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

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

How We Do It: Learn How We Work With Our Patients

How We Provide Dental Care


Our relationship with our patients is viewed with a deep sense of responsibility: our personal convictions and core values guide us to practice dentistry differently. Our first priority is to understand your dental goals and concerns in order to provide the knowledge and information you need to make the best decisions for your oral health.


We are passionate about providing the best results possible because we care about our patients. When dental care is provided with a foundation of honesty, this creates a relationship of mutual trust leading to healthier outcomes. We value each patient as an individual and each case as the most important case.

Continuous Learning

We enjoy obtaining continuing education and as life-long students working to improve our professional skills we stay up to date with modern dental techniques. Dr. Troy Hoover attended LSU Dental School located in New Orleans, Louisiana and is an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute for advanced dental education, whose mission is excellence in comprehensive dental care. He has more than twenty-five years of experience. Dr. Joan C. Schmitt was a dental assistant for six years before entering dental school. This professional turn was followed by years of additional education as a periodontal specialist. Dr. Schmitt has thirty-five years of experience and has been a leader in the dental profession, including her time as a member of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry. Our commitment to professional excellence allows us to address more complex cases and to provide the highest level of quality dental care.


Good oral health is essential to general good health and a sense of wellbeing. Our team is here to help diagnosis current ailments and prevent future issues with our preventative and restorative treatments. Evaluating entire oral systems for health, comfort and proper function helps avoid larger health concerns ranging from headaches to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Care & Compassion

During any treatment, your comfort, both physical and psychological, is of paramount importance. We want our patients to know they are always in control during treatment. Dr. Hoover and Dr. Schmitt understand that dental phobia is common and work with all patients to alleviate that fear. With more than 60 years of combined professional experience they have refined techniques to provide treatment that is as painless as possible.

Affordable Dental Procedures

Our comprehensive care takes into consideration all aspects of dental treatment. This includes tailoring your dental care to fit your budget.

Empowering Patients

We educate our patients so they can make informed decisions to reach an optimal state of dental health. In addition to caring for teeth with regular preventative care, we provide restorative and cosmetic services that will get your smile back looking and functioning the way it should.

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