The Hillcrest Dental team take pride in being Clarksville, TN, and in being Fort Campbell’s top choice in comprehensive dental care since 1981. The highly skilled staff is backed by 30 years of experience in family dentistry with a focus on preventative care for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our comfortable atmosphere, friendly customer care, and advanced technology will give you something to smile about!
Meet The Team
Dr. K. Michael Garrett
Since 1981, Dr. K. Michael Garrett has provided the Clarksville, TN community with a wide range of dental services, designed to provide individuals and families with a lifelong healthy smile. “My main focus has always been preventing dental disease and providing preventive services that keep my patients having a healthy smile for a lifetime.”
Dr. Garrett served as Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp after graduating from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He also served as a reserve Dental Officer. “My military experience was very positive for me, I received some excellent training and experience as well as made some tremendous friends with which I continue to communicate with today. I still have patients who seek care with me now that I met in my military practice.”
“My staff and I are committed to building trust and confidence in our skills with our patients,” Dr. Garrett stated. “My goal is to provide excellent dental care to the patients who entrust me with their care.”
Dr. Brandon Sims
After growing up in a small town in West Texas, Dr. Sims is finding Clarksville a natural fit. His parents still own and operate the cattle ranch and farm he worked on as a kid, and he occasionally returns to help out when he can. He knew he wanted to be a dentist at 17 years old, and to achieve that goal, he attended college at West Texas A&M and then graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Sims spent the first 12 years of his career both practicing dentistry in Hendersonville, TN and teaching for the largest provider of dental services in the world. After spending several years as Program Director for dentist education, he decided to slow down on traveling and focus on practicing dentistry and raising his 2 kids.
“I have always enjoyed giving back to the profession through teaching, and I hope to return to it someday. Right now, I am enjoying being able to get to know our patients at Hillcrest Dental, and I am thankful I get to work with someone I like and respect as much as Dr. Garrett.” During his spare time, he enjoys playing sports with his kids as well as competing in triathlons and participating in CrossFit classes.
Krista Ireland, RDA
Krista, our Office Manager, is from Clarksville and has been with Hillcrest Dental since November 2012. She oversees the day to day functions of our business office as well as providing treatment consultations, filing insurance, scheduling appointments. She keeps the office atmosphere light, fun and works closely with staff and patients to provide the ultimate care.
In her free time, you will find Krista and her husband Chris with their three boys. Greyson, Teagan, and Hagan at a supercross track where they race dirt bikes. They also love camping and spending time outside.
Cindy Fyke, RDH
Cindy, a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from the University of Louisville in 1978. With over 28 years of experience, she joined the Hillcrest team in 2005, working two days a week in the Clarksville office.
Cassie Coughlin, RDH
Cassie was raised in Clarksville and received her degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2005. After graduating she began working at Hillcrest Dental. She took a few years off to have children and rejoined our team in 2015.
Cassie’s favorite part of dentistry is building relationships with patients. She will always be asking what you have been up to since she last saw you. She is very passionate about providing personalized care for patients and she loves educating patients on their oral health. She believes patient education is key to a healthy mouth and it leads to overall better health. She enjoys taking continuing education courses and staying up to date on all that is new in dentistry and passing that knowledge onto her patients.
Outside of work, Cassie loves spending time with her husband and 2 young daughters. She enjoys reading, jogging and traveling.
Rebecca Baggett, RDH
Rebecca joined the Hillcrest team in 2002 after graduating from Tennessee State University in 2001 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her favorite part about working with the team is the wonderful working environment and friendly staff. She also enjoys the dental hygiene field and one-on-one contact with her patients.
Rebecca’s job includes patient education, taking radiographs, placing sealants, doing periodontal exams, treating periodontal disease, as well as general cleanings. She loves meeting new people and looks forward to seeing you here in our practice.
Brenda Batson, RDA, EFDA
Brenda has worked for Dr. Garrett as his Dental Assistant for over 20 years! She graduated from Vanderbilt as a Registered Dental Assistant and recently received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Brenda and her husband, Phillip have been married for 30 years and have two sons, Brett and Ryan.