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 (32), Brittany (31), our daughter in law and grandson Asa (2) and our daughter, Kirby (22).
Ashley C. Eitel, RDH
I’m Ashley Eitel, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Bennett at Bella Dentistry since 2013. I have worked as a dental hygienist since 2007. I attended Athens Technical College and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Dental hygiene. My favorite part of my job is getting to know patients and helping to educate and apply good dental hygiene to their individual lifestyle. Each dental visit deserves to be personalized to allow patient comfort and trust in the care they are provided.
I am married to Rick, and we have a house full of girls! We all love animals and have 3 dogs and 3 fish. I enjoy family time, cooking, and am always ready for some leisurely outdoor time!
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. I enjoy attending conferences and learning about new technology, materials, and patient care.
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 for 12 years and reside in Jefferson. We have one daughter Elizabeth who is 11 years old. 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 (27) Molly (25).
Julie Whitmore, RDH
I am Julie Whitmore, a Registered Dental Hygienist, and it’s my pleasure to introduce myself to you and all of Dr. Bennett’s patients. I started my career in the Dental Profession as a dental assistant my senior year of high school. For such a passion for dentistry, I continued my education, graduating in 1992, with an Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. With over 30 years of extensive experience in both General Dentistry and Periodontics, I am enthusiastic about educating and motivating patients while building long term relationships. I continue to extend my knowledge and expertise in my career as a Dental Hygienist to ensure the best care in a respectful and professional manner to all patients!
I enjoy taking trips to the coast with my husband Thor, and spending as much time with our combined 4 adult children as possible. We love living downtown Monroe where we enjoy the many shops and restaurants my hometown has to offer.
Dedication to my profession and philosophy has given meaning and purpose to my life. The gratitude and appreciation from patients has been my greatest success!
Tammie Morgan, RDH
I began my dental career when I was fifteen as a dental assistant. I then went to hygiene school and have enjoyed a long wonderful career since then. Building relationships with my patients and dental education are my passion. I have two grown daughters and a grandson. My husband, Rodney and I enjoy traveling, camping, kayaking and sharing our small farm with goats, chickens, cats and chinchillas. I am very proud to be on Bella Dentistry’s team, where the staff and patient care are first class. I look forward to helping provide you and the entire family with the best dental experience possible.