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Meet Our Team


Rachel Sartain- Office Manager

Rachel is our office manager and keeps us all on track! She does a little bit of everything from scheduling, insurance, treatment plan coordination and even lends a hand in the clinical area if needed! Rachel has been working in the dental field for many years  starting as a chairside clinical assistant before moving to the front office. Rachel and her husband have two sweet children and she enjoys spending time with them when not at the office. 

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Mikayla Young -  Insurance Coordinator

 Mikayla is our insurance coordinator and works hard to keep our to make sure our patients maximize all the benefits that their insurance plans have to offer! Mikayla has been working in the dental field for many years beginning as a chairside clinical assistant before transitioning to the front office. She says her favorite part of dentistry is the opportunity to build personal relationships with patients. Mikayla recently got married and enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, her newborn baby daughter Marlee, and her dogs, Lonzo & Daisy. Mikayla also loves listening to true crime podcasts and reading books.  

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Julie Swearingen, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Julie received her degree in dental hygiene from Western Kentucky University and also has a degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For seven years, Julie had her own business working as a fill-in hygienist for various office around middle Tennessee, including our own!  She served on the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Dental Hygienists Association and on the board for the Nashville Dental Hygienists Association. In her first career, she was Director of Communications for the Tennessee Bar Association and has provided marketing and public relations services for the banking and mortgage banking industries. She lives on 45 acres with her husband , two daughters, three dogs, a cat, and even a few chickens from time to time. We feel very privileged to have Julie as a part of our team!

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Chermelle Boone, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Chermelle is one of our amazing dental hygienists. She is one of the newer members of our team, although definitely not new to dental hygiene! In fact, Chermelle worked alongside Dr. Harding for many years at a Nashville area practice before deciding she wanted to stay closer to her home here in Goodlettsville. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is loved and highly requested among our patients! She has the gentlest touch when it comes to cleaning teeth, but her sweet personality is equally as gentle and caring. Chermelle is married with two children and enjoys spending her free time with her family. Chermelle is also a talented jewelry maker and enjoys creating pieces to share with her friends and family.

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Sherri Merritt - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherri is a Registered Dental Hygienist and works part time with our practice. She started her career in dentistry as a chairside assistant before transitioning to the preventative aspect of dental hygiene. Sherri is a ray of light and puts smiles on the faces of her patients in more ways than one! Her soft yet thorough touch and enthusiasm for patient care epitomizes what Long Hollow Dental is all about. In her spare time Sherri enjoys writing, music, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

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Melissa Alexander- Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Melissa is a cherished member of our team, serving as our lead dental assistant. Originally from Northern Kentucky, Melissa received her dental assistant certification in 2009. After practicing for several years, Melissa decided to further her education at the University of Tennessee and obtained certification in expanded functions which allows her to do more advanced skills such as place fillings after the doctor has prepared the tooth. Melissa says her goal is to ensure that each patient in her care feels 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. Outside of the office Melissa enjoys yoga, boating and spending time with her husband Michael and their children Caleigh and Evan. 

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Pamela Seay- Registered Dental Assistant

Pam is one of our very experienced dental assistants and has been in the dental field since 1990! She is dedicated to excellence and making sure her patients feel at ease in the dental chair. She recently celebrated the birth of her first granddaughter and loves to spend any spare time she can with her! We are very blessed to have Pam as a part of our team!

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Zada Cunningham- Registered Dental Assistant

Zada graduated from the Dental Staff School of Tennessee in 2022 and is already off to an amazing start in her dental career. She is dual trained to work as both a chairside clinical assistant and also as a receptionist in our front office.  She is full of smiles and ready to walk alongside you from start to finish when you visit our office. Zada recently got married to her husband, Nelson, and is enjoying life as a newlywed!  We are very blessed to have Zada on our team!

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