Meet Our Staff
Dr. Erin Eudaly grew up in Columbia, Tennessee as the oldest child of three. She graduated from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
For almost 15 years, Dr. Robert Gallien has been providing exceptional dental care that offers a warm and welcoming environment dedicated to the comfort of his patients.
Our dentists believe that education and preventative care are the foundation of optimal dental health. Focusing on dental health care, we assess the overall health of your teeth and gums and perform x-rays and oral cancer exams. Through routine cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride treatments, we are able to prevent dental disease. We want you to feel at ease in the hands of our highly trained and skilled clinicians at our Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Chattanooga. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
For almost 15 years, Dr. Robert Gallien has been providing exceptional dental care that offers a warm and welcoming environment dedicated to the comfort of his patients. While earning his doctorate from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, Dr. Gallien met his wife Beth. They feel blessed to have settled in Chattanooga where they share their home with their three children and their dog, Ace.
Because he firmly believes in continuing education he has brought the latest in technology and new techniques to his patients. Dr. Gallien is dedicated to lifelong study, but when he gets a chance, loves to take Ace, Beth and the children boating.
Dr. Erin Eudaly grew up in Columbia, Tennessee as the oldest child of three. She graduated from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She went on to complete dental school at University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Eudaly practiced dentistry for several years in Millington, Tennessee before moving to Chattanooga.
When deciding where to live, Dr. Erin and her husband, Stuart, researched where they wanted to plant their roots. Dr. Erin commented, “Chattanooga just felt right. We immediately fell in love with the landscape and the people. I actually lived here with my parents, Dwayne and Glenna Fulks, in the early 90s. They still speak about how much they enjoyed their time in Chattanooga.”
On practicing dentistry, Dr. Erin stated, “Dentistry is a perfect fit for me. It blends my love for art with my love for science. It allows me to meet amazing people with inspiring stories. I am excited to be at Smiles of Chattanooga where we focus on giving the best care in the best atmosphere.”
When not at the office, Dr. Erin loves cooking, traveling, painting and spending time with her husband, and their dog, Crosby.
Stephanie joined the Smiles of Chattanooga team in 2009. She graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 1991 and has since practiced in general dentistry, periodontal, orthodontic, cosmetic dentistry and holistic dentistry.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Smiles of Chattanooga team! We strive and succeed in providing our patients with the highest quality dental care available in a state of the art dental office with five-star customer service. I am dedicated to providing superior comprehensive dental care that focuses on my patient’s wants and needs in the dental office, while empowering my patients to achieve and maintain optimal dental health.”
Stephanie is a volunteer quilter with the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which makes and presents handmade quilts to service members and veterans who have been touched by war. She enjoys learning about and sharing natural alternatives for health and wellness, especially essential oils. Her hobbies include quilting, reading, riding bikes, water aerobics, walking and spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters, Madelyn and Penelope. Both of Stephanie’s grown children, Matt and Emily, live in the area and she and Kevin share their home with their cat, Killer.
Jessica grew up in Macon, GA and graduated from Central High School in Macon. After graduation, she went to Central Georgia Technical College graduating with Honors in 2005 with an A.A.S in Dental Hygiene. She is also certified in Local Anesthetics as well as Nitrous Administration.
In her free time Jessica enjoys couponing, camping, and creating memories with her children. Jessica has a Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Macy, and she currently resides in Ringgold with her husband Clay and 3 children Kayleigh, Matthew and Jake.
When asked about working at Smiles of Chattanooga, she says, “I feel so blessed to work for Dr. Gallien and the team. Coming to work is so much fun, and it makes going home just as great.”
Brooke is a dental hygienist with Smiles of Chattanooga. She joined the Smiles of Chattanooga team in 2015. She attended hygiene school at West Liberty State College in West Virginia, where she received a bachelor degree of science in Dental hygiene. She has been practicing for over 10 years now.
“My husband, Corey, and I love exploring Chattanooga with our 2 dogs but, also love traveling home to West Virginia.”
Brooke loves working at Smiles of Chattanooga and hopes to see you soon.
Erica is from Ellijay, Georgia, where she started her dental career in high school working part-time as a dental assistant. She went to college at Valdosta State University, where she pursued dental hygiene. She graduated in 2007 with honors as a dental hygienist. She was a Hinman scholar and received the academic achievement award for graduating top of her class. She is also laser certified. She started working for Smiles of Chattanooga in 2014.
Erica now resides in Ooltewah with her husband, Josh, their two daughters, Emersen and Ellingten, and their dog, Ransom. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, anything outdoors and college football!
Erica was very thankful to find Smiles of Chattanooga because of the way Dr. Gallien, Dr. Erin and the rest of the team treats their patients. “Everyone here goes above and beyond to treat the patients like family and ensure they have the best treatment and experience possible, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that!”
Gale is our administrative assistant team leader and one of our financial coordinators. Gale has been with Smiles of Chattanooga since 2007. Gale has a genuine passion for dentistry. She has been in the dental field since 1983. She has been involved in many aspects of patient care throughout her career.
She graduated from Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee. She studied at E.T.S.U. in Johnson City, Tennessee and Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tennessee, receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree. She also received a Registered Dental Assisting degree.
Gale feels honored to have been given the opportunity to work with Smiles of Chattanooga. “Dr. Gallien, Dr. Eudaly and our entire staff is the best team to work with. The entire team strives to provide the very best dental experience and patient care.”
Gale lives in Charleston, Tennessee with her husband, Johnny, their two dogs and two horses. She has a step son, Jay, and three precious grandchildren. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, Tennessee football, golf, traveling, and being outdoors.
Brenda is a member of our Administrative Team. She has been with Smiles of Chattanooga since 2014, and her primary responsibilities are the handling of insurance claims and billing. Although Brenda has only worked in the field of dentistry since 2008, the years prior were spent in the insurance industry, giving her an unlikely, yet complementary set of job skills for the position. ‘I guess it’s just my personality, but I actually love working with claims! I enjoy helping our patients with this aspect of their dental care. It’s just one less burden they have to worry about!’
When asked about her work life, she says ‘This is such a great atmosphere to walk into each day. The smiles that you see are real, the kindness is genuine. I feel very fortunate to work with such a great group of people’.
Brenda has lived and worked in the Chattanooga area her entire life, and currently resides in East Brainerd with her husband, Jeff, and one snarky Chihuahua. They have raised two wonderful children, Amber and Shea, who have now blessed the family with four beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she loves reading, taking girlie trips with her besties, and spoiling her grandchildren shamelessly.
Deborah is a member of the Administrative team and helps patients as a financial coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Business from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
She has made her home in the beautiful North Georgia area of Ringgold for the past 30 years where she has raised a daughter and a son who now have children of their own. Deborah and her husband Brett reside in Ringgold with their dog, Sophie, and she enjoys gardening, scrapbooking and spending her free time with her 3 grandchildren.
Deborah loves working with Dr. Gallien, Dr. Eudaly and the entire team at Smiles of Chattanooga so much! She says that the quality of dentistry that his team provides and the positive atmosphere in which they work is far beyond exceptional and nothing makes her happier than seeing a patient walk out of the office with a newfound confidence because of such quality care.
Sharon recently relocated to the Chattanooga area from Maryville, TN in 2016 with her husband Jeff. She is a mother of two beautiful children, and a beautiful extended family which includes a daughter-in-law and two stepchildren. She was born and raised in Illinois, where her dental career first started. She is a graduate of Proviso West HS in IL, and later from Loudon Dental Assisting Program in TN. She is starting her 32nd year in dentistry. Sharon is a dental assistant by trade, with additional certifications in coronal polishing, dental radiology, nitrous oxide monitoring, and sealants. She also has cross training in administrative assisting, which is currently what she does at Smiles of Chattanooga.
When not in the office she loves to camp, play softball, spend as much time as she can with her children, and is an avid pet lover, which explains her two big doggies and four kitty cats. She also loves hiking and vacationing at the beach.
“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Gallien and Dr. Erin Eudaly and all of my other teammates.”
Amy is the newest member of our Administrative Team. She joined us in March 2017. Amy was born and raised in Orlando, FL, and attended and graduated Apopka High School in Apopka, FL. After traveling to several states with her husband’s job, she relocated to the Chattanooga area in 2016.
Amy has been in the administrative field for 10 years, and migrated to the dental field 2 years ago and loves it!
Amy is married to Jerry and has 3 beautiful children – Trevor, Sadie, Cooper – and their awesome dog Cane. In Amy’s free time, it’s all about family, outdoor activities, and church.
Amy feels blessed to work with Dr. Gallien and Dr. Eudaly and the entire staff at Smiles of Chattanooga.
Cindy currently resides in Harrison with her husband, Steven. They have two children, Dustin and Shae. Cindy has been a dental assistant since 2003. She attended Chattanooga Central High School, and has also taken courses at Kentucky State University and Owensboro Community College. In July of 2007, Cindy completed the DentEd Online Dental Assisting Registry Program. She is certified in dental radiology, nitrous oxide monitoring, and sealants. Cindy also strives to increase her personal and professional skills through continuing education courses.
She has had a very personal appreciation for the value of dentistry for most of her life. Having benefited from orthodontics as a teenager, she knows the positive impact dentistry can make in a person’s life. Cindy says, “I know from first-hand experience the confidence a healthy smile can instill in a person.”
Considering herself very fortunate to be a member of Dr. Gallien’s team since 2008, she says, “What I enjoy most about working with Dr. Gallien is his cheerful attitude, and the genuine concern which he shows for each of his patients.” Cindy continues, “I also appreciate working in a dental practice which makes the latest technology available to its patients.”
Taylor was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and is a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School. After graduation she attended Chattanooga State, where she became a Registered Dental Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and especially loves going on hikes/walks with her Labradoodle, Sage.
Taylor has been a member of the Smiles of Chattanooga team since 2013 and cannot imagine a more fulfilling place to work. She has a passion for helping patients, and seeing a smile on their faces, in turn, puts a smile on hers.
In Taylor’s opinion, the entire patient experience at Smiles of Chattanooga is unique from that of other dental offices, with the most notable difference being the way patients are treated from beginning to end.
Rebecca was born and raised in Chattanooga and is a graduate of Berean Academy Christian School. She then attended Miller-Motte Technical College in 2014. She is certified in dental radiology, sealants, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide monitoring.
“Working with Dr. Gallien and Dr. Erin has been such a blessing because they truly care about their patients. But they also care about their staff full-heartedly.”
When not in the office she spends most of her time camping, hiking, and white water kayaking. She has two rescue dogs, and loves to help the homeless in her spare time. When it comes to dentistry, she loves the fact that she is able to help people live a healthy lifestyle. Her main goal, at work, is to make sure all patients are taken care of like they are family.
Stacy Shankles was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Soddy Daisy High School. She attended Miller-Motte Technical College, where she earned her Associate degree in Applied Science of Dental Assisting to become a Registered Dental Assistant.
Stacy is a wife and mother of four teenage children, two girls and two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and attending the gym. She is passionate about dentistry and loves being able to help patients gain their confidence to smile, and educate patients on the importance of their overall oral health.
Stacy feels blessed to be part of a wonderful team, working with Dr. Gallien, Dr. Erin Eudaly, and our staff here at Smiles of Chattanooga.
Lacey was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. She attended Silverdale Baptist Academy for high school and continued her education at Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta where she earned her Dental Assisting Certificate. Lacey is now a Registered Dental Assistant who has the patients’ best interest at heart and treats each and every patient as if they were one of her direct family members.
Lacey has an adorable red headed 3 year son named Liam and when Lacey is not working, she loves to be outdoors with Liam and their 6 month old puppy, Stella. She also likes to paint and draw landscapes and animals.