Linville, NC | Elizabethton, TN
828-742-1612 | 423-543-3002

Linville, NC – 828-742-1612 | Elizabethton, TN – 423-543-3002


Preventative dentistry is designed around the goal of preventing dental issues from occurring while maintaining an optimum level of oral health.


Restorative dentistry is designed to reverse the processes and conditions affecting teeth and gums in order to help you regain oral health and stability.


A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.


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At the dental offices of Troy A. Hoover, DDS, our goal is to make you feel comfortable with individualized and quality-driven dental care. Your past dental experiences, current needs, and future desires will be part of a comprehensive evaluation that helps us skillfully diagnose and treat your dental needs. We want you to make the best possible decisions, for you as an individual, and will work with you to come up with solutions to restore and maintain your oral health.

Outside Linville, NC Dental Office
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- Who We Are -

Linville, North Carolina
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Dr. Troy Hoover, a resident of Avery County, is a graduate of LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and is following a long-standing family tradition of dentistry. For more than 65 years and counting there has been a Dr. Hoover caring for his community: his father was a dentist for more than 40 years, his brother is a dentist, and his son will be joining the practice in 2021.

Dr. Hoover has been practicing dentistry since 1994, giving him over twenty-five years of experience. He strives to provide a comfortable dental experience, always respectful of those with dental fear. His gentle southern accent helps ease patients and allay their fears, while his skillful professionalism honed by years of experience and extensive continuing education and training instills confidence.

Prior to moving to the mountains of western North Carolina Dr. Hoover devoted his practice to preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in south Louisiana. He expanded his skills and services to include oral surgery as the need was evident in rural communities, including Elizabethton, Tennessee where he opened a practice in July 2013. With the addition of an office in Linville, North Carolina Dr. Hoover returns to his roots of restorative and cosmetic dentistry while continuing to offer extractions, complete and partial dentures. With the addition of periodontal specialist Dr. Joan C. Schmitt, the office also provides periodontal treatment and dental implants.

Dr. Joan C. Schmitt was a dental assistant for six years before following her desire to provide the best oral health care possible, leading her first to dental school followed by additional years of specialty training in periodontology. As a periodontal specialist, Dr. Schmitt is routinely consulted by other dental professionals in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina and is happy to now have a practice near her home of more than twenty-five years in the Montezuma, NC area.

Our dental offices provide dental services for Linville, Banner Elk, Elk Park, Newland, Boone in NC |  and in Elizabethton, Hampton, Roan Mountain, Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport in TN.

Dr. Hoover and Dr. Schmitt have a shared philosophy - they believe each person deserves access to the highest quality of skilled and compassionate dental care.
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