Dental Staff

All professionals at The Tellico Dentist maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • William S. Howard

    Dr. Bill Howard, a native of middle Tennessee, has lived in the area for nearly thirty years. He attended the University of Mississippi for his undergraduate degree and soon after graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1978.

    Dr. Howard's dental career started as a young man being influenced by father and grandfather (both were dentists that practiced in Lebanon, TN). After graduation from dental school, Dr. Howard went to Chattanooga for a few years working for a small dental group while developing his skills and furthering his knowledge.

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  • Robin Shaw
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Robin has been with Dr. Howard over six years and genuinely cares about people. She has a good sense of humor, and patients and coworkers love her for the support she brings to the office. Robin has resided in Tellico Plains with her two children.

  • Gail Kimsey
    Front Office

    Gail was raised in Georgia and moved back to Tennessee several years ago. She has a smile that would brighten anyone's day. Her wit and charm have kept the atmosphere of the office uplifted. Gail has been married for several years and lived in Turtletown with husband and two children.

  • Cheryl Patterson
    Dental Auxiliary

    Cheryl has been with Dr. Howard for approximately three years and served as his right hand most of the time. A native of California, Cheryl moved to East Tennessee and out of retirement to join our team. She has lived in Madisonville with husband and dog Sam.

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The Tellico Dentist


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