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Knoxville Dentist Reviews

Mike C.

five-star-review

Dated: 2018-02-28

Dr. Costa and the team are absolutely amazing!


Vilma c.

five-star-review

Dated: 2018-02-27

I went to get my general cleaning and all I can say is they are beyond great!! They made me feel like I was more then a patient, more like a friend . My hygienist was soo great cleaned my teeth super good ! I will recommend all my friends and family to this dentist office ! I love it !


Pamela G. P.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-05-10

Lots of friendly, compassionate, and informative faces from beginning to end. I was VERY impressed with the technology and cleanliness in Dr. Malone and Dr. Dickenson's office. This was my first visit May 10, 2017. They gave me the royal treatment! Thank you!!!


Joe W.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-04-20

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They did a great job and am very glad I found them with an Internet search and came here.


James B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-04-17

Yes, indeed, I highly recommend anyone to this practice. I have never had a better experience at the dentist! Fantastic service from start to finish, everyone is amazing from the receptionists to the one holding the drill. Tish you are an angel! Top of it off my dental assistant, Lauren never left my side! I've never almost fallen asleep having a root canal until today! I am serious.


Michael E.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-03-24

First and foremost, I am an admitted dentist chicken. Dr. Dickenson and his staff may be changing my mind. From the initial phonecall to set up my appointment, to my visit, to walking out the door, I felt at ease. I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to going back. Thanks to Lauren, Isybela, and the lovely front ladies for making me feel welcome.


Lisa m.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-02-15

Best office ever!


amber w.

five-star-review

Dated: 2017-01-26

It has been hard for me to find a dentist that I enjoy going to. With Knoxville Smiles I get the patient care I'm looking for. The entire staff is very warm and inviting. I will be sure to make this my primary dentist!


Dated: 2016-08-17

Charlie S.

five-star-review

Everyone is so sweet and kind. They treated me like family.


Wilson L. B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-08-12

Totally awesome practice...... Great friendly and professional staff.


Ana-Carina I.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-08-12

Easy going and painless; friendly staff and they really care! Thank you for making me feel good again! I trust my dentist. :)


Bob S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-08-02

Great office, friendly staff!


Joanne P.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-07-26

An extremely professional and friendly environment!


Geraldine k.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-05-10

Great experience! Love the staff!!


Gray j.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-05-05

Great experience, fantastic staff, very friendly, clean...great place!


Susan E. S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-04-22

I have been looking for a good dentist for the past couple of years, so when a postcard came in my mail from this office, I kept it. When I called, I got an appointment in just 2 days! I'm so thankful that I chose Dr. Malone's dental office, not only for the convenient location, but for the friendliness and exceptional care which I received! I will be recommending this dental office to everyone I know!


Susan S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-04-22

I recently received a postcard in the mail but had laid it aside for a couple of weeks...it's called procrastination! I finally called and got an appointment within 2 days, and am so glad that I called. Everyone was friendly and welcoming! My experience was the best ever and I will be recommending this dental office to everyone I know.


Napoleon Y.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-04-14

One of the best dentist’s offices I have visited. The staff is friendly and performer’s quality work. The dentist will not try to suggest operations and procedures that are not necessary. If you are looking for a good dentist team, then you have found them.


Ash W.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-03-04

This dentist and his staff are patient, friendly, and knowledgable. They welcome questions and offer detailed explanations and options on procedures. I'm very impressed with this place. Relaxing atmosphere and again, an awesome staff. Lucky to have found this place.


Bruce d.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-02-17

I have had my share of dentist visits over the years, but I must confess I am impressed with the efficiency of the the staff and the warm atmosphere of the staff.I can see why they come so highly recommended.


Fran O.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-02-04

The best dental experience ever... Dr. Malone and the entire staff are so welcoming and hospitable--I felt like I was their only patient of the day! I truly cannot wait to go back! ...and for years, I've been so afraid of dentists! This office is my new dental "spa"! I cannot thank them enough for how comfortable and wonderful they all made me feel.


Matthew M.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-02-03

Everyone treated me so well, I actually look forward to the dentist! Love this place!


Grant M.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-02-03

Entire staff very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Very quick to solve situations with compassion. I would recommend all services to anyone who asked me.


Merritt M.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-01-29

I never thought I'd say this...I actually had a good time at the dentist. Really, thank you my answering all of my questions and concerns. I'm thankful to have a new dentist!


Pamela b.

five-star-review

Dated: 2016-01-14

Couldn't ask for better people and care!


Tanner D.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-14

It takes a lot for me to be impressed with a dentist. However, Malone Dentistry did more than impress me, they exceeded all of my expectations of a dentist. Dr. Malone is the best choice!


Chalea D.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-14

I would not go anywhere else! I am extremely picky when it comes to a dentist (or any healthcare provider) - and Dr. Malone and his staff are absolutely amazing.


Elizabeth S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10

Excellent visit, great staff, I always feel well-cared for!


Brad W.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10

Great staff and wonderful, immaculate facility. .


Ryan g.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10

Nice clean establishment


Kathy g.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10


Awesome staff!

Kathryn J.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10

Prompt, efficient, personal and professional service.


bill a.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-12-10


Great staff. Everyone works hard to satisfy patient care.

Song Y.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-08-27

Professional Doc and staff. Very nice environment! Thanks for all your efforts,!


Tracy B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-08-21

Great experience, great with kids.


taylor s.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-08-20

Love it!!!!!


Hailey P.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-07-01

Loved my first experience! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, can't wait to come back!


Hailey P.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-07-01

Everyone was extremely nice and helpful! Loved my first experience and can't wait to come back!


Shonda J.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-05-05

Extremely professional staff, and Dr. Malone made me feel very comfortable and made sure I understood all available treatment options. Great experience, great team, and great environment!


Vincent B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-05-01

My hygient was outstanding today !! Great job !!


ayse s.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-23

I would like to thank everyone especially Isabella and SHannon.


Annette w.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-21

My teeth cleaning experience with Shannon was the best. Almost comparable with a spa treatment, I was so relaxed with , blankets, bottled water and many yummy choices of flavors during cleaning and floride.The cleaning itself was gentle yet so thorough! I highly recommend Malone Dentistry!


Crystal L.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-17

Everyone is so nice here! The staff is really professional and welcoming. I loved it! It really is dental utopia. Definitely coming back soon.


Amanda h.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-14

Very good


Marcus p.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-08

Very professional and really caring staff! Shannon cleaned my teeth and was so nice and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. The receptionist were very nice and helpful.


Dated: 2015-04-02

Kelseyville c.

five-star-review

Absolutely the best experience I've ever had at the dentist. Fantastic staff!


mindy f.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-02

This was my first time here and my first pleasant experience at a dental cleaning. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in. From a warm blanket, to a souvenir bag, I highly recommend this place to others.


Keith W.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-01

My second visit and words cannot really explain how impressed I am with not only Dr. Malone but, also every person at this office. You feel welcomed and appreciated as soon as you walk in. I am one who has never been fond of going to the dentist and I can honestly say that I feel completely at ease and in good hands when I go now. I probably had the best cleaning I have ever had today by Izabela. What a gem! Thank you very much to all of you.


Allison b.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-01

Very attentative,nice,and a pleasure to be around


Hannah F.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-01

Dr. Malone's staff is phenomenal. They listen to you and communicate in an understandable and caring way. When you enter the office you are a part of a large family. I have never encountered a dental staff that cares so much about their patients beyond their oral health. I actually look forward to my visits.


David h.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-04-01

The attention to my condition and concerns are always addressed by the staff. Appointments are flexible and meet my schedule


Keith W.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-03-26

Wonderful service!


Carolina C.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-03-11

I always have a great experience here. They have the most kind and courteous staff who make you feel comfortable and ease any worries/concerns. They go out of their way to help work with you and the facility is amazing... very clean and up to date. I am very pleased with the work I have had done here and will continue to do business with them as long as I am here, and I highly recommend them to all my friends, family and anyone needing excellent dental work!


Charles S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-23

Dr.Dickenson is amazing! Great experience with the filling, would highly recommend!


Judy C.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-13

Great experience.


Pam H.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-11

Very pleasant experience. Dr. Malone and his staff are very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them to friends and family.


Brittany B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-11

This has been one of the friendliest offices I have ever been to. The staff makes me feel so warm and welcome and has since day 1, and they have catered to my every need. I highly recommend this office to anyone.


Charles S.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-06

Excellent staff and very kind. Made my visit wonderful.


Laticia C.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-05

This was one of the most positive and comfortable appointment men's that I've ever had. From the front office staff to the hygienist and doctor; amazing!!!!! The state of art technology and the depth of education regarding mouth hygiene is greatly appreciated. I will surely be recommending this office to friends, family and colleagues!


Samantha B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-02-03

Dr's Malone & Eslinger are top notch. Their staff is just the absolute best, as well. By far my favorite dentist office EVER.


Keith A.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-01-30

Great overall experience! Front desk promptly greeted me. The team got me in prior to my scheduled time. Office is very clean and I love that you accepted my suggestion from a previous visit in providing water to those that have just finished dental work! Upon checking out the front desk (Kathy and Tish) are so friendly!


Emily B.

five-star-review

Dated: 2015-01-30

Friendly staff and quality work

Dental anxiety? Our Knoxville dentists will make you feel at ease.

Millions of adults suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Dr. Stephen Malone and Dr. Erin L. Noble in Knoxville, TN know that fear of the dentist is a serious problem. Patients who are afraid of visiting the dentist often delay treatment, and, as a result, they face a high risk for dental decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Fortunately, our dentists have an acute awareness of dental anxiety. They understand that anxiety is a very real problem, and that it is not the patient’s fault. Therefore, they offer guidance and sedation options to ease patients’ nerves and enable them to receive the treatment they need.

Our dentists are exceptional when it comes to spending conversation time with patients before examination and treatment. Their goal is to get to know the people who come to them, empathetically listen and understand each person’s unique dental history, concerns and oral health desires. They are not judgmental but do have a desire to help you achieve improved oral health, and they will collaborate with you in developing a comfortable plan for your care.


“If you have delayed checkups, teeth cleanings, and treatment, you may have dental caries, gum disease, and other dental problems that need solution before you can smile with confidence and enjoy full health and vitality,” says Dr. Stephen Malone.

“You may be suffering from pain and embarrassment about your smile. We cannot say this enough: We understand. We will provide comfort measures and will gently take care of your needs.
“Because I am experienced in planning whole mouth rehabilitation at the pace that patients are most comfortable with—and have successfully helped many patients achieve the health and smile of their dreams, I know I can help you.

“I will fully inform you about health issues that are a priority to address and provide you with treatment options. Together, we can make a plan and team on improving your oral health and smile appearance. You will feel in control of your oral health once again and be given the opportunity to accept treatment that you have helped design.

“In our practice, we do our best to provide financing options that make quality oral health care available to our patients, so don’t let anxiety around dentistry be compounded by financial concerns. Call us to make an appointment, and bravely discuss your concerns with us. We will guide you on the path to health and confidence.”


An Introduction to Dental Anxiety and Its Symptoms

Dental anxiety can manifest itself in many ways. Mild feelings of apprehension, difficulty sleeping, and a fluttering sensation in the stomach are some of the most common symptoms. However, in many cases, dental anxiety can cross over into dental phobia. This is a much more intense fear, which can cause feelings of dread and significant physical side effects. The symptoms of dental phobia may include:

  • Spinning thoughts regarding an upcoming dental visit
  • Nausea
  • An elevated heart rate
  • Sweating palms
  • Crying
  • Feelings of panic, even at the mention of the dentist
  • Difficulty breathing during a dental visit

What Causes Dental Anxiety?

When a person suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia, it is not his or her fault. Like other fears, dental phobia results from circumstances beyond a person’s control. However, understanding the causes of anxiety can help a patient to overcome the problem and receive needed treatment. Dental anxiety can result from many different factors, including:

  • Stories heard from others: This is one of the most common causes for dental anxiety. People love to tell “horror stories” about their past dental treatment, often exaggerating the details to elicit sympathy or for dramatic effect. In the vast majority of cases, patients find that their experiences are nothing like those recounted in these stories.
  • Embarrassment: Many patients who have put off their dental treatment are embarrassed by their dental health, and they fear their dentist will guilt or ridicule them. Our dentists and hygienists are gentle, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
  • Not having control: Some individuals dread the dentist because they feel that they will no longer be in control of the situation. They fear that they will have to submit themselves to their dentists completely. We strive to team with you and involve you in your exams and oral health care. We fully inform our patients about their needs and treatment options. We allow our patients to decide if they want treatment and to collaborate in the planning of the treatment. We will establish a signal, which will indicate when you want us to stop. In this way, you will remain in control.
  • Negative past experiences: If you have had an unpleasant experience in the past, you may fear that future dental treatment will follow the same pattern. Fortunately extremely negative experiences are rare. Patients, who have had bad experiences in the past, tell us that their visits here are much more pleasant and comfortable.

Managing Dental Anxiety

The most important step towards overcoming dental anxiety is being open and honest with the dentist. Before treatment, patients should explain that they suffer from dental anxiety. They should ask their dentists to outline their procedures in detail prior to treatment. Additionally, they should ask to see the instruments that will be used. Often, taking the fear out of the unknown can reduce most of a patient’s apprehension.
There are several other techniques that patients can use to minimize anxiety. These steps include:

  • Learning breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Establishing non-verbal signals with the dentist
  • Taking regular breaks throughout a procedure

If these non-medical remedies are not enough to control a patient’s anxiety, medical sedation options are also available. Most commonly an antianxiety medication is prescribed to be take prior to treatment. A small dose will ease your nerves. A larger dose may cause you to fall asleep during treatment. Today’s local anesthetics are powerful. After numbing with a topical anesthetic, our doctors gently inject local anesthetic that blocks all pain.
Our dentists will carefully evaluate your level of anxiety, and then work with you to choose the method that most suits your symptoms and overall health needs.