Our friendly team is excited to meet your family! We love helping children achieve beautiful smiles and will work with you to help them learn the good oral habits that lead to healthy mouths and smiles. Give Barto Pediatric Dentistry a call at 423-877-2443 to make an appointment with our pediatric dentist in Hixson, Tennessee, and learn more!


Administrative Assistant

Freda obtained her registered dental assisting license in 1982 from Chattanooga State Community College and joined our team that same year. She is certified in radiography, orthodontics, coronal polishing, sealant application and nitrous oxide monitoring. She uses her extensive dental knowledge and communication skills to assist our patients and their parents as well as Dr. Barto and our team in any way she can. Freda enjoys working with Dr. Barto and continuing the legacy of Barto Pediatric Dentistry, and she loves the lifelong relationships she has built with past and present team members.

Freda has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 42 years and has two sons. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and spoiling her cat, Gracie.


Administrative Assistant

Hailey attended the University of Memphis from 2019 to 2021 and joined our team in April 2022. She works hard to assist parents with schedule changes, finances and insurance, as well as helping children who visit our office to feel safe and comfortable. Hailey loves being around the children and making them smile, and she loves being part of a practice with wonderful coworkers who have made her feel right at home.

Hailey’s family resides in Memphis, and she moved to the Chattanooga area from Memphis in October 2021. She has a cat named Mac, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, traveling and spending time outdoors. She can often be found kayaking, biking and hiking.


Dental Hygienist

Savannah attended Chattanooga State Community College for her degree in dental hygiene, graduating magna cum laude. She joined our team in February 2022 and enjoys being part of a team that feels like a family and genuinely cares for our patients. Savannah is excited to begin her career in the dental field and works hard to keep our office running smoothly.

Savannah is close to her family, and has two siblings, a sweet nephew and a cat named Dior. Her hobbies include working out, crocheting and spending time with friends.


Dental Hygienist

Skylar attended Chattanooga State Community College for her dental hygiene degree, graduating cum laude in May 2022 and joining our team the same year. She enjoys the positive, welcoming atmosphere in our practice and the way that our team genuinely cares for the people we meet. Skylar is excited to begin her career as a dental hygienist at Barto Pediatric Dentistry and is willing to assist wherever she is needed to help our patients and keep our office running efficiently throughout the day.

Skylar and her husband, Grant, have two dogs, Kyle and Hank. Outside the office, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, barbecuing and playing fetch with their dogs, as well as working out and spending time with friends.


Registered Dental Assistant & OSHA Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Chattanooga State Community College in 2002 and joined our team in February of that same hear. She loves our patients and is a great team player and a hard worker.

Amanda has been married for over 20 years and has two children and a dog. She loves being a mom and enjoys tri-masters swimming and attending church. In addition to working in our office, she is also a certified USA swimming official and a substitute teacher.


Dental & Orthodontic Assistant

Cindy graduated from Hixson High School in 1981 and joined our team in June 1984. She loves interacting with our patients and is a dependable team player who works hard to keep our office running smoothly.

Cindy is happily married to her high school sweetheart. She enjoys spending time with her church family and grandchildren and going on cruises with her husband and friends. She also teaches a teen Sunday School class.


Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa attended Chattanooga State Community College, graduating in 1989, and joined our team in June 1994. She is a great team player and brings her cheerful attitude with her each day to help us achieve a positive atmosphere. Lisa enjoys spending time with our patients and providing the care they need to have a successful dental visit.

Lisa has been married for over 33 years, and when not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her church family as well as reading.


Registered Dental Assistant

Shelbie joined our team as a dental assistant in 2022 after graduating from Miller-Motte College. She is always willing to give an extra hand, and she loves knowing how hard our whole team works to provide our patients with the best care possible.

Growing up, Shelbie was always surrounded by children. She has six siblings and played softball from 3 years old to 17. When she has spare time, she likes to watch the Atlanta Braves and University of Tennessee Football. She also loves playing with her 2-year-old puppy, Dolly.


Registered Dental Assistant

Breena is a talented Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) who joined our practice in March 2023. With her strong educational background from Chattanooga State and her experience as the vice president of her program, Breena brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Passionate about providing exceptional care to our patients, Breena is a hardworking and dedicated team player. Outside of work, she loves to coach volleyball and enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, and crafting. Breena’s favorite part about being a part of our practice is the close-knit family environment. Her commitment to excellence and willingness to go above and beyond contribute to the success of our practice, ensuring that each patient receives the best possible care.