Meet Our Team

Tamra Phelps - Treatment Plan Coordinator

 With over a decade of experience in the dental field, Tamra works diligently as our treatment plan coordinator to provide patients with a detailed plan for treatment including accurate out of pocket cost estimations. She also works to schedule appointments, file insurance claims, answer our phones, and communicate with our wonderful patients. Tamra is a people person and is always ready to help patients with whatever they may need. She and her husband Dustin have two adorable children, Konnor and Kylin. They spend a lot of time at the ball field and enjoy outdoor activities.

Rachel Sartain- Insurance Coordinator

Rachel is our insurance coordinator and works hard to make sure you are getting all you can from your insurance benefits. Rachel has been working in the dental field for 5 years  starting as a chairside clinical assistant before moving to the front office. 

Mikayla Young -  Patient Scheduling Coordinator

 Mikayla is our scheduling coordinator and works hard to keep our schedule running smoothly! Mikayla has been working in the dental field for 5 years beginning as a chairside clinical assistant before moving 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, and her dogs, Lonzo & Daisy. Mikayla also loves listening to true crime podcasts and reading books.  

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!

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.

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. 

Diana Rodriguez - Dental Assistant

Diana is cross trained to work both in our front administrative office and also in the back as a clinical assistant. She is a wonderful asset to our office and always strives for diligence in all she does. We are very blessed to have her as our in-house translator as she is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. Diana is currently continuing her education at Volunteer State University in pursuit of a Dental Hygiene degree. She has two daughters at home, Leticia and Karla. 

Melissa Alexander- Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Melissa is a cherished member of our team, serving as one of our talented dental assistants. 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. 

Caroline Lux- Registered Dental Assistant

Caroline recently graduated from the Dental Staff School of Tennessee and is super excited to be starting her career in the dental field! She is dedicated to excellence and is continuing her education by pursing additional certifications in coronal polishing and sealants. When she isn't at the office, Caroline enjoys painting, photography and playing disc golf! We are very blessed to have Caroline as a part of our team!