Meet Our Doctor
Welcome! I’m Dr. Robert J. Clark, I’m originally from Milan, a small town in West Tennessee. I attended undergraduate school at Middle Tennessee State University. I received my Dentistry degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. I finished Dental School in 1974 and started my own private practice in 1975. My practice is geared towards Family Dental Care with a strong emphasis on prevention. I’ve been married to my wife Robbie Clark for many years, and we have four children and three grandchildren. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, and I look forward for the opportunity to serve you and your family.
Now Meet Our Team
Leah Brumley is our Office Manager. She joined the Greater Brainerd Dental Team in August of 2010 but has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She loves meeting new people and enjoys working individually with each patient so that he/she can get the beautiful smile they deserve.
Sonya Sims is an Expanded Functions Dental Hygenius here at GBD. She’s been in practice here for over ten years with this office. She is currently President of the Chattanooga Area Dental Hygienist Association. She is on the Chattanooga State Advisory Council, as well as an adjunct professor. Highly trained in Cosmetic Dentistry and Periodontal Therapy, she looks forward to helping our clients maintain optimal dental health. She is also certified in local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide for patient comfort.
Irina Dzhuga, EFDA, has been a dental assistant since 1999. She is originally from Belarus, a country just outside of Russia. She moved to the States in 1997. She enjoys working with patients to help them achieve his/her beautiful smile. She got her prosthetics function certification in 2017 and restorative function certification in 2020 at the University of Tennesee in Memphis. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as crafting and being outdoors.
Demetria Wilkes joined our team in June 2017 as our full-time hygienist. She has over 17 years of experience in the dental field and has worked in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Demetria graduated from the Tennessee State University /Meharry Medical College Dental Hygiene Program in 2001 with an Associates Degree of Applied Science and later graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Demetria is certified in N20 and local anesthesia. She is a proud mother of three and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Our patients love Demetria’s outgoing personality and gentle touch.
I’m Brittnie Lancaster and I work at the front as the hygiene scheduler. I have worked in administration for the past 5 years. I’m the mother of 4 beautiful girls, and I also enjoy shopping, reading a good book, and Grey’s Anatomy!
Jasmine Gilbert is one of our dental assistants and hygiene coordinator. She was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She decided to relocate after high school to be closer to her family. She graduated from Chattanooga State with a certificate in dental assisting. She enjoys spending time with her family and fiance.
Shauna Smith joined our team in 2016 and currently works as the Doctor coordinator. She has worked for over 10 years in the dental field and enjoys the face to face interactions with patients. Shauna graduated from Alice Lloyd College with a Bachelor in Business Administration. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.