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Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site to find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

Dr. Craig Nikolaus

Dr. Craig Nikolaus a.k.a. Dr. Nik, was born and raised in the White Mountains of Arizona. Dr. Nik is an avid outdoorsman. He loves hiking and boating with his wife and 5 boys! Dr. Nikolaus played football for Mesa Mountain View High School and claims the title of Arizona 5A State Champion. 

Dr. Nik is a graduate of Arizona State University but is ecstatic to finally be cheering on a team in the SEC, Go Vols! Dr. Nikolaus’ family moved to Buffalo, NY for four years to attend UB and earn a Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery and yes, they loved the winters! 

During Dr. Nik’s dental career he has earned top honors including Suma Cum Laude, NY State’s Association of Endodontists Best Clinician Award and is a member of the American Association of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Nikolaus loves the relationships he builds with is patients and hopes every patient feels like a family member.


Dr. Josh McNutt

Josh McNutt was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri in a family of four, including a father and identical twin brother who are dentists as well. Dr. McNutt attended college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and Dental School at the University of Missouri Kansas City. While in College Dr. McNutt met his wife, Gena, who is from Morristown, TN originally. Dr

Mcnutt and his wife have three children including a girl and two boys. They have lived in East Tennessee since his graduation from dental school and couldn't imagine anywhere else they would rather be. 


Dr. Andrea Cox

Dr. Cox grew up in Kingsport, TN.  She attended the University of Kentucky where she received a BS in Biology and graduated with honors.  She went on to the University of Tennessee's College of Dentistry followed by a two year general dentistry residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she received advanced training. 

Dr. Cox enjoys attending dental conferences and continuing education courses with her husband who is also a dentist.  She is involved in local animal rescue and has fostered numerous dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and one rabbit.  Dr. Cox volunteers with Remote Area Medical and the Volunteer Ministry Clinic helping those in our community in need. Her favorite activity is spending time with her daughter who is about to be a year old.



Dr. Lamar Holland

Dr. Lamarr Holland is from Westerville, Ohio. He went to the University of Notre Dame and received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, going on to complete his residency in General Practice in Camden, NJ. Dr. Holland has been in practice in Knoxville since 2015. When not working, Dr. Holland enjoys spending time with his wife Maggie, and playing piano and guitar. Dr. Holland is fluent in Spanish.


Dr. Andrew Young

Dr. Andrew Young grew up in Michigan where he attended the University of Michigan.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1998 and Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2002.  After graduating dental school, he moved to Knoxville for advance educational training in General Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.  Dr. Young stayed on to become faculty and Assistant Program Director of the General Practice Residency program teaching the future generations of dentists using the most current and digital technologies.  Dr. Young is excited to bring his years of academic training in Implant Dentistry to the patients of Knoxville Dental Center. 

Outside of dentistry Dr. Young still finds ways to work with his hands with electronics, mechanics, woodwork and 3D printing while taking care of their family farm.  In 2005 Dr. Young met his wife Elizabeth, a local Tennessean, and have four children along with several horses, dogs and cats. 


Dr. Derek Goodman

Dr. Goodman has been in practice since 1996. He graduated from University of Tennessee and prior to that he got his bachelors of science in biology and chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University in 1992. He has been married for over 20 years has two daughters in high school and college. He enjoys boating and attending his daughters swim meet and cycling.



Dr. Alex Pilgreen

Dr. Alex Pilgreen is from Memphis, TN.  He attended Auburn University for his undergraduate studies followed by his attendance at University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.  Since graduating he has spent time working across East Tennessee in both Kingsport and Bristol before moving to the Knoxville area with his wife. Outside of dentistry he fills his time with participation in endurance sports events, travel, and cooking.

 


Dr. Hubbell Williams

Dr. Hubbell Williams received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown College. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and graduated in 2008. He has practiced in Knoxville since graduating from dental school.



Dr. Trey Davis

Dr. Davis graduated from the University of TN College of Dentistry in Memphis in 1993. He spent 3 years in the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in AZ and at the Cherokee reservation in NC. Afterwards, he moved to Knoxville and had his private practice for 18 years. He joined Knoxville Dental Center in 2014. 



Dr. Joshua L. Eades

Dr. Eades grew up in central Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and then served for four years as a US naval officer before settling in Knoxville in 2004. He and his wife Jodi have two children and enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, and travel.