Dr. Jeanette Sabir-Holloway – Dentist
Dr. Jeanette Sabir-Holloway is a 1980 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry where she received her DDS degree. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1976. Dr. Holloway has been in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana for over 30 years. She has trained extensively in orthodontics and oral implantology, and has been very active in organized dentistry in this state and nationally.
She is a member of the ADA and National Dental Association (NDA), and the district components for these dental societies. In addition, she is a former trustee for the NDA and past President of the state and local chapters on the NDA. Dr. Holloway has served on several Boards in the Indianapolis community, including The Children’s Museum, YWCA, JT’s Hand, St. Richard’s School and The Children’s Theatre Institute. She is currently serving on an International Board that has adopted an Orphanage in South Africa.
Dr. Holloway has also initiated a dental pipeline with the primary goal of Increasing Diversity in Dentistry (IDID). It focuses on increasing the number of those who are underrepresented in dental schools. She travels to participating schools no fewer than once monthly to mentor, nurture, and create programming for IDID scholars. As part of the program, her scholars have committed to practice dentistry in an underserved area for a two-year period upon completion of dental school.
In 2004, Dr. Holloway opened The Ferger Centre, a business complex in downtown Indianapolis located in the Historic district of Indiana Avenue. Inside, her businesses include Sonrisa, a periodental spa, and Luxus Suites and Spa. Sonrisa, the first dental spa in the Indianapolis area, is a unique concept which combines a state of the art dental facility with the pampering and relaxing experience of a day spa. Luxus Suites and Spa, nestled atop Ferger Centre, with a stunning view of Indy’s skyline from the rooftop terrace, provides Indianapolis with a guest facility rivaling five star Hotel suites all over America.
She owns these businesses with her husband Dr. Stephen Towns.
Dr. Stephen B. Towns – Periodontist
Dr. Stephen Towns is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry, where he also received his certificate in Periodontics. He was an assistant clinical professor of periodontics at both the University of Illinois and Meharry Medical College. Dr. Towns has been a very active participant in organized dentistry, on the local, state and national levels. He is past president of the National Dental Association and has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Dentistry, Central Regional Dental Testing Service and Northeast Regional Board. He currently serves on the global diversity committee of the American Academy of Periodontics. He has participated in numerous continuing education programs including the closed circuit television program and featured speaker for the Chicago Dental Society, the Yankee Dental meeting, the Greater New York Dental meeting and the National Dental Association annual meeting as well as for local and district study clubs. In 2005, Dr Towns started Sonar Study Club, an affiliate of Seattle Study Club, known for cultivating excellence in comprehensive dentistry. He serves on the board of the Indianapolis Zoo and the Indianapolis District Dental Society and is a past president of the Historic Meridian Park Neighborhood Association. He is also currently an assistant clinical professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 2010, he received the Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring in Periodontics Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. For several years running, Dr. Towns has been selected as one of Indianapolis Magazine‘s Top Dentists in the area. Dr Towns is a food enthusiast with culinary skills from the CIA in New York and the Greenbrier Barbeque University!
Dr. Kathleen Judith Beache – Dentist
Dr. Kathleen Judith Beache was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1988. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry for one semester and received her D.D.S. from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1994. She began practicing with the Sonrisa family in 1994, then opened her own dental practice in Carmel, Indiana in 1996. After 10 years of owning her own private practice, Dr. Beache became the Chief Dental Officer at the Correctional Industrial Facility in Pendleton IN.
Dr. Beache has reunited with the Sonrisa family and is very pleased to see many of the same team members who were here when she first started. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special gift for treating the anxious patient. She is trained extensively in orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Beache is a member of Sonar Study Club, which is a subsidiary of the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Beache and her husband, Kenneth Beache, who is an architect and environmental engineer, have a beautiful daughter, Amanda. When not at work, Dr. Beache can be found walking her dogs, Prince and Sheba, or preparing some special Caribbean meal or concoction for her family and friends. She enjoys cooking, reading, walking, traveling, and spending time with her 9 siblings who reside in different parts of the US.
Brigitte Mills – Director of Business Affairs
Brigitte Mills is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management. Her dental work experience has primarily been with Sonrisa. For over 20 years she has worked in all of the administrative functions of the practice. She enjoys reading, gardening, dancing, shopping and watching TV in her spare time.
Melissa Wilson – Treatment/Scheduling Coordinator
Melissa Wilson has been in the dental field for over 27 years. She has extensive experience in the clinical area of dentistry as well as scheduling and business affairs. Melissa received her Radiology certification from IU School of Dentistry and is a graduate of Muncie Area Career Center with a degree in Health Occupation/Dental Health Occupation. She loves spending time with her dogs, as well as roller skating, ballroom dancing, fishing, and gardening. She has a great personality and provides special attention to each guest of Sonrisa. Please let Melissa know if you have any special needs upon your visit.
Alicia Renee Pillow – Licensed Dental Hygienist
Alicia Pillow (preferred name is Renee) graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry where she achieved her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been in the dental industry for over 22 years and has served her current position for 18 years. Renee is the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Award, receiving high honors in Clinical Skills. She is also certified and experienced in Radiology. Currently, she is an active member of the National Dental Hygienist Association and the American Dental Hygienist Association. Her hobbies include aerobics, physical training, and reading. Please visit her website at fitwithrenee.com
Lindsey Landes – Licensed Dental Hygienist
Lindsey graduated with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May of 2011, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Dental Hygiene in December of 2012. Throughout her education, she was on Dean’s list and one recipient of the A. Rebekah Fisk Scholarship. She also works part-time at the IU School of Dentistry as a Clinic Instructor. Lindsey grew up in Anderson, Indiana with her parents, older brother, and twin sister. Lindsey has been with Sonrisa since graduation, and she loves getting to know her guests and helping them achieve the smile they’ve always wanted! One of her favorite things about her job is working with Sonrisa’s Preschool Program, Little Kids, Big Smiles. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends; traveling, snowboarding, and playing euchre and monopoly! On football game days, you’ll always find Lindsey watching the Colts!
Mary Anderson – Dental Assistant
Mary has been in the dental field for 23 years. For 15 years she worked at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She has been with Sonrisa since 2006 and has worked in all aspects of dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies and gardening.
Steven Boyd – Dental Assistant
Steven has been a team member of Sonrisa since 2008. He is a student at IUPUI majoring in pre-dentistry. Within the next year, he plans on applying to dental school. He completed one year of dental assistant training at J. Everett Light Career Center. When not working or studying, you may find him relaxing to his favorite music and spending time with his wife.
Sylvie Kristoff – Dental Assistant
Sylvie started observing at Sonrisa in early 2016 in preparation to apply to dental school, soon after she was hired as a dental assistant. Her family dentist, along with great dental experiences sparked her interest in dentistry. She graduated from IUPUI in May of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology degree. She just applied to dental school and hopes to start in the summer of 2017. Sylvie is from Munster, IN and has a twin sister in dental hygiene school at IU Northwest. In her free time she likes to work on dental research projects at IU School of Dentistry, focusing on the etiology of plaque build up in arteries in smokers from a dental perspective. She likes to play piano and she is teaching herself how to play the guitar. She also enjoys playing soccer and basketball, and spending time with family and friends.
Sibeko Jywanza – Sonar Study Club Coordinator
Sibeko has been with Sonrisa for many years. He is now solely the coordinator for the Sonar Study Club meetings. Graduating from Florida A & M University where he majored in business administration with goals of a master degree in hospitality management led him to this industry. Catch him at a Colts game when he’s not at Sonrisa!
Geoffrey Holloway – Office Administrator
Often caught behind the scenes, Geoffrey partakes in the larger operations of the office management. He spent 3 years studying at Hampton University and then received his degree in Political Science at Tennessee State University in 2012. While away from work, Geoffrey enjoys reading, watching sports, playing basketball, working out, and nurturing abandoned animals.