Meet Our Team

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Dr. Leigh Kuyrkendall, DMD

Dr. Leigh Kuyrkendall DMD graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2000. After practicing for thirteen years in Mississippi (with the exception of one year spent in Peru as a missionary dentist), she and her family moved to Chattanooga. She has practiced in Chattanooga since 2013, and has recently joined Lookout Mountain Dental. Dr. Kuyrkendall's husband is an engineer with the City of Chattanooga, and her three daughters attend Chattanooga Christian School. Dr. Kuyrkendall and Dr. Watlington are excited to be working together to expand hours and allow patients to be seen quickly and conveniently.

Dr. Kuyrkendall is a member of the American Dental Association and the Chattanooga Area Dental Society.

 
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Dr. Rob Watlington, DDS

Dr. Rob Watlington DDS grew up in Jackson, TN, and received degrees from Lambuth College and University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. He worked in public health for two years before coming to Lookout Mountain in 1979 to start Lookout Mountain Dental. Dr. Watlington and his late wife, Deb, have three grown children and four grandchildren. He enjoys traveling and playing golf in his leisure time.

Dr. Watlington is a member of the American Dental Association and the Chattanooga Area Dental Society.

 
 
 
Brooks, RDA-Scheduling, Insurance and Financial Coordinator  Brooks has been in the dental field for almost 30 years. She graduated from dental assisting school at Chattanooga State Community College in 1990 and has worked in many capacities in the dental office. She is the first smiling face you’ll see as you walk into our office.   She lives in Flinstone, GA,  and enjoys working out and playing with her dog Charlie in her spare time.  She has been married for 29 years to  Kevin Thompson and has two daughters, Shelby and Regan,.

Brooks, RDA-Scheduling, Insurance and Financial Coordinator

Brooks has been in the dental field for almost 30 years. She graduated from dental assisting school at Chattanooga State Community College in 1990 and has worked in many capacities in the dental office. She is the first smiling face you’ll see as you walk into our office. She lives in Flinstone, GA, and enjoys working out and playing with her dog Charlie in her spare time. She has been married for 29 years to Kevin Thompson and has two daughters, Shelby and Regan,.

Karen, RDH | Dental Hygienist  Karen graduated in 2001 CSTCC as a Registered Dental Hygienist and she began her dental career working for Dr. Watlington. She is a native of Chattanooga and is the proud mom of a beautiful daughter. You’ll find her many evenings after work at Bootcamp, as she is passionate about fitness and healthy living.

Karen, RDH | Dental Hygienist

Karen graduated in 2001 CSTCC as a Registered Dental Hygienist and she began her dental career working for Dr. Watlington. She is a native of Chattanooga and is the proud mom of a beautiful daughter. You’ll find her many evenings after work at Bootcamp, as she is passionate about fitness and healthy living.

Lindsay, RDH - Dental Hygienist  Lindsay joined the Lookout Mountain Dental family in 2018. Lindsay considers herself a “Tennessippian”. A native of southern Mississippi, she and her husband moved to Tennessee in 2013. After a career of teaching, she decided to switch gears and graduated from Chattanooga State as a dental hygienist in 2016. She is an avid reader and traveler and lives with her family in St. Elmo.

Lindsay, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Lindsay joined the Lookout Mountain Dental family in 2018. Lindsay considers herself a “Tennessippian”. A native of southern Mississippi, she and her husband moved to Tennessee in 2013. After a career of teaching, she decided to switch gears and graduated from Chattanooga State as a dental hygienist in 2016. She is an avid reader and traveler and lives with her family in St. Elmo.

Erika, RDA | Registered Dental Assistant  Erika and her husband are from the local Lookout Mountain area. Together they have two beautiful and active daughters and enjoy family time together and doing anything outside. She has been working in the dental field since 2007 and has enjoyed working in several different dental specialties. Her number one goal is to make patients feel as comfortable as possible and ease any fears of being at the dentist office. Erika enjoys being a part of a thriving dental practice.

Erika, RDA | Registered Dental Assistant

Erika and her husband are from the local Lookout Mountain area. Together they have two beautiful and active daughters and enjoy family time together and doing anything outside. She has been working in the dental field since 2007 and has enjoyed working in several different dental specialties. Her number one goal is to make patients feel as comfortable as possible and ease any fears of being at the dentist office. Erika enjoys being a part of a thriving dental practice.

Tasha, RDA-Registered dental assistant

Tasha, RDA-Registered dental assistant

Courtenay, RDA | Registered Dental Assistant  Courtenay moved from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga in 2015. She attended Chattanooga State where she completed an Associate of Applied Science. She is a registered dental assistant where she enjoys helping patients and growing in her field along the way. In her spare time, she is taking college courses at UTC and hopes to attend dental school in the fall of 2021.

Courtenay, RDA | Registered Dental Assistant

Courtenay moved from Nashville, TN to Chattanooga in 2015. She attended Chattanooga State where she completed an Associate of Applied Science. She is a registered dental assistant where she enjoys helping patients and growing in her field along the way. In her spare time, she is taking college courses at UTC and hopes to attend dental school in the fall of 2021.

Jocelyn | Bookkeeper  Jocelyn is a Chattanooga native. She is a graduate from Chattanooga Christian School and Covenant College, and has been a patient at Lookout Mountain Dental for over thirty years. She and her husband, Matthew, live in Lookout Mountain, GA with their four children.

Jocelyn | Bookkeeper

Jocelyn is a Chattanooga native. She is a graduate from Chattanooga Christian School and Covenant College, and has been a patient at Lookout Mountain Dental for over thirty years. She and her husband, Matthew, live in Lookout Mountain, GA with their four children.