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 fun-loving dog, Nehi, who we are training to become a dental therapy dog!
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
Advisory Board Member, Roane State Community College Dental Hygiene Program
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 Rockwell RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
Bianca Gordon RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
Bianca first started her career in healthcare in 2015 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Once she realized she had a primary interest in dentistry, she obtained her dental assisting license from The Dental Learning Center in Maryville in 2016. Shortly after, she was accepted into the Roane State Dental Hygiene Program, where she served as the class president. Bianca graduated in 2018, earning the 2017-2018 Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student Award as well as certifications in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Bianca is an active member in the American Dental Hygienists Association and the local Second District Dental Society.
Originally from Florida, Bianca has lived in Knoxville for the last 7 years. She currently lives in the downtown area with her husband, Bryan, and their Boston Terrier fur baby, Bosco. In her spare time, Bianca loves to spend time with her friends and family, travel, and volunteer in her community.
Stacy Byrd RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
Stacy graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Public and Allied Health/Dental Hygiene in 2007. She is certified to administer local anesthestic and nitrous oxide, and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. In particular, Stacy says that she loves building relationships with patients as well as caring for their individual dental needs.
Stacy has been married to her husband Evan for 10 years and they currently have two children, Easton and Sophie. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Stacy is a wonderful addition to our team at Beaver Creek Dental and brings many years of experience to the office.
Camryn Randles RDA Registered Dental Assistant
Savannah Davis RDA Registered Dental Assistant
Savannah has always known that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, and she quickly fell in love with dentistry. She graduated from Ross Medical Education Center in 2019 as a Registered Dental Assistant and holds certifications for nitrous oxide monitoring, coronal polishing, and sealant application. Savannah has both front desk and chair-side experience and is always looking to further her skill set to better assist her patients. Her goal is to go back to school to further her education in the dental field and become a registered dental hygienist.
Savannah was born and raised in East Tennessee. Her little girl, Aurora, always keeps her on her toes; their favorite things to do together are swimming and painting. Savannah loves learning and experiencing new things, meeting new people, and has many plans to travel in the future. In her free time, she enjoys reading, music, hiking, and any activity on the water. Her favorite part about dentistry is helping people and being able to give back to the community through volunteering.
Nikki Lackey CDA, EFDA 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 working to gain her certification by the end of 2020 in Restorative Expanded Functions which will allow her to place fillings!!
Nikki has been married to her high school sweetheart Justin since 2010. They have 2 sons, Cooper and Greyson whom keep 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 Seymour and attend Northstar Church.
Brooke Paul Front Office Administrator
Brooke has been in the dental field for over 10 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 shares a home with her wonderful husband, Mike, and 2 fur babies, Loki and Junior, who she absolutely adores. She has a beautiful step daughter, Morgan, and two sweet grand babies. Raised in true Southern fashion, Brooke's values and integrity are obvious to anyone she meets.
Lettie Brown Front Office Assistant
Shayla Tackett Front Office Assistant
Shayla has been in dentistry since the beginning of 2020 and joined our office early in 2021. After graduating from Dental Staff School as a registered dental assistant, she quickly found her home in the front office, sharpening her skills and understanding of dental billing, dental treatment, and all facets of clinical procedures. She has a love for building relationships with our patients and having the ability to help others- something that is clear when meeting Shayla.
Shayla was born and raised in Jacksboro, Tennessee and is a mom to three kiddos that are always on the go. In their free time, you can usually find them at gymnastics, baseball, or football. Shayla loves movies, reading, and drawing and is truly a joy to have in our office at Beaver Creek Dental.