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Meet the Fantastic Team at True Dental in Hixson!

We’re your dedicated crew of smile enthusiasts, working passionately to keep your pearly whites in top shape.

Dr. Luke Bessmer

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Bessmer is a highly skilled dentist who enjoys helping patients achieve their dental health goals through restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2019 and is involved in the TN Valley Dental Study Club. Away from work, Dr. Bessmer loves working out with his wife, Faustine, and bike riding/walking with his wonderful daughters, Eloise and Mabel.

Dr. Joel Davis

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Davis graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He finds his life purpose in serving others. He believes in spreading the healing ministry of Jesus by treating the mind and the body, and not just someone’s dental needs. When he is not here in the office transforming smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in his church through music and Bible study. He also loves to get outside and camp or mountain bike.

Erin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erin is a licensed registered dental hygienist with nearly 14 years of experience, specializing in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Her dental career began in 2010, and she has worked with various dental practitioners. Erin values the caring atmosphere at True Dental and enjoys combining her interests in camping, motorcycle riding, and pool while living in the charming town of Soddy Daisy with her husband and two dogs.

Traci

Registered Dental Assistant

Traci is a highly skilled Registered Dental Hygienist who has been practicing since 2004. She brings a wealth of experience from her work in private practice, community clinics, and corporate dentistry. Originally from near Lake Michigan, she moved to Chattanooga in 2017 to be closer to her family. Outside of work, Traci enjoys gardening, exploring architecture, reading, and spending time with her loved ones, including her furry companions.

Neoshell

Registered Dental Assistant

Neoshell is a highly experienced Registered Dental Assistant with over 28 years of expertise in the field. She began her dental career in 1992 and graduated from the assistant program in 1994, also pursuing expanded duties for dental assistants. Neoshell appreciates the sense of being needed and the friendly atmosphere at True Dental. She is a mother of two adult children, enjoys reading and crafts, and originally hails from Arvada, Colorado.

Anna

Registered Dental Assistant

Anna is a registered dental assistant with expertise in dental radiographs, coronal polishing, sealants, and nitrous oxide monitoring. She graduated from Chattanooga State's dental assisting program in 2023, joined True Dental in May, and is a member of the ADAA. Anna appreciates the kind environment at our office and hails from Franklin, TN. She enjoys reading, outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, and visiting her family.

Wendy

Admin Coordinator

Wendy brings 23 years of medical field experience to True Dental. She is our current Admin Coordinator in Hixson, where she transitioned into dentistry from a front desk and insurance background. She loves the teamwork at True Dental and her lifelong connection to Chattanooga. Outside of work from our office, Wendy enjoys arts and crafts, numerous outdoor activities, and quality time with her family and friends.

Ruth

Admin Assistant

Ruth, originally from Reno and now based in Ooltewah, TN, began her dental career in 2020 in Arizona. She took a brief pause to obtain a college degree and has made her return to dentistry while attending grad school. Honing her skills in business administration and office management, she has quickly evolved into a multifaceted team member. In her free time away from work, she enjoys cooking, reading, and swing dancing.

Trish

Admin Coordinator

Trish always works diligently behind the scenes as our Admin Coordinator to make sure all administrative tasks run smoothly without any hiccups. If you've noticed how easy and stress-free your visit to our True Dental Hixson office has been, Trish has been a big part of that experience. She loves being able to make the lives around her run smoothly thanks to her expert knowledge and organization.

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