Stephen K. Malone, D.M.D. received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Louisville in 1994, and he has practiced dentistry in Knoxville for 20 years. Dr. Malone intentionally takes time to understand the concerns and goals of his patients, and to collaborate with them in developing a plan for their mouth that will provide optimal oral health, comfort, function, and esthetic beauty for the many years to come. He also takes time for extensive continuing education every year and to give back to his profession. He participates in multiple dental study clubs and professional organizations, where he has taken a leadership role. Among the continuing education programs he has attended, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education is noteworthy. He was the youngest dentist to earn the status of Pankey Scholar at this world-renowned post-doctoral education institution, and he is now a member of its Visiting Faculty.