Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.
Dr. Chanda Bennett
What I love most about dentistry is the effect it can have on a person’s life. One of my first patients in dental school underwent such a transformation both physically and mentally once his teeth were taken care of, that it is as if he is a different person. We’re still in touch today.
I was born and raised in Franklin county. After graduating from Franklin County High in 1995, I worked toward my first Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia. During my undergraduate studies (1996-2000) I worked as a chair-side dental assistant in the same dental office as my sister and the beginnings of my love of dentistry were formed.
In 2004, I was overjoyed to be accepted into the School of Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia. I completed my requirements almost a semester early and was able to spend significant time interning at dental offices here in Athens. I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2008 and started my career with the creation of Bella Dentistry.
My son Landry, our dachshund Dallas and I live in Watkinsville and attend Athens Church. We enjoy baking, anything outside from playing to being on the lake or at the beach. We spend lots of time with our family and enjoy traveling. We became “happy campers” in July 2020 with the addition of our first RV and we feel blessed to be able to experience life together.
Thank you for taking the time to look at the site for my practice. I hope you’ll call to make an appointment at my office and see how I strive to make your dental experience one unlike any other.
Paula Bennett Tyner, RDH and Office Manager
My name is Paula Bennett Tyner and I’ve enjoyed being a hygienist for 26 years. I started with Bella Dentistry in 2008 as a hygienist but transitioned to my current position as the office manager in 2013. I graduated from Gainesville College and Lanier Technical College in 1994. During my dental career, I have learned many new and exciting dental techniques and procedures. I regularly attend conferences and seminars to keep up on the latest techniques for improving oral health. I have taken extended education courses on periodontal disease, orthodontics, occlusion, neuromuscular dentistry, and TMJ.
I enjoy getting to know you and your family. It is my goal that you feel extremely comfortable and relaxed during every visit to our office. We want your experience with us to feel like no other!
I was born and raised in Franklin County. I enjoy spending time with my husband Jason and our children and grandson. Our son Justin, Brittany, our daughter in law and grandson Asa and our daughter, Kirby.
Brittani Smith, CDA
I am Brittani Smith, I have been working as a dental assistant since 2005. I earned my Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Diploma from Columbus Technical College. I joined Bella Dentistry in 2016. I feel blessed to be here and could not imagine a better or more positive working environment. I respect the knowledge, kindness and excellent skills of Dr. Bennett which enables us to provide the best dental care possible. The teamwork from all of the staff makes each day an enjoyable day at work . My favorite aspect of dentistry is the people I meet and the relationships that are formed. I value quality care for our patients and to see patients have the confidence to brighten each day with their smile.
My husband, Cale and I both grew up in Madison County. We have two boys, Conner and Cane, and a pup Sampson. When not at the office you may find me spending time with family and friends, and attending church and sporting events.
Jessica Gordon, CDA and Front Office
I am Jessica Gordon, I have been working at Bella Dentistry since 2018. I began my dental journey in 2015 when I graduated from Winder Assist to Succeed in May of 2015 as a dental assistant. I started with Bella Dentistry in May of 2018, as a dental assistant, but transitioned into my new position as front desk shortly after. I love working with Dr.Bennett, the staff and all of our wonderful patients. I enjoy being the first point of contact with each patient as they come in for their appointment and getting to know each one. Even though, you may see me in the front you may also see me in the back as well assisting Dr.Bennett.
My husband Ricky and I have been married since 2008, and have one daughter, Elizabeth. We reside in Jefferson, Ga. As a family, we enjoy our time together camping and being outdoors.
Karin Magers, RDH
My name is Karin Magers, a 1988 graduate in dental hygiene, from the University of Nebraska , College of Dentistry. I have called Athens, Georgia, home for seven years and Bella Dentistry since 2018. I am so thankful I have found not just a job but a family. It is my goal to work alongside Dr. Bennett to provide the most comprehensive dental care to meet your needs. I will strive to help you feel at ease during your experience with us.
In my free time, I enjoy crafting and spending time with my husband, Larry, family and friends. I have two daughters: Katie and Molly.
Jamie Combs, RDH
My name is Jamie Combs and I began my career in Dentistry as a Dental Assistant and quickly became passionate about Dentistry. This passion inspired me to continue my education in Dental Hygiene. I graduated in 1999 from Gainesville College and Lanier Technical College with an Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy building lasting relationships with my patients while educating and motivating them in their oral health. Patient care and comfort are my top priorities. I joined Bella Dentistry in May 2021. I am thankful to work alongside Dr. Bennett and the rest of this amazing staff. The teamwork here is like no other.
My husband Alan and I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with our children, Ansley and Addison.
Kayleigh Isom, Esthetician
My name is Kayleigh Isom. I started assisting at 18 and started school at Athens Technical College with the intent to complete the dental assisting program. I realized that I had a passion for esthetics, and changed my major from dental assisting to the esthetician program and graduate in May 2022.
I started working at Bella Dentistry in July 2021 as a dental assistant, but once esthetics were introduced, I transitioned to the in-office esthetician. I look forward to speaking to you about your skincare concerns, as well as assisting Dr. Bennett on the dentistry side as well!
Kirby Tyner, Marketing Specialist, Front Desk
I’m Kirby Tyner. I graduated from Young Harris College in the fall of December 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy with a concentration in Business Management. I began working part-time at Bella Dentistry during the summer of 2016, and upon graduating from YHC, began working full time in January of 2020. I am currently working as a front desk receptionist and the Marketing Specialist for social media and in-office promotions!