Meet The Team

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Gwendolyn Elston

Practice Manager

Gwendolyn was born and raised in Henry County. She has 12 years of business management experience. The best thing about her job is seeing a person’s confidence restored after improving their smile. Gwendolyn will gladly help you navigate through your dental issues. She will encourage you to ask questions, so we can come up with the right treatment for you. Gwendolyn currently lives in Pleasureville with her husband, Bobby, and two children, Zane and Ryker. In her free time, she likes to go off-roading on her Polaris RZR. 

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Tonya Hampton

Practice Coordinator

Tonya is originally from eastern Kentucky, but moved to Shelbyville in 2001. She attended the Academy of Dental Assisting in Frankfort, KY, where she earned her certificate in dental assisting. She also attended the University of Louisville and obtained her EDDA credential. She worked as a dental assistant for 15 years and loved being able to take care of patients.  Being able to build relationships with people is her favorite part of her career.  

Tonya and her husband, Dennis, have three daughters, the two oldest are married and their youngest is a senior in high school. Aside from spending time with friends and family, Tonya enjoys going to church, watching and attending football games and shopping at thrift stores. She can’t wait to greet our patients when they visit or call with questions about their dental needs.

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Tina Foley

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina graduated from Dixie Heights High School in 1988. After high school she attended N.K.H.O.C for dental assisting and worked as an assistant for three years. Tina then married and was blessed with three wonderful children. Her family moved a lot over the next 17 years as a military family. In 2008, she graduated from W.K.U. with a degree in dental hygiene. 

Tina became interested in dentistry at a young age due to her being in the dental chair a lot growing up. She was always treated with kindness and compassion by dental personnel. Tina loves what she does and has worked as a dental hygienist for 14 years now. Her goal is to make her patients experience both comfortable and productive with the best treatment outcome possible.    


Crystal Cheser


Crystal was raised in Henry County and graduated from Eminence Independent.  She is a graduate of Sullivan College (1997) and ATA College for dental assisting (2007).  Crystal worked in Frankfort for fourteen years, then saw an opportunity to join our team and be closer to home and is happy that she did! 

Crystal lives in Eminence with her son, DaQuan and dog, Roxy. She enjoys reading, watching Hallmark movies, playing video games with her son and playing cornhole on the weekends. She’s also becoming a Kentucky Wildcats fan.


Amber Diederich

Amber was raised in Henry County and graduated from Henry County High School. She graduated from ATA College for dental assisting in 2016. Shortly after her completion of college, she continued to pursue her career and obtained her EDDA license. She then began assisting Dr. Sparks and they have been working alongside one another for more than two years.

Amber lives in Pendleton, Kentucky with her husband, Joseph, and three sons, Jackson, Elliot, and Owen. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats. She also enjoys reading a good book, crafting, and camping.

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