We are very proud of our team here at Legacy Family Dental.
Our entire team is filled with dental health professionals who are here to help you! They will do anything they can to give you a smile of which you can be proud.
Our staff is dedicated to giving our patients the very best care dentistry has to offer. We do this by continuing our education and keeping up with the latest developments.
Office Manager and Dr. Grider’s Wife
Kelley and Dr. Grider met in Dental School. She holds a Dental Assisting Certificate and a Dental Hygiene Degree, both awarded at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Kelley keeps our practice running smoothly, ensuring that the doctors and team are able to focus on what’s important: our patients’ comfort and smiles. She enjoys building lasting relationships with patients and is proud to be part of a top-notch team.
Kelley and Dr. Grider have three sons. They keep her very busy and she spends a lot of time on the various sports fields of middle Tennessee. Kelley is also actively involved in her church and is passionate about mission work. She enjoys traveling, camping, skiing, and crafts.
Lead Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
After doing her internship with Dr. Grider, Ariel joined our team in 2011. She loves getting to know our patients and creating a bond with them. She feels that many have become her friends and enjoys seeing them in the community. Ariel assists the doctors with various dental procedures. She supports the doctor and patients at the same time. Ariel has also qualified for expanded functions, which allows her to place fillings and make adjustments.
Ariel and her husband Eric have a little boy, James. They’re animal lovers and have a dog and cat. The family is active with Middle Tennessee Baptist Church, where Ariel and Eric first met.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla enjoys seeing the look on a patient’s face when treatment is finished: she loves those healthy smiles! Delivering personalized care to each of her patients, Kayla helps determine the best path for improving their oral health. She assesses a person’s mouth, takes X-rays and performs gingival charting. She also offers periodontal care and provides dental education. Kayla joined the Legacy Family Dental team in 2014, after starting work in dental care in 2011.
Kayla and her amazing husband, Jesse, share their lives with their dog. They enjoy hiking at local parks and doing Crossfit. Kayla also likes drinking coffee and trying new restaurants.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel loves helping nervous and anxious patients. She empathizes with them and enjoys helping them move from fear of visiting the dentist to looking forward to their visits. Providing comfortable, individual care, Rachel takes X-rays, cleans teeth, and performs periodontal scaling and root planing. Her passion is helping people understand their dental health and how to improve it. Rachel became part of Legacy Family Dental in 2012, and has worked in the field since 2006.
Rachel and her husband Dan have two young daughters, Layla and Ella. They love being together as a family outdoors, especially when they can find time to go camping. They also enjoy attending church at New Vision Baptist.