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Update 3/23/2020:

Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, the President’s administration recommendations, the Tennessee Dental Association and the American Dental Association’s recommendations, and Gov. Bill Lee’s latest mandate, all non-emergency elective/routine dental treatments will be postponed beginning Thursday March 19th, until APRIL 13th. Our commitment to our patients and team is paramount in all decisions we make and it is in the best interest of the tri-cities that we delay these  procedures. Moving forward, you can expect to hear from our team to reschedule your appointments. If you know you have an appointment scheduled during this time period and have not yet received our call, please reach out to us at 423-543-2755. We are working diligently to contact everyone and we are actively working to add available times to minimize this inconvenience. We will NOT be in the office during this time of closure. However, if you are a patient of record and are experiencing a TRUE dental emergency that includes but is not limited to severe discomfort, swelling, or uncontrollable bleeding, please call or text the following number 423-259-3811 and leave a detailed message. This is our emergency number and is not a direct line to the office. The voicemails and texts will be checked daily M-F from 9AM-12PM and will be responded to in a timely manner. You can also reach us via email at appalachianfamilydentistry@gmail.com. Thank you for patience during this unpredictable time and we wish health and happiness to you and yours.
Dr. Carly Tipton



Dr. Carly Tipton is a native of Somerset, KY and she attended the UK College of Dentistry for her DMD. You may ask yourself, how did this Kentucky girl end up in East Tennessee? Well, during her second year of dental school, she met a first year dental student from Johnson City, Tennessee and in the midst of exams, practicals, and patients, he stole her heart. Now, after being married for almost four years, the mountains of east TN have won Carly over and she is happy to finally be calling this place home. She looks forward to meeting everyone and helping patients take an active role in their oral health. Her demeanor is very comforting to patients, making them feel relaxed in an otherwise stressful atmosphere. In her spare time, Carly enjoy kayaking, attending festivals, and spending time with her husband, Logan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Honey.

Brennan Frazier

Registered Dental Hygienist


Brennan has lived in Johnson City for over ten years and loves the area as much as the locals do. He might have been born up north, but he has the heart of a true southerner. In his spare time, he and his wife love to hike and explore the region with their Labradoodle, Sophie. Brennan really enjoys being a dental hygienist and he looks forward to providing a stress-free and enjoyable experience to every one he has the opportunity to care for.

Lisa Botts

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa grew up here in Elizabethton, just two blocks from our office. She attended Elizabethton High School and then attained her dental hygiene degree from ETSU. Lisa is happily married to her husband, Nick, who is a retired pharmacist. Together, Lisa and Nick have two children: a daughter, Julie, who is also a dental hygienist and a son, John, who is a hospice administrator. In her spare time, Lisa like to collect cookbooks and travel as much as possible. And, she says she still loves dental hygiene after almost 40 years!

Rhonda Tipton

Financial Coordinator


Rhonda was born in Erwin, TN and raised in Johnson City, TN. She and her husband, Ronald, raised two sons, Lucas and Logan. Rhonda attended East Tennessee State University for her BBA in accounting. As the financial manager of Appalachian Family Dentistry, Rhonda works with insurance companies to make sure that you get the most return from your dental benefits. Her hobbies include gardening, painting, and working around the family farm.

Sherrie Gouge

Registered Dental Hygienist


Sherrie grew up in Elizabethton, TN but later moved to Johnson City, where she currently resides. Before receiving her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from ETSU in 2003, she worked as a dental assistant for several years. Sherrie prides herself on helping patients achieve optimal dental health with her gentle clinical skills. Outside of dental hygiene, Sherrie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves to travel, shop, and listen to all types of music. When asked about her job, Sherrie always says, "I just spend the day getting to know people, and, oh yeah, I clean their teeth too!"

Brandy Winchester

Registered Dental Assistant

Brandy was born and raised in Southwest VA and moved to Elizabethton nearly 30 years ago. She has been an RDA for 20 years and enjoys interacting and getting to know patients all while getting to witness them being able to smile again. Brandy always tries to make your dental visit as joyful and stress-free as possible and she succeeds with her infectious laugh! In her spare time, Brandy enjoys camping and off-roading with her husband and son.

Logan Tipton

Office Manager


Logan was born and raised in Johnson City, TN and attended East Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree in business. Like Dr. Carly, Logan expressed an interest in the dental field and he has been critical in the growth of Appalachian Family Dentistry. Logan works hard to keep the dental office running smoothly and his charismatic, genuine personality makes patients feel like long, lost best friends. In his spare time, Logan loves kayaking, hiking, fishing, and spending time with Dr. Carly and their two dogs, Tucker and Honey.

Dylan Shallcross



Dylan was born in West Palm Beach, FL and has been living here in Elizabethton for the past 18 years. He attended East Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree in Public Health. He plans to further his education by getting his Master's degree in Health Care Administration in the next couple of years. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys cheering on the Miami Marlins as well as the Miami Hurricanes. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys fishing, kayaking, hunting, and hiking. As the receptionist here at Appalachian Family Dentistry, he conducts himself in a professional manner to give patients a good first impression. He strives to make patients feel comfortable when they come to the dentist. His positive attitude proves to make our patients feel right at home.