Our Staff

Our caring staff specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages.

Travis Sisco, DDS

Dr. Travis Sisco graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. After graduation, he worked as an Engineer at Denso Manufacturing in Maryville before joining B&W Y-12 in Oak Ridge in 2006. After three years at B&W, Dr. Sisco decided to pursue his true passion and applied to dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to dental school, Dr. Sisco also completed advanced training under the guidance of professional dentists throughout the state of Tennessee. Dr. Sisco also traveled to El Salvador as part of a dental team to treat underprivileged families to much-needed dental care. In May 2012, he graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee. Following graduation, Dr. Sisco worked at Allred Dental Clinic in Jamestown, Tennessee. In December 2012, Dr. Sisco went into private practice and opened Sisco Family Dentistry in Kingston. Dr. Sisco is a member of Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Roane County Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Sisco and his wife, Kayla, live in Kingston with their son, Asher and daughter, Maeve.


Jessica Halcomb, Office Manager/ Dental Assistant

Jessica Halcomb is an East Tennessee Native. She has lived in Roane County all of her life. She has been a Registered Dental Assistant since April of 2011 and has her Dental Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring licenses. She is also certified in CPR. Her love of dentistry was inspired by her mother and grandmother who are also Registered Dental Assistants. Jessica is married to her high school sweetheart Andrew Halcomb. They have one son, Camden. In her free time she enjoys spending time at their small farm and being on the lake with family and friends.

shannon-wrShannon Hays, Dental Hygienist

Shannon Hays was blessed to relocate to East Tennessee in 1995. She received her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and her Registered Dental Hygiene License in 1990 from Lake Land College in Illinois. Shannon has over 27 years experience as a dental hygienist ranging from general practices to cosmetic specialists and periodontics. Her goal is building relationships with her patients while giving them the optimal dental treatment. Shannon has been married to her high school sweetheart, John, for over 27 years. They have one daughter, Savannah, who is currently attending the University of Tennessee. Savannah is engaged, so she and Shannon are busy wedding planning.

pam-wrPam Purdy, Dental Hygienist

Pam Purdy graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1974 with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. After working in a private dental practice for 35 years, she returned to her alma mater and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Having been in dental hygiene for more than 40 years, she has built many lasting relationships with her patients. She and her husband, Tom, have two children and five grandchildren. Pam is active in her church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and pianist. She enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with family.

Hillary wrHillary Cates, Dental Hygienist

Hillary Cates-Nelson grew up in Rockwood.  She has been a registered dental hygienist since 2015.  She graduated from Roane State in 2011 with her Associates in Applied Science.  She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013 with her Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis in Physiology.  She graduated from dental hygiene school in 2015.  She is licensed in nitrous oxide administering and monitoring as well as local anesthesia.  Hillary got her passion for dentistry from her father, who is a dentist.  She married her high school sweetheart in 2014.  She enjoys playing with her three cats and renovating her Victorian home with her husband.

Mikiah wrMikiah Ruppe, Dental Assistant

Mikiah Ruppe is originally from Oakdale. She has been a registered dental assistant since 2014 and has her dental radiology and coronal polishing licenses. She is also certified in CPR.  When not at the office she is helping her dad out at his local diner, Wendells. In her free time she enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews and hanging out with her friends.