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Meet Dr. Gary Kinder A Dentist Committed to Providing Unparalleled Care

Dr. Gary Kinder is a one-of-a-kind dentist in Knoxville, TN, blending decades of experience, mission trips, and a stint in the U.S. Army to create a professional and compassionate dental practice. He has improved the health and appearance of patients' smiles for over 35 years by combining technology, science, and artistry into a unique and beautiful smile for each individual.

After he left the Army, Dr. Kinder received degrees from the University of California, Davis, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His educational background includes training in family, restorative, cosmetic, and anxiety-free dentistry, as well as endodontic, orthodontic, and periodontal therapy. His true passion for dentistry and helping others drives him to regularly attend continuing education classes.

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Dr. Kinder has a true passion for dentistry.

"Best Dentist and Staff I Have Ever Experienced!" Read Our Patients' 5-Star Reviews


Bob Davis


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Great people with a welcoming attitude. Best dentist and staff I have ever experienced. Trust me, I have been to somewhat good dentists, very bad dentists and now this great dentist. You cannot experience better treatment from Dr. Kinder and his great staff.

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David Armstrong


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Dr. Kinder and his staff provide caring, compassionate, professional care unmatched anywhere. My wife and I have enjoyed their services for more than twenty years. If you are looking for a personal dentist or a family dentist, look no further than Dr. Gary Kinder's office.

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Why Choose Us?


Dr. Kinder has decades of dental experience and is committed to providing high-quality care to the community of Knoxville, TN. He is passionate about helping patients achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile, all in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

Sedation Options

Our dentist strives to make every visit as comfortable as possible. Anxiety-reducing options are available for any treatment, including routine hygiene, and our compassionate staff is known for being able to calm nerves with their pleasant demeanor.

Continuing Education

Every member of our dental staff regularly attends ongoing training and education in their respective fields, so you always know you're getting the best and most up-to-date treatment available.

Inviting Office

Our office is open and full of light, and each room has televisions, headphones, and soft pillows for you to feel at home. Our waiting room features a Keurig coffee bar, bottled water, and a saltwater fish tank that kids love.

Dental Care Shouldn't Be Stressful Financing Options Are Available

Our Knoxville, TN, practice understands that the cost of dental care can be overwhelming so we strive to provide high-quality dentistry that is accessible to all members of our community. We are happy to offer financing options through CareCredit®, a third-party lender that can help put all your options comfortably within your reach.

Visit Our Top-Rated Dental Practice Request a Consultation Today

Are you looking for a dentist you can rely on to provide quality dental care for you and your entire family? Our practice is regularly rated five stars for the welcoming atmosphere and accommodating team that goes above and beyond. We'd love to meet you and set you up for oral health success. To request a consultation or learn more about dental care, call our Knoxville, TN, office at:

(865) 539-6030

Our office is designed for your comfort.

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Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

For patients with gum recession, the Chao Pinhole Technique is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn't use scalpels or sutures. Traditional therapies involve using a soft tissue graft, which requires an extensive recovery time and procedure. The Chao Pinhole Technique is significantly more comfortable and faster, making it an excellent option to restore the health of your gums and protect your oral health.

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Do you want a straighter smile without the hassle of bulky metal braces? ClearCorrect uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth into position over time. This orthodontic option is extremely popular among our Knoxville, TN, patients due to how easy and convenient it is. For patients looking for a complete transformation, our dentist can combine ClearCorrect with a smile makeover for life-changing results.

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Dental Crowns

Crowns are a versatile treatment that can address a range of dental concerns. Made of the most durable material and created to withstand tremendous force, dental crowns protect a compromised tooth from further damage. These restorations are often used after root canal therapy to seal off the tooth. They can even address cosmetic concerns such as improving the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth. Whether the issue is restorative or cosmetic, our dentist ensures that your restoration provides years of stability and strength.

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Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implants are a reliable and long-term solution for patients looking to replace missing teeth. Dr. Kinder can place implants after an examination to determine if you are a good candidate for this. He will then attach a stunning restoration such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture to seamlessly blend in with your smile. Dental implant restorations can restore a patient's ability to eat and speak, all while giving them a healthier and more attractive smile.

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Our dentist offers porcelain veneers to help patients achieve the million-dollar smile they desire. Veneers are ultra-thin shells made of durable porcelain that are bonded to the front teeth for stunning results. They can address a range of dental issues such as cracks, chips, gaps, and stubborn stains. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last up to 10 years, making them a reliable solution to enhance your smile like never before.

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Take a closer look at the dental crown procedure...

During treatment, a small amount of enamel is removed to make space for the crown.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Kinder as well as his entire office to anyone! They are the most genuine and sweet people you will meet and they are very talented at what they do." Jennifer G.

Providing Care to the Whole Family

It's rare to find a dentist with experience in such a wide range of techniques who can also treat your whole family.

Dr. Kinder can provide fun, gentle pediatric dentistry treatments as well as various procedures for you and your parents or grandparents. Whether you need a simple hygiene cleaning for children, restorative work such as root canal therapy, or a complete tooth-replacement system, Dr. Kinder is equipped with the skills and training to resolve nearly any dental concern under one roof.

The Importance of Routine Dental Check-Ups and Cleanings

Early Detection

By being proactive and attending routine check-ups, our dentist can identify concerns and address them early on. Small cavities can be treated before turning into more significant issues such as a root canal infection or even missing teeth.

Healthy Smile

Do you love how clean and smooth your teeth feel after a dental cleaning? Our hygienists can target plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas, preventing them from turning into oral health issues and giving you a bright, healthy smile you'll love to show off.


Routine dental check-ups can save you and your family money in the long run. If dental issues such as decay or gum disease are left undetected, it can lead to costly procedures in the future.

"They Put You at Ease with a Pleasant Environment" Hear from More Satisfied Patients


John Hamby


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Five great big stars! Times 100!!! Let’s face it. Going in for a dental procedure or any medical procedure is never going to be high on anyone’s want to do list. But good dental care is an absolute necessity to good health. Dr. Kinder and his team are dedicated to making excellent dental care as pleasant and as pain free as is technologically and humanly possible. They put you at ease with a pleasant environment from the reception room to the treatment room. Every single person in the practice is a professionally excellent caregiver and honestly good and caring person... and no one is “kinder” than Dr. Kinder.

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Kris Yerico


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Wonderful experience at my first visit today with Dr. Kinder! This was the most thorough evaluation of my dental health I’ve ever had! Tara was fantastic, friendly- she did a great job and was so knowledgeable- Dr. Kinder was friendly, and excellent at providing a complete synopsis of how my teeth looked, and shared long term care and plans to keep my teeth healthy. Micheal at the front desk was friendly and efficient, and great at helping me understand my insurance! I am new to Knoxville and so happy I found them to take care of my dental health. I highly recommend them!!!

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Treatments, Procedures, and Technology

Dr. Gary Kinder

Living Life Dentistry

At Living Life Dentistry, Dr. Gary Kinder provides comprehensive dental services to patients throughout Knoxville, TN in a calm and welcoming environment. We offer a range of services such as:

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Family Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry

For more information about our office, contact us online or call (865) 539-6030.

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