Meet Our Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it.  We we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Elaine Nawiesniak, RN

Office Manager – Marketing Director

Elaine has been a RN for over 30 years with a background in Emergency Room and critical care. She knows the boss better than anyone!  She’s been married to Dr. Paul for over 25 years and, yes, they actually enjoy working together! A graduate of Northeast Louisiana University, her claim to fame is that she’s been adopted twice!  She and Doc have three grown children. Their oldest is their daughter Laura who is an occupational therapist in western Maryland.  Their middle daughter, Julie,  recently graduated with her degree in Geology and a minor in Environmental Science as just started her first job at ESC Environmental Lab in Mt. Juliet.  Their son, Jack, is a sophomore at Tennessee Tech majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on robotics.  His mother has charged him with the task of perfecting the self driving car so that he will never have to take her car keys away no matter how old she gets!

Hometown: She’s not sure how to answer this.  She was born in New Mexico but she’s a military spouse!  Home was where the Air Force sent her! Now she proudly calls Wilson County home!


Beth W.

Front Desk Manager

Beth has over 20 years of dental office experience and is our insurance and scheduling guru.  She is always happy and smiling and we love her infectious laugh! Her positive attitude and loyalty make her an exceptional member of our team. If you have any questions about insurance benefits give her a call. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it. Do you love chocolate?  So does Beth! This chocolate addict lives for Milk Shake Thursdays at the office and Kit Kat Bars.  Beth is Dance Mom Extraordinaire and is the proud mother of three girls.

Hometown: Lebanon TN born and raised!


Jaci, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jaci is our Hygenius!  Yes, we said Hygenius!  She really knows her stuff!  Her attention to detail and her genuine caring personality makes her a huge asset to our practice.  Our patients love her and so do we!  Jaci received her training at Tennessee State University and has over 20 years of experience.  She has a grown son, Zach, and her fur baby, a little silky terrier named Daisy. Jaci enjoys running and is currently a big fan of Orange Theory Fitness.

Hometown: Jaci is from Minot, ND which is ironic because it is one of the places where Dr. N was stationed during his military career. We hit it off the first time we talked to her!


Debbie, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie and her husband, Mark, are semi retired and enjoy golf and their yearly trips to Hawaii.  She is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.  They have a son and a daughter who are both getting married this year!  Her twenty four years of experience are incredibly valuable and we are happy to have her!

Hometown: Happily its now right here in Lebanon!


Andrea, RDA

Expanded Functions Registered Dental Assistant

Andrea has over 20 years of chair side experience and truly enjoys patient care.  She is our lead assistant which means she spends her days trying to keep Dr. N in line and on time!  This is not an easy task!  She enjoys fishing and being outdoors. Andrea has two teenage boys who are both in the marching band.  We love band kids!  Her favorite expression is “Awesome Sauce” which is just perfect because we think she’s pretty awesome herself.



Miranda, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Miranda is the newest addition to our dental family. While going to school at Volunteer State Community College she worked at our very own Cracker Barrel here in Lebanon so you know that she is customer service oriented! We call her the “Swiss Army Knife” of our office.  She splits her time between the front office and chairside and has to wear many hats around here. Miranda is a newlywed and is helping keep us all young at heart here at the office.  She also has a new bluetick coonhound puppy named Boone. Ask her to sing for you sometime. She has the voice of an angel!

Hometown: Lebanon, TN