Meet Our Team

 

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.

Yvonne

Scheduling Coordinator

I am the first and last person our patients see upon passing through the door to our office. My goal is always to greet and thank them in a way that stresses their value to us, not only as a patient but also a friend. I love coordinating the appointments on the schedule in order to be most productive for our office and to benefit our patients’ busy schedules. Dr. Sanders is not only incredibly gifted in her profession, but she also takes the time to know each patient on a personal level, which explains the extreme loyalty of our patients. Anyone who comes into our office quickly realizes how much we all care for one another. I have been a team member since 2007.

I have been married to David since 1979. We have two daughters, Stacey and Christie; one son-in-law, Jordan; and two grandsons, Connor and Jack. When I have free time, I enjoy walking, biking, yoga, going to music concerts, and attending plays at area theaters. I am a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Kingsport, and the Downtown Kingsport Association.

 

Leigh

New Patient and Complex Case Coordinator

I enjoy meeting new patients and helping Dr. Sanders develop treatment plans. I coordinate 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 a most wonderful “boss.” She respects each member of our team and encourages us to step “outside of the box” in our own areas of leadership. Truly, our team enjoys one another and our patients. Laughter is the sound often heard when you stop to listen!

I live with my husband Bob and a Jack Russell terrier, Nala. I have three grown sons — Will, Josh, and Anthony — and four grandchildren: Lochlan, Leyton, Lewis, and Owen. I am an avid reader and travel for leisure. I am a member of Holy Trinity Luthern Church and am active in many church activities, including cooking for our Sunday Meals on Wheels program.

 

Gretchen

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 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, and boyfriend, Larry Roberts. 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.

 

Reneé

Registered Dental Assistant

The first time I walked into Dr. Sanders’s office, I knew there was something very special about it, and that is what I desire each of our patients to experience. I feel so blessed to be a part of a team that strives to give their very best.

I am a registered dental assistant at this office but am also known as a NINJA. (No, I’m Not Just an Assistant.) I attended Northeast State to attain my associate’s degree in applied science and graduated from the dental assisting program and received the Outstanding Student Award. I was very fortunate to be hired by Dr. Sanders before the completion of my program.

I am so honored to work with the very knowledgeable, genuine, and goal-oriented ladies in our office who set each other up for success on a daily basis. I enjoy the constant challenges of our level of dentistry and the interaction with our wonderful patients. I am also blessed to have found my partner in life, Donnie, with whom I share a blended family that consists of three daughters and a son. We have two shelter dogs who are lab mixes, Huck and Zoe, and also a cat, Katey Purry.

 

Leslie

Registered Dental Assistant

I feel so blessed to be working with Dr. Sanders and the wonderful ladies at her office. You can feel the joy and genuine care for each patient. Each patient is treated as an individual and made to feel as comfortable as possible. I felt the high level of patient and staff care the moment I walked through the doors.

I have a passion for patient care and helping patients have the best dental experience possible. Patient education is also very important. I feel the more informed the patient, the better the outcome they will experience.

I live in Kingsport with my husband Ershal and two daughters, Destini and Magdalyn. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and scrapbooking.

 

Kara

Hygiene Assistant

Here at Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, I assist our hygienist Gretchen with patient care and help Dr. Sanders whenever the opportunity arises. I enjoy working with our patients and helping them have positive dental experiences whenever they visit us.

Since joining the office in 2014, I’ve applied for and was accepted into Walters State Community College for dental assisting, and will be attending ETSU this fall for their dental hygiene program. I look forward to beginning my career in dental hygiene program for the next two years, but will miss this amazing team. Each member is indispensable and all are willing to help one another. I am forever grateful for the knowledge that each one of them has instilled in me.

When I’m not at work or at school, I enjoy exercising, whether it be going to the gym or hiking. I played volleyball, ran track in high school, and have stayed active ever since. I have a close-knit family and spend much of my free time with them as well.