“I am truly blessed to be a dentist, and am inspired daily to provide my patients with the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. I love that my patients are also my neighbors and friends, and I always provide the highest quality of services possible for them. I care about each person who comes to see me, and am humbled by the fact that they put so much trust in me. I want to ensure that they maintain their oral health for a lifetime!” — Dr. Sanders
Dr. Sanders is the only Accredited Fellow (granted in 2018) and one of only nine dentists in the state of Tennessee to earn accreditation (granted in 2006) with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) worldwide. The designer of award-winning smiles, Dr. Sanders is an award winner herself, having garnered silver and bronze awards in the AACD’s internationally acclaimed Annual Smile Gallery Competition of the leading cosmetic dentists.
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Her dedication to the continual refinement of her cosmetic dentistry skills has inspired her to pursue extensive continuing education and advanced practicum experience presented by some of the world’s most talented cosmetic dentists (1998 PAC-Live graduate, Anterior Aesthetics Program, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, Calif.; hands-on training with Dr. Frank Spear, The Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Facially Generated Treatment Planning-February 2004, Occlusion in Clinical Practice-August 2004, Advanced Occlusion in Clinical Practice-Oct. 2005; Peer Practicum Implant Studies, Implant Dentistry; 2009 Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education with Dr. Frank Spear; 2011 Carlsbad, CA Zimmer Institute) Member of the Dawson Academy, and a Qualified Dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine 2018.
Due to Dr. Sanders’s continuing education fervor, she has been recognized every year since 1999 by the Tennessee Dental Association ACE Certificate of Recognition program for completing more than 80 hours of continuing education in a two-year period (1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008; 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2018, 2019-2020).
Practicing in the Tri-Cities since 1991, Dr. Sanders is a member of the AACD, the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association (Tennessee Dental Society, First District Dental Society). She is also a recipient of the Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” recognition.
Dr. Sanders also works with a local shelter for domestic violence victims. She participates with the Tennessee Chapter of the AACD in the Give Back a Smile program—a coordinated effort designed to provide cosmetic dental care to victims of domestic violence. In 2015, Dr. Sanders was awarded the Milligan College Leaders in Christian Service award.
Dr. Sanders and her husband Brian most enjoy spending time together with their two adult children, Erika and Michael. She also enjoys reading, snorkeling, and traveling in her spare time.