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Who Is The Best Tullahoma Dentist?

Who Is The Best Tullahoma Dentist?

Who Is The Best Tullahoma Dentist?

Tullahoma TN is one of the 5 different cities that border Tims Ford Lake.  Tullahoma is a city in both Coffee and Franklin counties in southern central Tennessee. The population was 20,339 at the 2020 census.  Tullahoma was founded in 1852 as a work camp along the new Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Its name is derived from the Choctaw language, and means "red rock".  There are many things to do in Tullahoma TN.  

As Tullahoma has a net positive yearly growth.  As more people move to the city, they look for medical services including a Tullahoma Dentist.  You can also search a bit outside of Tullahoma for a Dentist in the Tims Ford Lake area.

What Kind of Training Does a Tullahoma Dentist Receive?

All US dentists including a Tullahoma Dentist typically receive similar training.  They begin with a bachelors degree often in a science related field.  Then attend an accredited Dental School (accredited by the American Dental Association, ADA). 

Dental school usually lasts four years, and it leads to a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. A DDS and a DMD are equivalent and meet the same curriculum requirements, according to the ADA. 

Once the dental candidate earns a dental degree from an accredited dental school, he or she must pass both written and clinical portions of the National Board Dental Examination that is administered by the state they will be licensed in. In this case, Tennessee.

tullahoma dentistFinding the Right Tullahoma Dentist (stock photo)

How to Choose a Tullahoma Dentist?

You typically will choose a dentist and stick with them so you want to consider doing a bit of diligence.  Here are a few things to consider when choosing a dentist:

  • Location:  Is the dentist's location convenient to your home and/or your office?

  • Education and Training:  Does the dentist get annual continuing education?  Where did they attend school / graduate school?

  • Recommendations:  Does the dentist have recommendations from friends or online?  Better business bureau or state dental association complaints?

  • After Hours Support:  Does the dentist offer after hours support for emergencies?

  • Insurance coverage:  Does the dentist participate in your health plan?

    Choosing a Tullahoma Dentist
    Choosing a Tullahoma Dentist (stock photo)

Can A Tullahoma Dentist Specialize?

Many dentists become general practitioners, however some specialize further in a particular area of dentistry.  For example, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, or pediatric dentistry.  They may even further specialize via a fellowship to focus on oral surgery.  

Specialists typically have an additional 2-4 years of postgraduate study in their specialty, along with a 2-year postgraduate residency. 

Tullahoma Dentist listTullahoma Dentist List (stock photo)

Is There a Tullahoma Dentist List?

There are currently three Tullahoma Dentists though if you expand your search outside of Tullahoma, you can find additional dentists.  The dentist list includes:

  • Dr. Glick & Woods Dentistry in Tullahoma

    • Glick and Woods Dentistry has been serving the area since 1985 in the Tullahoma area.

    • From the Dr Glick & Woods website,
      • "When your family needs state-of-the-art dental care that’s available five days a week and accessible 24/7 for emergencies, you cannot make a better choice than Glick & Woods Dentistry. Since 1985, we’ve served Tullahoma and the nearby communities of Manchester, Shelbyville, Winchester and Fayetteville.  

        Dr. Kim Glick has lived in Tullahoma since the ninth grade and has family and friends right here in the community. Dr. Larry Woods has lived in the area for more than 20 years. Along with Dr. Woods, Dr. Glick has created a uniquely comfortable, fun family dentistry experience that patients happily return to over and over for all their family dental health needs. They have over 50 years of dental experience between them, so they can treat virtually any smile problem – thoroughly and with consistently outstanding results.

    • There are 237 google reviews with an average rating of 4.7 / 5 for this Tullahoma Dentist.  Example reviews include:

      • Charlene: Great care for my 6-year old!  The clinic greeted and checked us in and roomed us quickly. Dentist Angie Hill and the hygienist were fantastic. My little one is very comfortable at Glick and Woods.

      • Lee:  Great service, friendly staff from everyone, gentle with injections if needed.  DR. Woods my Dr. is excellent in explaining my  issues and solutions if needed.  I personally cannot ask for any other group of professionals to work with me on my dental needs.

      • Laura:  My experience with this Dentist office is always a 10/10. I get seen very quickly and it’s in and out. Both Dr.Glick and Dr. Wood are very kind and take care of you. All assistants and receptionist are also very caring and show willingness to help anyway they can.

  • Aspen Dental in Tullahoma

    • Aspen Dental in Tullahoma is part of a national chain of dental offices.  The office has three dentists and one oral surgeon.

    • From the Aspen Dental website,
      • Aspen Dental dentists are skilled clinicians and are trained at some of the best dental schools around the country. The licensed dentists at each Aspen Dental location possess a thorough knowledge of dental and denture procedures. Although our dentists' backgrounds are diverse, they all share the same mission: to give each Aspen Dental patient a healthier mouth.

        Aspen Dental strives to deliver excellent dental care at a reasonable price. We are transparent with our patients and provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment plan in writing, so you know exactly what to expect. Feel confident with our Peace of Mind Promise®

    • There are 401 reviews on google with an average rating of 4.1 / 5 for this Tullahoma Dentist.  Example reviews of Aspen Dental include:

      • Debra:  The people were so friendly and nice and made me feel comfortable. The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars is because of the long wait time between having X-rays, the hygienist and the dentist, although it could have been because I was a new patient. Overall, I had a great experience

      • Charles:   I went in a basket case, and the whole gang, especially Dr. Wilson, Megan, Kaley, and Emma at once started putting me at ease. They addressed concerns, patiently answered questions, and IMMEDIATELY began treating my problems. Their friendly and comforting manner made the experience as pleasant as a visit to the dentist gets. But most importantly, I left without the toothache that i had come in with. Thank you guys!

      • Jeffery:  I do not have dental insurance offered through my employer, so when I got a toothache I gave Aspen dental a call. Their staff was quick to get me in do some x-rays and set up a treatment plan. I went in about 4 days later and had the tooth extracted and I'm very happy with the service I received from them I would recommend them to anyone who doesn't have dental insurance or does have dental insurance they are a great team.

  • Petty Dental

    • Petty Dental is a Tullahoma Dentist.  Dr Petty was born in Chattanooga and raised in Huntsville.  And was nominated for TN Dentist of the Year by the TN Academy of General Dentistry.

    • From the Petty Dental Website, 
      • "At Petty Dental, you’re not just a name on a chart or a set of teeth – and you’re certainly never a number. We build true relationships with our patients based on honesty, mutual trust and respect. Dr. John Petty and our caring team work hard to make your time with us exceedingly positive. 

        We always ensure your comfort, provide outstanding care and friendly payment options including the filing of your insurance paperwork. If you’re searching for a dentist in Tullahoma that takes time to get to know you, truly evaluates your health, exceeds your smile goals, and provides the absolute best quality of dentistry and excellence – look no further."

    • There are 209 google reviews with an average rating of 5 / 5 for this Tullahoma Dentist.  Example comments include:  

      • Tom:  I had my second appointment with Dr Petty this month for teeth cleaning. Everyone there was friendly and seemed eager to help. My hygienist, Miranda, was very nice. She kept a conversation going, which helped pass the time. She was very thorough. Dr Petty is also very nice. He is a down to earth person who speaks to you like you are both adults. I wish I had found them sooner. I plan to remain a patient there from now on.

      • Deborah:  This has got to be the kindest, most professional group of people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.  I feel I am getting extremely good dental care at a reasonable price.  The wait time is very short and the service is excellent!  I am greeted by name upon entering the office and treated courteously during the entire visit.  I wholeheartedly recommend Petty Dental.

      • Betty: Dr. Petty is an extremely thorough dentist! My first visit in June was the most complete exam I have ever had. I had concerns with a bridge I had installed by another dentist which was affecting my bite.He checked every tooth, both inside and outside. He then went over my panoramic X-rays, as I was viewing the digital display of those. He eased my concerns. Today’s teeth cleaning appt. was again very thorough and done by a former high school student of mine! Great to reconnect with Shelby! Love this place!

So, Who is the Best Tullahoma Dentist?

We'll let you decide -- make sure to do your diligence when choosing your own medical care.  And share with your friends when you have a great medical practitioner to work with.

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