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Dr. Derek Goodman

Dr. Derek Goodman attended dental school at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated in 1996. He has 17 years experience providing dental services to patients in Knoxville and surrounding areas.


Dr. Tara Ericson

Dr. Tara Ericson, originally from Horseshoe, NC, went to Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, TN to complete her undergraduate degree in Biology/Chemistry. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in southern California in 2008. After practicing for 2 years in California, she decided that she needed to head back east to her southern roots. Dr. Ericson has been living and practicing in Knoxville since leaving California and enjoys treating children and adults.

Dr. Jacob Rider

Dr. Jacob Rider graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2012 and moved to Knoxville where he practiced for a year before joining the Navy. He spent four years as a dentist in North and South Carolina on Marine bases. He is happy to be back in Knoxville, TN.


Dr. Andrea Cox

Dr. Andrea Cox was born in Louisville, KY but grew up in Kingsport, TN. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Biology. Andrea then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2010 and immediately did a two year general practice residency at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. She has been in private practice since 2012. Andrea is the oldest of four children and enjoys spending time with her big family. Her husband, Whitt, is also a dentist. The two of them enjoy taking continuing dental education courses, fostering dogs for a local rescue group, and volunteering with local dental clinics whenever they can.

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Dr. Rick Gordon

Dr. Paul Gordon completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1971. In 1975, he received his doctorate degree (D.D.S.) from UT College of Dentistry in Memphis. Dr. Gordon has been in practice since graduating and has over 40 years of experience. Dr. Gordon has been married to his wife, Shelia since 1977. They have two daughters, Sierra and Shelby. He enjoys golfing and fly-fishing in his spare time.

Dr Trey Davis

Dr. Trey Davis

Dr. Trey Davis graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1993. After graduating, he practiced dentistry for the Indian Health Service. He worked 2 years on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and 1 year on the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina. After working 3 years for the Indian Health Service, he moved to Knoxville and has practiced dentistry in Knoxville since 1996.

Dr. Josh Eades

Dr. Josh Eades

Dr Eades is a Kentucky native and prior United States Naval Officer. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2000. He has practiced dentistry in Knoxville since 2004.


Dr. Lamarr Holland

Dr. Lamarr Holland is from Westerville, Ohio. He went to the University of Notre Dame and received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. After Notre Dame, he then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. After dental school he did a one year residency in General Practice in Camden, NJ. Dr. Holland has been in practice in Knoxville since 2015. Dr. Holland is also fully fluent in Spanish.



Dr. John Dinsmore

Dr. John Dinsmore, from Oak Ridge, TN, went to the University Of Tennessee in Knoxville for his undergraduate degree. He graduated from dental school in Memphis in 1974. Dr. Dinsmore has worked in the Knoxville area as a dentist for over 35 years. Dr. Dinsmore is the president of the Knoxville Dental Society.

Dr. Brad Isom

Dr. Brad Isom graduated from Farragut High School and completed his undergraduate degree at Utah State University in Public Health with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2014. When he’s not doing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing in the outdoors, and Tennessee football.

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