Meet Our Staff At Carlin Dental

Dr. Brain Carlin - Hendersonville TN - Carlin DentalDr. Bryan Carlin – Dr. Carlin was born in Raleigh, NC, and grew up in Louisville, KY. He graduated Ballard High School in 1978. In 1983, he graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and five years later he graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He even received the Bruce Obray Basic Sciences Award in 1985 for best performance in the UKCD class of 1988. After graduation, he was accepted into general practice residency at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, and later decided to take a position at Chandler Hospital, with focus on hospital dentistry and medically compromised patients, as well as advanced general and prosthetic dentistry. Dr. Carlin’s outstanding work led him to be assigned as Chief Resident of the General Practice Residency at UK Hospital Lexington in 1989. This position entrusted Dr. Carlin to oversee all the operating room dental cases and the first year residents. After his time there, Dr. Carlin moved in 1990, with wife Elizabeth and daughter Heather to Hendersonville, TN, where he started his private practice in Madison, TN. Dr. Carlin’s hobbies include skiing, boating, auto racing, and collecting and building street/track cars.


Kelly Guy - Hendersonville TN - Carlin DentalKelly Guy – Kelly Guy received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing from Cumberland University. She was later accepted into the graduate program at MTSU where she completed one year of graduate work, while serving her community at the Crisis Intervention Center. She previously worked in the dental industry for 14 years as Treatment and Marketing Coordinator for a prominent orthodontist in the Nashville and Rivergate areas. She enjoys boating, judging pageants, traveling, as well as volunteering and raising money for Junior Service League.


Jillian Emanuel - Hendersonville TN - Carlin DentalJillian Emanuel – Jillian is a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of Tennessee. She is certified in dental radiology, nitrous oxide monitoring, and AED. Jillian is trained in CPR by the American Heart Association. She has been working for Dr. Carlin for 4 years as his assistant. Jillian graduated from Christian Community High School. She currently is working on her associate degree in science, studying to further her career in dental hygiene. Jillian, in her free time, enjoys road cycling and wakeboarding on Old Hickory Lake.


Tina Goodwin - Hendersonville TN - Carlin DentalTina Goodwin – Tina has been with our practice for almost 29 years! She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She is licensed in nitrous oxide administration and local anesthesia, with over 30 years of experience in dental hygiene. Tina has been married to her high school sweetheart for 28 years and has three kids. She enjoys hiking with her two dogs, and now that her kids are grown, she plans on using her free time to golf and travel.


Ginny Sells - Hendersonville TN - Carlin DentalGinny Sells – Ginny has worked with Dr. Carlin for 16 years as his dental assistant and hygienist. She was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She attended Cumberland University and MTSU. Ginny graduated dental hygiene school in 2004 at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL. She has several hobbies that include road trips with her girlfriends, traveling to the beach with family and friends, boating, camping, and anything that requires being outdoors.


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