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West Knoxville Dental Team

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 several grandchildren 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 25 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 and new grandchildren. She enjoys music, traveling, gardening, cooking, reading a good book and Zumba fitness.

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

Kiera graduated from Roane State Community College with an Associated 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 like to spend her free time hiking, playing board games and designing custom accessories on her Cricut machine.

Mateya Marcos, RDH, BSDH , Hygienist

Mateya graduated from Hiwassee College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed in Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Administration. Mateya grew up in Maryville with her three siblings and comes from a big family living in Texas. She is married to her childhood sweetheart Jonathan, and has a cat named Mila. Mateya enjoys kayaking, reading, music, playing games and puzzles.

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

Christi lives in Knoxville with her family, but she is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. Christi lives and breathes for Alabama Football. Christi has been in the dental field for more than thirty years. She attended Roane State Community College where she graduated Magnum Cum Laude with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She continued her studies at East Tennessee State University with a BS 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 Baird, RDA, CDA, Dental Assistant

Dennise began her career as a dental assistant after graduating from Tennessee Technology Center in 1997 and has been employed by Dr. Kotsianas for over 20 years. She enjoys reading, camping, spending time with her family, contemporary Christian concerts and traveling with her husband Tim. She and Tim also enjoy cheering on the Central High School Bobcats where her daughter plays trumpet in the marching band.

Rachel Hughes, RDA Dental Assistant

Rachel received her dental assistant training in the United States Air Force stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. She has been in the dental field for 26 years. Rachel grew up in upstate New York and has been living in Tennessee since 2005 where she resides with her husband Walter, son and stepchildren. Rachel enjoys painting, arts and crafts, camping and baking cakes for her business Rachel’s Sweet Connections.

Tammy Johncox, Patient Coordinator

Tammy and her husband recently returned from spending four years in Kentucky where she worked as a Front Desk/Insurance Coordinator at a dental office.  She is happy and blessed to be back in East Tennessee. Her hobbies include sewing/quilting, reading, scrapbooking and cooking. She enjoys quiet time at home and spending time with her family and dogs Molly and Gus. Tammy was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, but spent her summers at her family’s home in Gatlinburg, TN