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…
Hi! My name is Aleighia Helderman and I am so excited to care for the families of Morristown, TN and surrounding areas! I was born and raised in Oxford, North Carolina, attended J.F. Webb High School and later graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated from NC State University in 2002 and graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2008. Following dental school I moved to Lexington, KY to complete an additional 2 years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry in order to provide the best possible treatment for my patients! After working for 2 years in private practice in Kentucky, we found Morristown, TN and decided to make it our HOME!! In 2012, I married the love of my life Jared Helderman from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. We have two labradoodle fur babies, Layla, Lily and Lexi.
I love my job, my team and my community!! It is my goal and philosophy as a pediatric dentist to educate our community and the amazing people that are apart of it, to make every child and parent feel at home and comfortable in our office, and to have the utmost customer service! As a pediatric specialist who receives even the most challenging referrals from other dentists, I am trained to use kid-friendly words and a calm demeanor to make every dental experience an enjoyable one. One of the things that I absolutely love about pediatric dentistry is that I have the opportunity to educate parents, patients, and expectant mothers how to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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 joined our team in March of 2017. She is the first smiling face that greets you and your family when you walk in the door. Abbie has a loving husband Tyler and two sweet cats, Jack and Chip! We love Abbie and are so happy to have her!
Rebecca has been an integral part of our team since 2007. She is an asset that we are beyond lucky to have! She ensures that Morristown Pediatric Dentistry is an active participate in the community, organizes and schedules all of our events and engagements, and is always there to pitch in wherever else she is needed. She is married to Mike and has wonderful son, Austin. Thank you Rebecca for all that you do!
CLINICAL OFFICE STAFF
Debbie has been a member of our team since 1991 as a pediatric dental hygienist. She is also our Hospital Coordinator and ensures that all of our patients requiring a visit to the operating room have a seamless experience. Debbie's children are Megan, Isaac, Jonathan and Thomas. Plus, a beautiful granddaughter, Alalya.
We are so fortunate to have someone with her passion and dedication on our team! Thank you Debbie!
Janet has been a member of our team since 1989 as a pediatric dental hygienist. Janet’s most recent professional accomplishment has been completing training as a Myofunctional Therapist. Janet brings to the practice her patience, kindness and spiritual self-every day!! I don’t know what we would do without her! Janet is married to Brian and has two beautiful daughters Hailey and Alex. We are so lucky to have this amazingly fabulous lady on our team! Thank you Mrs. Janet!
Taylor joined our team in May 2017, but came with 5 years of experience in the pediatric dental community. She has two beautiful daughters of her own, Hayden and Blayne, and a loving husband, Chase. Taylor's calm nature and loving personality will make your children's cleaning a fabulous experience!
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Marlene joined our team September 2012. She came to us as a student and joined our team upon graduation! We are so lucky to have her calm demeanor and attention to detail! Marlene is dedicated to helping your child have the best dental experience possible! She is married to Gary and has three fabulous children, Sarah, Chad, and Dylan! Thank you Marlene for all you do!
Registered Dental Assistant
Destiny joined our family in 2013. Destiny is a registered dental assistant but her dental knowledge goes beyond that to help our team. She knows insurance, scheduling and how to assist. She has a precious little boy named Kson. Destiny’s smile is infectious and she keeps us all laughing!
Expanded Function Assistant
Denise has been a member of our team since 2012, but came to us with 13 years of experience as a pediatric dental assistant. Her most recent professional accomplishment was the completion of dental technician training. Denise brings a level of perfection and work ethic that is impressive! She is dedicated to ensuring that your children have the best visit and care possible. Denise is married to Clay and has multiple “fur babies.” Thank you Denise for all that you do!