At The Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll find a team committed to the provision of excellence. From the gracious hospitality of Southern charm to an unwavering commitment to exceptional quality, an encounter within our care will be one you are sure to remember.
New Patient and Complex Case Coordinator
I enjoy meeting new patients and helping Dr. Sanders develop treatment plans. I am the patient advocate who coordinates all phases of treatment, beginning with our treatment conference (which defines chronological stages and financial obligations), as well as scheduling coordinating appointments with specialists.
I am honored to have been a part of this team since 2005. I love what I do and am most thankful to serve under the leadership of Dr. Sanders: someone who is not only an excellent dentist, but also an incredible team leader. She respects each member of our team and encourages us to step “outside of the box” in our own areas of leadership. It is also a blessing to serve with Dr. Erika Sanders Lovett, since she joined the practice in 2022. Truly, our team finds joy in one another and our patients. Laughter is the sound most often heard when you stop to listen in our office!
My husband, Bob and I live in Kingsport. I have three grown sons and three wonderful daughter-in-laws! I have been blessed with five grandchildren: Lochlan, Leyton, Lewis, Owen, and MacKenzie. As of 2018, we also have 3 wonderful step-grandchildren: Alexis, Nathaniel and Keira. I am an avid reader and travel for leisure. I am a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and am active in many church activities, including choir and cooking for our Sunday Meals on Wheels program.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I help our patients achieve their personal ideal level of oral health by providing a variety of preventive and assessment procedures. In addition to my BS degree in dental hygiene, I have practical experience in the dental field from subbing at various offices throughout the region, as well as working for five years at another office. I’ve loved each opportunity I have been given, but found my perfect fit with Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry.
One of the best parts of our office, and what you’ll notice when you first come here, is the warmth and camaraderie of our staff and our dedication to providing quality care in a relaxed atmosphere. I love working for Dr. Sanders because of the emphasis she places on continuing education for both herself, and her team, in striving to be the best. The result is that we are always enhancing our skills, which ensures that each patient receives the quality care they expect and deserve.
I live life by the motto, “work hard, play hard.” I give my career 100%, but during my time off, I travel often and spend lots of time with my family. I have three adult children and grandchildren who keep me busy and entertained. Additionally, I love to run, exercise, and surround myself with wonderful, positive friends. I am a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsport and the Junior League.
Registered Dental Assistant
Accepting the position in Dr. Sanders office in 2020 is the best decision I’ve ever made — the second best was going back to school so I could work for such a wonderful practice!
I became a Registered Dental Assistant after graduating with honors from the Ross Medical School in Johnson City. My goal as an assistant is to further my knowledge so that I may assist Dr. Sanders in providing our patients with an exceptional experience.
I grew up on the Jersey shore where lived in the Adirondack Park. I recently located to Tennessee in 2016. I have two children, two cats — Dokkaebi and Artemis — and dog named Ember. Lenore, my oldest, is studying to be a medical assistant. Luke, my youngest, is attending high school. My hobbies include reading, sketching, and painting with watercolor.
Registered Dental Assistant
I have always enjoyed working in the medical field, spending the first few years of my professional life in nursing. Then, I found my true calling in dentistry, graduating from the dental assisting program at Northeast State in 2017.
As a Registered Dental Assistant, I proudly wear many hats in our office. From being chair side to working in our in-house lab to ensuring all safety and sterilization protocols, no two days are ever the same. I love that in our office, we truly work together as a team to provide the utmost care and hospitality to each individual that comes through our door.
As an assistant, I am with each patient from start to finish — and even long after — helping individuals reach their dental goals. My personal desire is to help provide comfort and individual care that ensures a positive experience within our care. I assist Dr. Sanders as a second and sometimes third set of hands during procedures to provide the best dental experience possible.
What I love most about our team is the emphasis that Dr. Sanders places on continuing education for both herself and the whole team.
She encourages all of us to “think inside AND outside of the box” and use our individual strengths. We are continually enhancing our skills and never stop learning about all of the new advancements in dentistry.
My husband Andrew and I were married in 2013. We live in Bristol with our two young children - Emmitt, born in 2014, and Harper, born in 2018. We have a white lab mix named Olaf.
We are active members of Community Church in Bristol and enjoy serving and participating in outreach programs. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, and working on various crafting projects — especially making customized tumblers. Some of my favorite things include: reading, exploring new places, true crime documentaries/podcasts, and of course, all things leopard print.
Scheduling & Insurance Coordinator
I have been a part of this remarkable team since December 2021. When patients arrive, my smile is the first one they see. I want to make them feel as comfortable and as special as I can. I love time management and my goal is to be as accommodating to our patients’ busy schedules as possible. Also, I will try to be informative in answering any insurance issues. If I do not have the answer at hand, I will get that answer as soon as possible. It is an honor to be a part of Dr. Sanders team. She takes herself and our team to the next level -- and she’s unsurpassed in her field.
I have been married to my husband Duane since 1982. We have two sons, Kyle and Brent; two daughters-in-law, Julie and Martha; and four grandchildren, Preston, Wyatt, Brennon, and Emmalynn. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, walking, biking, and anything to do with the outdoors -- but most of all I LOVE being a Grandma/GaGa. We attend Pleasant Beach Baptist Church in Elizabethton and enjoy serving and participating in the outreach programs.