Dr. Jessica Phillips

familyDr. Jessica Phillips grew up in LaFollette, Tennessee. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University, she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Jessica went on to complete her post-doctoral residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in 2012. After completing her education, Dr. Jessica decided to return to the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee to start her practice. In her free time, Dr. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Garry, three children Maggie, Reid and Raylan, traveling and cheering on the UT Vols!

Dr. Jessica is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, theAmerican Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. She is also board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Board Certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry provides assurance to the public that Dr. Jessica has not only successfully completed accredited training, but also completed a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care. Dr. Jessica is also on the medical staff of Tennova Physician’s Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Laura Hofto,


lauraDr. Laura Hofto was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and, she graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2014. Dr. Laura also completed a one-year general dentistry residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She enjoyed East Tennessee so much that she decided to stay and practice in the region. Dr. Laura loves traveling, spending time with family and spoiling her new dachshund puppy, Maisie. She is excited to be part of the ETPD team and work with the families and children in the area.


Office Manager

ginaGina has worked in dentistry for more than 20 years. She has experience in several areas of dentistry including periodontics, orthodontics and general dentistry. She is excited to be in pediatrics and part of the ETPD Team. Outside of the office she enjoys working out and being outdoors.


Front Desk Coordinator

saraSara’s has been working with our team since November 2014, but has been working in the dental field for eight years. She works as our insurance and financial coordinator.  A Knoxville native, Sara loves spending time with her family and being in the great outdoors of East Tennessee. Sara and husband, Tim, have two daughters,  Caroline & Waverly that she loves to spend time with.  She loves to travel and loves anything Disney (especially Disney World!)


Registered Dental Hygienist

savannaSavanna is a recent graduate from Hiwassee College. She is happy to be part of the ETPD team and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


Expanded Function Dental Assistant

summerSummer has been a registered dental assistant since 2001. She enjoys spending time with her amazing husband Rusty and daughter, Addie.


Expanded Function Dental Assistant

samSamantha was born in Knoxville and has been a registered dental assistant since 1998. She recently completed an expanded function dental assistant training course which allows her to place restorations in the office. Samantha enjoys everything outdoors and spending time with her two wonderful daughters Megan and Cheyenne, and her autistic niece Hannah.