Meet the Team
Why choose us?
OUR DENTIST is the heart of our practice. Dr. Helderman loves being a dentists and working with children. She aims to please and wants every experience to be amazing!
OUR FACILITY is designed for children, not adults. Most dental offices look like...dental offices. When you come through our front door, you will know right away that this is not your typical dental office. This is a place kids want to come because it’s a fun place to visit! Our waiting area has a fun and interactive play area for little ones, along with video games for the bigger kids. Check out our facility.
OUR COMMITMENT to you is to provide your child with the highest quality dental care. We trust you will find the atmosphere child-oriented, the staff friendly, and our service exceptional.
OUR TEAM is amazing! We specifically choose each of our staff members for their friendliness and ability to build relationships with children. Not every person was born to interact with children all day - but we were!
Dr. Helderman in her own words…
Aleigha has been the dentist at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for five and half years. She grew up in Oxford, North Carolina, but loves living in Morristown. She is married to Jared, and they are expecting their first child. They’re already parents to furbabies Lexi, Lily, and Layla. When she’s not educating patients and parents on having a healthy smile, she’s outside on the lake or reading. You may also see Aleigha out in the community at her church, the Morristown Area Chamber events, at Helping Young Professionals Excel (HYPE) events, and Hamblen County Foundation for Educational Excellence and Achievement (HC*EXCELL) events.
We would love to meet you and your children and look forward to welcoming you to our family!
- Aleighia Helderman, DMD, MS
Get to know Dr. Moore.....
Dr. Mary Helen Moore is married to Dr. Rick Moore who is an endodontist in Farragut. They have two children, Joseph and Ashley Kate. We couldn't be happier to have Dr. Mary Helen join our team beginning April 2015! Your child may get to meet Dr. Mary Helen during their 6 month hygiene appointment or restorative appointment on days that Dr. Helderman has to be out of the office for hospital cases, continuing education days, vacations, etc.
With Dr. Moore as part of our team, it is our hope to ensure your child continues to receive timely and uninterrupted care throughout the year. We are so pleased for Dr. Moore to be a part of our practice and to help us provide the best possible continued care for your children!
Get to know Dr. Mallard!
Morristown Pediatric Dentistry is proud to welcome Dr. Drew Mallard to our family!! Dr.Mallard was born and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee, where he discovered at a young age that he wanted to become a dentist. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2009 with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Prior to dental school, Dr. Mallard participated in a dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic were his love for dentistry, helping people and sharing the Gospel grew. After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UTHSC in Memphis in 2014, he went on to work at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. While on staff, Dr. Mallard primarily treated medically complex children and adults with special healthcare needs. It was there that he realized his passion for treating children, and he went on to pursue a two year residency program at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas to specialize in the treatment of pediatric and special needs patients.
Dr. Mallard is an active member in the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, allowing him to stay up-to-date in the most relevant evidence based practice techniques. Dr. Mallard has obtained a specialty license to treat children in Tennessee and is currently completing his requirement to become a board certified pediatric dentist.
He and his wife, Alaina, have one son, Hayes and a golden retriever, Beckham. He enjoys all sports and outdoor activities, and is excited to root on the Vols this upcoming season. While at the dental office, Dr. Mallard strives to provide a fun, upbeat environment while treating everyone as family. Dr. Mallard is thankful for the opportunity to move back to east Tennessee to do what he loves and to call it “home” once again.
Lexi the Therapy Dog
Lexi is an Australian Labradoodle. She has joined our family as a therapy dog for our patients. Lexi is still a puppy and learning, but her presence helps calm and relax the children. She is a hypoallergenic dog, which means no shedding and in MOST cases people with allergies are not affected by her. If for any reason you or your child do not want Lexi out and about while you are in the office, please let us know and we will be happy to put her in her bed!
MEET THE Staff:
FRONT OFFICE STAFF
New Patient Coordinator
Abbie has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for one year at the check-in desk and is the first smiling face you see when you arrive. A native of Maryville, Tennessee, she calls East Tennessee home. She is married and has a son and loves spending time with family. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, favorite color is orange, and favorite team is the Tennessee Vols.
CLINICAL OFFICE STAFF
Our RDH/Hospital Coordinator Debbie has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry since 1991. She is from Bean Station and has four children and one granddaughter. She loves doing anything outside—sports, running, playing golf, being at the lake or beach and loves being with her granddaughter. Since summer is her favorite time of year, July 4th is her favorite holiday. She cheers on the Tennessee Vols and sometimes Alabama, when they aren’t playing Tennessee, of course.
We are so fortunate to have someone with her passion and dedication on our team! Thank you Debbie!
From Bulls Gap, Tennessee, Janet has been a dental hygienist at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for 5 and a half years, but has over 20 years experience in pediatric dentistry. She is married and has four kids, and when she’s not working, she’s hanging out with her family, on the lake, hiking or walking. She is involved with her church and the local pregnancy crisis center. She loves the Tennessee Vols, the Christmas holiday, and the color red.
A Jefferson County High School graduate, Taylor calls this area home. She has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry as a dental hygienist for 10 months. She has two daughters and loves spending time with her girls and her family. Her favorite color is pink, and she loves Thanksgiving and the Tennessee Vols.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
From Cincinnati, Ohio, Marlene is married and has three children. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for six years. She enjoys going out on the lake, gardening, and working out. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, and her favorite color is teal.
Registered Dental Assistant
A graduate of Jefferson County High School, Destiny calls this area home. She has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for five years. She has one son, attends a local church, and loves to go shopping. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, favorite is color black, and favorite team is the Tennessee Vols.
Expanded Function Assistant
An Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Denise has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for five and a half years. She is from Cumberland County, Tennessee, and is married with one child and multiple furbabies. She enjoys hiking and spending time with family, and loves Halloween, the color yellow, and cheering on the Patriots.
Expanded Function Assistant
With over 10 years in dentistry, Kelly is one of our expanded functions dental assistants. Her favorite thing about working here is the kiddos, of course. She is from Parrottsville, Tennessee, and is happily married with three kids and two cats. When she’s not working, she’s with her family and enjoys baking, swimming, and watching football, especially the Clemson Tigers. Her favorite color is turquoise and favorite holidays are halloween and Christmas.
A graduate of Morristown West High School, Marlee calls Morristown home. She has worked at Morristown Pediatric Dentistry for six months. She is married and loves being with her family and friends. She loves the color blue, the Christmas holiday, and cheering on the Tennessee Vols.