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 11 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 is 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 30 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 12 years now.
Marilen Price: Dental Hygienist
Raised in Miami Beach Florida Marilen moved to East Tennessee in 1982. She attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and graduated in 1986. She moved to Knoxville the next year and began her career in Dental Hygiene and has never looked back.
She has 36 years of combined experience working in General Dentistry and Periodontics. She is Married to her wonderful husband Robert and they have two sons. In her downtime she loves to spend time with her Family on the lake, kyaking, and reading books.
Daelyn Stoner: Registered Dental Assistant
Daelyn joined our Dental team in winter of 2019 as one of our Surgical assistants. Daelyn moved to Tennessee and attended Maryville Dental Learning Center where she graduated in the top 10% of her class as a Registered Dental Assistant. She has 10 years experience working in dental surgery.
Daelyn was born and raised in South Bend Indiana and has two wonderful teenagers, Cameron 17, and Ally 14. She loves animals and is mom to 5 dogs. In her down time she likes to go camping, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Amanda Soto: Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda was born and raised in Bradenton Florida. After graduating High School she attended Manatee Technical College and is a certified EFDA, RDA. She married Emmanuel 11yrs ago and they love traveling and making memories. Recent travels include Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Galápagos Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and Canada.
They are Jehovah’s Witness and support the American Sign Language Knoxville Congregation. Together they’ve enjoyed assignments in New York, Florida, Ecuador and Tennessee. Amanda enjoys crafting, cooking, biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming and yoga. She is fluent in English, Spanish, American Sign Language and some French. “Best life ever”
Leslie Briggs: RDA Dental Assistant
Leslie joined our team in 2017. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. She strives to provide the best dental care and comfortable environment for her patients. After hours she enjoys cross stitching, gardening, and camping with her husband. Her favorite place to be is on the beach and spending time with her nieces and nephews and of course Winston her Dog.
Catherine Rowell: Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Debbie Harris: Certified Dental Assistant / Registered Dental Assistant
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!
Jessica Blair: Insurance / Treatment Coordinator
Jessica Grew up in a dental practice with her mom, always knowing this is what she wanted to be when she grew up. She graduated top of her RDA class and began her career in Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. Since then she has gone on to earn her degree in pharmacy as a CPhT. After a few years of being in the pharmacy world she realized that dentistry was where her heart really lied.
Jessica joined our practice in 2019 as our Insurance / Treatment Coordinator, though she is cross trained in both front office and clinical her strengths in Insurance and Treatment coordinating make her an invaluable asset to our team. Jessica is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady with four boys at home the she spoils rotten. In her spare time, you’ll find her around town as an assistant camera shooter for her husband who is a professional photographer.
Krista has been in dentistry for 17 years. She has enjoyed a number of various fields of dentistry some of which include general, surgical and orthodontics and periodontics. She has a passion for learning and understanding dentistry and is dedicated to making her patients feel comfortable and cared for. When not at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and serving as a minister to her community.