Appalachian Family Dentistry is a general dentist office located in Elizabethton, TN. At Appalachian Family Dentistry, we value compassion, quality of service, respect, honesty, and integrity. We work hard to build a trusting relationship with each one of our patients. We will do whatever we can to provide the highest possible quality of dentistry in the most inviting and comfortable environment. Our team is motivated to create a positive experience for each and every one of our patients.
If you are ready to experience dentistry in a new, stress-free way, please contact our office today. Let us help you get the information you need to make good decisions about your dental care. Please call our office or use our online form to send us a message. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you in booking a date and time that is best for your specific situation. We can’t wait to meet you!
We offer the best of preventive dentistry in the Elizabethton, TN area. Our in-depth exams, high-quality patient education, and quality preventive products will help you keep your mouth healthy for life. Our sealants, fluoride varnishes, and nutritional counseling services are all designed with you in mind. For our patients we recommend a cleaning (or prophylaxis) at least once every 6 months.
Our composite fillings are strong, long-lasting, and natural looking. Old amalgam fillings, the ugly silver fillings of the past, can fail and need to be replaced after some time. Our tooth-colored composite fillings are more effective at protecting the cavity from further decay. We will even remove your old amalgam filling, if necessary, to better protect your tooth.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are some of the most time-tested, reliable dental restorations we offer. Common problems, such as a tooth damaged by decay or injury, or a lost tooth, can be fixed using a crown or fixed bridge.
Whether you need a full or a partial denture, our practice can give you the highest functioning dentures possible today. Full dentures replace all the teeth while partials replace only some missing teeth, using the remaining teeth for retention and support.
Having a bright white smile can help you appear more confident and successful. Our professional teeth whitening treatments can help you get the smile you need to meet your personal and professional goals.
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Dr. Carly Tipton
Dr. Carly Tipton is a native of Somerset, KY and she attended the UK College of Dentistry for her DMD. You may ask yourself, how did this Kentucky girl end up in East Tennessee? Well, during her second year of dental school, she met a first year dental student from Johnson City, Tennessee and in the midst of exams, practicals, and patients, he stole her heart. Now, after being married for several years, the mountains of east TN have won Dr. Carly over and she is happy to finally be calling this place home. She looks forward to meeting everyone and helping patients take an active role in their oral health. Her demeanor is very comforting to patients, making them feel relaxed in an otherwise stressful atmosphere. In her spare time, Dr. Carly enjoys kayaking, attending festivals, and spending time with her husband, Logan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Honey.
Dr. Lucas Tipton
Dr. Lucas Tipton is a local boy from Johnson City, TN. He attended East Tennessee State University for his Bachelor Degree (Go Bucs!) and went to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lucas’ wife, Tracy, is from Greenville. He looks forward to meeting and helping care for the people in the community. In his spare time, Dr. Lucas enjoys hiking in the beautiful mountains, volunteering at his church, and floating on Watauga Lake. He is eager to meet all of our wonderful patients and is excited to help patients care for their oral health.
Office Manager/ Registered Dental Assistant
Logan was born and raised in Johnson City, TN and attended East Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree in business. Like Dr. Carly, Logan expressed an interest in the dental field and he has been critical in the growth of Appalachian Family Dentistry. Logan works hard to keep the dental office running smoothly and his charismatic, genuine personality makes patients feel like long, lost best friends. In his spare time, Logan loves kayaking, hiking, fishing, and spending time with Dr. Carly and their two dogs, Tucker and Honey.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Biography coming soon!
Registered Dental Assistant/Clinic Lead
Brandy was born and raised in Southwest VA and moved to Elizabethton nearly 30 years ago. She has been an RDA for 20 years and enjoys interacting and getting to know patients all while getting to witness them being able to smile again. Brandy always tries to make your dental visit as joyful and stress-free as possible and she succeeds with her infectious laugh! In her spare time, Brandy enjoys camping and off-roading with her husband and son.
Rhonda was born in Erwin, TN and raised in Johnson City, TN. She and her husband, Ronald, raised two sons, Lucas and Logan. Rhonda attended East Tennessee State University for her BBA in accounting. As the financial manager of Appalachian Family Dentistry, Rhonda works with insurance companies to make sure that you get the most return from your dental benefits. Her hobbies include gardening, painting, and working around the family farm.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Teresa, originally from Kingsport, has spent the majority of her life in Knoxville cheering on the Vols. It was in Knoxville that she met and married her wonderful husband, Jeff. Together, they have Megan, who loves to read and has an artistic flare, and Seth, who loves all things baseball and outdoors. Teresa is so happy to once again call the beautiful Tri-Cities home and looks forward to serving as your hygienist.
Registered Dental Assistant
Victoria was born and raised in Johnson City, TN and is the mother of two beautiful kids. Being an animal lover, she has five dogs of her own at home. In her spare time, Vicky enjoys hiking, hanging out at the lake, and riding her motorcycle every chance she gets. Vicky's smile and kind demeanor is contagious and she is sure to put your dental anxiety to rest.
Originally born in Pennsylvania, Shelbie moved to Tennessee when she was just two years old. While growing up, Shelbie spent most of her school years taking karate classes, earning her black belt at age 14! A graduate of Elizabethton High School, Shelbie married her husband, Cory, in 2018 and they welcomed their first child, Marlee Jo, on August 9, 2020. When she is not working, Shelbie enjoys spending time with her family and hanging with her two dogs Molly and Hatchet.