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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

TMJ Treatment

TMJ Disorder (TMD) can cause jaw pain, facial tension, headaches, and many other symptoms. The condition can have significant consequences for your overall quality of life. Fortunately, Dr. Stephen K. Malone offers effective and personalized TMJ treatment at his Knoxville practice. Oral splints are the most common method of treatment. However, there are several other options available. Dr. Malone will provide personalized treatment and choose the procedure that is most suited to your needs. To learn more about TMD and your various treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Malone today.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) come under tremendous daily stress. You do not only use them when you eat and speak. Your jaw also makes countless unconscious motions. If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding and/or clenching during sleep and/or under tension), you not only put stress upon your teeth, you put stress on teeth roots, surrounding gum tissue and bone, and the muscles and ligaments of the jaw. The constant strain may cause inflammation in the nearby muscles and ligaments. It could also cause the soft disc inside your joints to slip out of place and cause injury to them over time. Therefore, you have a greater risk for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Bruxism frequently leads to a host of symptoms, including:
• Jaw pain
• Chronic headaches
• Jaw stiffness
• The inability to open or close your jaw all the way
• Ringing in your ears
• Neck and shoulder stiffness

How Does Dr. Malone Treat TMD?

Before beginning treatment, Dr. Malone will conduct a complete examination, and you will discuss your symptoms. He will also use panoramic x-rays to look for inflammation or bone damage. Then he can make a personalized treatment recommendation. In most cases, he will use custom-made oral splints to alleviate your symptoms. These devices will fit over your front teeth to realign your jaw and reduce pressure on the joints. In most cases, you will only need to wear your splint at night. However, if you have a severe case of TMD, Dr. Malone may recommend that you wear it during the day, as well.
While splints are the most common form of treatment, you may benefit from other procedures. Often TMD can result from dental misalignment. An imbalanced bite can put further pressure on your jaw, exacerbating your symptoms. Invisalign® or ClearCorrectTM can realign and rebalance your bite. Additionally, dental crowns can rebuild damaged or worn teeth to ensure even force and pressure across your dental arch. Finally, if you are missing teeth, dental bridges or implants will not only restore your smile. They will also improve the balance of your bite and reduce the symptoms of TMJ Disorder.

Why Choose Dr. Malone for TMJ Treatment?

Dr. Malone received extensive training at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and teaches other dentists there as a member of the Visiting Faculty. This renowned postgraduate training program is particularly well known for its in-depth courses on TMJ diagnosis, treatment and bite alignment. Thanks to this education, Dr. Malone is an outstanding choice for your TMJ treatment. Additionally, his advanced technology and caring staff will make your care even more efficient and effective.

Find TMD Relief Today

TMD can cause serious discomfort, which will impact virtually all areas of your life. Left untreated, it can contribute to the need for extensive dentistry to restore damaged teeth. Find the relief you deserve with Dr. Malone’s expert care. Contact our office today to schedule your TMJ consultation. Dr. Malone and his associate provide quality care to patients from Powell, Karns, Farragut, Seymour, Maryville, Oak Ridge and the surrounding areas.

For a textbook definition on TMJ, read this article.