Meet The Cleveland Team

Dr. Lara M. Fretwell

Co-Owner, Dentist

Dr. Lara M. Fretwell attended Sylacauga High School in Alabama and continued on to Auburn University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Fretwell completed her dental education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. She graduated top of her class as an Academy of General Dentistry scholarship recipient. As dentistry and technology advances, continuing education plays a significant role in being the best dentist possible. She restores teeth with same-day crowns and also replaces missing teeth with dental implants and implant-supported dentures. 

Dr. Fretwell loves helping people achieve their dream smile. Dr. Fretwell feels it is very important that her patients are informed about their treatment and she is conscientious about performing the best treatment possible. With an outstanding sense of humor and calm chair-side manner,  she makes her patients feel very comfortable. 

Dr. Fretwell is a very compassionate person with a heart to serve. She balances her love of dentistry with her love of family. Dr. Fretwell has three beautiful daughters and they spend time together enjoying the girls’ passions for the swim team, gymnastics, and color guard. A fun fact about Dr. Fretwell is that she spent the summer working at Yellowstone National Park at the Old Faithful Gift Shop

  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Chattanooga Area Dental Society

Dr. Kayla Khan

Associate Dentist

Dr. Kayla Khan grew up in Resaca, Georgia and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and an Associate of Foreign Language in Spanish from Dalton State College. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University where she graduated in 2018.

Dr. Khan has always had a passion for helping others, which is what led her into the field of dentistry. She enjoys providing her patients with exceptional care in order to help them achieve their dream smile. 

In her free time, Dr. Khan enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog, Pablo.

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Dr. Joshua McKinney

Dentist

Dr. Joshua McKinney is a Chattanooga native who was born and raised in Ooltewah, TN. He graduated high school at McCallie, and then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at Wofford College. During his time at Wofford, he had the opportunity to play college baseball. It was during this season of his life that he cultivated a passion for helping others. After graduating, Dr. McKinney attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. McKinney is married to his beautiful wife Brittney, and together they have a two-year-old son named Cooper. The McKinny family is involved with their local church, and they have a passion for giving back to their community. When he’s not at the office, Dr. McKinney enjoys fishing, golfing, fitness, and spending time outside with his family.

Dr. McKinney was blessed with several amazing mentors throughout life. They pushed him to persevere and strive toward excellence by challenging himself with the pursuit of knowledge. This has transferred to his passion for dentistry, where he has far exceeded the minimum required hours of continued education. He believes in patient-centered care by understanding that each patient is unique, and he seeks to exceed their goals and expectations.

C.J. Henson

Insurance Coordinator

C.J. feels honored to be part of a team that gives their heart and soul to make sure our patients are treated with the highest level of care. As the Benefit Specialist, C.J. provides a courtesy check of benefits available for treatment, and breaks this information down for patients so that they understand what coverage they have. Our staff works hard to make sure every single person who walks through our door feels loved and appreciated, and C.J. takes pride in doing her part to provide excellent customer service.

Kaci Duggan

Clinical Team Lead

Kaci is our lucky seven, with seven years by Dr. Brad’s side! Kaci has several years of experience in oral and dental surgery, and complex treatment plans. This experience paired with Kaci’s passion and excitement for educating her patients on their best options for long term health and advocating for their perfect smiles makes patients confident that they are in the best hands possible!

Jodie Scoggins

Hygiene Coordinator

As Hygiene Coordinator, Jodie has one of the most challenging jobs in the office in helping people find time in their busy schedules to prioritize their dental health–which these days is hard for everyone to find time for! But Jodie, always a hilarious gem of positivity, tackles this challenge head on and is passionate about taking the best care of our patients from the first phone call, to the time they get in their cars to leave.

Laura Dye

Dental Hygienist Team Lead

Laura’s goal as a dental hygienist is to give the best custom care and education to each of her patients while providing them with a comfortable and non-judgemental atmosphere. She has a passion for helping patients overcome their dental fears and anxiety so that they may focus on getting back to the best health possible.

Victoria Sluder

Dental Hygienist

Victoria became a hygienist because she had a long time interest in teeth and oral health and found her passion in dentistry. She has been married for three years and this year they welcomed their first baby, a boy named Cannon. Victoria loves her fur baby, a miniature Schnauzer named Roman and loves to talk with her patients about their pets as well! Feel free to bring pictures! Victoria has a kind and gentle way with patients and loves to understand what is important to them while working to provide a comfortable and painless experience for each and every one. 

Jessica Allen

Dental Hygienist

Jessica’s goal as a dental hygienist is to provide the highest quality of care to each patient that sits in her chair. She is committed to making visits to the office a comfortable and positive experience based on individual needs. Jessica has a passion for dentistry and believes that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile and wants to make sure that all of her patients see the path to the smile of their dreams, and help them attain the best oral health possible. Dentistry is more than just teeth–a smile that someone can feel confident about can be life changing, and Jessica loves being part of that process with her patients.

Caroline Dean

Dental Hygienist

Caroline has worked as a dental hygienist for 5 years and joined the Winn Smiles family in November of 2020. Caroline was incredibly excited to join the Winn Smiles team, mostly because of our patient support dog, Penny Jane, and because she really saw and believed in the level of care that is dedicated towards our patients. Getting to know each patient on a personal level and being a positive part of their day is Caroline’s goal, and it really shows! A dental appointment isn’t always something that people look forward to, but Caroline strives to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort along with genuine care for every single patient in her chair so they can begin to be excited about their hygiene visits instead of dreading them!

Tammy Gambill

Dental Hygienist

Tammy is such a sweet and authentic soul, it is impossible not to fall completely in love with her from your first appointment! Tammy treats each and every patient in her chair like they are one of her own loved ones, and provides them with the absolute best care possible in the most comfortable way possible. Tammy loves getting to know her patients personally while providing them with the best dental care and education they need to continue that care at home. Tammy is passionate about helping patients that struggle with anxiety or fear about the dentist to become comfortable and pain free while in her care. She believes that her ultimate purpose is to serve her patients by first listening to their needs and concerns, and to work together with the goal of lifelong, healthy teeth and gums.

Emma Salcido

Hygienist Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Ashlynn Wilson

Dental Assistant

Ashlynn Wilson has been part of the Winn Smiles team since September of 2020, originally coming on as a sterilization tech. Ashlynn’s first day at Winn Smiles was the day of the free community clinic, Dentistry From the Heart, and really felt right at home serving the community of Cleveland with the rest of the team. Ashlynn lives in Polk County with her husband, their three children and a cat and a dog.

Lindsay Fugate

Dental Assistant

Lindsay is the left hand of Dr. Lara’s assistant team and definitely the “heart.” Lindsay believes that every patient that she comes in contact with shares part of their story with her and she feels honored to be part of their journey in receiving the smile of their dreams!

Jade Carr

Dental Assistant

Jade has been blessed with a doctor that she can proudly assure patients about by saying, “She’s the best!”. Jade has been a dental assistant for over 10 years and has vast experience in several specialties, including orthodontics and endodontic treatment and care. She has an over abundance of compassion for her patients and has a calming way of making your experience the best! You leave Jade’s chair feeling like you have made a new friend! When she’s not at the office, she enjoys her time with her 3 beautiful boys and 2 dachshunds, especially when they make it to the beach.

Katie Headrick

Dental Assistant

Katie has worked in the dental industry for the past seven years, joining the Winn Smiles family in July of 2020. Katie has worked primarily in pediatric dentistry, which allows her to bring a wealth of patience and nurturing to her patients in the chair. When you are with Katie, you automatically feel like she understands exactly what you need and will go to any length to provide you with the care you need in the most comfortable and caring way possible. Katie lives in Cleveland with her precious son, Finn who is 4 and keeps Katie happily on her toes. We are so lucky to have Katie as part of our family, and you will feel the same when you meet her!

Whitney White

Dental Assistant

Whitney has been with Winn Smiles since October of 2020 and has seamlessly fit into both the culture and overall mission of the practice: taking care of people. Whitney works mostly with our wonderful Dr. Emily as her left hand, since Whitney is a lefty. Whitney is most passionate about creating a comfortable experience for her patients and really loves helping our most anxious patients have a great experience that allows them to leave with a smile on their face.

Erin Cansler

Administrative Associate

Erin is one of the first points of contact that patients have with Winn Smiles, and she is extremely hardworking and passionate about ensuring that patients receive the best care possible. From the moment that a patient calls our office, and until they walk back out of the door fully satisfied with their new smile, Erin effortlessly and happily helps our patients get their appointment time secured and assists them with getting all necessary documents to the right person.

Jennifer Peterson

Administrative Associate

Jen is our Administrative Team Lead, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting her, you know that she has a way of making the tedious tasks of check out, insurance claims, and scheduling a breeze! Jen always cares most about making our patients feel like they are leaving our home well taken care of and proud of their smile.

Kaci Ownbey

Administrative Associate

Kaci’s years of experience in medical customer service and insurance gives her unique insight into how she can best help our patients understand the financial side of their journey to the smile of their dreams! She is most passionate about making sure our patients are confident about their decision to trust us with their oral health and makes sure that patients know they can count on her each step of the way! Kaci lives in Cleveland with her wonderful husband, Matt and their pups and loves a great documentary or good podcast!

Kenisha Smith

Administrative Associate

Kenisha feels very fortunate to work in such a fun and caring environment where core values drive the team to ensure patients are being treated like family members when they enter our front door. To see patients leave with their winning smile is always rewarding and Kenisha is honored to be part of their journey in finding their confidence.

Julia Reed

Administrative Associate

Bio Coming Soon!

Nicole Pflum

Administrative Associate

Bio Coming Soon!

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