Meet the Staff
Dr. Bradley Beisiegel, DDS
Cosmetic, General Dentistry, Restorative, and Root Canal

Dr. Bradley Beisiegel is eager to deliver the fabulous care our patients deserve at Rivergate Dental. He greatly enjoys working with all types of patients, with a variety of needs and wishes – including restorative/cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and root canals. Most of all, Dr. Beisiegel is committed to forming a connection with his patients and creating a dental environment in which they are at ease.

“I care deeply about making your visit to our office among the best you’ve experienced! My goal is to treat you as if you were my own family – with integrity, honesty, and kindness. I have a passion for delivering your dental care to the highest clinical and professional standards and doing it as comfortably and painlessly as possible. I am looking forward to connecting with you soon!”

When he’s not doing dentistry, Dr. Beisiegel loves playing and watching basketball, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Merwin Scruggs, DMD
General Dentistry

"Dr. Merwin Scruggs received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from The University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Scruggs is a general dentist that focuses on patient education and long-term success of dental treatment. He enjoys working with patients and listening to them to see how he can best help them.

Dr. Scruggs says “My favorite part of dentistry is talking with patients and understanding how their lives can be impacted by my profession. I love that I can build a lasting relationship with them and provide them with comfortable, lasting dental care."

When Dr. Scruggs is not treating patients, he enjoys hiking, grilling, and traveling with his wife and daughter."

Daphne Schwartz
Operations Manager

Daphne is our Operations Manager. She has been with Rivergate Dental for 25 years. During that time she has formed many great and valuable relationships with patients and colleagues alike. She takes great satisfaction with giving the patient the best experience they can have from the time they arrive until they depart from the office. She and her husband are avid music collectors with over 2,000 vinyl records in their collection. She also enjoys traveling & singing and writing songs in her spare time.

Emily Crabtree
Insurance Coordinator

This is Emily, our Insurance Coordinator. She grew up in Kentucky and has lived in Tennessee for 4 years now.Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and painting nails.

Kayla Dubina
Check Out Receptionist

Kayla is from Hartselle, Alabama and moved to Hendersonville with her husband Keith in December of 2018. She graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!!) with a degree in Early Childhood Education, but her life brought her to Rivergate Dental. Kayla has been with us for 2 years now. In her free time, she absolutely loves going to concerts. She loves all types of music and has seen everyone from Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, and even Phish. Other than going to concerts, she loves watching sports of all kinds and lounging around with her dogs Forrest and Quinn.

Karissa Borden
Registered Dental Assistant
Kailee Jacobs
Dental Hygienist
Allie Watson
Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Allie Watson, and I am a registered Dental Assistant. I graduated from Remington College. I am originally from a small town in Tennessee in Gordonsville. From a young age, I knew I wanted to work in the dental field. I love that I get to help improve someone's smile and confidence.  Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy painting and relaxing at home with a good movie or show. Overall, I am excited for my future in the dental field and looking forward to meeting new patients & helping them on their dental journey.

Hannah Ebbert
Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Hannah Ebbert. I started out at as a check- In representative with Rivergate Dental and now training to become a Registered Dental Assistant. I have a certification for Medical Administrative Programming. I am super excited to start my career in the dental field. My favorite part about my job is working with my co-workers to help our patients. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my dogs on walks.

Meagan Bellar