Meet the Staff



LuAnne Perkins Taylor, RDH

LuAnne started her practice at Chesemore Dental Group in 1995, after completing a  B.S. in Dental Hygiene from The University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. She enjoys the relationships she has established with her patients and takes pride in providing superior dental care for them.


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Kathy Landers Schaal, RDH

Kathy completed a B.S. in Dental Hygiene at The University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in 1978, during which time she also worked as a Dental Assistant. She then earned a M.S. at The University of Alabama Birmingham in Healthcare Management, during which time she was also a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program. She has served as a Clinical Instructor at Meharry Dental School following which she became an Instructor at the Tennessee Technology Center in Paris. Kathy is certified in Dental Hygiene Anesthesia and Nursing Home Care.

Kathy has been practicing at Chesemore Dental for over 15 years and enjoys mentoring students interested in a career in Dental Hygiene. Her motivation to patients is “to keep their own teeth”.


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Katrina West, RDH

A native of Weakley County, Katrina has been in private practice for over 30 years, the last 10 at Chesemore Dental. She received a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from The University of Tennessee Center for Health Science in 1985. She is an avid sports fan and finds her career in Dental Hygiene rewarding. She enjoys interacting with the many patients she has treated over the years.



Chelsea Howell, RDH

Chelsea joined the practice in 2012 after completing the Dental Hygiene program at Tennessee State University and is licensed to administer nitrous oxide and anesthesia. She is a resident of Stuart County and enjoys providing quality dental care for her patients.



Dental Assistants

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Brandi Fletcher, RDA

Brandi has worked chair side with Dr. Travis since 2008.


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Eryn Coley, RDA

A graduate of Henry County High School, Eryn studied at Bethel College prior to choosing Dental Assisting as her career. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2013 when she joined Dr. Whitfield’s practice.


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Christina Milam, RDA

Christina joined Dr. Whitfield as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2010 after studying at The University of Tennessee at Martin.


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 Lowery, RDA

Suzy attended Jackson State Community College and The Tennessee College of Applied Technology. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008. She earned certification in the administration of Nitrous Oxide in 2009. Suzy became Dr. Field’s assistant in 2008 and moved with him to Chesemore Dental Group in 2013



Business and Reception Office 




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Whitney West

Whitney joined the Chesemore Dental Group in January 2016. She is primarily responsible for scheduling hygiene appointments, but also assists patients with appointments, payments and front office questions.