What Is Family Dentistry?

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What exactly is Family Dentistry?

Often times we are asked here at McOmie Family Dentistry what is Family Dentistry? That is a good question is it a family of dentists that you see? Or is it a dentist for the whole family? Here at McOmie Family Dentistry the answer is YES!

At our office we have two dentists. They so happen to be a husband and a wife dental team. Dr Ellen Standefer McOmie and Dr Mark McOmie. Both are here to serve you with full service dentistry. They are a family of dentist here to serve your family. They are a family of dentists that take care of your family for dentistry. When their daughter was young she thought that she was a dentist as well. It made sense to a young child. “My parents are dentists so I must be a dentist” she thought. She has since learned to be a dentist you need schooling, it isn’t inherited.

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Our roots are in Chattanooga, in fact Dr Ellen is a Chattanooga native. Her father owned Standefer Nissan his dealership was the first one on Chapman Rd, known today as automotive row. Once out of dental school the doctors McOmie moved to Chattanooga and set up their practice. It is hard to believe that was 18 years ago in 1998! They have been a part of the community ever since and have no plans of leaving. What this means is a stable dental practice that your entire family can have for years to come. There are children who’s parents were children when the practice started.

We want to be your Family Dentist!


What this means is we want to be your dentist for the whole family. We can handle your who family’s dental needs. Be it your first dental visit all the way to the great grandparents dental needs. We can take care of you from the cradle to the grave! We have a great team here at McOmie Family Dentistry and we are uniquely equipped to handle a wide range of needs. Right now our youngest patient is 2 and our oldest patient is 96. Our 96 year old patient still drives himself to his dental appointments, isn’t that great!

What makes us special is the care we have for our patients

When Dr Ellen McOmie was in dental school she did a internship at a pediatric office. Dr Mark McOmie did research on Geriatric Dentistry. He developed a tri-axial patient analysis system that is still in use in Nursing homes to this day. He won the prestigious “Crest Award for Geriatric Dentistry” in 1998 for his research. It is a nationwide award given to the top researcher in the field each year. From the beginning back in 1998 we set out to have an office focused on a broad range of procedure done to the highest quality. This allows us to give the entire family excellent care.

We are general dentist, what does this mean?

A general dentist is a dentist that has choosen not to specialize in any one area of dentistry. Dr Mark and Dr Ellen were top in there class in dental school, they choose to become general dentist. As general dentists this means they can do all areas of dentistry. They don’t have to just do braces or just do root canals. The variety and the ability to help patients keep things fresh and exciting. This also extents to being able to take care of the whole family doing dentistry for every member. Whether it be a new set of dentures of a sealant on a first permanent tooth it can all be done at McOmie Family Dentistry.

We love our dental family our team looks forward to seeing our great patients every morning. We are excited to come to work to share the technology we have to make dentistry easier, less expensive and most of all of higher quality then ever before! We would love to hear from you! Give us a call McOmie Family Dentistry 423-899-1112!

What Is Family Dentistry? was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by McOmie Family Dentistry