Dentist Athens, TN | Teeth Whitening – Veneers | Dogwood Dental Care

About Dogwood Dental Care

Dogwood Dental Care in Athens, TN is dedicated to helping you improve not just your oral health, but your overall health. A healthy mouth is a key component in maintaining good overall health. As a family dentist, our main focus is on preventative care for patients of all ages. Preventing disease is less costly and more rewarding than correcting problems once they occur. Through proper nutrition, good habits, and regular professional care, you can achieve good health. We work with every patient to help them understand their current level of dental health, and what they need to do to improve or maintain their oral health. Since 1995, we have provided a range of dental services to patients across Lower East Tennessee including: Cleveland, Decatur, Sweetwater, Athens, and Benton. We have been at our current location since 1995, and Dr. J. Dale Kennedy has been in practice since 1979. Together with our caring staff, Dr. Kennedy is committed to helping you and your family achieve healthy smiles for life.

Regular Visits

Regular visits and dental cleanings are an important part of preventative dental care. There are many benefits to seeing your family dentist regularly, the most important being is it makes it easier to monitor and identify if you are at risk for certain dental diseases or health problems. We encourage all of our patients to return for periodic visits. We sometimes will send you a written reminder when it is time for your next visit. If you receive a mailed notice, please give our office a call to make an appointment or to confirm the appointment our staff scheduled for you. When you come in for your visit, please inform us of any changes to your overall health, any new medications you're taking, or of any oral health concerns you may have.

Fees & Payments

We work hard to keep costs down, while maintaining a professional and high level of dental care. For all visits of $150 or less, payments are due in full at the time of treatment. Our office accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or CareCredit. We also accept most dental insurance plans and provide financing options.


We gladly file most insurances as a benefit to our patients. For patients who have dental insurance, we request you provide us with your dental insurance card so we may copy it and keep it in our records. We require that patients meet their deductible, and at each visit pay their portion that insurance does not cover.

For a dental health team you can trust, contact us today!

Dogwood Dental Care has provided quality dental health care services since 1995. We are dedicated to helping all patients achieve and maintain their best oral health.

For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for questions, please give us a call at 423-745-2630 or fill out a contact form.

We look forward to welcoming you to our patient family!