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The Shanks Family Dentistry Team


Michelle, Office CoordinatorMichelle, Front Office Coordinator

Michelle joined Shanks Family Dentistry in May 2014 as the front office coordinator. She graduated from Tennessee Technology Center in 1997 with her dental assisting certification. After working as a dental assistant for a year, she decided it was time for a change and began working in the front office. As the front office coordinator, Michelle helps coordinate patients’ dental benefits and appointments for dental treatment. She loves meeting new patients and helping them obtain their dental needs.

Michelle currently resides in Maryville with her husband, daughter, step-son and their dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, reading, and walking at the Greenbelt.


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Catherine has enjoyed working at Shanks Family Dentistry since August 2015. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Catherine’s love of Dental Hygiene fuels her desire to provide exemplary care to her patients. She enjoys the opportunity to help her patients understand why complete oral care is beneficial to their overall health.

Originally from Kentucky, Catherine currently resides in Maryville with her husband, daughter, and their dog, Molly. Outside of work, she is an active member of Maryville Church of Christ, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and baking with her daughter.


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Bethany joined the team at Shanks Family Dentistry in August of 2015. She worked as a dental assistant before deciding to further her education to better care for her patients. She graduated magna cum laude from Roane State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Investing in the lives of other people is what draws her to being a hygienist.

Bethany grew up in Maryville, TN. She and her husband are expecting their first child in December 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, and being outdoors, especially with her two dogs, Bella and Bailey.


Michelle, RDAMichelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle has enjoyed working at Shanks Family Dentistry as a dental assistant since May, 2014. She graduated from Anderson County Dental Assisting Program in 2008. She furthered her education by attending Roane State Community College for Radiology and TN Tech for certification of Nitrous Oxide, Coronal Polishing, and Sealants. She loves meeting new people and taking care of patients’ needs.

Michelle was born and raised in Maryville, Tn. She is a member at RIO East Church of God. Her interests outside of Shanks Family Dentistry include working side by side with her husband in the ministry, spending time with her six children and grandbabies, having dinner with friends, hiking, swimming, cooking, and watching outdoor movies beside a bonfire in her back yard.


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Sharon has been a part of Dr. Shanks’ dental team since August 2015, as a dental assistant. January 2016 will be the start of her 30th year in dentistry. Sharon has traveled to Belize on a dental mission trip, to provide dental care for children in rural areas.

Sharon currently resides in Maryville and has two beautiful children. She loves her two dogs and four cats, as well as vacationing and working out.