Thomas J. Lokensgard, DDS, NMD, ABAAHP
                                                                                         
"Where Physiology Meets
Dentistry and Oral Medicine"

Sharri Maynard, RDH
"Sharri is a bubbly, gregarious, and highly experienced hygienist who will make your smile brighter and your dental visit a memorable one. You will be looking forward to your next dental cleaning!"
Lisa Walker, RDH
​"Lisa is a caring and skilled hygienist that will take great care of you! Our patients simply enjoy getting to know her and so will you. Your smile will be the better for it!"
Meet Our Dentistry Team
Debbie Makohon, 
Financial Coordinator
Lisa’s Story
​     I joined the Centre for Holistic and Biological Dentistry with over 30 years of dental experience. 
     
    I graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from Ferris State University. My first 20 years of dental practice were in Grand Rapids, Dearborn, and Westland, Michigan. 
    
    I relocated to Nashville in 2007, along with two teenagers. Each one has now graduated from college and are enjoying their lives in the Nashville area. 
     
    I embrace the world of country music here in Nashville. I enjoy traveling, especially to the mountains. I have been blessed to have spent time in Colorado and Alaska. 
     
    I love vegetable and flower gardening! I also can be found some weekends on a 4 wheeler running through mud puddles. 
     
    I enjoy the energy of our office and I love the partnership where we are a true team of dental providers.  My goal as a Dental Hygienist is to support your therapy with our Holistic view of Dentistry. 
      
    I enjoy educating patients and allowing them to take control of their own dental health. 
     
    Your greatest accessory is your smile. Have a beautiful one!!

Shari's Story
     I come to Dr. Lokensgard and our Centre for Holistic and Biological Dentistry with over 27 years of Dental Hygiene experience, earning my degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and a Business Management degree from Leslie University in Cambridge Massachusetts. 

    I’m originally from the North East (Upstate New York  Vermont/ Boston), and have been very fortunate to have traveled to several countries as well as lived abroad, in both South Africa and Japan. 

    I have a daughter and twin sons and currently love living in Franklin, Tennessee!      

    Of all the blessings of living here, my work team is at the top of the list. We are an amazingly, cohesive, connected group. 
     
    Much more than a means of employment, the staff, Dr. Lokensgard, and our patients have a like mindedness and lifestyle that goes well beyond dentistry. Our patients are amazing! We have the most beautiful smiles, from age 2 to age 87. 
    
   With a wealth of information and research, our patients come to us primarily because they care about their health and seek out a more natural, holistic approach in all areas of their life. I learn something from them every day.

Laura Lindsey, RDA
Joyce Bender, RDA, 
CDA, EFDA, CDC
"Laura is a warm and friendly dental assistant with a great smile. A clone of Joyce, she is here to make your dental visit a fun, memorable, and pleasant experience."
"Joyce is a fun, knowledgeable dental assistant who is good at explaining your dental procedures. Her great sense of humor will put you at ease and have you laughing long after you leave."
Laura’s Story
​     I enjoy anything outdoors, music, Georgia football, my friends, and my family.  Originally from a small mountain town in Georgia, I moved to the Nashville area of Tennessee to advance my career.    
    Completing the dental assisting program at Kaplan University, I graduated on the Dean’s list.  I was surprised by my instructor to be told I was selected to join Dr Lokensgard at the Centre for Holistic and Biological Dentistry.  

    Mentoring under Joyce, I quickly advanced in my knowledge and hands on experience as a Dental Assistant. We love to joke and tease one another, which contributes to the fun and laughter we share. 

 I love working with Dr. Lokensgard and our whole team. He makes it so easy to continue to be passionate about our job and our patients.  I am especially fond of the children and love seeing the orthodontic results.  

I look forward to seeing  
your smiling faces!


Joyce’s Story
​    ​I love my job! It’s true. I am so fortunate to work with the best Team. 
     
    When you come to our office you will find laughter, love, and song. We work for an amazing doctor. Dr. Lokensgard has taught me so much during the time I have known him and continues to share his knowledge with us, our guests, and truly the world. 
     
    I was raised on a 60 acres farm in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. This is where I learned to work hard and to “rest” with my eyes open. Ha! This part has served me well at work.
    
    I enjoy meeting our guests, hearing about their journeys, and making them a part of our family here at our office. 
      
    I have been in dentistry for over 34 years now. I continued my education with a national license and obtained my Certified Dental Coder license. 
    
     I have taught dental assisting and even helped to write the curriculum for Lamar University in Texas and   co-author a book on Dental Assisting. 
     
    My husband Harold, is our office mascot.  Come to our home here and let us serve you with smiles, laugher, compassion, and love. 
 
    Hope to see you soon!!

Debbie’s Story
     I have been in dentistry for 38 years.  I started my career as a Certified Dental Assistant and after 17 years decided to move to the Front Desk and management.

   Originally from Ohio, and having lived 10 years in Michigan, I now have found my forever home here in Tennessee.

My husband Marcos and I live in Mount Juliet along with our 2 rescue poodles, Luigi and Bella.

Activities that I love are ballroom dancing, gardening, and making jewelry.  I also love participating in Arts and Craft Fairs.

Having worked with Dr. Lokensgard in the past, I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to join his amazing team.





"Debbie is a calm and happy  lady, with a twinkle in her eye. She is  just the person you want to see to discuss your financial arrangements."
"Walk in as a friend, leave as family."
Cynthia Griffin
Front Desk
"Cindy is a sweet and  gracious southern gal who will help you schedule your dental appointments. She is the first person on our team that you will meet as you come in the door."
Cindy's Story
Originally from small town Monticello,  Arkansas, I moved to Nashville in 2012 after marrying my husband, John. I have a beautiful daughter from a previous marriage who is well on her way to becoming a veterinarian.  

I started my educational journey at the University of Arkansas to become a nurse, but after arriving in Tennessee, I was blessed to begin working in a dental office. It was there that I decided to change my major to become a Registered Dental Assistant. In 2015 I received my RDA certification atTennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville.  

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family. With 
a heart for community service, I am also very involved in my church. I am fond being outdoors and enjoy hiking.  

I am so happy to have the opportunity to work for Dr Lokensgard and become a part of his amazing team!