Richard C. Ribeiro, D.D.S.


Dr. Richard Ribeiro has over 24 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.


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.


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.


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.

Paula C.

Registered Dental Assistant

Paula recently relocated from central California where she enjoyed a long career as a Registered Dental Assistant and front office coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the yard, and going for walks. Paula looks forward to meeting Clarksville Smiles’ awesome patients!

Hannah, BS, RDA

Business Coordinator

Hannah 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 17 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.


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.


Registered Dental Assistant

Autumn is switching her career path from healthcare to dental care after 10 years! She has previously served families with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Grace Pediatrics in Pleasant View.

Autumn was born and raised in the Bluegrass state and relocated to Clarksville in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, Caroline, Tripp, and Ada, husband, Bryan (when he’s not golfing), and 2 four-legged babies.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and caring for each and every one of you at Clarksville Smiles” – Autumn


Hygiene Coordinator

Kelly, a military spouse, is a California native who has returned to Tennessee and excited to be serving you at Clarksville Smiles! She is now a mom to two girls and loves to spend time with outside of work by playing outside or going on other adventures. She has about 9 years of experience in the dental field and is ready to help our patients as hygiene coordinator.


Registered Dental Assistant

Stephanie a military spouse and veteran moved to Clarksville in 2021. She has been many places but her heart calls Brazil home. She looks forward to seeing transformed smiles and happy faces. She enjoys going outdoors and enjoying time with her family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Rebecca is originally from Southern California, but has spent most of her life in Clarksville. She has a Biochemistry degree from UT Knoxville and a Dental Hygiene degree from WKU. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is making patients more confident in their oral health and forming strong bonds with patients.

Rebecca’s husband works for Clarksville Fire Rescue and they have two young children, a dog, and several cows.