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2040 Castaic Lane Knoxville, TN 37932

Meet Knoxville TN Dentist Office Staff

Rhonda Draughon

Office Administrator

Born in El Paso, TX, and raised all over the world as a military brat, Rhonda has resided here in Knoxville for the past 3 years. Prior to that, she lived in Cookeville, where she worked in a general dentistry practice for 15 years. Growing up with diverse backgrounds, which has made Rhonda who she am today.

“I am very much a people person and I have a passion for changing people’s lives one smile at a time.”

Her hobbies include cooking, horseback riding, and hiking. She has been in the medical profession for 23 years. Graduating Cumberland Medical Technologies as a Registered Medical Assistant in 1989, then became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1994. I’ve been a member of AADOM since 2007. I have taken extensive training courses over the years through Fortune Practice Management, Hollander Practice Management, and Levine Practice Management Groups. I have been working with Dr. Robert Cain for 8 years now.


Tina Clawson

Registered Dental Assitant

Born in Knoxville, but raised in Anderson County, Tina Clawson graduated from Tennesse Tech in 2001. She has been working in the dental industry since graduating and joined us at East Tennesse Periodontics in 2006. She loves people and restoring their smiles brings her great joy. Tina is married and has two sons, one of which is active duty Air Force and the other is a Senior in high school. She believes in giving back to her community and is very active in her church.


Catherine Rowell

Registered Dental Assitant

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Catherine is married with no children. She has worked as a CDA for 15 years prior to attending Old Dominion University, where she graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene in 1996. To further her education with training in periodontics and has worked as a dental hygienist for 14 years now. She is currently a member of ADHA, TDHA, 2nd district Hygiene Society, and was past president of 2nd district Hygiene Society at the local level and a past Trustee at the state level.


Alica Walker

Registered Dental Assitant

Alicia was born in Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1993 and was licensed in TN immediately after graduation and moved to Memphis. She has held a Dental Hygiene license since. She has been very active in the local and state Dental Hygiene Societies throughout her career and is currently president of the 2nd District Dental Hygiene Society here in the Knoxville area.

She is married with 2 children, Jacob 15 and Christina 12.


Debbie Harris

C.D.A., R.D.A.

Debbie was born in CA, relocating often as a military brat, she has lived in Knoxville for over 20 years.

Debbie began working with Dr. Cain in 2016. She has over 21 years experience as a dental assistant and has received training at ETON Technical Institute in Everett, WA.

Debbie is married to John, together they have 2 stepdaughters, 4 step-grandchildren, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. She enjoys Fly fishing, biking, spending time with my wonderful husband and family, and long walks with our dogs.


Angie Conner

Front Desk

Angie was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Kings College in Charlotte with a degree in medical assisting. She relocated to Tennessee in 2016 which is when she joined our team.

Angie has a daughter Heather who recently graduated from UNC Wilmington with a psychology degree. Angie is married to her husband David who is a fishing guide here in Tennessee. She loves fishing with him on the Tennessee lakes and rivers. They also enjoy UT football and Nascar racing.

Working in the medical and dental field over the years has been a rewarding experience for Angie. She loves taking care of patients and seeing them smile!