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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! 



Dental Hygiene


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.

Dental Fillings


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.

Emergency Dentistry


Are you in pain? At Appalachian Dentistry, we work hard to help our patients in whatever way we can. If you are in pain, we want to help eliminate your discomfort.

Teeth Whitening


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 over five 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.

Logan Tipton

Office Manager


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.

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Teresa Patton

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.

Rhonda Tipton

Financial Coordinator


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.

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Dr. Lucas Tipton

Dentist (Coming May 2022)


Biography coming soon!

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Kristin Langston

Registered Dental Hygienist


Biography coming soon!

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Rachel Jenkins

Registered Dental Hygienist


Rachel graduated from ETSU with her dental hygiene degree in 2020. She has a passion for dental education and her patients appreciate her gentle touch. Rachel is a world traveler, having been to Panama, Guatemala, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, China, and Mongolia. One day, she hopes to be an international missionary, but for now, her home is East Tennessee. Her hobbies include hiking, litter picking, and metal detecting.

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Shelbie Malukiewicz



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 three dogs Molly, Hatchet, and Stella.

Brandy Winchester

Registered Dental Assistant

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.



Our Address

1975 W Elk Avenue

Suite 2

Elizabethton, TN 37643

Phone Number
(423) 543-2755

Monday 7AM-4PM

Tuesday 7AM-4PM

Wednesday 7AM-4PM

Thursday 7AM-4PM

Friday 7AM-4PM