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Meet Dr. connolly

As the proud owner and lead dentist of Three Rivers, Dr. Mark Connolly has been dedicated to serving the Murfreesboro and Rockvale communities for over 17 years. With a passion for dentistry and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Connolly takes pride in the fact that our office remains locally owned, providing personalized care tailored to the unique needs of our patients.

Dr. Connolly's journey in dentistry began with a vision to create a welcoming and family-oriented practice where patients feel valued and cared for. Before opening Three Rivers Family Dentistry, Dr. Connolly completed hundreds of postgraduate hours in dentistry. At the beginning of his career, he worked at a family practice in Tullahoma before opening his dream office in Murfreesboro. Over the years, he has built a reputation for his compassionate approach to dentistry, earning the trust and loyalty of our community.

Dr.Connolly is a Middle Tennessee native, raised in McMinnville. He majored in Chemistry at Tennessee Tech University prior to receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Meharry Medical College in 2007.

With a strong dedication to advancements in dentistry, he keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies available to his patients. When he is not practicing his passion for dentistry, Dr. Connolly enjoys spending time with his three children, Seth, Addison, and Everett. He also enjoys biking the Murfreesboro Greenway, studying modern science, and watching historical documentaries.

meet dr. songstad

Joining our practice in 2019, Dr. Darren Songstad brings over 27 years of experience in dentistry to Three Rivers. After owning his own practice, he has seamlessly integrated into our team, earning the admiration of our patients for his wealth of knowledge and compassionate approach to dentistry.
 Specializing in root canals and implant cases, Dr. Songstad ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care with precision and expertise.

Dr. Songstad was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  Being from Texas, patients refer to him as the Cowboy Dentist. But please refrain from discussing the Dallas Cowboys, or we will never get any work done.

He moved to Memphis, TN in 1989 where he attended Memphis State University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. In 1997, he graduated from University of Tennessee Dental School and moved to Nashville. He purchased a practice in 2000 and sold it in 2015 to spend more time with his family.

Darren and his wife Angela, who is also one of our amazing dental hygienist, have been married for 23 years. They have two wonderful children, Duncan, who is apart of our oral surgery team, and Millie, who is a recent graduate from Nursing school. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, hunting and spending quality time with his family.

meet dr. ha

Joining our team in 2021, Dr.  Rosalyn Ha has quickly become an integral part of Three Rivers Aesthetics. Patients appreciate her compassionate approach to treatment and her dedication to providing exceptional care. In addition to her expertise in dentistry, Dr. Ha is also our go-to provider for Botox treatments, helping our patients achieve their aesthetic goals with precision and skill.

Dr. Ha was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. After receiving her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She continued her education in Seattle, WA where she completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry gaining ample experience in treating complex cases in a diverse patient population.

Dr. Ha’s favorite aspect of dentistry is the opportunity to build trusting relationships with her patients. As such, she always aims to provide high-quality, comfort-focused dental care while ensuring transparency and communication.

When she’s not looking at teeth at work, you can find her talking about teeth at home with her husband Chris- who is also a dentist. Chris is a U.S. Army dentist currently serving in active duty at Fort Campbell, KY. The couple met in dental school and bonded over their mutual love for food and dogs. If not out exploring the food scene in Nashville, you can find Dr. Ha cuddling with her dog, Franklin, sipping wine, and studying for her sommelier test!

meet dr. romero

Dr.  Jamie Romero is our expert oral surgeon, specializing in wisdom teeth removal, surgical extractions, and complex implant cases. With a focus on patient comfort, he offers sedation options for a stress-free experience.

In addition to his surgical expertise, Dr. Romero oversees our aesthetic services, ensuring comprehensive care that addresses both functional and cosmetic concerns.

Dr. Romero is a graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry Class of 2007 and completed his residency at Metro Health Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a Major in the TN Army National Guard and was previously deployed to Iraq, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. With an avid interest in aviation, he has flown helicopters in the Army and completed training in the US Army Airborne and Air Assault School. He has volunteered service to Hope Smiles, Interfaith Dental Clinic and other non-profit organizations.

Dr. Romero is easy to talk to and is very passionate about patient care. He will make you feel at ease and provide you with a caring and soothing environment to ensure your comfort.

Dr. Romero resides in Franklin, TN with his wife Eva Angelina and their five children, Briana, Jaime, Marisa, Javier and Luciano Andres. Some of his interests include spending time with his family, playing basketball, biking, soccer, and the outdoors. Dr. Romero enjoys reaching out in the community and helping others in need. Dr. Romero is also fluent in Spanish.

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Meet Our Team

administrative staff


Megan began her journey in dentistry as an intern at Three Rivers in January 2013, accepted an official position with Three Rivers in February 2013 as a dental assistant. She then expanded her education further to add expanded functions to her dental license.  She has also held several roles throughout her time at Three Rivers as lead dental assistant, treatment coordinator, and now office manager.

Megan really enjoys helping patients with their treatment journey, from first walking in the door to leaving with the smile they always dreamed of.

Outside Three Rivers, you will find Megan doing all Mom things. Her two children, Landon and Hadleigh, keep her beyond busy with soccer and cheerleading. Family time and sunshine make her the happiest, and don't forget about a good sale!



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Stephaine has been in the dental field since 2018. She started working at the front desk, where she became proficient in working with dental insurances and patient finances. Stephaine received her Registered Dental Assistant certification in 2023. So you may see her in the back helping alongside one of our doctors from time to time! 

 Stephaine loves spending quality time with her family and 3 wonderful children. In her free time she enjoys live music, cooking and being outdoors. She also loves a good pen - yes, she even puts her name on them so they don't run off! 

mEET jessica

insurance coordinator, rda

Jessica has been in the dental field for 13 years. She is a registered dental assistant as well as our insurance coordinator. She joined Three Rivers in 2024 and plans to be a for lifer!

My favorite thing about the office is that we have movies playing on the TV (even on the ceiling in the op rooms) and an air fryer, but more importantly how we work as a team and support each other. 

Jessica moved here in 2017 from Wisconsin. In her free time, she likes spending time outside with her family and make memories. She loves to cook and watch baseball. Not to mention, she is a coffee lover. 

dental hygienist

mEET maria

Maria has been with Three Rivers as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013. She has been a dental hygienist for 20 years. Her patients love her compassion and the influence she has made on their overall health. 

Outside of work, Maria loves spending time with her two fur babies, Zeta and Prada. She also enjoys reading, working out in her yard, and finding a good estate sale.

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mEET angela


Angela was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Memphis, then proceeded to the University of Tennessee Allied Health to pursue her career in dental hygiene. Angela graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1995.

Angela loves working with her patients and helping them achieve optimum oral health. Fun fact: Angela was the tooth fairy at the Children’s Museum for “The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth” Dental Symposium.  (We think she should do this again for our office!) 

She met her husband, Dr. Darren Songstad, while in school, and they married in June 1996. Afterwords, they moved to Nashville in 1997. They have been married for 27 years. Their son, Duncan, is a dental assistant/ surgical tech for an oral surgeon in Nashville.   Their daughter, Millie, is graduating from Belmont Nursing school in May 2024 and will be starting her career at Vanderbilt as a NICU nurse.

Angela loves reading and riding her Peloton. She is totally obsessed with her puppy, Lou, who just turned 2. Angela also loves hugs - we are sure she will give you one at your next appointment. 

mEET Leah

Leah joined Three Rivers in March 2022 and has 10 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys taking the time to educate her patients to help them better understand their oral health and overall well being.

Leah embarked on her dental career after graduating from Remington College in 2014. Before delving into dentistry, Leah balanced academics and athletics at Cleveland State Community College, where she earned a full ride softball scholarship as a catcher. Her time at Cleveland State was marked by recognition as Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities and as a TJCCA Scholar Athlete.

Off the clock, Leah's heart belongs to her family. She's happily married to her better half, Joshua, and together they wrangle their daughter Briella and dog Gabby.  She also enjoys capturing precious moments through family photography and finding balance at Garage Barre. Come Saturdays during college football season, you'll find the Hargrove household cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide!

registered dental hygienist

mEET devon

Devon joined Three Rivers in 2023.
She graduated from Tennessee State University in 2006 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and has been working with the Murfreesboro community ever since. Devon has one of the most infectious laughs that can be heard throughout the office. She brings joy to her patients and makes sure they feel comfortable while in her chair. 

Also have a prior background working with animals of all sizes. Graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002 with a degree in Animal Science. There I was active in my sorority Zeta Tau Alpha.

Devon has been married to husband Randall for 20 years. They have two sons, Parker and Reed, that attend the Stewart Creek Schools. She also has a beloved Beagle named Max. She enjoy spending time with my family and friends, growing relationships with patients, working out at Burn Boot Camp, watching football, and being outdoors.

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dental assistants

mEET lynsey

lead dental assistant, efda

Lynsey joined Three Rivers in 2020. She has been in dentistry for 3 years. In 2023, she became certified as in expanded functions. She enjoys being able to place fillings since getting her EFDA certification. Lynsey also enjoys working with our Invisalign patients and watching their transformations. Being from Louisiana, Lynsey is an expert in Gumbo and makes it yearly for our team.

When Lynsey isn't working, she loves hanging with her little girl and husband. She enjoys going on hikes and working out at CrossFit rampage. 

mEET stefanie

Stefanie started her career in Dentistry in 2010 when she obtained her degree from Draughons Junior College and became a Registered Dental Assistant. She furthered her career at The University of Tennessee in Memphis and excelled in becoming an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in 2018. 
She has been at Three Rivers Family Dentistry since December 2023. Our team loves when Stefanie brings her homemade sourdough bread and baked goods to share. If you come to one of our events, you might even get to try one of her amazing cupcakes.

Stefanie has been married to Scott for 14 years. They share two kids, daughter Reese and son Reed. Some of her favorite things in life are to watch her children participate in sports such as archery, basketball, and baseball. Stefanie’s husband is a Professional Golfers Association golf professional, and they enjoy traveling to various golf tournaments throughout the season. 

lead dental assistant, efda

mEET phoebe

registered dental assistant

Phoebe graduated from TCAT in January 2022 as a dental assistant. She has been apart Three Rivers since December 2022. Phoebe enjoys getting to know our patients at their visits. One of her favorite things to do at the office is make temporary crowns.

 Phoebe's hobbies outside of work are reading, going to the gym, and being outside. She loves spending time with her family and friends.

mEET Seth

Seth has been with Three Rivers for 10 years.  He started his dental assisting career in October 2023. Our patients enjoy the personalized care that Seth provides at each visit.

Seth's favorite thing to do at the office is checking on my coworkers, and gifting them their favorite candies. His hobbies include reading, eating, and playing board games with family. 



registered dental assistant

Quay started dentistry in 2022 and joined Three Rivers in 2023.  She enjoys getting to work alongside Dr. Songstad during root canals and implant procedures. 

Outside of work, Quay enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. 

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