Dr. Lauren Teachout

Dr. Lauren Teachout has always loved being part of a small town. She was raised in Bono, Arkansas, and attended college in Batesville, Arkansas, at Lyon College. She earned her dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and, upon graduating, was awarded the Sidney S. Friedman, Sr. Periodontology Award. Dr. Lauren is currently a member of the American Dental Association® and Tennessee Dental Association. She is looking forward to becoming involved in the Covington community as well!

Dr. Lauren knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a professional in the medical field, and while in college, she began exploring all the many options. “After seeing the impact that a changed smile made in my father and husband’s lives, I knew that dentistry would allow me the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of others.” Dr. Lauren is excited about the ever-changing dental field, learning to provide treatment with the newest technology and being able to share her passion with her patients.

Aside from dentistry, she most enjoys spending time and making memories with family and friends — especially her husband, Kirk, and her three sons, Parker, Wynn and Nolan. She enjoys being active with her church family, traveling and being outdoors.

Dr Layla Norbash

Dr. Lyala Norbash, an esteemed Associate Dentist, joined our team in July 2023. A talented multilingual professional, she’s proficient in English and Spanish, with an educational background rich in biomedical sciences from Auburn University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee, both accolades acquired with high honors. She punctuates her impressive scholastic achievements with distinctions such as the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award and Academy of Osseointegration Outstanding Student Award.

Her zeal extends from her passion for the profession, as she cherishes being a part of our practice. Her fondness for her team members and the energetic work environment they co-create is palpable. Dr. Norbash’s indispensable contributions to our practice are epitomized in her dedicated patient care. She derives immense satisfaction from alleviating her patient’s discomfort and witnessing their restored confidence.

Beyond her professional commitments, Dr. Norbash is happily betrothed to Charlie, who is presently pursuing a Pediatric Dentistry residency at the University of Tennessee. On the personal front, she is a self-proclaimed culinary enthusiast, an avid reader, and an outdoor lover.

Dr. Norbash’s journey beautifully illustrates how extensive knowledge, coupled with a genuinely empathetic mindset, plays a cardinal role in her successful career trajectory. In all, she stands as a testament to our clinic’s commitment to providing the finest dental care, guided by a team of highly skilled and friendly professionals.

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team is excited for you to come visit us here at Covington Family Dental. We love seeing new and familiar faces, and we are here to handle anything you need while Dr. Teachout cares to your smile. Call us today at 901-476-2600 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about our services in Covington, Tennessee.


Dental Hygienist

Leigh Gafford, a dedicated Dental Hygienist, has been a vital part of the Covington Dental team since January 2023. Known for her passion for patient care and her exceptional ability to educate individuals on the importance of oral health, Leigh believes in building lasting relationships and trust with her patients. Her commitment to excellence and her ability to lift and inspire her team members contribute significantly to the practice’s welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Leigh takes pride in being part of a practice that truly embodies the spirit of family, where everyone pushes each other to excel and genuinely cares for the well-being of their patients.


Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

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Office Administrator

Donna joined our team in 2019, humorously claiming she came with the building. She’s committed to treating everyone with respect, listening to their concerns, and maintaining a positive attitude to support our patients. Originally a registered dental assistant, Donna now manages the front desk. She and her husband, Dave, have five children and eight grandchildren.

She loves spending time with her family and enjoying great beach vacations.


Office Administrator

Amy Brewer, who joined the practice as an Office Administrator in January 2024, quickly became an integral part of the team, known for her clinical expertise and her ability to assist patients in numerous ways. Beyond her professional contributions, Amy treasures the camaraderie and laughter she shares with her colleagues, reflecting a workplace culture that thrives on mutual support and a shared commitment to improving patient health. Her daily efforts to educate and assist patients, coupled with her encouragement to her teammates, underscore her dedication to the practice’s success and the well-being of those it serves.


Office Manager

Kirk joined our team when his wife, Dr. Lauren Teachout, purchased the practice in 2019. He contributes to the success of Covington Family Dental by managing the business side of the office, covering marketing and advertising, social media, patient satisfaction, and more. He loves the culture and environment of our team and the warm, positive feeling when walking in the door. He works closely with Dr. Teachout to ensure we have the best office around.

Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and mountain biking.