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Dr. Molly Harriss DDS received her Masters of Science in Specialized Orthodontics in Essen Germany on April 30 2023. Awarded by the International Medical College, University of Duisburg-Essen.


a month ago
I have been a patient of Blue Family Denistry for 2 years and find that the office is very efficient. Never a mix-up on appointments or long wait period. The staff is friendly and handle my cleanings and other dental needs in a professional and pleasant atmosphere. Thank you.
- Penny B
2 months ago
The receptionist set the mood with a warm smile.Then the wait time was short.Melanie took very good care and asked often if I was okay and was sincere about She is the consummate professional and very thorough. Checkout was quick and no embarrassing questions about payments and such I highly recommend Blue Ridge to anyone regardless of your dental needs
- Ray F
3 months ago
My appointment was for a routine cleaning and new X-rays. Tanya was great! Gentle but firm enough to get the job done! She is a very nice person too! Very pleasant experience
- Kenneth B

Comprehensive & Compassionate Dentistry

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Blue Ridge Family Dentistry provides compassionate and convenient dentistry to Maryville, Alcoa, Blount County, and East Tennessee. Our comprehensive general dentistry approach provides a breadth of traditional dentistry including crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, implant placing, implant restoration, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. This approach allows you and your family to receive the majority of your dental care from one location, guaranteeing consistent care.

Our History
Founded in 2002, Blue Ridge Family Dentistry is a private general dentistry practice wholly owned by Dr. Molly Harriss, DDS. Our family has been providing care to East Tennesseans since the late Dr. Jerry Harriss started practicing dentistry in Lenoir City in 1976. Now we are located in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee. Dr. Molly Harriss and her team of associate doctors provide quality, state-of-the-art dentistry, focusing on comprehensive care and occlusion. We offer convenient hours and accept several PPO insurances; we strive to make it easy, convenient, and affordable for our patients to receive quality, compassionate care.

Our Doctors
Dr. Molly Harriss is one of the most esteemed general dentists in Tennessee. Her accolades began at Lenoir City High School in the early '90s. Some of her most recent accomplishments are listed below: 
  • MSc, Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics, International Medical College, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2023
  • FACE, Functional and Cosmetic Excellence an Advanced Orthodontics Course, 2022
  • LLSR, Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from Academy of General Dentistry, 2021
  • FOM, Fellowship in the International Association of Orofacial Myology, 2021
  • MAGD, Master of the Academy of General Dentists, 2019
  • MICOI, Master with the International Congress of Implantologists, 2014

Dr. John Williams is a cosmetic dentist with extensive training through the Louisiana State University (LSU) continuum on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. John received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He also received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management. He received his Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Zoology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Amber Shaikh is a general dentist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in chemistry with a Biology minor. Dr. Amber then went on to graduate from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. Most recently, Dr. Amber has completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program with East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine while practicing in Spruce Pine, NC.

Dr. Miranda Ritter is a general dentist from St Louis Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Nutrition and Dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Miranda went on to obtain her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Southern Illinois University. She currently lives in Vonore with her husband and Miniature Schnauzer, “Barbara.” 

Insurance & Payment Arrangements
We collaborate with Delta Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). We work with various other PPO insurances through certain umbrella networks. We also offer a private individual membership option with competitive rates to insurance companies. 

Filing insurance claims and providing estimates is a courtesy extended to our patients. Any remaining balance is the patients responsibility. Patients can pay on accounts through this link.

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824 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37801

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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