We are Rhodes and Slager Family Dental Care
Meet The Team that cares
Dr. John Rhodes has been caring for the dental needs of Cookeville, TN since 1991. A native of Owensboro, KY, he moved his wife and two daughters to cookeville because he saw a need for quality dentistry in middle Tennessee. Dr. Rhodes gets to know each and every patient so well, most of them end up considering him a friend. With a rapidly growing population, and increase in demand for his services, he brought on a partner who will care for his patients just as much.
Dr. Justin Slager moved to Cookeville with his wife and two daughters in 2015 after serving as a dentist in the United States Air Force. Dr. Slager hails from Michigan but has quickly come to call Tennessee home and is actively involved in Young Life, Putnam County YMCA, The River Church and Highland Rim Academy. His compassionate approach to dentistry will leave you feeling cared for and listened to.
Meet our Experienced Team
Berkley RichardsonDental Hygienist
Berkley is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. She joined us in 2015, and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She has the personality to make you feel at ease and the gentle touch to promote healthy gums gently. Her father is a dentist in Bristol, Tennessee and she gained much of her confidence and inspiration for excellence in dentistry from him. She and her husband, Tyler Richardson, live here in Cookeville.
Carrie SmithDental Hygienist
Our most veteran hygienist, Carrie has been an irreplaceable asset to our team since 2001. She is a natural leader and beloved by all of her patients. Carrie will take the time to get to know your individual needs in order to better serve you. Carrie and her husband Natha live in Crossville with their son Peyton.
Jodi BertaPatient Care Coordinator
Jodi is the smiling face everyone looks forward to seeing when they first walk through the door. She is truly the jack of all trades answering your phone call, managing the schedule, and ensuring all treatment is completed in a timely manner. Her husband Robbie is the general manager at the local Olive Garden which is one of our favorite places to eat. They have two wonderful children and live in Baxter, TN.
Samantha BosDental Assistant
Sam has been with the office for twenty-five years. She is a Registered Dental Assistant who ensures everything runs smoothly with each and every dental procedure. Her laugh is contagious and brightens all of our days. She strives every day to keep you comfortable while you're with us, and on your way without any wasted time. She is married to Daniel Bos and live in Buffalo Valley with their three children.
Hannah StrongDental Assistant
Hannah is a bright and energetic assistant who is a joy to be around. You may see her helping out with a filling, sanitizing your room after a hygiene visit, or making sure we are all having a good time. She is proudly the youngest person in the office and we love having her youthful enthusiasm! Hannah lives on the Putnam / Jackson County line.
Loretta KmetInsurance and Billing Coordinator
Rejoined our office on May 1, 2014 after taking a few years’ hiatus to open and develop the local Great Harvest Bread store here in Cookeville. We are very pleased to have her back! She is our accounts manager and insurance guru who will help you learn about your dental benefits and how to best maximize your coverage. She and her husband, Jim Kmet, live in Cookeville, and have two children and a new grandchild.