Dr. Donnie Dean

Knoxville Dentist, Dr. Donnie Dean was born and raised in a small town in Texas to parents who were school teachers and coaches.  He was brought up by parents who believed in helping others.  It was their influence that led him into a career that involves working with people and helping them to change for the better.

Dr. Donnie Dean became interested in dentistry at a young age while he was in Junior high school. Later in high school, he had the opportunity to observe a dentist perform oral surgery, and he set his mind on a career in Dentistry.  Dr. Dean earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He then went on to study Dentistry at the University of Texas Health & Science Center in San Antonio.

After graduating, Dr. Donnie Dean began working in his home state of Texas. His first year involved working predominantly with dentures, partials and complicated extractions.  Dr. Dean was then offered an opportunity to work in a successful and fast-paced, multi-lingual practice in Miami. He remained there for four years.  While there, he focused primarily on full-mouth restoration.

In 1990, Dr. Dean met his future wife Margaret on a cruise ship, and they are now celebrating nearly 24 years of marriage!   Nine months after meeting,  Dr. Dean moved to Knoxville and opened his current practice at 8609 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Twenty four years later, he is still caring for many of his first patients.

Knoxville Dentist Dr. Donnie Dean is passionate about keeping up with latest developments in dental practices and technology. His continuing education has included two years’ worth of credits in business courses specializing in management. In addition, he has received credit in continuing education courses offered by the following: the Pankey Institute, Pete Dawson Courses, the Scotsdale Center, the Spear Institute, the SYnergy Continuums with Biomet 3i, the International Team for Implantology ITI, and Arun Garg Implant Continuum. Dr. Dean also participates regularly in several study clubs that deal with a comprehensive team approach to patient care.

In 2001, Dr. Dean invested in the breakthrough CEREC System, which enables him to create and fit dental crowns and veneers for the patient within one single visit.  He enjoys applying the use of advanced technology, like the Cerec System and the Galileos 3D Advanced Imaging System, to cases of implant, ortho, and rehabilitative dentistry. Dr. Donnie Dean engages a team approach in providing top level services to his patients, whom he considers family. Having acquired hundreds of study hours with this technology, Dr. Donnie Dean is now a mentor at the Scotsdale Center and is a CEREC Trainer for Patterson and Sirona.