Dental Staff

All our professionals at our and Cashiers offices maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

  • Timothy S. Spilliards, DMD

    A native of Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Tim Spilliards lives in Sylva with his wife Kelly and their three children: Claire, Corbin and Caroline. The Spilliards are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Sylva.

    Tim enjoys most outdoors activities and college sports.  He enjoys serving as the dentist for  Western Carolina University athletic programs. Go Catamounts! Over the past several years, he has coached youth baseball for Jackson County Little League, Jackson County All-Stars, and Five Star Heat.

    He is a 1996 graduate of The Citadel, he graduated the Medical College of Georgia in 2000, and completed his Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency in ‘01. He holds dental licenses in North Carolina and Georgia.

    Dr. Spilliards served in the US Army Dental Corps from 2000 until 2004, including combat operations in Iraq in 2003.

    Continuing Education

    Advance Implant Studies Continuum, 2009 to present.
    Medical College of Georgia Implant Maxi Course, 2008


    American Dental Association
    American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Associate Fellow
    North Carolina Dental Society
    Western North Carolina Dental Society

  • Eugene Young, DMD

    Dr. Eugene Young graduated with his undergraduate and dental degree from University of Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill. He attended the Medical College of Georgia Implant Studies Course and is a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Young brings 40 years of private practice experience and has served on the faculty of the Dept. of Operative Dentistry at UNC School of Dentistry. We are grateful to have his years of practical and business experience in our office as he provides coverage for our hygiene department when Dr. Spilliards is out of the office.

  • Tanya Messer

    Tanya has been with our practice since 2008. A native of Sylva, she lives with her husband, Shannon, and her youngest son, Breyden. Tanya enjoys baking, travelling, fishing, and spending time with her family.

  • Brenda Broom
    Dental Assistant

    Brenda joined our practice in 2006. An AB Technical College X-Ray Certification Program graduate, she has worked in the medical field for several years before jumping into dentistry. A Sylva native, she enjoys spending time with her kids, her dogs, travelling, and shopping.

  • Anita Langan

    Anita recently joined the Cashiers office full time.  We are excited to have her and her years of experience! 

  • Misty Powell

    Misty has been a dental hygienist and has cared for the Cashiers community for over 20 years. She received her Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Asheville-Buncombe Community College in 1998. Misty and her husband, Cameron, live in Balsam Grove and have 3 children and 1 grandson. She enjoys going to church, going to her daughter's volleyball games, Zumba and DIY projects around her house. She believes that building lasting relationships with her patients helps provide them with better quality oral care. Misty thoroughly enjoys her job and the patients she has cared for over the years.

  • Vicky Councilman

    A North Carolina native, Vicky attended UNC-Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College. In addition to having nearly three decades of experience in the field of dentistry, she has received additional training in OSHA, CPR, and soft tissue management. For her, the best things about her job are her patients and her co-workers! Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, their two adult children, Jackson and Olivia, and their enthusiastic Labrador, Indy. She also loves camping and studying the Bible and Hebrew.

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Our Location

P.O. Box 1207, 342 Hwy 64 West, Cashiers, NC 28717

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-2:00 pm