Meet Our Staff

Jessica C. Davis, DDS

Dr. Davis is originally from Long Island, New York and calls Georgia home as of 5 years ago. She has two children which keeps her very busy. When she’s not doing dentistry she’s working out, traveling, cooking or spending time with family.

Dr. Davis found dentistry fascinating as a young child. The most memorable experience was one summer in Florida with her grandparents. She had a loose tooth and wasn’t willing to let her grandparents pull it. They took her to a dentist in their retirement community. When she arrived, the dentist and staff were thrilled to have a child visit them, because they normally cared for an older clientele. During her visit, Dr. Davis was allowed to explore the dental equipment. The doctor and team members were glad to answer her questions and loved her curiosity. It was this event that sparked Dr. Davis’s love for dentistry. Today, she is committed to delivering the same level of personalized, gentle care to each of her patients.


Bachelor of Science in psychology – University of Florida • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry     

General practice residency – Metro General hospital Nashville/ Meharry Medical College

Each year, Dr. Davis completes many hours of continuing dental education. By learning from leaders in the field, she ensures she’s current on innovative procedures, emerging technologies, and materials. Attending dental meetings, seminars, and lectures keeps Dr. Davis at the leading edge of dentistry. Her patients reap the benefits of Dr. Davis ongoing education.

Shanna Hale RDA, Office Manager

Shanna Hale has been with Smoke Rise Dental for a year now and fell right into place as our Office Manger. Growing up in an Army family in New Mexico, Shanna found travel to become a growing passion. Later moving to Texas to continue her education at Collin County College in Plano Texas, finding business administration to be her calling. Shanna also obtained her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and has been in the dental field for the past twenty-two years. With an itch for new adventure Shanna moved from Texas to Georgia with her two sons, Trey and Dallen. 

As our liaison to dental treatment and patient care, she assists in explaining and reviewing to the patients about treatment navigation, finances and insurance planning. Shanna is a friendly, compassionate and a caring person. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time working on her farm house, and exploring the beauty that Georgia has to offer. 

Shanna will gladly help you navigate through the dental treatment options to create that beautiful, healthy smile we all deserve. 

Paula Groppe RDH