Dr. Justin Slager
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.
Dr. Slager is always in constant pursuit of dental excellence. He regularly attends Dental CE each year allowing him to constantly add to his skill set.
Dr. Slager is now a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry! What does that mean for you and your family?
Earning Fellowship takes dedication to dental continuing education (CE) beyond graduation. Only about 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows. When you see a dentist with who is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Fellows practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this.
To become an AGD Fellow, a dentist must:
- Complete over 500 credit hours of CE.
- Earn 350 of those 500 credits in live courses.
- Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Meet our Experienced Team
Caring for you every step of the way
Berkley Richardson grew up in Bristol, Tennessee working in her father’s dental office, so dentistry has forever been a huge part of her life. Berkley met her husband while at the University of Tennessee, where she graduated with a bachelors in science with a concentration in Dental Hygiene. She worked at her father’s dental practice and taught at the Dental Hygiene school before getting married and moving to Cookeville in 2011. Berkley loves living in Cookeville and started working at our office in 2015. Berkley enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband, daughter and their fur child, Bailey the Maltipoo.
Jenny graduated from dental hygiene school at St Petersburg College in 1994 and since then, she has loved everything that dentistry has to offer. Jenny and her husband (also her high school sweetheart) moved to Tennessee in 2007 from Florida. They love living the country life with their six cats and 2 dogs. Her favorite things to do are hang out at the lake, do crafts, Bible journaling, cook and bake.
Samantha Bos was born and raised in Putnam County. Growing up, her mother worked in dentistry and was so happy helping others that she is the reason Samantha works in dentistry today. Samantha graduated from Upperman High School in 1993 and immediately started working as a hygiene assistant with a local dentist. Samantha is married with three children and they live in Buffalo Valley. They love spending time together and with friends, going to basketball games and the lake and riding ATV’s and dirt bikes. She has worked at this office since 1994 and she loves every aspect of her job.
Katilin originated from Cookeville, TN but is a Sparta Warrior at heart. She is reliable, loyal and fun! She takes pride in making people laugh and loves to bake. She enjoys spending time with her children, Boston and Jaxxon. Katilin was raised by her Nana who she calls her hero and she also has a brother who is in the Navy and a sister from Arkansas. She strives to take the best care of her patients with gentle hands and to comfort them with some laughter. She has been loving her career in the dental field since 2013!
Pam was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has called Tennessee home since 2004. Her husband is a professor at Tennessee Tech and they have two children. Pam enjoys working in the dental field and takes pride in knowing that even though most of her work is behind the scenes, she helps the office to run smoothly. Pam enjoys cheering on her kids at their many activities, challenging herself with workout videos by Jillian Michaels, and making the occasional quilt.