Mark A. Connolly, D.D.S. Owner
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.
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.
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 wife, Sarah, and their three children, Seth, Addison, and Everett. He also enjoys biking the Murfreesboro Greenway, studying modern science, and watching historical documentaries.
Sarah Ryman Business Operations Manager
Sarah is a Nashville native who has lived in Murfreesboro since 2011. In 2013, she earned her MBA after obtaining a B.S. in Marketing. She has worked in both finance and education fields with years of experience in sales, management, and marketing. She loves handling the business operations of Three Rivers Family Dentistry and contributing to the care of her community.
Sarah has the pleasure of being married to Dr. Connolly and they have three amazing children Seth, Addison, and Everett. As a family, they like to travel and eat lots of ice cream!
In her free time, Sarah enjoys going to music festivals with her sister and eating great food at restaurants with patios. Another fun fact about her is that her great, great, great, great grandfather was Captain Tom Ryman, who built the Union Gospel Tabernacle, now famously known as The Ryman Auditorium.
Amy Ogles Registered Dental Hygienist
Raised in Manchester, TN, Amy attended UT Knoxville and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She has worked as a dental hygienist since 2001, and has been at Three Rivers Family Dentistry since it opened in October of 2009.
Amy is always thorough and detailed with her patients, whom she always looks forward to meeting. She has the goal to keep her patients’ mouths healthy for lifetime. Her credentials include:
- Certification in Administration of Nitrous Oxide (2004)
- Certification in Administration & Monitoring of Local Anesthesia (2010)
- Certification in Laser Therapy (2014 from Advanced Laser Training)
- TNDHA Special Service Award April 2017
- Outstanding Dental Hygienist for TN April 2015
Amy is happily married to Jason, who grew up in Murfreesboro. She loves the outdoors, UT Football, and reading books by the creek, while spending time in God’s creation. She also adores spending time with her two nephews Asher and Hobson, and two nieces, Maddie and Georgia Ann.
Maria Cole Registered Dental Hygienist
Maria received her education at Western Kentucky University and has since had 13 years of experience in the industry, with four of them taking place at Three Rivers Family Dentistry. From her time at Three Rivers, Maria has been allowed ample time to individualize her patient care.
She enjoys getting to know families as a whole through her line of work, and delights in knowing that patients are leaving in better health than when they came in. She always enjoys helping patients achieve optimum oral health so they can put their best face, with a healthy smile, forward!
In her free time, Maria loves to exercise, sew, read, and play with her dogs. One day she would love to swim with sharks.
Lacy Seabolt Registered Dental Hygienist
Lacy is originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Chattanooga State in 2012 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been working full time since then. She joined Three Rivers Family Dentistry in 2018 and is currently licensed in the administration of nitrous oxide and local anesthesia.
Lacy’s favorite aspects of dental hygiene include building long term professional relationships with her patients while helping to educate them on ways to improve their oral health. She also loves learning about new oral hygiene products to aid her patients and all of the newly emerging links between overall systemic and oral health.
When Lacy isn’t at our office or giving flossing tips to strangers in the toothbrush aisle at the grocery store, she enjoys being out in nature hiking, biking, reading, spending time with her family or doing yoga.
Melissa Boyce Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa joined Three Rivers Family Dentistry in 2018 after moving to Murfreesboro with her family from West Virginia. She and her husband, Ben, have three wonderful children – Jorgianna, Bowdy & Tansi. Melissa has been a dental hygienist for 24 years. She received her Associate degree at West Virginia Institute of Technology and then her Bachelor’s degree at East Tennessee State University. She has taken a variety of continuing education classes throughout the years helping her to stay up-to-date with the always advancing techniques and educational materials.
One of the things Melissa has loved over the years about being a dental hygienist is caring for military veterans at the VA Medical Center. She has many family members have or are currently serving in all branches of the armed services making this very special to her.
Melissa hopes that her patients leave their appointment feeling that they have had a great personal experience, confident that they have received the best care possible and confident in the choice to make Three Rivers Family Dentistry their new dental home.
When not working, Melissa enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and in the community alongside her church family. She hopes to one day be able to volunteer her dental services through missions work as well.
Megan Savidge Expanded Functions Dental Hygienist
Megan received her Associate of Applied Science Degree and following that, began her dental career at Three Rivers Family Dentistry in February of 2013. She absolutely loves her job and the relationships she’s created with patients along the way. One of her passions is helping patients realize their dental dreams and that they can have the smile they’ve always wanted.
Megan is married to Ben (whom she met at Three Rivers) and has two outstanding children, Landon and Hadleigh. Landon keeps the two of them busy with sports and outdoor play/adventure. Hadleigh, their newest addition (born in September 2017) keeps them busy doing all of the things a newborn does.
In her free time, Megan enjoys going to the pool and having cookouts with her family. She is also actively involved with her church. A fun fact about Megan is that she loves to find coupons and save money! If something isn’t on sale and she doesn’t have a coupon, it’s highly unlikely she’ll make the purchase.
Jessica Sheridan Financial Coordinator
Jessica moved to TN in 2017 from Jacksonsville, FL. She has over ten years of experience and strives to build trust and strong relationships with all patients. Jessica is married to Michael and together they share a son named Raleigh. In her free time she enjoys a little retail therapy and going on adventures with her family.
Laramie Kitchel Receptionist
Laramie was born and raised on a cattle and grain farm in Northern Indiana. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Agriculture in 2014. She moved to Murfreesboro in the Spring of 2018 and has recently joined our team here at Three Rivers Family Dentistry.
In her free time, Laramie enjoys to read books, go on adventures with friends, and spend time in God’s word.