom accessories on her Cricut machine.


Carla Hyer, RDH, BSDH, HygienistCarla Hyer, RDH, BSDH, Hygienist at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Carla has been happy to call Knoxville her home since 2003. Graduating with honors from the Medical College of Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2003. Carla has practiced Dental Hygiene under some of the most talented dentists in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Carla has been married for 19 years and has two children. She loves the outdoors and her hobbies include gardening, camping, hiking, and her dogs. She is committed to making your hygiene visit a positive and enjoyable experience.


Christi Wade, RDH, HygienistChristi Wade, RDH, Hygienist at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Christi is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and now lives in Knoxville with her family. She has been in the dental field for more than thirty years. Christi attended Roane State Community College where she graduated Magnum Cum Laud with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She continued her studies at East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Christi is licensed in Local Anesthesia and the Administration and Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide. Christi has worked for Dr. Kotsianas since 2014. Her main objective is to give her patients a thorough gentle cleaning and to educate them on proper oral hygiene.


Dennise Howard, RDA, CDA, Dental AssistantDennise Howard, RDA, CDA, Dental Assistant at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Dennise began her career as a dental assistant after graduating from Tennessee Technology Center in 1997. Dennise enjoys reading, camping, traveling to the beach and Disney World, and cheering on the Central Bobcats where her daughter plays trumpet in the high school band. Dennise has enjoyed working for Dr. Kotsianas since 1999.


Brooke Allen, RDA, Dental AssistantBrooke Allen, RDA, Dental Assistant at James F. Kotsianas, DDS | West Knoxville Dentistry

Brooke graduated from Roane State Community College in 2014 with an Associate Degree of Health Science. She began her career as a dental assistant when she was 17 years old. Brooke is passionate about the practice of Dentistry and takes pleasure in helping her patients achieve a beautiful smile. She enjoys spending time with her family and especially the outdoors. Brooke loves animals of every kind. She has two dogs and two cats and would have more if she could.

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