Kellye N. Rice, DMD
Cosmetic, Laser and Sleep Dentist
Dr. Kellye N. Rice graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1982 with a BA in Biology, and 1986 with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from University of Alabama, Birmingham. She has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since she opened her practice in Cool Springs in 1986.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Elaine Jonas has been a faithful hygienist at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry for over 21 years! Her periodontal experience in her career is invaluable to Dr. Rice in getting patients to their optimal gum health. She is a New Jersey native, but has raised her 3 children right here in Middle Tennessee. Her time is now spent taking care of patients and having fun with her 4 grandsons!!!! And while she is expecting 2 more, she might be hoping for a granddaughter!!!!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Janeane Kinnaman has been contributing to the world of dentistry for over 40 years. She started out as a dental assistant right out of high school and quickly learned that she wanted to further her education into dental hygiene. She received her degree in dental hygiene from East Tennessee State University and has worked for Dr. Rice for the past 9 years, since late 2008. She also teaches in Dr. Rice’s Dental Assistant Certification Program, the Dental Assistant School of Nashville, and is most beloved by her students!!!
She has been married to Terry for over 35 years. They just married off their only son, Kreg, in January 2018. What a great family!
Taylor is a RDA that is passionately working as Dr. Rice’s Sleep Assistant. She can answer all your questions about sleep disordered breathing and guide you into learning your best treatment options. Taylor is originally from Winchester, TN. She now lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Travis, and their 3 dogs. They are happily expecting their 1st child in June 2021!
Yeain was born and raised in Korea. She graduated from Middle TN State Univ. majoring in Biology with Chemistry as her minor. She then went to our Registered Dental Assistant School. She joined our practice in 2019 taking a gap year before she goes to Dental School. Yeain has so much passion for the dental field, volunteering with state wide nonprofit pop-up clinics. She is also a piano accompanist of the choir at her church, and loves to bake desserts.
Khannaw is our Lead Registered Dental Assistant and has been an assistant for 7 years. She comes from a long line of Dental professionals and is very proud of that! She is very passionate about her patients and loves what she does! When she’s not working she is spending time with her 2 kids and Oscar her cat. She loves going to the gym and DIY projects around her house!
Dale is a graduate from our Registered Dental Assistant School and our only Nashville native. Dale enjoys working with patients and maintaining their comfort in the office. When she’s not in the office she can be found reeling in largemouth bass or snuggled up with her two dogs.
Front Desk Staff
Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator
Kaye Burton has been a valued part of Dr. Rice’s team for over 26 years! In fact, she was the very first employee when Dr. Rice opened her practice in 1986, being absent for only 6 years while her family lived in Georgia! Kaye knows exactly what patients are fearful of, and how to calm their fears. She is also extremely knowledgeable about dental insurance, payment plans that work well for patients, and how to be the advocate for our patients. If you need help with your treatment, call Kaye and she can work it out.
Kaye is married to Randy for over 32 years. They live in Franklin and have 3 boys. She is a proud Franklin High School Football Mom, even though her youngest son graduated May 2018!!!!
Carrie is administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in the medical field. A native to Chicago, Illinois and transplant of Sarasota, Florida, Carrie was new to Tennessee and the dental field when she started at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry in October of 2018. She was quickly promoted to her current position of Accounts Coordinator in November of 2019. Carrie is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to work hard and succeed. Carrie and her husband Chris live in Franklin have been married for 4 years. She is inspired daily by their son and their new little addition a baby girl due in late March. In her free time Carrie enjoys listening to music, exploring places around Tennessee, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Elise is our Front Desk Coordinator and a graduate of our Registered Dental Assistant School in April 2020. She grew up in Las Vegas. When she’s not at work you can catch her making memories with her family, baking, and cooking!