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Dr. Miranda Ritter has joined the Blue Ridge Family Dentistry team in Maryville, TN. Proudly focusing on comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry, building generations of beautiful smiles.

Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be debilitating and finding treatment can be elusive. Dr. Molly Harriss has over 20 years of practiced expertise treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Most recently Dr. Molly completed the 2021-2022 Louisiana State University ...

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Dr. Molly just finished her training in Functional And Cosmetic Excellence (FACE) in Advanced Orthodontics. FACE takes orthodontics past straight teeth. FACE includes muscle physiology, joint health, airways, and bite function. It also considers the position of the upper and lower jaws for the be...

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Dr. Molly Harriss uses an array of laser therapies with hard and soft tissue lasers from Biolase. The clinical protocols used have been developed by Dr. William Chen.

Bacterial reduction inside the tooth’s root chamber is a special skill of Biolase laser. It can help maximize the life span of a...

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We are proud to announce Dr. Molly Harriss has received the Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR) from the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is reserved for Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry who have proven exemplary performance in continuous training, teaching, and comm...

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6 months ago
I wish I could give 10 stars, but 5 is all I have. I am new to this practice, and I arrived with a lot of anxiety. If anyone has ever had a traumatic experience at a dental office, you may understand how anxious it makes you feel. However, every single person I interacted with here was kind and gentle. It is no exaggeration to say that I had been so anxious leading up to the appointment I was nauseated. And I was so grateful for the awesome experience I had that after my appointment I sat in my car and cried. I absolutely love them. Thank you to every single person at Blue Ridge Family Dentistry. They are truly compassionate and wonderful souls.
- Curtis D
5 months ago
Blue Ridge Family Dentistry is by far the best experience I've ever had at a dental office. I have extreme anxiety about going to the dentist, even just to get my teeth cleaned. However, they made me feel completely at ease & comfortable. I didn't even have to ask for nitrice gas because they made me feel so comfortable !!! They are amazing and I'll never go to another dentist office again - I will be a patient there for life ❤️
- Nora A
3 months ago
Dr. John and Chris are great! They explained in layman's terms the reason for the x-rays and the steps in the tooth extraction. They made sure that I felt no pain through the surgery! Also gave me detailed instructions on what I needed to do once I left their office. Super job!
- Jim J

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: 
  • 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 – 5:00 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 – 1:00 PM
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