Sonia is involved in many areas of the office. She is like a utility player in baseball. She works where they need her. Since 1985, she has worked part-time with Dr. Sain.
She was born in Livingston, Tennessee and grew up most of her life in Manchester, Tennessee. She attended school in Manchester and met her husband, David (Dr. Sain) in 8th grade. They dated from 8th grade through high school. After marrying, they moved to Cookeville where she attended Tennessee Technology University. After living in Cookeville for four years, they moved to Memphis for her husband to attend dental school. While in Memphis, she completed her degree in business with a major in real estate. She worked as a title searcher for Memphis, Light, Gas, and Water until they moved to Murfreesboro.
Her true love is her family. She and David have been married 39 years and it has been full of life experiences. She says, “David is a great guy and a wonderful husband.” They have two wonderful daughters. Each is her own person and she loves that about them. Holly Sain Pearson is their oldest daughter. She is a teacher at Rock Springs Elementary and has completed four degrees in education. But most importantly, she is an awesome wife and mom. She is married to Christian Pearson, a State Farm Payment Plan Supervisor. He is a true blessing not only as a son-in-law, but also as a husband and dad. They have two of the most wonderful children. James Zachary keeps everyone busy with his travel baseball and football. Their daughter, Madison Lee is a beautiful young lady, so full of life and such a girly girl. She brings sunshine to the room when she arrives. She is a dancer and coach pitch ball player. Jessica Sain Leech is their youngest daughter. She is a clinical pharmacist and wonderful wife and new mom. She is married to Dr. Jeff Leech, a newly established dentist in Murfreesboro. He is such a blessing as a son-in-law, as well as a husband and dad. They have two beautiful daughters. Mylan Elizabeth is so cute and the image of her mama. She loves playing outside and with her cousin, Madi. She is so loving and caring with her new sister, Austin Marie. Austin loves sleeping and discovering the world around her.
Between family and work, Sonia enjoys spending time with her mother (87- who gets around like she is 45 or younger), her five siblings, having talks with Ms. Betty, her Bible study group, working out at the MAC with her friend, Misty, gardening, ministering with other women, teaching Asitia, volunteering and attending at World Outreach Church, serving in the community, but most of all loving those grandchildren and watching them grow up.
“Murfreesboro has been great to our family and we are blessed to call it our home. Only God could have worked my life out the way it is today.”
Varonica joined the Smile Team in 2013 and is usually the first smile you “see” when you call our office to schedule your initial exam with Dr. Sain. She will keep you smiling after that initial visit with her humorous accounts of life “on the farm” with her husband and family. She and Brent married in 1994, and have two beautiful children, Hope and Brody. Varonica has been in the orthodontic field since 1999, after graduating from Oakland High School and obtaining her Registered Dental Assistant license at Nashville Technology Center in Nashville, TN.
Varonica and her family currently reside in Milton, TN. Her interests include spending time with her family, music and going to the lake. Varonica and her family attend Woodbury Road Baptist Church.
New Patient Coordinator
We are very excited to have Janet as part of our Smile Team. Janet has been in the dental field now for approximately 30 years. Her experience and depth of knowledge is a blessing to us and our patients. Janet has two children, Jessica and Justin. Jessica and her husband, Ben, have gifted Janet with her first grandchild, Sophia Ann. Justin attends the University of Chattanooga and works part-time for the State of Tennessee. Janet and her family attend The Donelson Fellowship Church. In her spare time, Janet likes to decorate and remodel her home along with any and all outdoor work as well.
Diane joined our Smile Team in 2010 as our Financial Coordinator; she is available to assist you with any questions or concerns regarding patient accounts, accounts payable, or accounts receivable. Diane is no stranger to Orthodontics and brings with her approximately 9 years of Orthodontic experience ranging from Assistant Office Manager to Appointment Scheduling, she also has an additional 20 years of Medical office experience.
In 1984, Diane relocated from Lafayette, Tennessee, moved to Smyrna, and married her long distance sweetheart, Chuck. Her parents, brother, and extended family still reside in Lafayette and she visits them often. Diane and Chuck are blessed to have two wonderful children; both whom attended and graduated from Smyrna High School. Their son Geoff works in Nashville, and daughter Ashley works in Murfreesboro.
My “favorite things” are being a grams, reading, being with family and friends, and spending time with my Love.
Allie has been a wonderful addition to our practice. Although Allie joined our team in 2010, she has been with us a long time. Allie started as a patient of Dr. Sain’s when she was eight. After her treatment with a palatal widening device, jaw corrector, and braces, she knew God was calling her into this mission field. Allie feels blessed to know that she is helping change lives by creating great smiles.
Allie and her husband, Derek, have been married since the summer of 2013. They attend Belle Aire Baptist Church where they are involved in the children’s, youth, and college ministries. They enjoy rock climbing, spending time with their families and friends, and reading.
Amanda is originally from Winchester, TN. She graduated from Franklin County High School in 2008. She obtained her Dental Assisting License from the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro.
Amanda enjoys travelling back to her small hometown to visit family and friends. She attends Winchester First Baptist Church. Amanda enjoys cooking and doing outdoor activities, such as canoeing and swimming. Amanda’s parents are Allen and Julie Bassett and she has an older sister and a younger brother. She has 2 Sugar Gliders named Scrat and Snips.
We are pleased to have Amanda as a member of our Smile Team.
Leanne joined the Smile Team as a Treatment Partner in 2012. She has been in the orthodontic field since 2001. She loves being a part of creating beautiful smiles.
Leanne was raised in Washington State and moved to Middle Tennessee in 1996. She graduated from Riverdale High school in 2001 and started working in the Orthodontic field. After taking some time off from Orthodontics, she attended David Lipscomb University to obtain her license as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2006.
Leanne met her husband, Marc, in 2001 and then married in 2005. They have a daughter, Brylie, who was born in 2010. Leanne and her family enjoy spending time out doors camping, swimming, being at the lake or beach, attending/watching Alabama football games and just enjoying nature.
Since December 2009, Chalice has been a part of “The Smile Team.” Her favorite part of her job is working with children, adults and, of course, teeth.
Chalice was home schooled through junior high and high school. She graduated from Tennessee Technology Center of Shelbyville where she obtained her registration in dental assisting.Chalice and her husband, Dan, grew up in LaVergne and now reside in Murfreesboro with their two beautiful children, Reaghan and Sullivan. They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro. Chalice enjoys spending time with her family, listening to live music, cooking, and reading a good book.
Holly Hughes started working with Dr. Sain in 1988. She took a leave of absence for two years after the birth of her son, Joey. She is back working in our office part-time. Holly was born and raised in Murfreesboro and graduated from Oakland High School.
She attended classes at Nashville Tech to acquire her dental assistant’s license. Holly is married to Neil Hughes, also from Murfreesboro. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, baking, sewing, reading and watching Joey play baseball. The Hughes family attends church in Murfreesboro at Stones River Church of Christ.
Community Care Coordinator
Shelli, also known to the students of our county as the Tooth Fairy’s helper, joined our team in January, 2007. She has been a part of the orthodontic community for 25 years. Shelli brings a passion and love for creating smiles in children and adults wherever she goes! She is committed to education and communication and strives to serve our dentists, schools, and businesses with excellence.
Shelli has called Murfreesboro home since 1987. Her husband, Jeff, and her children, Mitch and Miah, are her life’s focus, but she is blessed with many friends and family. She attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville. Shelli will be introducing our patients, age 10 and under, to the Smile Team, through their examination appointment and our Care Club where Dr. Sain does growth and development check ups at no charge. Shelli can be seen all over Murfreesboro attending and participating in community events.