Meet our team
Implant & General Dentistry is proud to have such a strong dental team that is committed to helping adults and children attain optimal oral health for a gorgeous smile. We always strive to be attentive and compassionate when it comes to developing personalized treatment plans and educating our clients on how to best care for their teeth.
Melinda Deakins – Office Administrator
Melinda Deakins, our office administrator, joined our team in 2001. She has over 18 years of dental experience and is the main contact person when calling to schedule dental treatments and implant surgeries. Melinda is also a registered and certified dental assistant so she can help answer most any questions that you may have. She and her husband Chris, have been married for almost 15 years! They have two children, Hailey and Colton. They like spending time outdoors and love to travel.
Donna Mercer – Dental Assistant
Donna is a registered dental assistant who has been at Implant & General Dentistry for over 20 years. Donna is married to Harold Mercer. She has two sons, Jon and Matt Parker, and two wonderful daughters-in-law, Carol and Kristy Parker. She is blessed with five grandchildren, Adam, Macy, Sadie, Ellie, and Landon. When not working to improve the smiles of beautiful patients, she enjoys her basset hound, Bonnie. She also loves cooking, gardening, shopping, swimming, and attending her favorite gym for yoga and zumba class.
Alison Malone – Hygienist
Alison is a registered dental hygienist who joined our team in November of 2006. She graduated from UT-Memphis in 1999. Alison and her husband, Clay, enjoy spending time with their two children, Halle and Hunter, and their two boxer dogs, Sadie and Brinley. When she is not working, she can be found cheering on her kids at the baseball field, basketball court, and swimming pool. Alison loves her job and loves to keep our patients smiling!
Jennifer Thompson – Hygienist
Jennifer is a registered dental hygienist who joined our team in 2004. She has been working in the dental field for 18 years. Before moving to Tennessee in 2001, she lived and worked in Mississippi. Jennifer loves to spend time traveling with her family. She and her husband, Johnny, have three children: Emily, Trent, and Sarah.
Jamie Cashion – Hygiene Coordinator
Jamie graduated from Vol State in 2011 as a registered dental assistant. She joined our team in 2016 and assisted Dr. Flipse chairside until 2017 when she took the position as our hygiene and insurance coordinator. She is the main contact person when calling to schedule hygiene appointments. She loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and traveling to new places.
Cindy Burns – Insurance Coordinator
Cindy joined our team in 2015 as our implant coordinator. Recently she transitioned into the role as our insurance coordinator. Responsible for all thing’s insurance related, She is also the main contact when calling with questions regarding your insurance claims. Cindy also assists Dr. Flipse with scheduling special events and lectures! She and her husband Billy have been married for over 30 years. They have two sons, Rob and Matt. She loves to travel, Spend time at the beach and enjoys crocheting and reading.
Seidina Brown – Dental Assistant
Seidina Brown is the newest member of our team. However, with over 20 years of experience, she isn’t new to the dental profession. Seidina is also our office OSHA coordinator. So, that means she makes sure our office meets the highest safety standards. Seidina has one daughter named Alexia who keeps her busy. They enjoy watching movies during the winter and going to the lake in the summer!