Richard C. Ribeiro, D.D.S. – Dentist
Dr. Richard Ribeiro has over 18 years of experience in enhancing smiles. His philosophy of combining experience with latest technology will ensure you have the best possible care. True to that calling, he has over 500 hours of continuing education.
Dr. Ribeiro is a volunteer dentist for several civic groups and has been on mission trips to Haiti and Brazil. He is active in many community organizations as well as numerous dental associations, including the Eighth District Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International College of Oral Implantologists. Hobbies – coaching soccer, cooking, exotic fishing, running, reading and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Savannah Pepper, D.M.D. – Dentist
Dr. Savannah Pepper joins Clarksville Smiles from the Bluegrass state where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2015 from the University of Kentucky and is a 2019 graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Upon receiving her doctorate, she then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with New York University-Langone at New York University College of Dentistry. There, Dr. Pepper gained experience in treating a diverse patient base with complex treatment needs.
In the last year, Dr. Pepper has acquired over 60 hours of continuing education. During her time in academia, Dr. Pepper held multiple leadership roles within various dental organizations. When she is not in the dental operatory, Dr. Pepper enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with her family. Dr. Pepper is enthusiastic about her transition and treating the smiles of the Clarksville community.
Katlyn – Registered Dental Hygienist
Katlyn was born and raised in Clarksville, TN. She studied at APSU and graduated from Tennessee State University – Salutatorian, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Her gentle hand and caring personality will make your dental appointment your best dental experience. Katlyn enjoys spending time with her (very big) family, swimming, shopping and reading/learning new things.
Megan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Megan is a California girl at heart who has gone through a few military moves in her career. She and her husband, along with their four children, plan to make Clarksville their home away from home! Megan earned her Dental Hygiene degree at Seattle Central College. Her gentle and thorough touch will leave you feeling refreshed. In her spare time Megan enjoys being on the lake, playing volleyball, and staying active with her young kids.
Jennifer - Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer was born and raised in Tennessee and is a mom to four great kids. She is a graduate of the Dental Staff School of Tennessee and loves her choice to pursue a career in dental assisting. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys taking road trips and spending time with family and friends. She is quite the adrenaline junkie; she is always ready for a spur of the moment adventure!
Paula - Registered Dental Assistant
Paula is originally from Union City, TN and moved to Clarksville two years ago. She has been a dental assistant since 2002 working in general dentistry and oral surgery. She strives to help her patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Paula enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.
Hannah, BS, RDA - Business Coordinator
Hannah recently moved from Chicago to Clarksville, Tennessee. Hannah graduated from Eastern Illinois University Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology and Chemistry. She has over eight years of dental experience ranging from assisting, orthodontics, front desk management, and insurance coordinating. She is happy to help keep patient’s smiles bright by helping with finances and reviewing treatment plans, Hannah will gladly answer any questions you may have about coming to Clarksville Smiles for the first time. Hannah enjoys learning about nature and anything to do with aquaculture, along with decorating, painting, hiking, camping, and traveling.
Shelbi - Appointment Coordinator
Shelbi was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu and recently relocated to Tennessee. She loves meeting and interacting with our patients and watching their smiles transform throughout their treatment. Outside of the office, Shelbi enjoys playing with her dogs, Han & Tipsy, cooking and exploring Tennessee with her husband.
Niah-Jane - Hygiene Coordinator
Being a military child and now wife, Niah-Jane has moved a lot. Most of her youth was spent in Clarksville. She is excited to be home! Niah-Jane has been a part of the dental field for over 5 years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her three dogs Gronk, Winter, and Simba. Niah- Jane also enjoys interior decorating with her husband.
Ashlee - Registered Dental Assistant
Ashlee is a Clarksville native. She’s been a dental assistant since 2015 and received her restorative expanded functions in 2019. Making patients feel comfortable is her top priority. She’s recently married and loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys going to Nashville Predators games with her husband. Let’s Go Preds!
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“Dr. Ribeiro has been my dentist for many years, and he has always provided exceptional service. His staff is very professional and courteous. They always go out of their way to ensure I have a pleasant experience.” Tina Reed