Dr. Mark E. Evans

Dr. Mark E. Evans received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1987 from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Evans graduated with honors from The University of Louisville and earned awards for academic achievement in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, Pediatric Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He was nominated by the faculty for the Restorative Dentistry award. Dr. Evans was also inducted into many honorary societies and honorary fraternities. He was the recipient of notable award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, at The University of Louisville.

He and his wife, Gena work together in the practice.


We pride ourselves in excellence and the highest standard of care. Our technology is state of the art with digital radiology, which reduces radiation exposure, digital intraoral and extraoral photographs, bleaching, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. We also pride ourselves in being as conservative as possible with treatment. Even though we use state of the art equipment and procedures, we still base this on sound clinical research and not just fad procedures that are so popular today.

Gena Evans

Gena is a native of Tennessee and graduated in 1983 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Business Administration.

She has 20 years of experience in personnel administration and office management. She is the wife of Dr. Mark E. Evans and assists the practice with scheduling appointments, insurance, facilities management, and patient communications.

Laura B. Sharp, Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura is a native to Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science majoring in Public Health Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1991. She received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from The East Tennessee State University, Johnson City in 1993.

Laura married her high school sweetheart in 1995. She attends Beaver Dam Baptist Church and loves to sing in the choir. She enjoys walking, traveling, reading and caring for her pets.

Cheryl D. Goins, Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist

Cheryl attended the University of Tennessee in 1979. She attended the Dental Assisting Program in 1980 to 1981 and received certification as a Dental Assistant.

She worked for a year at the University of Tennessee General Dentistry as a dental assistant. Cheryl also attended East Tennessee State University from 1982 to 1984 and graduated in Dental Hygiene with Summa Cum Laude.

Cheryl and her husband Roger have a son, daughter, and son-in-law who reside in Knoxville. She enjoys bicycling, gardening, lake life and keeping her two Yorkies happy.

Robyn Fair, Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant

Robyn attended the Dental Assistant Program in Knoxville, Tennessee and received certification as a Dental Assistant in 1978. She then received her Dental Assistant registration in 2003.

She worked in Huntsville, Alabama for 20 years, and has worked with Dr. Evans since 2003.

Robyn has two daughters and five grandchildren.

Janet Copeland, Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant

Janet attended the Dental Assistant Program in Knoxville, Tennessee, and received her registration as a Dental Assistant. Janet currently has over 20 years experience as a Dental Assistant. Janet has worked for Dr. Evans for over 10 years.

Sherry Whillock, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherry has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for nearly 25 years. She is a 1994 graduate of Meharry Medical College, where she earned the All American Scholar Award and remained on the Dean’s List throughout the Dental Hygiene Program.

Sherry resides in Knoxville with her husband and two wonderful children. She is a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden.

Patti Chapel, Administrative Staff

Patti is a Florida native who moved to the Knoxville area after her husband retired from the Palm Bay Fire Dept. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She and her husband live in Friendsville and they enjoy spending time with their 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Hiking, boating, and being in the mountains are their favorite pastimes.