Beaver Creek Dental
Our team at Beaver Creek Dental is comprised of professionals who are truly passionate about using dentistry as a means to make a profound impact in our community. We make it our mission to provide high quality and comfortable care in a setting that you can feel great about visiting with your entire family.
In our office, we want you to feel like family. We strive to treat each and every person as we would want to be treated and work to build strong relationships with our patients because that’s what it’s all about. As our patient, we promise to continually show you the difference.
Kyle Smith, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Kyle Smith is an East Tennessee native and is excited to be permanently back home serving our community in Karns, TN. Dr. Smith is a graduate of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2015 after four years of comprehensive dental education. Before that time, he attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, where he completed his prerequisite dental coursework and received his bachelor's degree in Spanish language.
Dr. Smith remembers his undergraduate years as some of the most influential of his life, as he was given the opportunity to participate in several study abroad programs (stretching over six different countries) as well as extern in a variety of dental practices.
Dr. Smith considers traveling and dentistry among two of his favorite passions in life and is thrilled for any opportunity where he may combine the two. In 2013, Dr. Smith served in El Salvador as part of a medical and dental missions team and in 2014 was selected to travel to the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria as a student ambassador from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Smith considers himself blessed to now call East Tennessee home again and looks forward to greeting all patients with a warm smile and an exceptional attitude.
In his free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Katrina, who is also on her way to becoming a dentist! Katrina and Dr. Smith love volunteering together in the community and actually met at a Remote Area Medical Volunteer dental clinic!
He also enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting new places. Many patients are surprised to hear that Dr. Smith has an identical twin, who also lives right here in Knoxville! He also has an older brother, Brett, and has one niece and three nephews. Dr. Smith looks forward to having children of his own in the future and is very close with his family, who for the most part all live in the East Tennessee area.
Owning his own dental practice in his hometown community has been a long time dream for Dr. Smith. Beaver Creek Dental is 100% owned and operated locally by Dr. Kyle Smith, who intends to serve our community for years to come.
American Dental Association
Tennessee Dental Association
Second District Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
Professional Honors, Awards, & Recognitions
Completion of the Synergy Training Program, a comprehensive approach to multidisciplinary restorative therapy for dental implants (2016)
Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award (2015)
UT College of Dentistry Ambassador to the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria (2014)
Redwine-Mitchell Award (2014)
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Weems Award (2014)
Completion of the University of Tennessee Elective in Periodontal Surgery (2014)
Second District Dental Society Award (2012, 2013)
Meet Our Team
Jessie Blank, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessie started her career in dentistry in 2012 as a front office receptionist. It was during that time that she felt a calling to move to the clinical side of dentistry and began the pursuit of becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated cum laude from Roane State with a degree in dental hygiene in 2016 and holds certifications to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
Her favorite part of dentistry is building relationships with her patients and she believes in treating everyone how she would like to be treated. Jessie has a strong belief in serving others and using the skills she has to help our community. She has volunteered at many free dental clinics and is active in the American Dental Hygiene Association as well as the local Second District Dental Society. Jessie is excited to get to know and to serve our patients at Beaver Creek Dental!
Jessie lives in Powell, TN with her three dogs Harley, Addie, and Naala and is a self described "crazy dog person." In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and anything else that allows her to take in the natural beauty of east Tennessee.
Nikki Lackey, RDA, CDA - Certified Dental Assistant
Nikki has been in dentistry since 2009. She is registered through the state of Tennessee with certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring, sealant application, and coronal polishing. Nikki is certified nationally through the Dental Assisting National Board and is very passionate about making sure every patient feels comfortable and well cared for while receiving their dental treatment. Nikki has received training in CEREC crown fabrication and enjoys having the ability to make crowns same day in office. She is always looking to further her education and improve her skillset.
Nikki has been married to her high school sweetheart Justin since 2010. They welcomed a son, Cooper, in 2017 and he keeps them very busy! She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and in the beautiful East Tennessee mountains she grew up in. Nikki and her family live in South Knoxville and attend Northstar Church.
Coty Douglas, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant
Brooke Roberts - Front Office Administrator
Brooke has been in the dental field for 8 years and discovered early on that’s where she felt like home. She received her RDA in 2010 and completed her Business Management program in 2013 to better serve her patients. She is so excited to be the smiling face welcoming each and every patient to Beaver Creek Dental. Brooke has a true servant’s heart, always going above and beyond and striving to make everyone around her leave feeling better than they came.
Brooke is a certified SCUBA diver who loves the ocean just as much as her native East Tennessee mountains. She is newly engaged to her wonderful fiancé, Mike, and they plan on a quiet ceremony soon. She has a beautiful step daughter, Morgan, and 3 fur babies, Freja, Loki and Junior who she absolutely adores. Raised in true Southern fashion, her values and integrity are obvious to anyone she meets.