At Cleveland Dental, our patients want to know what is possible to improve their smile and dental health. While we will discuss your case with you in detail, we also have a wide range of patient education videos with printed supplemental materials to help you understand what treatments are available and how they are done.

Our Dentists

Our doctors are licensed by the state of Tennessee and strive to provide the most up to date treatment options for our patients. Each doctor attends many continuing education hours each year to ensure they are up to date with the latest dental technology. Each of our doctors are dedicated to increasing their knowledge which results in a high level of professional skills for the benefit of our patients.

Ernie Oyler, Jr., DDS, MAGD, FACD

Dr. Ernie Oyler, Jr received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1993 from the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Academy of General Dentistry Masters (MAGD) in 2007.

Dr. Ernie has been very active in the dental community by serving as the President and the Vice President of the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry. He as also served as the President and Treasurer of the Chattanooga Area Dental Society. He received his Fellowship from the American College of Dentistry in 2012.

Dr. Ernie enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Maricella Rodriguez, DDS, FAGD and his 2 sons, Sebastian and Adrian traveling and doing outdoor activities in his off time.

Ernest Oyler, Sr., DMD, MAGD (Retired)
Education
  • 1950 – West Lafayette High School, Lafayette, IN
  • 1954 – Purdue University – BS in Pharmacy
  • 1963 – University of Louisville, School of Dentistry
  • 1986 – Academy of General Dentistry
  • 1996 – Master of General Dentistry
  • 2004 – Tennessee’s Dentist of the Year by AGD Nominee
Hobbies

Boating, building antique cars, and traveling – Lots & lots of traveling. Dr. Oyler has also been on several mission trips to Central America delivering dental care to those in need. He has also served as the dentist aboard the MS Zaandam, one of Holland of America’s newest cruise ships.

Our Registered Dental Hygienists

Our hygienists are licensed by the state of Tennessee and each participate in continuing education every year and have received advanced training in preventative periodontal treatment. Each of our hygienists in dedicated to increasing their knowledge which results in a high level of professional diagnostic skills.

Sherri Bush, RDH

Sherri has been in the dental field since 1987 and joined the Cleveland Dental team September of 1997. She graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH in 1993 with her Associates Degree in Applied Science. She was a dental assistant prior to going into the dental hygiene field.

Sherri has served as the Chattanooga Dental Hygienist’s Association as President, Newsletter Editor and currently as their web designer. She has also served as Newsletter Editor, Continuing Education Chair and web designer for the Tennessee Dental Hygienist’s Association.

She spends her time off with her husband, Don and their 2 black labs. She loves traveling, photography, loom knitting and other crafts as well as computers.

Donnis Wells, RDH

Donnis joined the Cleveland Dental team in March of 2005. She attended Chattanooga State Technical College for Dental Assisting in 1991 and she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Chattanooga State Technical College in 1996. She was awarded the the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award.

Donnis enjoys scrap booking and traveling with her husband, Rob, and their 2 children, Emily and Davis.

Amanda Gibson, RDH

Amanda joined this Cleveland Dental team in July of 2011. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Chattanooga State Technical College in 2011. She also was awarded the Outstanding Excellence Award from Chattanooga State Technical College.

Amanda enjoys going to the beach and being outdoors with her husband, Eric and their children, Haley, Davin and Drake.

Renee Rymer, RDH

Renee joined Cleveland Dental in August of 2019. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Chattanooga State Technical College in 2012.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Chuck and their 2 daughters, Allison and Aubrey.

Our Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants are licensed by the state of Tennessee. They attend many continuing education hours each year in order to provide the highest standard of care for our patients.

Kalyn Bates, RDA

Kalyn joined Cleveland Dental January of 2017. She received her Dental Assisting certification from Chattanooga State in 2017.

Kalyn enjoys a variety of outdoor water sport with her husband and 2 pups.

Nicole Higdon, RDA

Nicole joined us at Cleveland Dental in January 2012. She graduated from Chattanooga State with Associates in Applied Sciences with a certificate in Dental Assisting in 2012.

Nicole enjoys painting, reading and traveling on her time off.

Shannon Fella, CDA/RDA

Shannon joined Cleveland Dental in September of 2005. She received her certification in dental assisting from Oak Ridge Hospital. Shannon received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certification from the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Dentistry in 2018.

In her off time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband, Evan and their 2 sons, Landon and Brody.

Dianne Bigham, RDA

Dianne joined Cleveland Dental in January of 1998 and she is a graduate of Cleveland High School. Dianne graduated Chattanooga State Technical College for Dental Assisting in 2003.

In her off time Dianne enjoys playing her saxophone in the church orchestra and community band.

Our Administrative Personnel

Our front office staff strive to provide a warm and caring atmosphere for our patients. Although not required by state laws, they each attend continuing education classes each year in order to better serve you, our patients.

Jenny Parris, Financial Coordinator

Jenny joined Cleveland Dental in May of 2007 and she is a graduate of Cleveland High School.

Jenny enjoys going to the beach with her husband, David and their 2 sons, Trey and Bradley.

Due to recent public health concerns, we are actively monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials regarding the spread of COVID-19.

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. As such, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule elective procedures until it is deemed safe by the American Dental Association & the CDC for us to open the office for all dental procedures.

We are evaluating this on a weekly basis and will be in contact to reschedule any elective procedures.

Our office and phone lines remain open to treat any emergency situations that arise so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any concerns or questions.